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7 Ways to Boost Your Internal Networking Skills


During my 20 years with a large Connecticut company, I learned that internal and external networks are both worth your investment. Volunteer.

I yelled at our intern

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A reader writes: One of our interns, who I supervise directly, has been performing pretty poorly for a while. I’ve already been feeling really frustrated with this intern and his failure to improve / lack of accountability, and I guess the email just pushed me over the edge. I think I was totally out of line. Not okay. in person?)

how much guidance should interns need?

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A reader writes: We have a very small company and recently took on our first (paid) interns, and we’re having some issues managing. Things that seem obvious to you are often not going to be obvious to interns. Many, many interns really don’t know this stuff. Is that an unreasonable expectation? Like, the first day.

How to Apply for a Job Internally

Water Cooler Wisdom

In this job market, when it’s generally safest to stay where you are, the internal move has become a popular option for dissatisfied employees.    You can sniff around for information, but do not do anything definitive until you are certain there’s a good chance you’d take the position. Don’t Act Rashly.

how to talk to an intern about professional norms when you’re not her manager

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A reader writes: My department of four has an intern, Jane, for the summer. For example, when my coworker said she was going for coffee and asked if we wanted any, the intern said “you can just leave?!” Jane hasn’t ever worked in an office before and is clearly still figuring out office norms. internships

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should you be paid for the time you spend interviewing internally?

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She ended complaining to my boss who told me that I should not require her to clock out because she was interviewing internally. Was I in the wrong to ask her to clock out for an internal interview? should you be paid for the time you spend interviewing internally? She was told she did not have to clock out for her interview.

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my former intern ghosted her new job, coworker won’t stop talking about his Porsche plans, and more

Ask A Manager

My former intern ghosted her new job — should I contact her to see if she’s okay? Last fall I had a terrific intern who was in her last year of school. So, when Former Intern asked if I would be willing to act as a reference for her when she began applying for full-time jobs after she graduated, I was happy to do so.

saying no to an intern who wants to extend her internship

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A reader writes: I’m managing an intern for the first time this fall and it has not been great. Some of that is on my inexperience and discomfort with managing but also this intern is terrible at communicating (not just let me know if you’ll be late, let me know if you’re going to miss a deadline!). being the boss

Job Seekers Must Educate Themselves on Employer Brand


Definition of Employment Brand. Take Marriott International’s employer brand line “ Find Your World™.” What does this mean for you?

Best in Class Companies Offer Flexible Work Arrangements


Ever changing kid’s schedules, unpredictable health issues, or a change in your partner’s work environment will definitely impact your need to “flex!”

The Two Sides of Setting Up an International Remote Team

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Two Sides of Setting Up an International Remote Team appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Does he live within the area? How is it?

deli meats and working lunches, internal candidates need not apply, and more

Ask A Manager

Internal candidates need not apply. This despite the fact that our personnel manual explicitly says that all open positions must be advertised internally first. Nope, that’s absolutely not a thing you do when applying from outside the company — and definitely not before they’ve invited you to interview. Here we go….

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The first step to growing a good career in the face of Asperger's Syndrome is to recognize that this is a social skills deficit, by definition, and work, by definition, is a social skills decathlon. I most definitely lament this, and it is most definitely something I feel a loss about.

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How Interns Can Make Their Own Positions in the Workplace (and Succeed)

Corn on the Job

An Intern is “Just an Intern”? Despite how times have changed, these dinosaurs still feel an intern is “just an intern”.

Befriend the intern to fire up your career | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Recognize interns are gatekeepers to the good stuff. Anyway, another thing Keith is great at is hiring interns. Wait, please. Poof.

Get an internship now, at age 20, 30, or 40

Penelope Trunk

The best thing you can do in an internship is to negotiate for a real title, something else besides intern, so you can put it on your resume.

How to Study Abroad on a Budget

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re planning on taking your cellphone, see what kind of international plans your phone carrier offers. Career Girl. Look for Travel Deals.

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6 Career Risks You Won’t Regret Taking

Ms. Career Girl

Intern/Personal Research. If the idea isn’t successful, don’t back down and definitely don’t resolve to never make another comment again.

