Employment Tips

How To Beat Procrastination At Work -- Peter Murphy
Listen. If you don´t beat procrastination at work the long term consequences could be serious. Take this example of how expensive work procrastination can be... The assignment that your boss gave ...

Three Common Deadly Mistakes Made In Job Interviews -- Carole Martin
Since no two interviews are alike it is difficult to be prepared for the unexpected. You can however focus on your presentation skills which may be even more important than what you have to say. Here ...

Jobs Online Offer Great Employment Options -- Mark Chigein
Virtual Jobs - A Great Alternative To Working In An Office Jobs create income needed to live and enjoy life but they also bring frustration. Ask yourself if you enjoy waking up on Monday mornings? ...

Five Year Self-Employment Plan - The No Hype Way Into Business -- Larry Eastman
First, allow me to explain that this article isn't about a get rich scheme that's intended to draw you into a scenario of spending your hard earned money on something. This article is ...

When To Make Your Career Move To Self Employment -- BB Lee
Knowing when to make the right career move and start a home based business is just as important as the business you choose to start. The First Step! You should honestly examine the real reason ...

The Biggest Employment Change of All - Becoming an Entrepreneur -- Janice D. Byer, MVA
For many of us, change can be a scary thing. When we are children, there is nothing better than meeting new friends and going to new places. But, when we become adults, change can be something that ...

Are You Suited For Self-Employment? -- Barnaby Kalan
A recent poll conducted by Yahoo! Small Business showed that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans have considered starting their own business. In fact, of more than 2,200 adults surveyed, over half (51 ...

Jobs Online Offer Great Employment Options -- Mark Chigein
Virtual Jobs - A Great Alternative To Working In An Office Jobs create income needed to live and enjoy life but they also bring frustration. Ask yourself if you enjoy waking up on Monday mornings? ...

Change Your Job Search Strategy -- Kevin Donlin
What if I told you that 80% of what you're doing every day in your job search is a total waste of time? Well, it's true, according to the Pareto Principle. Let me explain ... Vilfredo Pareto ...

Moving Without A Job: Should You Move to the Location of Your Dreams and THEN Look for a Job? -- Cathy Goodwin
Moving without a job will challenge your identity -- but for some people, it's the best way to go. Here are some ways to deal with the question. How will you answer the "What do you do?" ...

The Freelance Translator and PayPal -- Khalid Belamdini
A problem most freelance translators are faces with is how to receive payment. In particular: How to receive payment for small jobs. Many translation agencies are reluctant to pay small fees via wire ...

How to Turn Career "Mistakes" into Career Wins -- Dale Kurow
I recently talked with a client who was paralyzed at the thought of making another “mistake” in her career. She was stuck and unable to choose a direction. Her fear of looking stupid, of choosing ...

The Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Should Avoid In Contacting An Employer -- Pam Woods
There are numerous tools and resources available to guide job seekers through the steps of a career transition. These tools are very useful and suggest much that you should do. At the same time, some ...

How To Conduct A Successful Job Search Campaign -- Fran Watson
1.Define your objective: Know what kind of work you most enjoy and perform the best. This requires self-evaluation, spending time looking at your interests and abilities. 2.Write an effective resume: ...

Business Planning for Success Link -- Brenda Townsend Hall
English for Business: Intermediate Level Topic: Business Planning for Success Contents Reading exercise: Making a Splash in the Bathrooms Market Vocabulary Exercise: Five questions to check your ...

The Boss from Hell: Quick to Criticize, Slow to Praise -- Nicki Weiss
So you have a boss who dumps all over you the moment things go wrong, but never seems to notice when things go right. Ouch. Jamie is a hard-working, cheery, full-of-ideas kind of manager. She leads ...

Career Strategy When Your Boss is a Bully -- Cathy Goodwin
Q. Right after I accepted my new position, the manager who hired me quit. I now have a boss "Sam" who's a classic bully. He has most of the office terrorized. Every question becomes a ...

Conflicts With Your Boss Are Inevitable, But Can Be Healthy -- Ramon Greenwood
If you are a pro-active, get-things-done type, sooner or later you will come in conflict with your boss. The same sort of assertiveness and confidence that leads you to have a mind of your own has ...

How To Deal With A Nightmare Boss -- Adrian Savage
It can happen to anyone. there's a change in the organization and -- suddenly -- you find yourself working for the boss from Hell. Arrogant, demanding, ignorant, bullying and insensitive. Do you ...

