Reggie Herndon returned to college because he wanted to change careers. What he didn’t want was another degree.
One great mentor can help you, especially early in your career. But as you progress you need a network of mentors who can broaden your perspective and grant access to new opportunities. Build your mentoring network by creating a personal relationship map. Identify the people you need help from to be successful in your current job and …
Consistently do these five things and the results you want from your employees–and your business–will follow.
Becoming a top candidate for promotion doesn’t happen overnight. You have to build a track record of proven performance and demonstrate the skills required for the job. Consider the following strategies to propel yourself to the top of the list:
Most people respond better to visuals than the spoken word alone. But, not all visuals enhance a presentation: Inaccessible graphs or nonsensical clip art will detract from your message. To create visual aids that give your presentation impact, engage your audience, and make your points stick, follow these rules:
The Class of 2012 may be surprised to hear that they need to start saving…right now. Here are 6 ways to make saving for retirement both painless and bulletproof.
Many of us become visibly nervous before engaging in career negotiations, especially if we’re asking for a raise. So how can we make sure we don’t psych ourselves out before asking our boss for more money?
The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’ve got less than two minutes to deliver a winning elevator pitch for your amazing new idea — wherever you are. Start by grabbing your prospect’s attention in the first few seconds. Convey who you are and describe what …
It might be tempting to use your mentoring sessions to impress your mentor — someone who can potentially advance your career. But, most mentors are put off by protégés who do more self-promoting than learning. Listen to your mentor, show humility, and make it clear that you take the counsel seriously. When you get feedback, don’t …
Employers recognize that they need to develop flexible work schedules to retain valued older workers. So why can’t they get it right? A new report identifies four troublesome trends.
The best way to find a job is through networking. But, don’t limit your outreach to close friends and current colleagues. Cast a wide net and reach people beyond your immediate circle. Here are three steps to do that:
Here is some research sure to rankle every employee who has applied for an internal promotion and been passed over in favor of someone brought in from the outside.
According to Wharton management professor Matthew Bidwell, …