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How to be a Rock Star at Work

TJ Trent | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

I have always wanted to succeed, but I did not always understand how. At times, it made me feel like less of a person or a failure. Until I joined the Army in 2002, I was fired or forced to resign from many very well paying jobs.

On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

5 Things to do Upon Graduation

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Adele Scheele

Before you put on your cap and gown, use these intervening days to prepare yourself for the next stage of your life. You are no longer a student being given homework to do. Learn to create your own assignments, the most important lesson of all.

When to say NO

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shivani Bhagi

The truth is too many people are afraid to say "no" in the workplace, and especially to those in more senior positions. Many individuals are 'peopl...

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Clearly, your bad leadership habits affect more than just you. You may think your imperfections are yours to own, but they negatively affect everyone on your team. Here are three of the worst habits you should kick to the curb before it's too late.

Inspiring Others While Re-inspiring Yourself

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Each March, I receive an invitation from my former high school to present at Career Day. While there are always things to do at work and sometimes fitting this into my schedule can be a challenge, I look forward to the opportunity.

From the Other Side; an Honest Review from Employees

Robin Cassady | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Whether we wake up in the mornings loving what we do or not, it is important to remember the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities are trying to make a living for themselves and their families as well.

Want to Ask for a Raise? 8 Things You Might Want to Do First

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Java allows you to create computer programs, learn more about computer programming languages, create web applications and more. And if you want a job in coding, technology or anything else related to computer applications, knowing Java is a must.

5 Tips for Imperfect Success

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Bastian

While I feel a bit self-conscious claiming to have my act together enough to give advice to others, I have come up with a list of guiding principles. Some cliché, but I think all true.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

Check Your Blind Spot When Changing Career Lanes

Shelley Bird | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Shelley Bird

For an experienced driver, changing lanes is a simple maneuver. But because we are so comfortable in the driver's seat, we may not always be as attentive to the rules of the road as we were when we first learned to drive.

Top 5 Tips for Career Change at 40 and Beyond

Jessica Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jessica Sweet

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Sharat Menon: Propel Your Career or Business by Going Above and Beyond

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

With great passion for successful innovation and deep understanding of businesses and consumers needs, Sharat Menon, how Vice President, Digital Payments and Remittances at DBS, shares how he started his career and shares some golden nuggets on how one can fast track his career and succeed in their own fields.

6 Resume Mistakes Executive Job Seekers Should Avoid

Ellevate | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I have seen countless resumes of those in leadership roles over the years. Executives don't take the opportunity to really show not only how they've overseen organizations, divisions and departments, but also what they've accomplished and the impact they've had.

Brad Paterson: Push Yourself and Think Big

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

4 Lessons I Learned From Being Bullied at Work

Luisa Zhou | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Luisa Zhou

It was just a few months into my first job out of college, and already, the starry-eyed enthusiasm I'd started with had mutated into depression and fear.

Jean-Michel Wu: I Love Seeing People I've Managed Become Better Managers Themselves

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

In this interview, let's see how his decision led into some of the most interesting experiences of his career including working for one of the most respected people in the advertising industry - Sir Martin Sorrell.

Who's Getting in? A Simple Look at Recent Female Director Appointments

Ellevate | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Ellevate

How do we get more women onto more boards? We should want this not because of some handout or some quota, but because they are well-qualified and will make contributions that will improve the functioning of the companies which they serve.

Networking Is a Key Strategy in Your Job Search

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

Gone are the days where the only way of finding a new job was through an advert, or even a recruiter. With the increase in social media, companies have endless means of sourcing talent. However, one rule of thumb still applies today "it's not what you know, but who you know."

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Jobs to Stick it Out

Michael Price | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Michael Price

Everyday you go to a job you can't stand you tell yourself 1 (or more) of 10 outrageous lies just so you can stick it out.

Greg Whitham: Inspiration Never Comes When It's Convenient

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

There is no limit to the amount of times you can reinvent yourself so be open to change and stay alert for the opportunity to do so. Write stuff down - inspiration never comes when it's convenient so capture it wherever you can.