Is Your Career Progression on Track?
Feb23

Is Your Career Progression on Track?

You probably have asked yourself that question, “Is your career progression on track?” several times over your lifetime. Perhaps early in your career, you made great traction and then things slowed down or you were a slow starter and are ready to figure how to ramp your career progression up. Either way, questioning your progress is natural and normal. When evaluating your career progression, think about the pivotal points along the...

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Nail the Interview with Three Interviewing Techniques
Feb10

Nail the Interview with Three Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing is not easy. In fact, interviewing can be quite stressful. You want the job, or at least you think you do. How to you prepare yourself so you can nail that interview? There are three interviewing techniques that will help you move ahead of the competition: Develop Killer Interview Questions No doubt, the normal questions asked – what are your benefits, what is the culture like, what is your management style are expected...

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Making an Impression at Work

Sometimes people just get it right. A friend’s son shared his story about making an impression on the CEO, CFO and Chairman of the Board of his company. He did not try to WOW them with a pre-planned encounter; he was himself – in the moment – showing his true personality and asking questions as if they were his peers. Kudos to the executives who welcomed and cultivated a professional relationship with someone unpicked from a slate of...

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How to Find out About Your Career Progression
Oct08

How to Find out About Your Career Progression

You may have joined a new organization or you have been in a job for a while and you are curious about what kind of career progression your company offers you. How do you find out about it? There are a number of people in your organization that can help you answer that question and who those people are will depend on the size of your organization or company. The larger the company, the more specialized the roles in the human resources...

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Company Posts Your Position after Termination
Sep15

Company Posts Your Position after Termination

What do you do when you have been terminated by your company and soon after the company posts your position or a similar position? It doesn’t seem quite fair as this reader states his situation: My employer presented me a notice of termination 2 months ago. It was stated there that since the company has redundancy issue. But they are giving me monthly pay for 2 months and on my last day they will give me extra month pay tax-free. And...

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How Cliques Impact Career Trajectory
May07

How Cliques Impact Career Trajectory

Cliques exist in all organizations – sometimes they are obvious and at other times it is underground. Let’s be clear, not all cliques are bad, but cliques can impact your career trajectory. Career Builder sponsored a 2013 nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive asking U.S. workers about how cliques impact work culture. The results may surprise you – only 11% of respondents feel intimidated by cliques. However, the impact of...

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