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"Why Didn't I Think of That?" Tips for Job-Hunters
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:28 PM
Job hunting is increasingly a complicated endeavor. Tired of hearing "don't call us, we'll call you?" We've rounded up some creative job hunting tips to get you from prospective candidate to paid employee. The Best Job Hunting Advice You'll Ever Receive: This Huffington Post piece can be summed up in a nutshell: work harder than anybody... Read More...
From Dorm Room to Desk: What I Wish I Knew When I Started My First Job
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:40 PM
Smart grads know hindsight is 20-20, so shorten the learning curve in your first job with been-there, done-that insight from experts further along the career path. Our round-up of advice offers both big picture wisdom and concrete, in-the-weeds details that will have you hitting the ground running. Details, Details You know the old aphorism about first impressions... Read More...
How to Motivate Others
Friday, June 03, 2011 1:14 PM
Celebrity journalist Katie Couric's latest project is a book of collected wisdom from fellow celebrities the world-over. In the Best Advice I Ever Got, Couric offers wisdom from personalities as diverse as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, "Eighty percent of success is showing up...early," to comedian Jimmy Kimmel, "when in doubt, order the... Read More...
Keep Calm and Carry On: Managing a Crisis
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:44 PM
The headlines say it all: Give Apple "F" in Crisis Management and Japan's Prime Minister Blasted Over Crisis Management . Crises come in all shapes and sizes: from natural disasters to management missteps to product failures. Fend off a tsunami of criticism by arming yourself with the tools to manage catastrophes before they happen. Effective crisis... Read More...
When It’s Time to Move Jobs
Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:33 PM
Gone are the days when employees spent their entire work life at one job, retiring with a gold pocket watch. In today's work world, it's not uncommon to change jobs, or even careers, repeatedly. People move jobs for all types of reasons: money, desire for new challenges, boredom, and bad bosses. Knowing when it's time for a change is tricky. In today's... Read More...
How’s Your Body Language?
Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:11 PM
The Oscar winning movie The King's Speech gives the spoken word center stage but effective communicators know that body language plays a crucial supporting role. Want to make a positive impression? Be sure your body language conveys confidence and poise. On your to-do list: Smile Make eye contact Firm handshake Erect posture, but not too stiff Lean forward... Read More...
Want a Promotion? What Not to Do.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:00 PM
Had an outstanding year at work? If you've met or beat sales expectations, landed a major client, or shepherded a complicated project to successful conclusion, it may be time to ask for a promotion. Before approaching your boss, do yourself a favor and read our list of what-not-to-do when gunning for a bump up in dollars or a new title. Promotion Don'ts... Read More...
Does Your Boss Make Unreasonable Demands?
Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:53 PM
Virtually anyone who has ever collected a paycheck has struggled at one time or another with demands that seem unreasonable. There's the boss who habitually calls you in at 5:30pm for tasks knowing your must-depart-at-6pm-to-relieve-the-babysitter-deadline. Or a higher up who thinks nothing of calling and emailing requests 24/7. It's unlikely that many... Read More...
Nail that Interview
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:22 PM
Acing a job interview is a matter of style meeting substance: sound smart, look polished and you'll enjoy better odds of landing the position. Even if a job hunt isn't currently on your to-do list, you never know when opportunity will come knocking so read on for tips for conducting winning interviews. Style Matters First impressions are the only impressions... Read More...
The Leader Within
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:32 PM
Think you have it in you to become the boss? Consider these five leadership traits from and see how you stack up. Vision: Effective leaders not only have a vision of where they're heading, they can communicate that goal and bring others along. Passion: Effective leaders do what they love and love what they do. A leader's true commitment... Read More...
Back-to-School Communications
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 2:22 PM
Summer is a time of togetherness for many families. With the back-to-school season now in full swing keeping up communications becomes more of a juggle. But as multi-tasking moms and dads know, juggling is just one of the many skills in the parenting arsenal. So take time to make time: schedule one-on-one time with each child in the family and set up regular... Read More...
Take the Time to Understand Technology Use Policies
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:00 AM
Learning how to use your new office-issued laptop or cell phone is no longer enough to keep you current in today's workplace. Today, we must understand when to use these devices. If you've ever surfed the web at work or sent a personal e-mail or text from an office computer or mobile phone-and who hasn't?-you need to take the time to understand your... Read More...
Tell us your favorite office morale booster and you could win a Pendaflex® 7 Pocket Padfolio!
Monday, June 07, 2010 1:23 PM
Congratulations to Jason and Aimee! You've each won a Pendaflex ® 7 Pocket Padfolio! Please send your mailing address, along with a business name if necessary to We'll send your Padfolio as soon as we receive your... Read More...
Constructive Complaining
Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:19 AM
To complain is human. But, with the downturn in the economy and upswing in everyday pressures on-the-job, complaining has taken on a life of its own in the typical workplace. As a recent Wall Street Journal article titled Misery Poker: It's One Game Worth Losing observes: "As times get tougher, complaining is starting to look more like a blood sport... Read More...
Why Learning to Prioritize Should be At the Top of Everyone’s To-Do List
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:09 AM
It is a familiar scenario. On any given work day, multiple projects and tasks come across our desks labeled "Top priority." We then go home to the embrace of family members who need X or Y right away and the cold stare of a pile of bills that are (almost) past due. With so many contenders competing for top spot on our daily to-do list, it is no wonder... Read More...
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