How Not to Network

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Networking is a great way to find a job. In fact, according to some research, most job candidates find new jobs through networking. But in order to get the most out of it, you have to avoid certain pitfalls. There is a right way and a wrong way to network. Here are a few of… Read more »

Job Interviews and the Subject of Salary

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When interviewing, bringing up the issue of salary is always tricky. You don’t want to bring it up too early because it may lead the interviewer to believe that your overriding concern in applying for the job is simply how much money you can make. By the same token, you do want to get some… Read more »

Achieving Career Goals

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Achieving Career Goals Everyone knows that achieving success in your career requires hard work. But there is another quality just as important, one without which you cannot achieve success. It goes by different names. One of the most common is resilience. Some psychologists use the term grit, which is meant to define the desire, perseverance,… Read more »

How to Stay Productive While Working Remotely

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Many people are now working remotely. This arrangement offers workers greater flexibility, but it can also present challenges for maintaining productivity. Here are a few tips for staying productive while working at home. 1, Appropriate dress Just because you’re working at home doesn’t mean you can stay in your pajamas or throw on a T-… Read more »

How to Deal with Procrastination

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At one time or another, we’ve all suffered from procrastination. For some, however, it can become a habit, affecting their performance at work. If you procrastinate too much, you may feel like you’re always behind in your work, cause frustration for those who are relying on you, feel overwhelmed or inadequate about meeting deadlines. Here… Read more »

What to Do If You Make a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes happen. At some time or other, being human, we may commit a blunder. The question is how to respond after it occurs. Here are some tips. 1. Determine the severity of the mistake Try to figure out what the impact of your mistake is going to be, the consequences, both direct and indirect. This… Read more »

How to Make Better Use of Your Time at Work

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It always seems as if we never have enough time to do the things we need to get done. But there is a way to get more out of our time. We can’t add more hours to the day, but we can make better use of the time that we do have. One way to… Read more »

Developing Business Leaders

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Companies spend huge amounts of money each year to train their managers into becoming great leaders by essentially trying to mold their personality. This despite the fact that once a person reaches the age of 30, their personality and their values really change very little. But the fact is that some leaders do actually get… Read more »

How to Build Trust as a Leader

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There has been much commentary about leadership published over the years and what makes a good leader. Now there is research, conducted over a number of years, that points to four qualities that enable someone to establish their credibility as a leader. They are honesty, respect, competence, and accountability. Building credibility as a leader does… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Time

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Time is at a premium, now more than ever. Companies are asking their workers to do more with less, and that includes time. We never seem to have enough time to do everything. Part of the problem is that we are falling victim to time sinks, where we are not using our time as efficiently… Read more »