Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
The new year is quickly approaching, and with it many resolutions. As we start thinking of ways to improve ourselves, you may have professional resolutions in addition to the typical desires to eat better and regularly hit the gym. If looking for a new job is a resolution in 2014, you'll need to start networking ASAP, if you haven't already. For those who haven't worked their professional network in a while, things are a little different than years past. With the emergence of professional networks like LinkedIn, networking is now a 24-7 activity and requires more effort than showing up for a cup of coffee once a month. The new etiquette of networking is critical for everyone, not just those actively looking for a new job. In 2014, consider these tips as you network. They will help you build stronger relationships across your profession and may even make the difference in helping you find that job of your dreams.
Some apologies are absolutely necessary. Others may feel like overkill, and sometimes it is unclear whether to apologize or instead refrain from calling attention to your foibles. When you mess up at work, learn how to offer an effective apology, and you may strengthen your position and gain respect.
There are plenty of reasons to "be yourself." First thing that comes to mind is personal satisfaction. But is being yourself a good idea in the workplace? If you'd say no, consider this: harnessing your own idiosyncrasies might help you to stand out. You might succeed in business because you are unique, not in spite of it.
Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away.
Not only are women underrepresented in leadership and executive roles in the corporate world, but they are also outnumbered in MBA programs. If we are to level the playing field, then we need to start with making educational programs more appealing to the women of the world, not just the men.
Some economists argue that raising the minimum wage gives more people the power to purchase goods and services, while others say that raising the minimum wage hurts the poor, because businesses aren't able to hire as many low-wage workers. Both arguments are right and wrong at the same time.
You arrive at work with peanut butter on your skirt and spit up on your shoulder. You duck into the bathroom to apply the lipstick you didn't have time for this morning, and arrive at your desk just a few minutes late. The baby was up all night. Then, things get worse.
After graduating from college, most people look for and expect to get a job. However, the skills you used to do well in school are not the same as the skills you need to do well on a new job.