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.

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!”

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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.

Definition of Job Search Insanity

Career Rocketeer

“What is the definition of insanity? Do we use quality of the school, GPA or other criteria that eliminates you if you were not a top student or you were a bad test taker; or worse yet if your family could not afford to send you to a prestigious or well known university?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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“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?”

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

#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?

is my employer plotting against me?

Ask A Manager

The I’ve been with this small, family owned, business for 5 years (passed down from a father to his daughter and son when he passed away) and I’ve seen a lot of unfair behaviour on their behalf. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is my employer plotting against me?

How to Get Motivated After a Setback

Career Makeover Coach

Death of a family member. Sara Kmiecik January 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm Very interesting post – I definitely think it is important to regroup after a setback and get organized before doing anything.

The Day I Gave Out Free Hugs

Personal Excellence Blog

It is definitely not easy walking up to any random stranger to ask him/her to give you a hug–especially not in a lunch crowd at the Central Business District, where everyone is walking at lightning speed, trying to get from Point A to Point B, with a highly pissed-off look on his/her face!!

Paying Attention to Anthropologists May Be Important to HR


The Definition of Marriage. The changing definition of what a legal marriage is has required many HR departments to alter benefit plans to accommodate individuals that had previously been excluded.

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The ONE Thing You Must Do To Be a Better Negotiator

Ms. Career Girl

Another way of doing it is to think that you are representing your family’s interests in the negotiation. If you have a husband, kids or other family members that you support, imagine they are your client.

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Two Conversations Parents Must Have: The Sex and Career Talk

Competitive Resumes

Yet, as a family, we want to emphasize the results when the relationship building is the most critical. Since there are many definitions of what a healthy relationship looks like, there is no argument of what it means to our life experiences.

my coworkers know I’ve been in a volatile, possibly abusive relationship — can I bring my fiance to work events?

Ask A Manager

He told his whole family that I am a nightmare and cut me out. Your fiance is telling you that “people have drama,” but actually most people don’t have drama like this, and they definitely don’t bring it to work. family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: I was in a very volatile relationship for the past couple of years. It all began around the same time that I launched into a new career with a new employer. Somehow I was able to continue my job and survive.