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Posted December 31, 2014 by

The 5 Ways Negativity Can Unravel Career Potential

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

The overwhelming majority of job seekers fail to ever push their capabilities to the limit. Most never come close.

Our sales recruiters have seen that the lack of achievement is not a result of lesser intelligence, education or even having a poor boss, but rather comes from a skewed perspective that is overly negative of their own capabilities.

This negative perception gives rise to a multitude of issues and in time results in a less fruitful, lucrative career. This happens in 5 stages. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2014 by

9 Ways To Add Happiness To Your Mood At Work

Portrait of a smiling worker in a factory

Portrait of a smiling worker in a factory. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When the job is new, it usually seems refreshing and interesting. However, as your job gets old, it may start making you bored and tired all the time. No matter how happy-go-lucky you are, sometimes it becomes tough to stay positive and happy at work.

Work load, project deadlines, office politics and over-times are some of the few factors that may make you feel tired of your day to day job and thus add boredom to it. The only ways you can take that boredom out of your job and make it more interesting and engaging again are: (more…)

Posted March 17, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Find Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid These 7 Sins

Whether you are trying to build a personal brand or find recent graduate jobs, the misuse of social media could be harmful to your career.  In the following post, learn seven sins to avoid when it comes this form of networking.

Until social media came along and made everything complicated, I had personal branding figured out. Using traditional media, I could make any CEO, celebrity or author look like a genius. If my clients didn’t do anything embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres or book releases, I could keep their reputations — and monetary worth — strong.

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Posted March 03, 2014 by

Are These 5 Challenging Workplace Personalities on Your Entry Level Job?

On your entry level job, you might encounter a variety of personalities that can be hard to deal with.  In the following post, learn five of these personalities and how to get along with them.

This is a guest post by Judith Orloff . The workplace is filled with difficult personalities–bullies, know-it-alls, rumor mongers… Our fallback reaction when faced with problem people at work is to either assert ourselves or walk swiftly in the other direction. But there’s a middle ground, a way of communicating that’s

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Posted February 09, 2012 by

9 Tips to Create a Civil and Animosity-Free Workplace

As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers and employees nationwide will be barraged with reminders about the prevalence and pitfalls of office romance. However, some companies are facing an entirely different problem: their workers have lost that loving feeling and the consequences can be dire.

A tight job market, combined with stagnant wages and less upward mobility can leave workers feeling frustrated. In this environment, animosity between coworkers stemming from personality conflicts, differing work styles, or competition can be amplified, resulting in a wide variety of workplace problems, from lost productivity to increased and open hostility, according to the workplace experts at global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)