So, you work for a jerk? But, it’s a recession, so you aren’t looking to change jobs. (At least not now!) So, some tips to help you try to build a relationship with the person you probably spend a lot of your time trying to avoid…
When should you take a mediocre job?
In todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economy, it is tough to counsel Ã¢â‚¬Å“choiceÃ¢â‚¬Â to job seekers. When bills need to be paid, and jobs seem few and far between, many donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t consider Ã¢â‚¬Å“optionsÃ¢â‚¬Â as part of their job hunting mentality. That said, taking a bad job probably is not the wisest career move.
Thinking About an MBA? You May Want to Think Twice and Listen Hard in Kindergarten
Thinking about waiting out the recession by getting an MBA? A recent Newsweek article may may you think twice. The article, reported on an 18-month study on the state of the M.B.A. conducted by two Harvard professors. They interviewed deans, recruiters, faculty and alumni from several dozen top business schools.
Their conclusions? Recruiters say the M.B.A.s they do hire have learned little about such skills as giving presentations, navigating corporate politics or leading co-workers.
Ask for What You Want At Work. Or: Don't Ask for Orange Juice if You Want Grape Juice
Have you ever known someone who doesn’t ever seem to know just what he or she wants? I know someone like that. In fact, I know him really well. He’s my 2-year old. He is in a constant state of not knowing exactly what he wants.
Unlike my 2-year old, whose only real consequence for his indecision is needing to say a few extra “pleases” or being stuck with whatever he first requested, there are real consequences for professionals who either don’t know what they want or don’t know how to ask for it.
Can You Identify Your Single Greatest Accomplishment?
I’m working with a client whose documents include a note about a specific role that she performed in one of her positions. She indicates that this was “her single biggest professional accomplishment.” This led me to ask: How many of us can identify our single greatest professional accomplishment? Can you? What if someone asked you […]