Two Kinds of People
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2013
Twelve minutes before I was to speak to a large group gathering in a downtown hotel ballroom, I was still struggling with A/V equipment. With hundreds of presentations under my belt, I'm accustomed to handling last minute glitches. But no matter what I tried, my presentation wouldn't project. Hailing the meeting planner for help, he did his magic and within minutes an A/V tech arrived with another projector. When that, too, f...
4 Types Of Job Attitudes – Which One Are You?
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Jan, 2013
Did you know there are different types of job attitudes? Find out which one you are! Attitude | Noun 1.The way a person thinks and behaves 2.A position of the body 3.Informal a hostile manner 4.The orientation of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to some plane or direction [Latin aptus apt] FACT: Attitude = Effectiveness And Success On-The-Job Thinking and behaving (attitude) influence the world aroun...
Reach Out to Others: Make the Workplace Kinder and More Secure
by Betty Cohen - Jan, 2013
We’ve just completed the month of December, a time often regarded as the “season for giving.” And for many of us, “giving” involves gifts we buy or make and then distribute to friends or family — the people we care about and value. The recent tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, however, started me thinking about another type of giving that I consider just as important. While a fuller picture of the Newtown shooter is bo...
Soft skills help you get the job
by Miriam Salpeter - Dec, 2012
Landing a job requires a lot more than just the right degree, experience or series of technical skills. “Soft” skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well. Soft skills include: leadership, written and verbal communication, problem solving, motivation, interpersonal skills and creativity. They aren’t usually skills we learn in school (a...
Tell Me A Little Bit About Yourself
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2012
Every candidate for employment will recognize the phrase, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” Those words are used by recruiters, interviewers and others who would like to quickly learn more about you. It is the opportunity for you to use a well-practiced introduction, often called a “pitch.” Every college student should have one. Your in-person introduction should be five to seven specifically crafted sentences that...
The 5 Disciplines of Genius-Makers
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2012
Some bosses make us better and smarter by eliciting and revitalizing our intelligence. Others seem to stifle intelligence and capability, always wanting to be seen as the smartest person in the room. They suck the energy out of the team, whose members end up looking or feeling dumb. IQs seem to drop, and meeting times double. Multipliers follow five principles to bring out the best in people. Each allows workers to stretc...
Selling Your Idea Internally
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
Life in a large organization isn’t always easy for people who want to solve problems. Usually, the issue isn’t coming up with a solution. Rather, it’s convincing other people that the solution is viable and should be implemented. And whether you’re sitting on a blockbuster idea yet or not, now is the time to consider your strategy. Build Your Reputation in Advance In order to diminish the perceived risk of an unusual or...
6 Work Habits to Break in the New Year
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
With 2013 fast approaching, we all have resolutions in the back of our minds. As you’re contemplating yours, here are some bad work habits to consider breaking. You’ll improve your productivity AND your reputation! Being 10 minutes late for everything You may run late in all aspects of your life, or maybe you just do it at work because you’ve over-scheduled your time. Either way, stop being the person who’s always h...
A Good Attitude Is Critical For Older Job Candidates
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Nov, 2012
Still looking for a job? Do you think it's because of your age? Maybe the number of years you have been on the planet is fine, and what you're lacking is a good perspective. The best thing about getting older is the knowledge and experience you have. You're at a point in your career where you know yourself well and can make good decisions. But perhaps the steps you've used in the past to find a new job aren't working. In yo...
Any Road Will (Not) Do: 6 Tips for Successful Career Management
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2012
One variation of the saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do.” Or, as another puts it, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re likely to wind up somewhere else.” When applied to establishing a successful career, not knowing where you’re headed or how you’re going to get there spells trouble with a capital T. Sometimes people luck-out and easily get what seems like a good job early in life...
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