Office Knowledge You Should Definitely Have

Ms. Career Girl

Use this time wisely to visit friends and family, go on adventures and really make the most of your life. The post Office Knowledge You Should Definitely Have appeared first on Ms. Everyone knows what street-smart is. But check out these tips to keep you office-smart.

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Work/Family Balance Is For Everybody

Professional Resume Services

Sometimes the subject of work/family balance seems to be all about parents and kids, but that would be erroneous. Navigating uncertain times in your job as a single person has a different set of challenges because single adults are often living away from the network of family.

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How to Deal With Family Asking About Your Job Search

Career Realism

So, what should you tell your family and friends over the holidays when they badger you about your job search? Use it as a chance to practice your elevator speech and enjoy the time with family and friends.” Definitely something to be thankful for!”

What To Do When Your Friends and Family are Unsupportive (of Your Goals)

Personal Excellence Blog

Often times on my Facebook , I hear of readers who have problems with their family and friends because they are not supportive of them, usually of their goals. In today’s article, I’ll be writing specifically about what to do when you have unsupportive friends and family.

Establishing Work-From-Home Rules for The Family


Definitely. But if you have a family, you have probably already discovered that working from home poses special challenges. Some things go together easily. Peanut butter and jelly? Rings and diamonds? High heels and a killer dress? Anytime.

working with an over-complimenter, former employee is angry we didn’t acknowledge a death in his family, and more

Ask A Manager

Former employee is angry we didn’t acknowledge a death in his family. Yeah, it’s not typical for people to know about deaths in the family of employees who left two years ago, unless they’ve stayed in touch! You and your family are in the thoughts of all of us here at Teapots Inc.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Working with an over-complimenter. We have this new coworker.

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I feel guilty that I got a job through family connections

Ask A Manager

I’ve been in my job since May of this year and I’m definitely happy to be here. I got my position through a family friend, who heads Teapot Packaging at my workplace. I got my job because of my family friend and it’s very obvious. I have definitely made mistakes but overall I think I’m doing well. But I can’t stop feeling like I’m only in my position because of my family friend. family, spouses & significant others networking

should you charge family members for using your professional skills?

Ask A Manager

We both agreed to that I should be paid and I don’t think being family automatically exempts someone from valuing my skill set. It’s pretty easy to do, but it’s definitely something he would have to pay someone else to do since he can’t do it himself. I think it’s none of your family’s business. Plus, sometimes charging someone can avoid some of the issues that can crop up when doing free work for family (and friends).

employee is citing a family death two years ago as a reason not to work around any holidays

Ask A Manager

However, this year, one of our students said “my parent recently died” as a reason to get out of working around any holidays, and requests time off (instead of swapping) for smaller family events, such as a relative’s birthday, because “it is important for them to be there since they lost someone recently.” I want to think that this employee and their family has had enough time to grieve, and should get on with their lives, which means not using it as an excuse for extra time off.

5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career


Quote on the Definition of Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. It’s designed to help you through a tough time, and can give your friends and family an “aha moment” about what you’re tackling.

Stop Shaming, Start Praising (Growing Up in a Shaming Culture)

Personal Excellence Blog

This never happened to me (not that I recalled), but it definitely make me scared about doing anything wrong because I would be called to stand outside class.

FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Just recently, in the course of representing a client, I carefully reviewed the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) law and its regulations. When I did, I learned something that I did not know, but wish I had known: Under the federal FMLA regulations, the definition of “parent” includes any person who acted in the place of your parent when you were a minor, even if they were not related to you in any way.

Work-Life Balance: Your Guide to Achieving that Elusive Balance Between Work and Life

Personal Excellence Blog

This may mean time spent with your family, time dedicated to grow spiritually or get into a better physical shape, to pursue a hobby and so on. For example, spending quality time with your family may be very important to you. Is it really feasible to achieve work-life balance nowadays?

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3 Awesome Perks of Working Part-Time During the Holidays

Career Realism

That way, you don’t have to worry about paying your bills as well as providing your family and loved ones with presents, food, or decorations. A seasonal part-time job would definitely help ease that stress. Family & Work full-time holiday job part-time working

One Family's Recipe for Happiness

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone was smiling, laughing, telling hilarious stories, eating great food, and embracing distant friends as if they were family. I came back to work on Wednesday after two full days of being with this huge and wonderful family. Family is a person’s greatest asset.

What to Do When You Live with Angry People: 7 Gentle Tips

Personal Excellence Blog

Note from Celes : Today’s piece on handling angry family members is a long overdue segment in my anger series from Nov last year. My mother used to be the most volatile of the family; it has since switched to my brother with the mellowing of my parents following old age.

How To Make Life’s Biggest Decisions (or Any Decision for that Matter)

Personal Excellence Blog

“ Yes, I should definitely quit now and pursue my passion. You know this business venture will definitely take off. What To Do When Your Friends and Family are Unsupportive (of Your Goals). Quick Announcement : Hi everyone!

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Is Networking Working For You?

Professional Resume Services

All the definitions of networking include the basic concept of interconnecting individual parts. That interconnection creates the larger unit we call a network…and your own definition of networking is influenced by what you see “ the network ” is in relation to you.

How To Be a Better Person: 101 Ways (and All New August Challenge!!)

Personal Excellence Blog

The trip has definitely enriched my perspective on the world. Show love to your friends, family, partner, colleagues, bosses, clients, teachers, etc – whether explicitly or implicitly. How does one become a better person?

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Defining Moments and What They Mean


The birth of a baby, the death of a parent, a new job, or a family or national tragedy. I never thought I would fall in love again and experience continual moments of definition with him. There are moments in our lives that define.

