Office Knowledge You Should Definitely Have

Ms. Career Girl

Alexandra Jane writes for Inspiring Interns, a graduate recruitment agency which helps career starters find everything from project management roles to marketing internships. The post Office Knowledge You Should Definitely Have appeared first on Ms. Everyone knows what street-smart is.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Internal Networking Skills

Blogging4jobs

During my 20 years with a large Connecticut company, I learned that internal and external networks are both worth your investment. 7 Ways to Boost Your Internal Networking Skills. Attend, network and definitely don’t skip the reception.

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how to reject a really bad internal applicant

Ask A Manager

But I also know that Chachi is probably getting picked up by a specialized team that does work that he loves, and, if given the choice, he’ll definitely go that way. You may also like: my coworker is trying to do all the work my employee argues and debates every little assignment and decision how to get info from job candidates who turn down our offers how to reject a really bad internal applicant was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

2017 19

how much guidance should interns need?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: We have a very small company and recently took on our first (paid) interns, and we’re having some issues managing. Part of the point of an internship is to start getting experience in how an office works — because by definition, when someone doesn’t have a ton of experience in office life, they really don’t know how things work. Things that seem obvious to you are often not going to be obvious to interns.

I yelled at our intern

Ask A Manager

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’m not sure I’d say I yelled, but I definitely raised my voice. So, given that, what should your interaction with this intern have looked like?

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

Ask A Manager

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?!” She definitely lacks some polish and is pretty blunt/brusque, probably partly from awkwardness, and she also seems to be taking us at our word and going out for coffee, texting, groaning very slightly when asked to do something boring, and interrupting to ask questions.

our interns are clueless about our office dress code

Ask A Manager

Each year, the company I work for brings on college students as interns. One thing I have noticed is the lack of following the dress code and unprofessional outfits from the interns. I’ve seen the odd issue with the male interns (one had swear words shaved into his hair and another would wear bright colored undershirts and t-shirts under his button-down shirt), but the problems I have noticed are almost exclusively from the female interns.

5 Steps to End Negative Internal Dialogue

Jobacle

We’re not gonna tell you what your internal dialogue should be – but if it’s any of the above statements – you need an attitude adjustment. The tips below should get you on the right track to ending negative internal dialogue. Negative internal dialogue must end!

boss left my performance evaluation on the office printer, intern just got hired by the team I’m interviewing with, and more

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That said, I can definitely understand why you’re weirded out; this is a document dissecting your performance that wasn’t intended for anyone but you and your boss to see. My intern just got hired by the same team I’m interviewing with. The kicker here is that the morning after my interview, my intern told me she had applied for a position on the same team (different role). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

How to Turn an Internship into a Job Offer

Career Alley

If this appeals to you, there are definitely some things you should keep in mind while you are interning to increase your chances of becoming a paid member of the staff. If the company where you are interning has a dress or uniform policy, be sure to follow it each and every day.

dealing with the self-appointed alpha-intern

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: It is, of course, summer intern season — which naturally means lots of poorly paid or unpaid 20-somethings trying to make a good impression for the sake of their future careers, myself included. Where I’m working this summer, there is a fellow intern intent on creating for herself an unspoken “captain of the interns” role.

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

Ask A Manager

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? Is it common to pay an employee when that person is interviewing for an internal job or should the employee be required to clock out/make up the time? should you be paid for the time you spend interviewing internally?

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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. One of my new teammates, Carguy, interned for us for a year and has been working for us full-time since September. It’s five answers to five questions.

saying no to an intern who wants to extend her internship

Ask A Manager

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!). Take this as a nudge to work on getting more comfortable giving frequent and clear feedback to future interns or employees.

someone drew genitalia on our intern’s cast, I want my employee to work on his day off, and more

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Employee drew genitalia on an intern’s cast. We had an intern who has a broken arm and is wearing a cast. I manage the intern’s manager. It’s definitely annoying, but since there’s no way around it if you want to work in those schools, just explain the situation to your references. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Job Seekers Must Educate Themselves on Employer Brand

Blogging4jobs

Definition of Employment Brand. Take Marriott International’s employer brand line “ Find Your World™.” She’s spent years recruiting and creating talent and employer brand strategies for companies like Marriott International. Is Employer Brand Important in Candidate Selection?

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. You can definitely get the right people for less if you hire from other countries. Check for great security and affordable international transfer fees.

summer intern is awful, boss wants me to make a PowerPoint for her raise request, and more

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Our summer intern is awful. We are an extremely small satellite office of larger company which hires a paid intern every year. Usually, these interns have just finished graduate school in our field, and the internship has been a launching board for a number of successes, including many of the current employees. Our current intern is Not Great. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Best in Class Companies Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

Blogging4jobs

Ever changing kid’s schedules, unpredictable health issues, or a change in your partner’s work environment will definitely impact your need to “flex!” Workplace Flexibility Starts with Internal Collaboration Tools. Defining Flexible Work Schedules.

