January 16, 2014 by William Frierson
While you might have expectations for your first entry level job, you will likely find out that everything is not as you imagine. Here are five important lessons to learn in your new position in the following post.
When you graduated from college, what did you imagine the corporate world would be like? Maybe you fancied yourself sashaying into the office in a nice suit, surrounded by likeminded people and finally — finally! — buying that sports car/gadget/designer outfit you always wanted. Well, that’s certainly part of the package. But there’s more. No matter what field
October 09, 2013 by William Frierson
Thinking outside the box, having a fresh point of view, finding unorthodox solutions to problems–what do all of these highly valued traits have in common? They’re all traits of creative people. Even if you don’t work in a traditionally creative field, it’s becoming more and more important to bring your creative sensibilities out to work. Why? As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, creative thinking has become nearly vital. According to a study done with Adobe, a whopping 71% of respondents think that creativity is so important that it should be taught as a course. Continue Reading
September 23, 2013 by William Frierson
If you want to make things less stressful when starting a new entry level job, take the time to get organized. Learn five ways to do so in the following post.
Starting your first job can be overwhelming and intimidating. You’re eager to prove yourself, produce quality work and stay on top of things — which you can do by mastering the art of staying organized. Right from the get-go, you’ll want to explore the advice and tools available to get yourself organized. By
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July 11, 2013 by William Frierson
Even though working from home provides a convenience for some employees, employers may find it challenging to effectively manage this group of workers with entry level jobs. However, the following post shares seven tips for keeping up with telecommuters.
Knowledge workers can now work remotely from anywhere in the world. Thanks to tools like Fuze, Skype and Gotomeeting.com, we can communicate in real time and face-to-virtual-face. And with programs like Google Docs, we’re able to work collaboratively at all hours. The question, then, is not whether we
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June 10, 2013 by William Frierson
For whatever reason, you may need a fresh start at some point in your career. In order to find a new entry level job, the following post has six tips to get your career going again.
Spring cleaning has come and gone, and your home may (or may not) be a bit tidier because of it. But what about your career? What business dust bunnies and everything drawers have you been neglecting? Every career could use a good decluttering now and then. Here are some of the major areas to focus on when clearing out
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May 14, 2013 by William Frierson
The professional world has evolved. And to survive, your career tactics must evolve with it. Unlike your parents and grandparents, you can’t expect to work at one place your whole life. In fact, most Gen Y professionals will work at least seven jobs during their lifetimes, according to a Time magazine article. But that’s not the only big change you’ll find in the modern job scene. What is the new corporate culture, and what do current employers expect from workers? Find out with these eight need-to-know workplace and employee-centered trends. Continue Reading
May 01, 2013 by William Frierson
One way to make a good impression at work is to keep a clean and organized office space. The following post shares some strange things that have been reportedly found at employees’ workspaces, plus tips on how to improve them.
Many professionals try to make themselves at home at the office, but some take the concept to an extreme. In a new survey from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives were asked to describe the strangest or most surprising item they have seen on an employee’s desk or in his or her workspace. Here are some of their responses: Continue Reading