Where Will U Go Next- The Family Move

Ms. Career Girl

Why do I feel a trememdous attachment to a house that is too small for our huge family? Because it has memories of my babies, of my family, of us doing life together. While the move was the right move for our family it was taxing on our comfort zones and I was definitely feeling it.

my boyfriend’s horrible ex-girlfriend got a job at my company

Ask A Manager

Definitely do not try to make her uncomfortable. family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: I am a woman in my later 20’s who has been in a relationship with my boyfriend for two years now. He is my best friend, I couldn’t be happier with him! The issue does not lie with my boyfriend or our relationship, but with his ex-girlfriend. My boyfriend and I used to work at the same place.

2017 13

Beautiful Advice from a Divorced Man after 16 Years of Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

However, definitely focus on the things — qualities, practices, and/or beliefs — you love about him/her over what you don’t (if there are even any), because the former is why you chose him/her to begin with.

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“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ Your job – and the family that employs you – seem to be that rotten. Any ideas?” “My Any ideas?”

5 Wacky Ways To Make Sure Your Resume is Noticed

Corn on the Job

It’s obsessive, creepy, and definitely shows you have stalker like tendencies, but you’ll get noticed. I might have just been looking for a way to toss in a clip from Modern Family.

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HR Playbook: UPS Does Spousal Benefits "Carve Out" on 15K Families

HR Capitalist

My definition of viable is communication related to quality of the plan (what does it cover) and cost (how much comes out of the spouse''s paycheck to get coverage). One of the games that HR Leaders of all shapes and sizes (company size, not body size) have to play is medical cost. How can I manage the cost of my medical plan? Whether you''re fully insured or self insured, you''re still left to tweak the design of your plan to manage cost increases.

What Childhood Stories Are You Reenacting in Your Life Today?

Personal Excellence Blog

While I use the word “childhood”, “childhood stories” are definitely not just limited to our childhood. Awareness & Growth Emotional Mastery Family & Friends Life Lessons childhood stories forgiveness life script moving on past memories

Lessons in Focus


My young family had a few days to get away and relax a bit; this was rare as conflicting schedules often kept us from actually taking much needed breaks. We were a lucky family that day. Focus.

I emailed my girlfriend’s boss to complain that he encroached on our relationship

Ask A Manager

You do not get to complain to other people who she chooses to spend time with, and you definitely don’t get to interfere in her business relationships. family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: My girlfriend recently went on a business trip with her boss. After meeting with their clients for dinner, the two of them headed back to the hotel and had some drinks in the lobby.

All-New: Be a Better Me in 30 Days Program (and How To Get 15% Off on Friday / 27 Apr!!!)

Personal Excellence Blog

This is the go-to program to develop yourself into a better person – by your own definition and on your own terms. This is definitely not to be missed!! “Better person” here refers to your definition of what it takes to be a better individual. Most definitely.

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Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Money | Negotiating November 25th, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I think its safe to say that for the majority of people, Thanksgiving is not about goodness and gratitude, but rather, family drama. There are pieces of the family business I’m dying to tell you about.

Ask Celes — How to Keep Calm and Make a Good First Impression in 15 Minutes or Less

Personal Excellence Blog

You will definitely leave a lasting impression in many’s minds if you execute the steps right. Biz & Entrepreneurship Career & Work Communications Dating & Romance Family & Friends People Skills Relationships Studies & School impression small talk

How I Found My Soulmate in Life, Part 4: How I Realized Ken is The One for Me Forever

Personal Excellence Blog

He was so excited about our relationship that he couldn’t hold back from telling all his close friends, family, and relatives that day. However, I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to work, since I’m hired to give my best for the company.”

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Why Everyone Needs Some “Me Time”

Ms. Career Girl

I thoroughly enjoy my time spent with friends, family, coworkers, etc. And definitely let me know if there are other ways you like to spend your “me time”. . I’m not an anti-social person. I could never survive life as a hermit in the woods with no communication to the outside world.

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how can I convince my girlfriend to get a better job?

Ask A Manager

I’m realizing that I’ve been assuming that you definitely do want to change jobs, and I wonder if I’ve made it hard for you to say that you’d actually prefer to stay where you are. family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: I know this is sort of out of your core expertise, but I figured it was worth a shot. My girlfriend and I have been together for three years, and we are very happily deeply committed.

5 Ways to Build an Empowered Career

Ms. Career Girl

This may be the biggest cause, but it is definitely not the only one. Learning how to build an empowered career is easy, and would definitely decrease the percentage of sexual discrimination in the echelons of business. Your definition of success is not the same as that of other women.

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what’s the best way to handle friends who apply for jobs where they’d be working with me?

Ask A Manager

And you definitely shouldn’t tell her she’s out of the running or even give her feedback about her her candidacy has been assessed unless the hiring manager specifically authorizes you to do that — that’s info that’s typically considered the hiring manager’s to control. family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: What’s the best way to handle a friend who applies for a job not just at your company, but working with you?

4 Ways to Start Learning How to Cook

Ms. Career Girl

It’s not always easy, but it’s pretty fun and definitely worth the effort. Whoever got the cooking gene in your family. You get some family bonding time and maybe even secret recipes to boot. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with family members that are great cooks.

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#Gratitude Challenge Day 11: List 3 Things You Tend to Take For Granted (and What You Plan to Do About Them)

Personal Excellence Blog

Well, I can definitely relate. It was definitely a humbling experience to meet people who have been following PE from since two, three years ago. This is Day 11 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where we perform 14 acts of gratitude over 14 days.

Personal Branding: How Well Are You “Branded” Amongst Your Contact.

Career Realism

September 30, 2010 Tweet View Comments By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert , Andy Robinson How well are you “branded&# amongst your network of connections – friends, family members, individuals with whom you share outside interests, vendors, clients, colleagues, former colleagues?

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