Posts Categorized: Career Tips

How to Arrive on Time

Are you consistently late? Are you often late to work, to meetings, to conferences, to social gatherings? If this is a problem that you have, the first thing you need to do is find the cause. What is the reason for your ongoing lateness? Once you have discovered this, it will be much easier to… Read More »

Bad Bosses

There are many good bosses in workplaces today, people who truly care about their employees, and work to make sure their people are happy and performing at their best. But there are plenty of bad bosses as well. Unfortunately, bosses who berate or belittle their employees are often seen in a positive light. They are… Read More »

What to Avoid in the Job Search

Much of the advice about searching for a job revolves around the things that you should be doing. However, there are things you need to avoid as well, mistakes that you need to watch out for that could rapidly sink your chances with an employer. Here are a few to watch out for. 1. Resume… Read More »

Keeping a Decision Journal

One of the key functions of every job is making decisions. But many of us are not as effective at making decisions as we could be. Often, we act with incomplete information, buffeted by our emotions, and not thinking things through. But there is a simple way to help improve decision making, a way that… Read More »

How to Handle Burnout

All jobs have their share of stress and challenges. If you have such a job, it is important to take precautions so that you don’t fall prey to burnout. Burnout is basically a feeling of exhaustion brought about by a great deal of stress. You feel that you have lost control, that you are not… Read More »

The Best Way to Resign from Your Job

Resigning from a job can sometimes be a little difficult, especially if you have to face a supervisor who will not be happy to see you go. You also know that you will be leaving your coworkers shorthanded. So, how should you go about resigning? Here are a few tips. 1. Keep it professional You… Read More »

How to Reach Your Goals

Everyone has goals, whether explicit or implicit. We are all working toward some end or other. Goals are important in a number of different ways. Here are a few. 1. They enable us to focus. Life is full of things demanding our attention. When we establish a goal, we pull something out of the white… Read More »

How Five Minutes Can Make a Difference

We are all looking for ways to improve our lives, to better our performance and to be more productive at work. But often, we believe that we just don’t have the time for these self-improvements. But research is now showing that you really don’t need a lot of time to make changes, to make progress… Read More »

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Writing a good cover letter is important. It is another opportunity you have to sell yourself to the employer, to show the employer what value you can add, how you can impact the bottom line. So, take the time to put together a good one. If by chance you are wondering whether it is even… Read More »

What Good Time Management Is

Most people take a very straightforward view of time management – it’s simply about getting as much done as possible in the time that you have. It is based on quantity. The key principle here is efficiency. But good time management is about more than just how much you can accomplish. It’s about effectiveness as… Read More »