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on May 18, 2011
It takes careful strategy and maneuvering through political minefields to move ahead in your career. You don’t always make friends and there is no safety net once you start to climbing that corporate ladder. The higher you climb, the greater the risk of falling. As your success grows, there will be more people to scrutinize your every move and they won’t necessarily have your best interest at heart. It can be a lonely journey to the top with few people that you can trust and one of the basic laws of the BlackJag Doctrine is that you must never confide in anyone at work.
on April 26, 2011
When you start a new job, you will have many things to learn in order to get up to speed on the position itself and on your new company. Starting a new job can be nerve racking, especially if it’s a step up in your career and you’re moving to a new company. As you [...]
on April 25, 2011
Dave writes: I made the mistake of writing my salary request in my cover letter (per the request of the person that recommended me for the position). Two months have passed since I submitted the resume and I finally have an interview. Now I wish I would have asked for more. Is there a way [...]
on April 25, 2011
Some of you out there are just beginning to build your personal brand. Whether you’re contemplating re-entry into the workforce, searching for a higher-paid position, or exploring future opportunities, one thing is certain: Your online presence is like a public resume. That first page that comes up when you search your name is the online you [...]
A chrono-functional resume is one way to deemphasize employment gaps, but these formats are unpopular with employers and especially recruiters. Another approach, if you can legitimately do so, is to frame periods of unemployment as stints of self-employment, consulting, or project work. Some job-seekers quit their jobs to pursue advanced education or training; you can [...]
By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A deep interest in economic development originally led Patricia Hammes to a career in project finance law at global law firm Shearman Sterling. But as sustainable development has become increasingly important from a business standpoint, Hammes has become a passionate leader of the firm’s work in this sector, [...]
on April 21, 2011
Procrastination at work is like a slow growing illness that, over time, erodes your self-confidence and can ultimately leave your career paralyzed. Your co-workers and manager will quickly realize when procrastination becomes an issue. You may not even be aware that you have become a chronic procrastinator because it creeps up on you slowly but others will see it quickly and what`s at stake is your reputation. The good news is you can overcome procrastination and achieve greater success in your current position while protecting your future aspirations.
on April 12, 2011
Exploring the case for personal development for the Directors and Senior Managers of an organisation on the basis that the charisma of inspirational leaders comes from personal congruence. This congruence cannot be learned, but is the consequence of the kind of personal development that addresses individual doubts, misgivings and mental blocks, resulting in business leaders who are whole-hearted about what they do and about what they communicate to others.
on April 12, 2011
By David Hilliard With so many strategic initiatives failing, it is clear there is a chasm between what is said and what actually happens – too much talk and not enough action. Hollow promises of sharper execution and new executive talent appear in the news with tedious regularity – as if it were the latest [...]