Posts Categorized: Career Tips

How to Get Focused

Do you feel like you are working hard all day but not getting much accomplished? You have crossed off a lot of the tasks on your to-do list, but at the end of the day, more needs to be done. The problem could be one of focus, not focusing on the right things, or not… Read More »

How to Respond to a Job Referral

Many companies these days rely on referrals for hiring new people. They do this because referrals offer a number of advantages over posting job advertisements. They have a better idea of who they are getting. So, if someone you know approaches you and tells you that he or she would like to refer you for… Read More »

How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

If you are looking for a new job, you may encounter one of the more enjoyable aspects of job hunting – getting more than one job offer. We should all be so lucky, you say. True. But, these days it is more likely than in the past. Demand is high for talented people, especially in… Read More »

Informational Interviews and the Job Search

The importance of networking is now well established. Indeed, it may be the most effective way of finding a job. And one good way to expand your network is through the informational interview. The important thing to understand about an informational interview is that it is not a job interview. As the name implies, the… Read More »

How to Achieve Your Goals

We all have things we want to achieve in our jobs and in our careers. These are the goals we have set for ourselves. The hard part is figuring how to reach those goals. Here are a few tips on how to achieve your goals. 1. Make your goals specific. The more vague and abstract… Read More »

How to Get Hired at Your Dream Company

You are looking for a job, and you have your eye on a particular company, one that you really like and would really like to work for. How do you go about getting noticed, getting your foot in the door? There are a number of ways you can attract their attention. Here are a few.… Read More »

Tips on Getting More Done

1. Get up earlier in the morning Some productivity experts recommend about two hours earlier than you normally do. This will help you to get your day off to a good start by establishing a morning routine. It will give you time to exercise, to eat a good breakfast, to plan your day and what… Read More »

How to Avoid the Health Risks of Sitting too Long at Work

Many jobs require a lot of sitting. People are at desks looking at computer screens. And most people probably don’t give a lot of thought to the health implications of all those hours in a chair, even if they regularly go the gym. But recent research has shown that sitting for long periods of time… Read More »

How to Handle a Bad Boss

In the business world, there are many different types of bosses. If you are of an age to remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show, you will remember Mary’s boss Lou Grant. He was gruff, no nonsense, but he knew what he was doing, and knew how to handle his people. If you are lucky, you… Read More »

How to Work with Mentors

Building relationships is important in any job, especially if you are in the early stages of your career. Finding seasoned leaders to act as mentors can be of enormous help in advancing and growing in your job, as well as avoiding the pitfalls that come from inexperience. Here are a few tips on establishing and… Read More »