Top Five Ways To Be A Good Boss -- Danielle Hollister
Everybody has heard the horror stories about bosses that don't care, bosses that take advantage of their employees, bosses who don't do their jobs, etc... How can you prevent yourself from ...

Does Your Career Change Itch or Burn? -- Patricia Soldati
Two weeks ago, I received a newsy email from a former client. Dan gave me the scoop on his life and new love, and ended by saying that while work had improved, he was feeling the itch again to go ...

Career Change: A Glittering Invitation To The Emotional Stalkers -- Patricia Soldati
As much as you are yearning for career-change, and as much as the trends actually favor it, just contemplating a shift is a glittering invitation to four emotional stalkers who love nothing better ...

Negotiate Your Way to a Better Salary -- Poonam Ashara
1. Be persuasive: It's hard to force your boss to increase your compensation, and trying to do so can potentially damage your working relationship. On the other hand, it's much easier to ...

Avoid Potential Job Interview Disasters -- Nathan Newberger
There are definitely things that you can do to avoid minor mishaps which could ultimately blow an interview. Become familiar with these 7 potential interview disasters so you can prevent them from ...

Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid -- Nathan Newberger
By avoiding these 8 simple mistakes, you can improve your chances of having a successful interview and landing the job of your dreams. 1. DON'T SHOW UP LATE. There is no easier way to lose points ...

Mastering The Lunch Interview -- Nathan Newberger
Interviews can be nerve-racking, brain-draining, headache-inducing experiences. These days, recruiters have found a way to make the interview even more difficult by combining the experience with a ...

Telephone Job Interview Preparation Tips -- Nathan Newberger
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW BACKGROUND -- Telephone interviews are quite common in today’s job market. They are offered for a variety of reasons including cost savings, screening of candidates and ...

Tips To Survive A Layoff -- Nathan Newberger
The following eight tips will help make sure that recover from a layoff sooner than you think. #1 - DON'T PANIC: You may have lost your job but you have not lost everything. You are a skilled ...

Salary, Raises, & Perks: Negotiate to Get Paid What You're Worth! -- Joan Runnheim
Salary negotiation requires preparation and good timing. It’s important to determine your salary needs and research the market value for the job you want. Timing is critical for negotiation. ...

Your Salary: What Are You Worth? -- David Richter
Why is it a good idea to determine your worth? Whether you plan to stay at your current job or seek employment elsewhere, your assessment of your worth can become a bargaining chip should you choose ...

Salary Negotiation: How To Earn More Money and Respect From Your Employer -- Lucia Apollo Shaw
Despite how important fair pay is to most of us, effective salary negotiation is an often misunderstood and avoided topic. Current research indicates the average duration of a position today is 3.8 ...

The Secrets to Interview Success -- Gerard McLoughlin
Many well qualified and extremely able candidates fail at job interviews simply because they are unaware of the conventions of the job interview and the expectations of the interviewer. Successful ...

Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed -- Gerard McLoughlin
Before you go into the interview, it is important to know what salary you want, what you need to live on, and what you will be prepared to accept. Spend some time working out your budget. Remember to ...

How ToTalk Your Boss Into Giving You A Salary Increase -- Gerard McLoughlin
* If you believe you deserve a salary increase, ask for it as soon as possible; don't procrastinate or wait for your employer to offer it. * Determine what you are worth in the marketplace by ...

How To Prepare For A Telephone Interview -- Gerard McLoughlin
It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview. Begin by studying the job description and the candidate profile. This will enable you to identify the company's particular ...

How to Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions -- Gerard McLoughlin
The following 'difficult' questions are common to most tricky or adversarial interviews. In order to convince the interviewer that you are the best person for the job, you must prepare and ...

How To Create A Winning Impression In Your New Job -- Gerard McLoughlin
Congratulations! You've just been appointed to your new job. Now the real work begins. It is important from the beginning to convince your new employers that, in selecting you, they have made the ...

Handing in Your Resignation and Serving Notice -- Gerard McLoughlin
Have you made the right choice? Before deciding to resign from your current position and move to a new employer, you should weigh up as objectively as possible all the relevant factors: remuneration, ...

What to Ask During the Interview -- John D Williamson
Don't just sit there and bob your head, waiting to answer the next question - be prepared to ask your own questions and make the interviewer know that you care! Ask Them About the Company If you ...

