Help - My Co-Worker Can't Say No!
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
Over at Intuit's Fast Track blog, a reader wrote us with the following question: Here’s the question, with our experts’ responses below: My manager quit earlier this year, leaving me to run the marketing department with a woman we’d just hired. I wasn’t in favor of the hire because I was concerned that she lacks professional maturity, but now she’s my co-director and we’re making do. They’re not replacing my manag...
Admit Your Career Is Not Working
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
We all want the dream career. The one that gets us excited to get out of bed everyday. The career that gives us meaning and purpose. The career that we know we were born to fulfill. While this is the goal (and the dream) sometimes the jobs we take before we reach this goal are not that great. Maybe you are in a job now that is overwhelming or boring, but you need to keep it because of the state of the economy. Or, maybe yo...
How to make more money at work
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
Who doesn’t want to make more money? While we’ve all heard that money doesn’t buy happiness, it’s nice to be able to decide for ourselves if it’s true or not. How can you earn more dough? You may be surprised to learn how some simple steps can make a difference in your bottom line. How to Make More Money at Work: 1. Bring it. If you’ve been at your job a long time, it’s likely you’re not making an effort to exceed expe...
6 Revealing Signs You Should Start a Business
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
You've been having a tough time finding a job, and the longer it takes, the more obstacles you face. Your last job's end date has become more distant, and you aren't seeing any reason to be optimistic about landing something permanent anytime soon. If this describes you, it could be time to shift gears and stop looking for a job in favor of starting your own consulting firm or business. Is the writing on the wall, but you...
Insensitive, Divisive, or Self-Serving? Taking on Problem Behaviors | “You” Power
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2013
You experience them. You may even mention them–things that are done and said at work that aren’t right. We don’t do our jobs in a vacuum. We have to interact with others. The attitudes and behaviors of our bosses, coworkers, and customers contribute to the culture of the workplace. They make it consistently positive, negative, or a bit of both. So what happens when you see and hear insensitive, divisive, or self-s...
When Is Your Brand Not a Brand?
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
If everything you publish about yourself as a professional–and that includes your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and more–makes you sound pretty much like hundreds or thousands of other people…your brand is not a brand. It will not make you stand out to prospective employers as a promising candidate for the job you want. Without finding a clear way to distinguish yourself and convey your desirable value to those emplo...
Should You Relocate for a Job?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2013
In a job market that still leaves something to be desired, the question on many professionals’ minds is, “should I relocate?” Whether your current organization offers you a transfer that sounds too good to pass up or you receive an offer from an out-of-state (or out-of-country) firm that comes just as you were starting to get desperate, relocation is an issue that must be taken seriously – especially if you have a family that...
How Your Parents Could Cost You a Promotion
by Ben Drake - Feb, 2013
Did your parents ever tell you that if you work real hard and keep your head down, the rest will take care of itself? As far as career advice goes, that’s B.S. You’ve been at your job for a little while now. You love the company; you enjoy your job. You’ve worked really hard, mastered your current post, and exceeded all expectations…Yet you are still overworked and underpaid, your boss thinks Jimmy in the cubicle next-...
Career Benefits of a Strong Network
by Heather Huhman - Feb, 2013
What’s your secret weapon when it comes to your career? If you’re feeling unsure, there’s certainly one fail-proof way to impact your career for the long-term — develop and maintain a vast network of contacts. While you may have originally been prompted to build your network during your job search, a large pool of professional contacts has more to offer than just connections to job openings. The benefits to establishin...
Hone In on Special Skills to Find a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Identifying what employers want and making the case to show why you're a fit is one of the most challenging things for job seekers. If you haven't looked for a job in a while, it may seem like what employers want changed a lot since the last time you looked for work. Years ago, everyone seemed to prefer to hire Jacks-of-all trades—in other words, people who could do a little of everything. The goal was to cross-train, and...
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