Congratulations! You just finished a job interview and it went very well. Now what? Sit at home and wait for the phone to ring? Nope! It's time to write a thank you note to the person who interviewed you. But what to say?
For many of us, January 1st represents a new beginning, a clean slate, and a chance to make significant changes in our lives. For college football fans, January 1st signifies the start of something else: College Bowl Games. While many fans are looking to the season stats to predict the winners, we at PayScale did what we do best -- we looked at the data. If salary potential after graduation was the deciding factor, which teams would be victorious in the bowl games of 2013?
In a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the most important benefit new college grads are looking for is a salary increase. That alone has become a priority above any other type of benefit.
By the year 2035, phone interviews will be conducted via text messaging, or perhaps through Skype chips implanted in our retinas. Until then, we'll have to cope with the potential awkwardness of the phone interview. It doesn't have to be bad, though: If you follow these tips from Lifehacker, you can use phone interviews to demonstrate your awesomeness, instead of showcasing your occasional social awkwardness.
What can the University of Notre Dame teach us about leadership quality? A whole lot, especially if you look at the similarities between leadership in sports and business. A good leader can bring a team to the heights of greatness or knock them to the ground before they've even gotten the chance to start.
Perhaps you remember the first time you sat on Santa's lap as a child, if your family was into that sort of thing. Maybe you can recall clearly the nervous anticipation you felt in line, the awe you felt as you approached Santa Claus, in the flesh, and the joy you felt at the chance to tell the man himself what you wanted for Christmas. As an adult, you might have a different view of the man in red than you did as the child clutching the candy cane Santa gave you after the picture was snapped. You might wonder where these Santas come from and who sends them out into the world. We spoke with David Mickelson, VP of Arthur and Associates, a leading Seattle Santa company, to get the inside scoop on Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Settle in with some milk and cookies and read on to find out how this company spreads Christmas cheer.
Is there a negative bias against creatives as leaders? According to new research, yes. This bias is because of the seeming dissonance between our ideas of a typical creative person and a typical leader.
One of the quickest ways to ensure a miserable office life is having a poor relationship with your manager or supervisor. Whether you have trouble communicating or your manager just isn't cut out for managing people, the relationship you have with your boss can determine the course of your career. So, what can you do to make it better?
Most of us want to be promoted at some point. But what happens when moving up the ladder means taking on a supervisory role -- and you don't want to be a manager?
They say that money can't buy happiness, and it can't always buy employee motivation either. Check out these helpful tips by Progressive Business Publications Newsletters for motivating workers without your wallet.