Make a Great First Impression -- John D Williamson
Searching for employment is one of the most nerve-racking activities to engage in. As if the direct need for income is not stressful enough, the process of writing a résumé, networking in your ...

10 Things to Do to Get the Job -- John D Williamson
10. Understand all of the opportunities available to you. Don't just assume that you can only work at the standard place of employment for your area of study. The key to finding a great career is ...

Your Interview Questions Are a Serious Matter -- Peter Fisher
Of course interviews are mainly about you answering the questions they put to you, but at the end of your allotted interview time, the questions that really matter most are yours. You should hope to ...

5 Presentation Secrets That Will Change Your Life -- Debbie Bailey
You’ve been asked to give an important presentation. A lot is riding on how well you can deliver. The problem is, you’re not sure where to begin. The last class you took on presentation skills ...

Creating Your Presentation Success With a Positive “I CAN” Attitude -- Debbie Bailey
According to the Lamalle Report on Top Executives of the 1990s, one of the most important factors in determining financial success by those earning over $250,000 is being enthusiastic and having a ...

Fading into Sameness: How Too Many Slides Can Ruin Your Presentation -- Debbie Bailey
"I have a love/hate relationship with PowerPoint. In the right hands, it's a great presentation tool. In the wrong hands (and unfortunately, most usage falls into this category) we are cloning ...

Creative Presentation Openers That Work - How to Capture Your Audience's Undivided Attention -- Debbie Bailey
Most presenters begin their presentation in the usual manner… “Hello my name is Fred Flintstone and I am here today to discuss technology in pre-historic times.” While your name can be very ...

Practice Makes Perfect – 7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Presentation Practice -- Debbie Bailey
Believe it or not, preparation is a better determinant of presentation success than knowledge, experience, or even talent. The best presenter is almost always the presenter who is the most prepared. ...

Look ‘Em in the Eyes: The Real Power of Eye Contact -- Debbie Bailey
“At that moment when our eyes are locked in silent communication, we are, in essence, touching.” -Debbie Bailey Besides touch (not really an option in a presentation setting), eye contact is the ...

Tips for Requesting a Raise -- Bonnie Lowe
You probably think you deserve a raise. But does your boss think so? Here's how to go about convincing your boss that you're really worth more than you're being paid. First, you must ...

To Get Hired or Get Promoted, Attitude Is The Key -- Bonnie Lowe
When you're looking to get hired or get promoted, what do you think is your most important asset? Your experience? Knowledge? Skill? Talent? While all of those are advantages that will help you ...

Top 10 Tips for Career Advancement -- Bonnie Lowe
Here's a list of the top 10 tips you can use to advance your career: 1. Don't be afraid to say "I don't know." If you don't know something, say so; don't try to fake it. 2. Take ...

Why You Should Never Complain About Former Bosses -- Bonnie Lowe
You're at a job interview. You're doing great, answering questions left and right. You're enthusiastic, upbeat, confident. Then they ask, "Why did you leave your last job?" An image of ...

When and How to Say "I Just Can't Do It!" -- Bonnie Lowe
We naturally hesitate to tell our boss when we can't do something or are feeling overwhelmed in our job. Bosses don't want to hear that, right? Well, it depends. In many situations, your boss ...

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF? -- Bonnie Lowe
According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority ...

What To Do When Your Boss Is a Butthead -- Bonnie Lowe
I've never worked for a boss I didn't like or respect. Sure, some were better than others, but I never considered quitting my job because of a bad boss. Unfortunately, many employees ...

Thank-You Notes: Your Thoughtfulness will be Rewarded -- Bonnie Lowe
I get asked these questions over and over: "Should I send separate thank-you notes to everyone who interviewed me? Can I just send one thank-you note to the hiring manager and ask him/her to thank ...

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job -- Bonnie Lowe
Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for ...

Settling Successfully Into Your New Job -- Bonnie Lowe
The euphoria of getting a new job can sometimes be overcome by apprehension about what comes next. After all, you're "the new kid on the block," and there's much to learn--about your new job ...

No Experience? No Problem! -- Bonnie Lowe
Are you a new graduate with little or no work experience? Sometimes it can be tough to get a job without experience, and how do you get more experience if you can't get a job? Well, your chances ...

Job Interviews: Plan Your Appearance to Make a Great First Impression -- Bonnie Lowe
Your personal appearance is a critical component of that all-important first impression when you walk into the room for your interview. So plan ahead! Some people don't think about what ...

