Beware of Interview Liars: A Warning

Ms. Career Girl

I would be a leader who built out a department, launched the company into new markets and eventually oversaw several managers. You can’t possibly expect me to believe that the leadership team didn’t realize times were tough before they hired people.

Extended Working Hours Are the Norm

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to a recent global survey conducted by Regus , a provider of flexible workspaces, one in two workers in the U.S.   Some of the more interesting findings included: 35 percent of U.S. 11 percent of workers in the U.S. 56 percent of U.S. workers take work home to finish at the end of the day more than three times a week compared to 43 percent globally. 13 percent of U.S.   “In the U.S.,

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Three Master Skills for Managers

Life@work

By the time managers and small-business owners call me, they’re pretty frustrated and discouraged. While each struggle is unique, there are three skills that every new and seasoned manager can fine-tune for better results: Take decisive action.

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams March 30, 2011 A reader writes: Can you give some general advice to us desperate job-seekers when answering ads on sites like Craigslist? Frustrating for us and candidates.

Book Review: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

His books have taken a present-day theoretical look at corporate culture and presented them in an unorthodox way: by weaving the theory into a fable. While the orientation is for managers, I think the stronger lessons are for employees. The management challenge.

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should you include a short-term job on your resume?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should you include a short-term job on your resume? Head on over to U.S. Head on over to U.S. If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 10:00 am I’m pretty sure (but not positive) that it depends on the wording of the form. Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm I’m going to disagree!

Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Water Cooler Wisdom

At the U.S. And productivity is defined in economic terms as efficiency, or delivering work in a time and energy efficient manner. It’s not focused on just perfectly managed minutes of the day. They do what’s asked on time, but they don’t tinker and look for ways to challenge the status quo because that wouldn’t be efficient. Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Creativity & Innovation Culture Current Affairs Life in the 21st Century Productivity Time Management

the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. Over at U.S. Over at U.S. Reply Ask a Manager January 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm Wow — that IS really funny. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

The Magic of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

But when you’re connected to your coworkers via Skype and you all live in different time zones, you have to learn to communicate in a new way. The technology and infrastructure allow us to create the lifestyle you truly want. The post The Magic of Working from Home appeared first on Ms.

3 Ways To Decide If The Position Is Right For You

Career Realism

Any job is better than no job, and that is especially true if you are managing a ton of debt from going to school and getting your degree in these times of high tuition rates. Will there be room for advancement over time? Time Management: 4 Keys To Avoiding Work-Related Stress.

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Gen X-ers Will Have the Best Careers of Anyone

Water Cooler Wisdom

Historically, we’ve either been ignored or called slackers by pop culture and advertisers. Meanwhile, hiring managers and recruiters are pointing to a "soft skills" gap among recent grads and championing emotional intelligence as a job skill. Our careers have tracked the rise of the digital workplace, and the foundation that's given many of us may pay dividends. There's more to it than just timing.

3-rules for the 10-best of anything

Cube Rules

3-rules for the 10-best of anything Written by Scot Herrick on October 9, 2007 in Task Management 0 Comments - Leave a comment! How the “right&# way to do career management is this and the “right&# way to do time management is that…but none of the articles out there agree on the same 10-things to make your life more productive? But, as Cubicle Warriors, I think we sometimes get lost in the weeds of 200 things that are all “right&# for us to do.

How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The majority of people in the US would like to be self-employed , according to Dartmouth economist, David Blanchflower. Read all the time, among broad sources and materials.

Time Is Life

Learning Voyager

with Phil Gerbyshak Management Craft Manager Tools Mass Bay ODLG McArthurs Rant - Human Resources, Organisations and HR 2.0 Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11. For me, there is no better opening thought for a Time Management seminar.

Slammed! Sales Manager Boot Camp

Ask A Manager

The Sales Manager Boot Camp. Suddenly you go from having a quota to managing the quotas of multiple people. Improving your professionalism as an experienced Sales Manager is just as hard. At the same time, sales management is one of the most rewarding jobs in business when you know what to do and how to do it. This is what New Sales Manager Boot Camp is all about. For the New Sales Manager. How to build and lead a high-performance sales culture.

How To Look For A Company’s Employer Brand

Career Realism

Since 1997, when Tom Peters first introduced the concept of brand management for individuals, we have known that we should take responsibility for the way we present our individual brands to the world, both in person and online. Time Management: 4 Keys To Avoiding Work-Related Stress.

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4 Types of questions get us in trouble | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Types of questions get us in trouble Posted to: Interviewing | Knowing yourself | Networking October 12th, 2009 Del.icio.us After all, if you have all the answers, and you’re spewing them all the time, then you are not learning anything new. Today I’m going to focus on the kinds of questions that back us into a corner.

Book Review: A Vigorous Mind, by Ingrid E. Cummings - life@work

Life@work

A Few Career Blogs Worth Your Time Bailey Work Play Career Hub CareerDiva Dan Erwin Blog Escape from Cubicle Nation Pongo Resume Susan Strayer The M.A.P. This truth operates as a confession because I know I live in a culture that educates, values, and demands specialists.

my manager said I’m emasculating an employee (or how to respond to gendered feedback)

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am a first-time manager, but have been with my current organization for four years. However, he is concerned that because I am very good at my job, I may be emasculating my direct report (I am a female manager, with a male director and male direct report). I’ve done that once to my director via a former female manager who then called him out on it. Is there a way for us to talk about this without linking it to gender?

