I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but chances are, you’ll probably have a bad boss at some point in your career. And, while it’s easy to simply chalk the experience up to a rite of passage and move on, there are actually some pretty valuable lessons you can learn from a lousy manager. Read more
You feel you deserve a higher salary but should you ask for a raise? Let’s look at the facts: You’re long overdue for a raise. Your boss hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with one. Clearly, sitting around and waiting for your boss to give you a raise hasn’t worked so far. What are you waiting for? Read more
If you’ve been cooling your heels in the same job for a few years, waiting for the economy to rebound, you’re not alone, says Joel Garfinkle, the author of Getting Ahead and a career coach in Oakland. Happily, financial indicators have been ticking up – meaning it’s time to make a play for the position you want. Not sure how to do it? Try this step-by-step plan. Read more
A newly coined term that has become ubiquitous over the past decade in the Job Search sphere is Value Proposition. You’ll read and hear about it in association with networking, writing a resume and conducting an interview. The first step in defining your Value Proposition is also where many go wrong; they fail to understand that value, just like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Read more
When interviewing for a new job, it’s natural to want to know about Employee Benefits, Perks, additional opportunities for bonuses or raises, and other information that helps you decide whether a company is right for you or not.
When, and how you ask those questions, however, can have a huge impact on their interest in you as a candidate! Read more