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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make in Their First Job–and How to Prevent Them

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

A new study found that 2014 college grads face a challenging job market–and may end up having to take a low-quality job to start. (Here’s the link.) But whether or not a starter job ever leads to a dream job, there are some basic, informal rules of behavior that every new employee should try to master, and some mistakes it just makes sense to try and avoid.

Here are some classic rookie mistakes to avoid and the solutions. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2014 by

On Recent College Graduate Jobs Where You Need to Manage Your Boss? Tips to Learn this Skill

Young professionals who are not sure how to manage recent college graduate jobs can learn this skill with some tips in the following post.

If you think your work should speak for itself, why are so many famous artists unknown until their death? If you want to be known in this lifetime as a master at your craft, you’ll need to learn how to manage up. You’re probably good at letting others know how great your people are or how wonderful your company

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

6 Critical Indications That it’s Time For a Career Change!

Career change just ahead on green sign

Career change just ahead on green sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Gone are the days when people wouldn’t mind long hectic hours of employment, unending shifts, extreme-level of office politics or even a bad-tempered boss, as long as they were getting a hefty pay at the end of the month. Nowadays, people are more inclined towards a career which is although lucrative but also less hectic and more rewarding. Nevertheless, things don’t always turn out the way one expected and often end up causing a great stir in one’s life. Following are the telltale signs that indicate when it is time for a quick career change. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2014 by

How to Stand Out at Your Entry-Level Job

Happy student/young woman giving a thumbs up on getting first business job

Happy student/young woman giving a thumbs up on getting first business job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As new college graduates find out very quickly, many entry-level jobs are not designed to help you stand out. Instead, your role is to fade into the background; to pour coffee, assist a higher-up, or otherwise serve in the day-to-day administrata of office work.

However, even if your job involves a lot of envelope-stuffing and printer management, there are still ways to stand out and start your journey to career success. (more…)

Posted November 20, 2013 by

How to Increase Your Promotion Potential: 10 Tips

Two men shaking hands on a promotion

Two men shaking hands about a promotion. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You work hard at your job. You show up on time every day. You do what’s expected of you. So why aren’t you being promoted?

Unfortunately, you can’t expect a promotion simply by doing your job well. Moving up the corporate ladder usually requires a concerted effort to make yourself stand out. As human resources executive V. Jean Maye puts it, “Employers want to see passion, leadership, a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and a solution-oriented team player poised for promotion.”

Don’t worry: This doesn’t mean you have to commit yourself to working 80 hours a week. There are a number of other ways you can make yourself stand out as a good candidate for a promotion and ensure you’re on the path of the upwardly mobile. (more…)

Posted August 28, 2012 by

Gossip is Most Common Form of Office Politics

It seems that the workplace is not a popular place to talk politics, but that doesn’t mean that politics are not in the workplace.  Workers who try to avoid office politics say that gossip is all too common.

The U.S. presidential campaign may be heating up, but it’s considerably cooler in the office, a new Robert Half survey suggests. Four in 10 (40 percent) workers interviewed characterized themselves as “occasional voters” when participating in office politics, limiting their involvement to issues that affect them directly. Another 39 percent said they are “neutral parties” who stay completely out of the fray. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2012 by

Office Politics: Why You Need to Play the Game

The politics of Obama, Romney & Co. are on everyone’s lips these days as the challengers and incumbents in the race for the highest office in the land battle it out on a global stage. Alas, the commentary’s rarely positive.

These days the term politics has become a four-letter word for many, in part because it represents a fraternity that spends more time defending itself than abiding by its dictionary definition: activities which are associated with government. The word has evolved to mean: the relational dynamics associated with influencing and governing — be it a country or a company — that become the currency of executing and trading favors and fostering opinions. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2012 by

Office Politics Play a Role in Career Advancement, Most Workers Say

Are office politics really necessary to move up the corporate ladder?

Whether you’re running for office or just working in one, it pays to be a good politician, a new Robert Half survey suggests. More than half (56 percent) of workers interviewed said involvement in office politics is at least somewhat necessary to get ahead.

Workers were asked, “In your opinion, what effect, if any, does involvement in office politics have on one’s career?” Their responses: (more…)