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 am completely unable to accomplish office politics and definite limit my time with other people for the reasons listed above. I most definitely lament this, and it is most definitely something I feel a loss about.

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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. deli meats and working lunches, internal candidates need not apply, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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

Corn on the Job

Now, I say “of the past” because in recent years interns have made strides into becoming recognized as valuable contributors and resources well above and beyond their photocopying skills. An Intern is “Just an Intern”? Granted, you’re an intern… you’re not an executive.

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

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Befriend the intern to fire up your career Posted to: Networking | Promoting Yourself July 30th, 2010 Del.icio.us Recognize interns are gatekeepers to the good stuff. Is this your first time here?

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. People will assume you were not an intern and they will give you the benefit of doubt that you have solid experience.

3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

Career Realism

He recommends using a new definition: “Networking: the natural preference for extending value, without an immediate expectation of a return, and without giving away the store.” 3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About. Work It Daily.

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3 Keys For Staying Connected In The Workplace

Career Realism

Whether you work in a small business with less than ten employees or help to run a department in an international corporation, staying connected in the workplace is of the utmost importance when it comes to productivity. 3 Keys For Staying Connected In The Workplace. Work It Daily.

2016 61

3 Examples Of Great Personal Branding

Career Realism

Before I launch into giving examples, let’s recap the definition of personal branding. You can add to that definition what you want to be known for, because your personal brand is also aligning the image people have of you to where you are headed. 3 Examples Of Great Personal Branding.

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Discover the clown within

Learning Voyager

She was part of an international network of clowns (I can't recall its name, sorry) that had conventions, speakers, workshops, publications etc. While I wouldn't claim to be a clown (in the official sense of my friend the clown), I have definitely done my share of clowning around. How do you feel about clowns? Some like them. Others are terrified of them. Many years ago, probably back in late 70's/early 80's, I met someone who was seriously dedicated to clown work.

2017 19

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. See if your credit card charges international fees, and look into getting one that’s fee-free if it does. That will definitely make your mom feel better.

2016 61

How to Obtain Decent Work

The Undercover Recruiter

Taken from definition of decent work as identified by the International Labour. I recently attended a conference that focused on career development and various current research trends in this area.

Study: How Do Employers Manage Social Media?

Resume Bear

So if you haven’t already, now is definitely time to hop on the bandwagon and utilize social media to educate yourself and maybe even find some hidden job opportunities.

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. My impact has been international: the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.” 3 Things Your LinkedIn Summary MUST Say. Work It Daily.

2016 61

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. I think that the more prevalent linguistic and cultural similarities that exist in domestic moves sort of blinds us to the impact of the differences that are there, and they can probably be even more profound than some international moves,” Foster says.

6 Career Risks You Won’t Regret Taking

Ms. Career Girl

Your viewpoints will broaden, your international knowledge will expand and, even if the job you take pays less than a job within the confines of your comfort zone, it doesn’t matter, because the experiences that you will gain will prove themselves beyond valuable. Intern/Personal Research.

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3 Reasons Not Having A Personal Website Might Be Costing You Big

Career Realism

In the wrong context, talking about your accomplishments and success can definitely be inappropriate. Second, building a website while you are employed can open up new opportunities internally. 3 Reasons Not Having A Personal Website Might Be Costing You Big. Work It Daily.

2016 57

9 Things Not to Include in Your CV

Ms. Career Girl

Here are 9 things you should definitely steer clear of when writing your CV: 1) A photograph. Whether you’ve trekked the Sahara Desert, mapped a new genome or founded an international company, employers won’t want to read past the second page of your CV.

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3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

Career Realism

He recommends using a new definition: “ Networking: the natural preference for extending value, without an immediate expectation of a return, and without giving away the store.” There you stand, at your neighbor’s cocktail party, martini in hand.

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Adecco’s CEO for a Month Internship

Competitive Resumes

Adecco recently released Definitive Guide to Building a Better Workforce , provides unique insight into the types of talent today’s employers need, the skills that are most difficult to find and how they’re conceptualizing and addressing the skills gaps within their organizations.

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. When I got back from abroad, I had trouble finding a job, but I was added to a email list for former interns to receive alerts for open positions so we could apply directly through HR instead of the online portal. It’s four answers to four questions.

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. Additional background that is somewhat relevant: I hired this intern because my boss’s boss asked me to and I really couldn’t say no.