Whether you love or loathe your current job, I’ll bet that you wish it paid you more money. In fact, I think most of us wish we all had a little extra disposable income each month. When did the cost of living get so high? And why don’t our wages reflect that? … [Read more...] about The art of the side hustle – 5 ways you could be making more money from home
The streets are once again clogged with yellow buses. Children are jamming straws into Carpi Sun drinks across the country. The teacher christens a new blackboard with the first morsel of chalk. It must be back to school time! … [Read more...] about 10 Back to School Tips for WORK
Run spell check and grammar check on your resume before submitting it. Have someone else review it in case you’ve duplicated a bullet or made a mistake grammar checkers won’t recognize. These are tips we have all heard before. That’s why the mistakes count so much against you when you make them. However, the obvious mistakes aren’t the worst ones you could make. The worst mistakes you may make on your resume are the ones you don’t realize are a mistake. … [Read more...] about Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make On Your Resume
These exercises to do at work can have a huge impact on your mood and productivity. The typical office situation is sitting down at a desk for 8 hours every day, with minimal breaks or physical activities to break it up. This can negatively affect your health, but also the quality of your work and overall energy level. Sitting all day increases health risks and induces boredom. No need to run a marathon - it doesn’t take much to get major health benefits from doing basic exercises at work. So here’s why you should start exercising at work, and what exercises to do at work! … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Exercise. Plus, Exercises To Do at Work!
Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple of situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?
It’s no secret that an internship is a great way to gain professional work experience in a specific industry, learn the tricks of the trade, and meet people that have been working in the field for years. An internship provides a unique, firsthand opportunity to try out a particular job as well as a company, and learn in the process. It’s also an opportunity for the company to try you out as well. That’s why it is so critical to make a good impression. … [Read more...] about Surviving the First Day of Your Internship
Networking introverts. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Talking is not what I do. I'd rather walk into a lion's den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I've never met before. I'll opt for being devoured, thank you very much. But introverts often learn a difficult lesson the hard and quiet way: relationship building is an activity that pays dividends. Damn, it can even be oddly rewarding. And if I can do it, you can do it too. Learning how to network as an introvert is an important skill. Here are a few tips and tricks I've learned throughout my career to tolerate social situations that once felt impossible. ENGAGE EARLY Your nerves might be jangled from the onset, but the sooner you introduce yourself and say hello to other people, the easier it will be to engage as the meeting unfolds. Don't make the mistake of being too quiet at the start. The sooner you get comfortable with the people around you, the easier the meeting will be. I also force myself … [Read more...] about 12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events
So, you’ve had one of those awful stomach-drop moments. You’ve made a major mistake at work – maybe you yelled at your bully boss, deleted a critical company file, or failed to pick up a software glitch that’s cost a client thousands – and in the aftermath, you’re feeling that crippling mix of horror, shame, and anxiety. Good news is, even though you might be convinced your career is over, it is possible, in most cases, to come back from a workplace slip-up if you respond in the right way. We recommend taking the following steps to minimize the damage caused by your blunder and to up your chances of recovering completely. … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Recovering from a Major Mistake at Work
There is cancer in the workplace. Negative people. Frighteningly, they have a masterful way of polluting corporate waters before you even figure out that they are wet with rage. Since there's not much companies can do once these malignant characters infiltrate the company, it is up to you, the employee, to fend for yourself and administer your own vaccine against the obscene. First, let's look at a few ways to quickly identify negative people at work. These are generalizations, but I have often found them to be spot-on: … [Read more...] about Help! I Work With Negative People
It may be illegal, but age discrimination exists in the hiring process, and the pace of technological change has only intensified the problem. Today’s hiring managers often assume that workers over age 40 will be too expensive and won’t have the technological savvy or adaptability needed to add value to the modern workplace. The solution? Construct your resume with the assumption that hiring managers will have reservations about hiring a mature worker. Your resume needs to convince them that the value you will bring to their organization should override all their concerns. Article contributed by LiveCareer. … [Read more...] about How to Age-Proof Your Resume