Job Interviews and The Secret of Selling Yourself -- Bonnie Lowe
A very effective and persuasive tactic when selling something is to promote its benefits as well as its features. Very simply, features are what something has; benefits are what those features do for ...

If You're Fired, Will Past Employers Keep Your Secret? -- Bonnie Lowe
Despite what some job seekers think, it is not illegal for former employers to tell reference checkers that you were fired. They can say anything they want as long as it's true. But many ...

How to Give Job-Winning Answers at Interviews -- Bonnie Lowe
Human Resources personnel, professional recruiters and various other career experts all agree: one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a job interview is to anticipate questions, develop your ...

Handling the Dreaded "Why Did You Leave?" Question -- Bonnie Lowe
If you left your last job under less-than-ideal circumstances, you probably dread the "Why did you leave?" question that almost always comes up at job interviews. Here's how to handle it. First ...

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer; Do You Really Want to Work for This Person? -- Bonnie Lowe
Many job seekers miss a golden opportunity when they are asked towards the end of an interview if they have any questions. If they feel the interviewer adequately explained the position, they make ...

Do More than Expected to Get Ahead -- Bonnie Lowe
One of the best things you can do to increase your career advancement opportunities where you work is to do more than expected. It's often not enough to just do a fine job and expect promotions ...

Dealing With "How Would You...?" Questions -- Bonnie Lowe
I'm always preaching about proper preparation prior to interviews. If you research the position and company carefully, you can anticipate likely questions and prepare excellent answers. But ...

Career Change: From Suits & Sales to Boots & Rails -- Bonnie Lowe
Peter Humleker had it made. As the general manager of a successful car dealership, he was earning an impressive income. The only problem? He hated what he was doing. "I was making a living off of ...

Are Your References Ready? -- Bonnie Lowe
One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees is the reference check. They typically request that candidates provide them with three names of previous ...

"Hey, You Can't Ask Me That!" (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions) -- Bonnie Lowe
I received the following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I respond to inappropriate questions such as: (1) Do you have a stable home life? (2) Tell me about your personal ...

Seven Steps to Making a Successful Career Change -- Bonnie Lowe
My first job was secretary to Moses. Having to transcribe and make 2,430 copies of the Ten Commandments convinced me I was on the wrong career path! OK, maybe I'm not quite THAT old. But I did ...

Adapting To Change In A Changing World -- Dayo Olomu
Have you learnt a new skill or improved upon your existing skill in the last six months to one year? According to the world acclaimed management guru and Writer Professor Peter Drucker - "The only ...

Learn How To Network for HIDDEN Jobs -- Nathan Newberger
I’ll quickly cover the following: A) Why Network With People? B) Five Networking Tips To Get Started. C) Quick Networking Hints. D) Sources To Start Your Network. ****** FACT ****** Employers love ...

How People Really Explore New Careers: What Does A Real Career Search Look Like? -- Cathy Goodwin
The traditional model of career choice suggests a linear pattern. Get to know yourself. Learn your kills and talents. Explore careers that seem to best utilize your talents and skills. Today, both ...

Rekindling Passion for Work -- Richard Hanes
Passion comes in many forms. I’m focused on the version of passion that is “boundless enthusiasm”. Looking up enthusiasm in the dictionary, I learned it is derived from the Greek root entheos, ...

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part One -- Cheryl Lynch Simpson
How can you manage your emotions during your career change or job search? To answer this practical and wise question, let’s first define what emotions are. Emotions, also commonly referred to as ...

Work Is A Four-Letter Word -- Eileen McDargh
I can hear the jokes already and most of them are not politically correct. Let me throw out a word that we often don't attach to work and yet I think it is a word of redemption, of contribution, ...

Discover What You Really Want To Do. -- Graham And Julie
Are you doing what you really want to do or did you just fall or wander into the job you now have. As a friend of ours once said,’ I am one of twenty two doctors in our family. The only ones in our ...

In A Rut? Ready For A Career Change? -- Cecile Peterkin
Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive? Don't worry, you are not alone! Studies in the US show that up to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any given ...

7 Tips To Make A Fantastic Impression On People Who Count -- Michael Mercer
Making a fabulous impression on people opens doors for your business, personal, and career endeavors. People like charming people who make them feel comfortable. So, making a fantastic impression ...

The Five C’s To Building A Career You Will Love -- Dave Lindbeck
If you have clarity about what you want and need in your life, you are more likely to get it. This is as true for your career as it is for other things in your life. However, most people spend more ...

