What does your workday look like? Maybe you’re productive and engaged. Maybe you’re working hard but accomplishing little because you’re usually cleaning up after the things that happened yesterday. The answer depends on whether you’re reactive or proactive. A reactive approach leaves you stuck responding to situations rather than controlling them. On the other hand, being … [Read more...] about The Secret to Being More Proactive at Work
Whether you’ve already lost your job through down-sizing, redundancy, or any other reason, or if you’re under threat to lose your job, your first thoughts run from blind panic to anger, desperation, and all points in between, especially if you have a family and all the commitments that go with it. It’s especially daunting if you’ve been in that position for a long time and … [Read more...] about Why Losing Your Job Could be a Good Thing!
The line at the DMV moves faster than the hiring process at some companies. First, you fill out questionnaires and take personality tests. Then, you go through four or more interviews, after which they seem to lose your phone number. Many experts agree that companies are taking longer to fill positions, and these extra steps usually add little benefit for either side. As … [Read more...] about A Job Hunter’s Guide to Dealing with a Slow Interview Process
Are you fed up in your current job? Perhaps feeling undervalued or overworked? If that sounds like you, perhaps you need a career change. This is a big step, but unless you want to become a professional sportsperson, there is no reason why you cannot make a career change at 30. Do You Really Want to Change Careers? When you first decide to change careers, you will likely … [Read more...] about How to Make a Career Change at 30
Anger is a perfectly normal emotion that we all experience from time to time. However, getting angry in the workplace is frowned upon, and that is for good reason. Whether it’s poor performance from a colleague or a rude customer, getting angry at them will likely make matters worse, and could lead to being severely reprimanded, potentially even risking your … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Manage Your Anger in the Workplace