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New Year’s Resolutions For Job Seekers [Top 10]

The Undercover Recruiter

What better time than now to start making your resolutions? By spending some time focused on exactly what you want to get out of your job search, you’ll avoid taking the wrong job and getting stuck on a career path which doesn’t fulfill you. 7) Focus on Time Management.

asking my assistant to return my change, I’m freezing at my desk, and more

Ask A Manager

My work can keep me trapped at my desk for days at a time, and when things are especially crazy, Elizabeth will go above and beyond by offering to run out for lunch, or bringing me coffee. I am not always available to have a conversation with her when she brings the food, and it may even sit on my desk for a couple of hours before I have time to take a bite, which I mention to clarify that logistically, I simply can’t check on the food or change at the moment she comes back.

How to handle those tough interview questions

Mildred Talabi

Tough interview question 2: “Tell me about a time you faced conflict in the workplace…”. Tough interview question 3: “Tell me about a time you failed at something on the job…”. It taught me a valuable lesson about time management and organisation, and I haven’t had an issue since.”.

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Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

If we’ve missed any, let us know. Crying e-Wolf — A Lesson in Email Etiquette: All right, it is time for all of those email alarmists to take a chill pill and learn how to make themselves heard without the addition of red exclamation marks and little flags. This Thanksgiving, U.S.

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

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? Spend limited amounts of time with people. What I do hear Asperger’s people sad about all the time is a lack of employment opportunity. The way to improve this is to spend less time with people. At work you do not need to spend tons of time with people. But I know for next time. You need to make it worth everyone’s time. This should make people like us, if we do it right. I am a top U.S.

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What on earth is “employability” (and how can it help me get a job)?

Mildred Talabi

I asked David Shindler , Employability coach and author of Learning to Leap, a Guide to Being More Employable , to take over this week’s blog post and explain the concept to us mere mortals… [GUEST POST by David Shindler]. “I

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworkers can’t see past my Russian accent January 14, 2011 A reader writes: I come from eastern Europe, specifically from Russia. It sounds like the OP is well beyond the “settle into a new culture&# phase.

Test: Is your life happy or interesting? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? Plus one Christmas is not a national holiday , because the US is not a Christian country. But if you know why people who must have good eyebrows cannot take chances, and why most people have terrible eyebrows, then you took the time to find out enough about eyebrows to know what is best and how yours could be better. Posted by Wendy on February 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm | permalink | Reply Penelope, you didn't tell us your score!

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how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? And my entire team of about 30 works those hours so it’s not poor time management on my part. Say something like this: “What are typical hours in your culture?

can I promote my jewelry at work, my boss is bad at email, and more

Ask A Manager

I also just became a part-time rep for a direct sales business selling beautiful, reasonably priced, stylish jewelry. From time to time, my bosses (all men) have asked for my suggestion for gifts for their wives and daughters, as I believe they trust my taste. My boss is pretty bad at time management when it comes to email, and will sometimes take one to two weeks to respond to client questions. Should I talk to my manager about it?

How to make business travel manageable | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to make business travel manageable Posted to: Productivity | Self-management November 11th, 2009 Del.icio.us I know I want to spend time with the Farmer , spend time with the kids , be around for dinner invitations , and tooth-fairy moments. If I was gone all week, I take off a day from work to have extra time for my personal life.

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my hostile colleague says that I now report to him, a work mailbox cleaned out without warning, and more

Ask A Manager

His job requires him to be on the road part of the time, and this morning he had to depart before anyone else had arrived to keep on his schedule, so he did not have time to locate his items. Unfortunately, he was detained on business long after everyone had departed for the day; when he had the time to look, he found his things on a file cabinet in a somewhat public area where, where for all he knew, they could have been since Friday. The manager is aware of this request.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) If it isn’t, then is what he does in his private life really his manager’s concern? This may be a cultural difference.

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do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do what you say you’re going to do March 10, 2011 It amazes me that this has to be said, but this should be your cardinal rule at work: Do what you say you’re going to do, by when you say you’re going to do it, or update people accordingly.

The Career Happiness Manifesto

Life@work

A Few Career Blogs Worth Your Time Bailey Work Play Career Hub CareerDiva Dan Erwin Blog Escape from Cubicle Nation Pongo Resume Susan Strayer The M.A.P. I was just talking to a friend about this yesterday - that our culture encourages and supports a lot of bitching and moaning in general.

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Reply Ask a Manager March 15, 2011 at 11:20 am Not at all.

Working Less Actually Works

Life@work

A Few Career Blogs Worth Your Time Bailey Work Play Career Hub CareerDiva Dan Erwin Blog Escape from Cubicle Nation Pongo Resume Susan Strayer The M.A.P. Working all of the time has become a habit that is unsustainable for most people over a 40-year working career.

20 Tips for 20 Somethings

Corn on the Job

It doesn’t matter what corporate culture they have – dress nicely. Here’s the thing: if you don’t think recruiters and/or hiring managers look you up via social media before they schedule your interview, then I can’t know you because you are retarded. A lot of folks look at HR and say we are downers and hate fun, but sometimes we just need to the right person to make us think it’s OK to laugh and have a good time.

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can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do the job? For instance, say I run an organization that will need a full time HR person in the future (within a year or two). Every time, they end up being hugely disappointed.

Five tips for asking better questions | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? I have been writing about asking questions for a long time. People spend more time thinking about answers than questions, but it’s the questions that make you look smart. I am also spending time redecorating the farm house.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. Get an Ask a Manager mug.