How To Know If You Are In The Right Career -- Kathleen Gage
Ever wonder if you are in the right career? If you are like most people you have. Did you know that 80% of people are currently misemployed? They are either underemployed, not happy with their ...

Ten Hottest Careers -- Alexandria Haber
What do you want to be when you grow up? If you are still trying to figure out which career path you want to follow, examine the following list of occupations currently considered the ten hottest ...

Five Things To Do When You Work For A Jerk -- Dave Lindbeck
Do you work for a jerk? Okay, I know it’s just a hypothetical question, because we all know that if someone is a manager they have all the skills in leadership, communication, and emotional ...

Difficult Relationships At Work - Dealing With Workplace Conflict -- Charlotte Burton
Difficult Relationships at Work - How to Influence the Uncooperative We rely on and spend more time with our colleagues than with most other people in our lives: yet we frequently experience conflict ...

Are You An Entrepreneur? -- Fred DiUlus
With all the buzz about everybody being an entrepreneur these days wouldn't it be nice if you could really find out if you have what it takes? Sure it would. The following profile was adopted ...

Getting The Job Thats Right For You. -- Joshua Nay
I'm the type of person that considers a healthy, enjoyable job alot more valuable than a high paying one. This may be as foreign a concept to some people as our society continues to descend into ...

Employee Turnover: Seven Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs -- Marcia Zidle
There are many reasons why good employees quit and go to another company, perhaps even your competitor. Most of the reasons start with management and most are preventable. Good people don’t leave ...

Careers-Changing Jobs: The Fantasy of the Ideal Job -- Megan Tough
Most people would agree that the concept of a job today is vastly different from that of 20 years ago. Organisations are changing at speed, technology has changed the face and pace of work, and ...

Why There Will Always Be High Paying Sales Jobs -- Shamus Brown
With the dot.com revolution crushing once solid business models on an almost daily basis, the question surely crosses one's mind "am I next?". Selling is one of the oldest professions on the ...

Photography Jobs: Do You Have a Future in Photography? -- Colin Hartness
There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the ...

Choices in Appointing International Managers -- Brenda Townsend Hall
Globalization is requiring companies to make important choices about how to deploy international managers. The costs of making the wrong choice are heavy both economically and in the emotional and ...

Dissatisfied With Your Job? Stop Putting Your Attention on What You Don't Want! -- Doreen Banaszak
If I were to ask you the percentage of time you spend thinking about what you don’t want, what would it be? And the percentage of time thinking about what you do want? Experience with my clients ...

Illegal Interview Questions -- Be Prepared -- Nathan Newberger
This helpful and insightful article will keep you alert of illegal interview questions and strategies on how to best deal with them if they do arise. This information can help you when you are ...

Great Salary Negotiation Tips -- Nathan Newberger
11 Commandments For Smart Salary Negotiating Use these simple but highly effective tips to boost your salary at your current job or when obtaining a new job! It works. 1 - BE PREPARED. The more ...

Using The Internet For Job-hunting -- Colin Ong TS
The Internet is a very useful tool for job seekers as it is a great source of information. Also, taking into account of a more wired world, getting online has never been easier. People can ...

Painless Presentations -- John Robertson
Did the "Painless" part of the title get your attention? Speaking in front of a group ranks with death of a family member and loosing a job when it comes to the emotional toll it takes on some ...

The Pros and Cons of Temporary Work -- SL
We've all heard the horror stories about freelancing - temps spending countless hours in front of fax machines, photocopiers and file cabinets. Some temps complain of arriving at jobs and having ...

Start Working Before You Get Hired -- Mark
What if there were a way to prove to almost any employer that you alone were the one to hire? Would learning how to do that interest you? I thought so. I call this the ...

Interview Chit-Chat Pays Off -- Jon
I was reading a career coaching website the other day, and one "rule" that was tendered was to never volunteer personal information during an interview, even if asked. While there is some truth to ...

Your Passport To A Better Job -- Paul
When you think about taking an adventurous trip to an exotic locale around the globe, you know the first thing you'll need is an updated passport. The analogy holds true when contemplating a job ...

Happiness and Work: Your Life Depends On It -- The Vocational Coach™
Early one morning, Robert awoke, made his wife of 41 years some banana bread, took out the garbage and called to cancel a doctors appointment scheduled for the next day. He wrote a note to remind his ...
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