Interview As A Team Player

Interview As A Team Player

3 Ways to Interview as a Team Player  Do you come across at an interview as a competent but self-interested candidate or as a high-performing team player? Many companies are anxious to hire new employees who don’t just have the right experience and expertise, but who...
How To Avoid Getting Fired

How To Avoid Getting Fired

Being terminated from a job is scary. Reality is, it’s not always your fault, but in some cases, there may have been steps you could have taken to prevent it from happening. There are usually three reasons why you could get fired, says Debra Benton, co-author with...
The ONE THING You Must Do After Submitting Your Résumé

The ONE THING You Must Do After Submitting Your Résumé

You apply for a really cool job, and now you wait for the phone to ring, right? Calling the company could make you look over-eager, or even rude, right?  Actually, no. Waiting would be a big mistake. You can’t just submit a résumé and think your work is done. Being...
How To Ask For A Raise – And Get It!

How To Ask For A Raise – And Get It!

There may be nothing harder than walking into the boss’ office to ask for a raise. But budget cuts are a way of life and in many companies if you don’t ask for a raise – you don’t get one. It’s not impossible with a little prep work and a shot of confidence.  I sat...
No More Performance Evaluation Disasters

No More Performance Evaluation Disasters

That knot in the pit of your stomach has a tendency to reappear about twice per year – and you can generally predict the date and even the time of day for the first symptoms.   Next Tuesday is your Performance Evaluation discussion with your boss – where you’ll...