Networking with the Office Nemesis

We've all seen them: the insidious co-worker who seems to be working toward a common goal with you, yet thwarts your efforts at every turn. The Office Nemesis lurks around every corner as you attempt to be the productive, shining star at your company. How can you find a way to co-exist--and thrive--around this person?I … Continue reading Networking with the Office Nemesis

See How Your Salary Stacks Up at Payscale.com

A unique tool for salary research, Payscale.com offers the ability to evaluate that next job offer or raise. What's great about this site is that you can provide specific information on your particular qualifications, such as certifications, where you earned your degree, how many years of experience you bring to the job, etc. before your … Continue reading See How Your Salary Stacks Up at Payscale.com

Forbe’s Tips on Managing the “Younger Boss, Older Worker” Dynamic

This Forbes article on The 'Young Boss, Older Employee' Dilemma presents some interesting points on managing this situation, from both the management and worker standpoints. The author, Tara Weiss, notes that while this issue has always been at play in the workplace, the divide between aging workers (who have increased substantially in volume) and Gen … Continue reading Forbe’s Tips on Managing the “Younger Boss, Older Worker” Dynamic

Forbe’s Tips on Managing the "Younger Boss, Older Worker" Dynamic

This Forbes article on The 'Young Boss, Older Employee' Dilemma presents some interesting points on managing this situation, from both the management and worker standpoints. The author, Tara Weiss, notes that while this issue has always been at play in the workplace, the divide between aging workers (who have increased substantially in volume) and Gen … Continue reading Forbe’s Tips on Managing the "Younger Boss, Older Worker" Dynamic

Setting New Year’s Goals? Check out Mindtools.com

For help establishing clear, attainable goals (not to mention goals you can actually revisit from time to time to remind you where you're headed), visit Mindtools resources at http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html.Happy New Year!

OfficePolitics.com

The language is salty, the meaning is blunt, and let's face it, no one really wants to hear all about the error of their ways. However, I just love OfficePolitics.com because of these things. There is probably no other site that gives it to today's professionals in this straightforward, you-need-to-know-this-NOW style.If you are up for … Continue reading OfficePolitics.com

Researching Possible Careers? Try This Tool to Forecast Your Future

This Occupation Profile tool from CareerInfoNet is the coolest thing since Salary.com.Use this site to search for a specific job type in your state, complete with current salary ranges plus projections on how this career field will grow or decline.Anyone considering a career change should check this out ASAP - what a great planning resource!

Interviewing Soon? Dig up those company facts first

Job seekers who fail to do their homework are headed for trouble, according to this article in the Ithaca Journal.Apparently, there is no better reason to complete your research than the prospect of actually making the interviewer annoyed...which is a not-so-fantastic way of starting a new career.

Not sure if your salary expectations are realistic?

Try http://www.salary.com for online salary range research by position and region. A caveat: your job description may span more than one title, so be sure to analyze your results to create a composite salary profile, if necessary.Of course, we also offer salary negotiations coaching to assist you during the interview process. Contact Laura for more … Continue reading Not sure if your salary expectations are realistic?

Need to Research a Possible Career Change? Make JobProfiles.org Your First Stop

This site is a thoughtful, well-organized resource for anyone that wants to find out exactly what professionals "do" in various occupations. Best of all, the information comes not from job descriptions, but from the actual occupants of each job!Check out this except from a Management Information Systems Manager job that describes stresses and rewards of … Continue reading Need to Research a Possible Career Change? Make JobProfiles.org Your First Stop