personal branding

Guest Post: Resolving to Improve Your Job Performance This Year? Tips to Help Ace Your Next Review

Forget all those negative resolutions that start with “I’ll quit” or “I won’t” and try, this year, to approach your resolutions with a positive attitude. If you’ve felt like you were in a rut at the office, this is a great time to get a fresh start and show your manager what you’ve got. Of course every workplace is unique, as is every company culture, so use your best judgment on what will work at your job. The key is to step back and honestly evaluate what you’re bringing to the table, what people perceive your value to be, and how you can improve both your contribution and awareness of same. Get Authoritative in...

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2013 Goals

It’s that time of year again when we all start to think about resolutions, goals, the year ahead, etc. I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions kind of person, but this year I’m starting off with two main goals: 1. Reduce the number of emails I receive. We all know that email can be a huge time suck, so I’m making a commitment to myself to eliminate some of the noise. I’ve already started the process of unsubscribing to a number of newsletters that are pushed to my inbox. If I really need the information, I can go to that person’s/company’s/organization’s website. 2. “Babysit” less and hold people more...

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Don’t Dance in the Fountain

My first full-time employer had a lavish black-tie optional holiday party. It was the event of the year and most employees looked forward to it for months in advance of the big day. It was a “see and be seen” event with employees from all over the country flying in to the headquarters area for the festivities. One year, a few co-workers imbibed just a wee bit too much and ended up dancing in the fountain. Needless to say, their performance was not received well by their managers or corporate management. As you head into holiday party season, remember these tips to help keep you in good favor with your boss and still allow you to have a great time at the...

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HR Pros: How You Can Make Halloween A Scream In The Office

While less than half of companies are reported to celebrate Halloween in some way at the office (40%) , a majority (59%) of employees see employer-hosted events like a Halloween party as good for morale. This year, Glassdoor surveyed¹ employees to find out what they think of Halloween festivities, costumes, inappropriate attire and more. If you are involved in deciding how big to go for your company’s Halloween festivities, these insights may surprise you when it comes to what employees really enjoy, what they’re most likely to participate in and what they think HR should do if a co-worker takes a costume a bit too far (think Snooki on a bad day):  Costume...

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Should HR pros be rallying for Halloween fun or not at work?

Should HR pros be rallying for Halloween fun or not at work? It’s a question many HR practitioners are now considering with the scariest day of the year next week. So what should HR practitioners consider, and what’s the ROI for employers? Glassdoor, a jobs and career community changing the way employers recruit and retain talent, is releasing its latest survey shedding light into what employees care most and least about when it comes to an employer-hosted Halloween celebration in the office. Highlights include: ·        More than half (52%) of employees say they are likely or very likely to participate in employer-hosted Halloween fun ·        2...

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Guest post: 5 Networking Tips for the Career Changer

Changing your career can be extremely overwhelming.  I went through the process two years ago when I left the food industry for the public relations industry.  Since I did not have any contacts in the public relations industry, networking became my most important job search strategy.  If you are trying to break into a new industry I would suggest following these tips.   Networking Tip #1:  What relevant skills do you have? Focus on the skills you currently have that you can apply to your new position. There are always skills that you can carry over to your new career choice.  You just have to think about how you can make the connection.  Being able to work...

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