Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to approach sexist language in the office.
What I learned from my first job: 1. I didn't know anything. 2. The world was a much bigger place than I had imagined up to that point. 3. The best way to make a mark in the world was...
Lots of people want the flexibility of a work-at-home job. In fact, one survey showed that people would be willing to give up a lot in order to telecommute. That includes: Daily showers (12 percent) Social media (34 percent) Texting (30 percent) Chocolate (29 percent) Smartphone (25 percent) Shopping (20 percent) A salary increase (17 percent) […]
‘Tis the season to be jolly–and to give to charity. And now, you can get something back for your efforts … or at least have something written off your taxes. Make room for your 2014 wardrobe without hurting your wallet. … More » 3 Ways...Show More Summary
Incentives need to be aligned, too.
At this point, time is running short. Here's a short list of high-tech presents--from inexpensive to high end--that show your employees you care. If you're planning to give your employees a holiday gift this year you might as well get on it. Show More Summary
Why? Everyone else is using them too. Check out LinkedIn's 2013 Most Overused Buzzwords list. Words can make a huge impact. Or not. Even the most descriptive, most meaningful words can lose all meaning when they're used too often. That's why most corporate communications don't really say anything. Show More Summary
Just because someone is firmly in your corner doesn't mean they know what's best.
By Cindy Atoji Keene With skilled seamstresses painstaking cutting fabric and hand-stitching flags as large as 30 feet wide, labor is the highest percentage of...
As countries have tried to restore competitiveness, they have eased worker protections such as restrictions on dismissals.
I see the advertisements for some products and immediately think of land-fills. In the distant future, archaeologists will unearth the plastic parakeets, beer bongs, and arcane kitchen instruments and wonder, "What sort of people found these useful?" Not that I haven't done my share when it comes to accumulation of the less-than-vital. Show More Summary
The electric car company should use this information to defend its brand.
You will rarely go wrong thinking of others instead of yourself. Make others feel comfortable and important. Find out about their interests. Listen to their concerns. Stay out of the cocoon of Me.
You’ll never make money freelancing if you’re applying for the wrong jobs. Steer clear of these freelance job postings so you can get paid what you’re worth.
"When the fire was ready, the cowboys fried some bacon on a griddle and then made biscuits in a Dutch oven."
When we speak of Christmas and New Year’s Eve we generally think of happy times, as well as of those who become more forgiving and giving, too. It’s curious why this isn’t the norm all year round. As a business professional, being a better person is critical for attracting the right attention and clientele. Show More Summary
Her hair was the same thin shade of gray as the weather-beaten pickets of the fence around her frozen garden. She had a way with horses, and she was alone on Christmas Eve. There is little in my life I regret as much as that I would not stay for just one cookie, just one cup of tea. - From The Christmas Plains by Joseph Bottum
photo: danielmoyle Time to close up 2013 and start looking at 2014. When I think about 2014, I want to come up with actionable, doable tasks that will help your career and job performance. Blue sky stuff doesn’t cut it; only things that lead you to employment security do. Let’s take a look at […]
I sent this post to my editor and he said to me, “This is not a blog post. This is a breakdown.” So fine. It’s a breakdown blog post. But it’s a plyometric breakdown. Do you know what plyometrics are? I learned about this when I played pro volleyball. It’s a way to train your muscles...
My favorite Headhunter, Nick Corcodilos (you should subscribe to his newsletter) named me as one of the only two job hunting resources he doesn’t hate. I’m honored.