Ask almost anyone about happiness in the workplace, and they’ll likely tell you it’s tied to money, management, or that professional nemesis every office seems to have. But they’d be wrong. Happiness has nothing to do with the job itself — nor does it have anything to do with a boss or a colleague. It has everything to do with you. How you go about tapping into your happiness is entirely up to you, but what we’ve found that works best is the following.
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Many people who deserve a raise are also the least likely to ask for one. In fact, go to any company and you’ll find at least one workhorse who completely underestimates his or her own worth. While discussing pay can be downright frightening, it shouldn’t keep you from asking for a salary increase. Try these nine negotiation strategies to make the discussion that much easier.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out and need to recharge, there are plenty of ways to do this from the comfort of your own home, or even the office. Don’t worry about packing a bag; the following can help you reinvigorate your mind and body.
We all know mentorship is important. It’s one of the most effective ways of developing – and retaining – new talent within an organization. If someone has recently asked you to become a mentor, or you’re currently working with a mentee, here are steps that will help ensure you’re both getting the most out of the relationship.
Many job seekers overlook a potentially useful job search option: recruiters. They genuinely want the best for you, as a candidate. They also want the best for their client, your potential employer — which is why it’s smart to cultivate a relationship with a “search partner” that can help you with your hunt. But before you do, we thought we’d clear up some of the most commonly asked questions about recruiting.
Whether giving a gift to a coworker-turned-friend or participating in an office gift exchange, you’re probably left wondering what to buy. After all, holiday gift-giving in the workplace can feel like a minefield — especially for those new to the job. If gift exchanges are allowed in your organization, these eight tips are often a good place to start.
No matter how prepared you are for an interview, you likely won’t be able to anticipate every question that will be asked. In fact, you may even be stumped by a question or two. Have no fear! Follow these tips to stay calm, cool, and collected no matter the question: Take your time. Oftentimes an […]
Sending your résumé and hoping to land interviews may not be your best bet to land that ideal job. Let’s start with some startling facts: An average of 250 résumés arrive for one corporate job opening. The first résumé is received within 200 seconds of a position being posted. And if you use a major […]
Let’s paint a picture — and a seemingly rosy one, at that. You just accepted a new job offer at a different company, and the day comes when you must head into your boss’s office to share the news. But instead of offering her congratulations, she counters with a higher salary if you choose to […]
Going on a job interview can make even the most confident of us feel like we’re heading back to school — and for an exam, no less. But unlike those standard tests of our youth, not every question has a clear and simple answer. To keep yourself from what feels like hopeful guessing, you do […]