Career Guidance: Life At Work

Career Guidance: Life At Work

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By: Martin Yate, CPC
Are you good at starting things but not finishing them? Does your mind wander? Do you sometimes spin in circles unable to gain traction? Did impulsiveness get you in trouble at school? Has it hurt you at work and in relationships?More
By: Kyle Kensing
If you're seeking to work from home, new research shows that you can make a compelling case when pitching the concept to superiors: that you'll increase your productivity. A Stanford University study of 13,000 employees conducted over nine months shows that those working from home are 12% more efficient than their office-bound counterparts. The study also finds a 50% increase in satisfaction among those working at home.More
By: Peter Weddle
Politicians and pundits alike have been debating just when the job market "recovery" will finally pick up steam. They all have different theories, and they’re all wrong. Recovery suggests that we will, at some point, return to an economy similar to the one we had before the Great Recession . We won’t. Why? Because of something I call the Economic Singularity.More
By: CareerCast.com
Do you have a sinking feeling that people are talking about you behind your back at work and making you look bad to your boss? If so, you are probably right. Workplace bullies are more common than people want to believe, and a majority of people experience workplace bullying firsthand at some point during their careers. You may be a victim of bullying and not even realize it.More
By: Anita Bruzzese / Gannett
If you think you’ll be recognized at work or garner a promotion just because you work hard, you need to get a clue. While you may believe you’re a diligent worker and deserve to be rewarded, others may not perceive you the same way. And it’s others’ perception of you that will determine your success, says Joel A. Garfinkle, a career coach.More
By: CareerCast.com
Just as there are many ways to skin a cat, according to the old saying, there are an equal number of ways in which to say no. When it’s your boss you want to say it to, it’s a little trickier, but that doesn’t mean you have to bite your tongue and take whatever he (or she!) dishes out for fear of losing your job or doing harm to your career.More
By: CareerCast.com
Let’s face it: There simply isn’t a better place to meet that bright-eyed love of your life than the place where you spend most of your waking hours: at work. And as a general rule, being at work is a time when you’re showered (hopefully), you’ve already dressed to impress and you’re ready to make a good impression. What other daily event is there where you go the full nine yards to look good other than for work?More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Question: I don’t know what happened. I just finished managing a project that has occupied most of my days for the last 18 months. My project was on time and within budget and I expected a lot of kudos, probably a raise or even a promotion . None were forthcoming. What did I do wrong?More