There is a 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
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First, congratulations! You’ve been promoted to your first management position, probably because you excel in the skills necessary to make a significant contribution to the success of your organization and, even better, your talents have been recognized and rewarded by your superiors. Now, the bad news: The skills you need to succeed as a manager may not be the same ones that helped you excel as an employee. How do you acquire the skills you need to optimize your employees’ skills? It helps to be aware of the obstacles you’re most likely to face in your new role. … [Read more...] about How to Navigate the (Potentially Choppy) Seas of a Management Promotion
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
Career is of paramount importance for anyone who aims to live a luxurious and successful life. When a graduate exits from college and enters the corporate world, he is full of new ideas and enthusiasm to change the business scenario and carve a niche. But soon everything changes, once the passionate and optimistic guy turns hostile and lacks the motivation to even go to the office every day. Ever wondered why? He gets a taste of reality and understands that he just another employee who has to deal with demanding bosses, employees with a different mindset and amidst all the chaos he has to meet the targets. … [Read more...] about How Can Inner Restructuring Transform Your Career and Life?
Being independent is the boldest step that every student takes after a certain point of time. They desire to be financially and socially independent and do things what they want to. In this scenario, freelancing is an interesting mode of work which can be done by any student from anywhere in the world. … [Read more...] about Student Job Hunting for New Freelance Writing Gigs
This essay is about getting work after college. In general, the theory is straightforward enough; you graduate from college, you begin applying for work, you get a call or an email from a prospective employer, you go to an interview and you get it or not. … [Read more...] about General Guidelines About Getting a Job After College