How to Compose a Job Offer Letter

Letters that notify an applicant of a job offer usually set forth the terms and conditions of employment. They are not legal documents, however, they may contain information that does carry some legal force. For example, if the employer proffers a signing bonus, he can be considered in breach of contract if he does not… 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 Interview for Soft Skills

When interviewing job candidates, it is important to get an idea of the person’s soft skills as well as their technical knowledge. Soft skills generally apply to a person’s personality and character – their honesty and integrity, how well he or she works with other people, his attitude and motivation, and his persistence and resilience.… 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 »

Using Psychology to Help Achieve Goals at Work

We all have goals. Some are easier to achieve than others. And some are better at reaching their goals than others. The problem with reaching a goal is that it involves making changes, and that is something our mind generally resists. Our mind, psychologists have found, tends to prefer the familiar, the routine, rather than… Read More »