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3 Examples Of Great Personal Branding

Career Realism

Before I launch into giving examples, let’s recap the definition of personal branding. 3 Examples Of Great Personal Branding. Work It Daily.

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Study: How Do Employers Manage Social Media?

Resume Bear

Social media has become a major player in recruitment (and well, everything else), so it is important to understand how companies are using it today.

Costly Resume Mistakes and Their Simple Fixes

Professional Resume Services

Unless potential employers are considering internal candidates, their first impressions of job candidates come from resumes and cover letters.

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3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

Career Realism

3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About. Work It Daily. There you stand, at your neighbor’s cocktail party, martini in hand. The Truth.

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Adecco’s CEO for a Month Internship

Competitive Resumes

For Adecco, the “can-do” attitude becomes a dress rehearsal, more often than not, they hire the intern full-time. I am here for it!Also,

calling a former colleague’s prospective new boss, being frozen out by the company I used to intern at, and more

Ask A Manager

Am I being frozen out by the company I used to intern at? Last year, the spring before I graduated from college, I interned for a fairly prestigious and competitive company within my industry and performed very well. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Should I? Only with her permission! Now, fast forward to last month.

giving feedback to a rude intern, my CEO is saying I was fired but I quit, and more

Ask A Manager

Giving feedback to a rude intern. I am a relatively new manager who is having an odd issue with my current intern. I definitely appreciate that managing interns is part manager, part professional etiquette instructor, and I have enjoyed this part of working with the other two interns that I’ve supervised.

3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

Career Realism

There you stand, at your neighbor’s cocktail party, martini in hand. Is your company hiring?”. Two days later, at your son’s Boy Scout award ceremony.

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Human Resources Goes Social! 27 Key Social Media Practices

Resume Bear

Sidneyeve definitely masters the social media need and language! I have been networking, meeting people face-to-face on my favorite topic.

Volunteer Your Way to an Internship or First Job


Here are some typical benefits of volunteering or interning at a nonprofit: Responsibility. Do you love to volunteer? Team projects. Mentoring.

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6 Great Executive Resume Writing Tips

Jennifer Anthony

But, of course, ultimately there’s no excuse for having a subpar executive resume. – Are you an Executive in need of a job? Regards.

What to Do When You're an Overqualified Executive

Jennifer Anthony

With the recession forging ahead and thousands still losing their jobs, it’s a wonder that anyone can get hired. It will pay off in the long run.

ResumeBear Uses Content Marketing To Explode Awareness

Resume Bear

While it can definitely give a boost, smart founders know that one of the most powerful tools to create sustained traction is content marketing.

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How to Detox When You Work Full Time

Ms. Career Girl

Drinking a gentle detox tea while you are in the workplace can definitely help you, but read on for some further advice. Career Girl.

2016 33

Rule Number One: There’s Only One Rule

Ms. Career Girl

Learn all that you can while you’re there, as it definitely won’t hurt in the long run. Career Girl. Her bio follows. . The list goes on.

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3 Examples of Great Personal Branding

Career Realism

Before I launch into giving examples, let’s recap the definition of personal branding. Personal branding can be a real stumper for many people.

Will Strong Coffee Help Me in the Interview?

The Undercover Recruiter

Knowing this, you would definitely want to go into your interview with a clear head. Going for a job interview can be nerve-wracking.

3 Things Your LinkedIn Summary MUST Say

Career Realism

You definitely have it within you to transform the summary into an illustration of your authenticity, practically in Technicolor. Work It Daily.

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3 Keys For Staying Connected In The Workplace

Career Realism

This comes in handy when you’re making frequent international business trips. 3 Keys For Staying Connected In The Workplace. Work It Daily.

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Just a Buzzword? #BigDataHR


And other’s are looking at it from an enterprise level, internally and not talking about any external data. A Fishing Expedition.

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5 Companies That Inspire Their Employees Daily

Career Realism

And if that wasn’t already cool enough, interns also help bring that magical Disney experience to others. What drives them to want to succeed?

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Culture Shock—Without Ever Leaving Your Home Country

Career Realism

It is real, and as with international culture shock, there is potential for failed assignments and relationships and the loss of valued employees. Domestic culture shock most definitely exists, especially in large countries where linguistic differences can make it difficult to communicate and interact with locals.”. The Reality.