Should You Accept that Promotion? (part 3)

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(This is the last of a 3-part series. Find the first 2 parts here (part 1) and here (part 2).) Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Getting a promotion is one of the holy grails of modern careers. It’s the post-college report card. It gives employees… Read more »

Should You Accept that Promotion? (part 2)

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(If you missed part 1, find the article here: Should You Accept that Promotion? Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Being offered a promotion is usually a welcome and exciting reward for a job well done – usually, but not always. Sometimes, it’s not so welcome… Read more »

Should You Accept that Promotion?

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From a young age, we’re taught that receiving a promotion is great public recognition of your success to date, and an exciting pathway to bigger and better things. But what if you not 100% sure that you want to take a promotion that is offered to you? Let us illustrate what might happen when you… Read more »

Strategies for Planning Your Financial Future

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We are constantly on the move … with too many things to do, people to see and places to go. We all want to be ready for retirement some day, but too often we delay planning… Read more »

How to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

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Our personal and professional lives often compete for the same fixed amount of awake time. Friends and family (and sleep too!) often get the short end of the stick when these calendars collide. Most folks long for a better work-life balance. Work-life balance is a common cry for the overworked and overwhelmed employee. Many organizations… Read more »

At Risk of Getting Fired? Plan Ahead

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Have you ever had the feeling that something just wasn’t right at work? Maybe your company is showing signs of financial trouble, or your boss has given dire warnings or poor reviews about your performance. Either way, things have gone from bad to worse. And you now have a gut feeling that your position might… Read more »

10 Ways to Start the New Year Right

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It’s cold. It’s gloomy. The twinkling lights have been taken down and those “back-to-work blues” are unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean they need to linger. A new year means a new opportunity for a fresh start at work. Now, as you return to the workplace in 2019, there are a few things you can do… Read more »

Avoid Getting Blindsided (Be Aware at Work)

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“I was fired today, and I didn’t even see it coming,” Tabitha said, behind both feelings of helplessness and of anger. Her friend, Sara, lent her a friendly shoulder, but wondered if there were early warning signs that Tabitha simply missed. It starts with an unsettled feeling: Your supervisor stops offering suggestions or feedback. You’re… Read more »

How to Network and Yet Still Have Fun at Your Company Holiday Party

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Tis the season for holiday party invitations! Holiday party invitations are most likely flying into your inbox faster than Santa on his sleigh. And somewhere in the mix of invites is one for the company holiday party. This gathering is meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work, but can be intimidating… Read more »

Bad Email Etiquette = Missed Job Opportunities

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Q. In a world of 24x7x365 communications, does email etiquette truly matter when it comes to looking for a job? A. YES! Email etiquette is a real thing, especially when looking for new employment. Why knock yourself out of contention with things that you can easily control? Misspellings, bad grammar, awkward email addresses (“rippedbody2000@gmail.com”), too-casual… Read more »