What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
How and when to say "I'm sorry"
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
Resilient professionals know when to say “I’m sorry” and when it’s time to stop The way you routinely speak at work may say more about you than you realize. Some words are particularly powerful and should be handled with care. One of those big impact words is “sorry.” It’s typically defined to include emotions like regret, sadness and penitence, but in practice it can have many shades of meaning. And when we say the phr...
7 Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work (Starting Today)
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
Are you happy at work? If someone asked you this question, what would first come to your mind? Maybe you’d evaluate your job satisfaction with the type of work you’re doing — does it fit your skill set and challenge you? Others may equate career happiness to compensation or the prestige of a particular employer. Studies show that people who are most satisfied at their job point to a wide range of features from friendly...
How to Talk to the Bully: Disarming Workplace Bullying
by Mark Gorkin - Jun, 2015
Prologue: As many of you know, when I write about bullying or trauma in general it comes from my personal well, including several years of childhood bully trauma: stricken by shame, taunted by peers but mostly stalked by my own lurking fear and helplessness, a constant struggle to concentrate, unaware of my smoldering depression, subliminal rage, and omnipresent mask. Then there was the nuclear tension and family secrets (e....
Should You Use a Resume Template?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2015
Recently I got an email from someone asking if a Google Docs resume template is a good idea. At first glance, this article from Lifehacker may make a lot of sense. Like they say “why waste time…” And the Google template is attractive, so where’s the harm? The problem is that your resume is your only chance to make an amazing first impression. Using a one-size-fits-all resume template is a surefire way to send the clear mess...
Winning at Working: Perpetuated Myths
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
Myths. Beliefs. Conventional wisdom. Even our own eyes get in our way. Consider what happened to Galileo. In 1589, he gathered the world's most learned professors to the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a demonstration to disprove a 2,000 year old physics principle of Aristotle's: the heavier an object is, the faster it will fall to earth. From the top of the tower, Galileo simultaneously dropped a ten pound and a one pound weig...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 6
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jun, 2015
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Proposed Regulations and Department of Labor Guidance (Part II) by Alissa Horvitz, Esq. and Deepa Menon, Esq. In the last issue, LocalJobNetwork.com highlighted the Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which Pr...
10 Ways to Build Trust Remotely
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
"Office Workers Don't Trust Colleagues Who Work Remotely," read the headline from a recent survey(link is external). According to researchers the survey respondents believed remote workers were: • "Three times more likely than people in the office to miss deadlines, not follow through on commitments or mislead co-workers." • "Four times more likely to give a half-hearted effort, make changes without notice or not fight for...
7 Habits Of Emotionally Engaged People
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
People who are emotionally engaged tend to do better in relationships in and out of the workplace. These are habits that set them apart. Business leaders are noticing that working with emotionally engaged people is an important factor in business success and harmony at work. It is also important in relationships that touch all areas of our life. So what are the habits of emotionally engaged people? 1. Emotionally enga...
8 Actions to Take If You Don’t Get the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
“Thank you for your interest, but…” Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call you just received, that began in this manner, let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned. You did not get the job—what next? Almost everyone interviews for jobs they do not get. Finding...
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