The way we deal with stress is often learned. We saw our parents handle disappointment, financial woes or crisis in a particular way and our young minds soaked it up. Even as adults, we take note on how to react when we see our boss or mentor behave in a certain way. It...
From team lunches to ping pong tables, many companies offer a range of employee perks to attract talent to their organisation and keep their team motivated. Though smaller companies can offer perks, such as clocking off early on a Friday or free parking; it’s the big dogs that can offer the fancy perks that get people...Read more
Your LinkedIn profile is your billboard to the world. Years ago, people built personal websites and showcased their resumes and professional accomplishments on them. Who needs a personal website now? Your LinkedIn profile is your personal website! There are over 300 million people using LinkedIn, not including you and me! Because LinkedIn is so huge and because most...Read more
It’s common advice among job seekers: when you’re interviewing, you need to interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position, so you need to know if it’s going to be a good fit, right? Except that while salary ranges, benefits and...Read more
Bad bosses come in all shapes and sizes: there’s the slacker, the control freak, the diva, and so many more. If you’re working for one of these managers, your professional life is probably more emotionally complicated than it needs to be. Follow these 5 steps to maintain your professionalism in the short term while deciding how...Read more
A brand new client of mine lost out on a job because he stopped to tie his shoes.
He was interviewing at a Fortune 500 company that has a zero tolerance policy for lateness for current employees. As for potential employees? Let’s just say that if you’re late for an...Read more
You just got the call you've been waiting for. After several rounds of interviews for a job you really want, it's finally time to get down to discussing the offer. If you're relatively new to the workforce—and especially if you're about to negotiate your very first job offer—there are some...Read more
For the fourth year in a row, in response to my annual LinkedIn user survey, the top rated LinkedIn feature is Who’s Viewed Your Profile (aka “Who’s stalking you?”) Over 71% of the respondents gave this feature a thumbs up. But are you taking full advantage? You can access this LinkedIn feature in the middle right of...Read more