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It happens. You take a new job and it never becomes the dream job you thought it would be or something changes at work and the place where you spend at least 40 hours a week becomes less than ideal. There are a few things you can do before throwing in the towel and finding a new job.
In 5 Ways to Resuscitate a Bad Job, Katie Simon offers some tips to resuscitate your job if it is boredom that has put it on life support. Having used some of these myself I can attest that they can add new life in to your workday!
A coffee once a month to check in with someone who you respect and can speak openly with can be a huge help.
The way we start our day can strongly influence how the rest of the day goes. Whether we are concerned in making that first hour of the day the one that sets the tone or use the morning to create a great day throughout, we need to take the early part of the day to set up success for the rest of the day. Here are seven tried and tested ways that I use to kick start my day.
No matter your relationship with your boss, he or she is still your boss. So when ideas get pitched from the cushier chair at the end of the table, you are usually expected to respond.
Kill two birds with one stone. Asking for more information both gives you insight and gives you more time to come up with a response.
But what if that idea is a bit, shall we say, crazy? We are not just talking one of those “interesting” ideas that pop up everything once in a while. We are talking something that isn’t just out of the box; it blows the box to smithereens … and not in a good way.
According to Sara McCord, in How to Respond to a Crazy Idea From your Boss, there are a couple of diplomatic ways to handle a doozy.
One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work. When over ten million people have needed help with their job-hunt—or with figuring out what to do with their life—there is one person they have turned to, more than any other. He is Richard N. Bolles, author of the #1 job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute? His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in Time (“10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” March 2009), U.S. News & World Report (deemed “savior of the nation’s unemployed,” October 2008), NBC’s Today Show (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on BusinessWeek’s paperback list as recently as last November.
Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide, designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven’t time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately—and now. Early reviews have called this little Guide “brilliant” and “tremendously helpful.”
Recently I wrote about Personal Branding in a resume and today I’d like to tackle the broader topic of Brand Management. Here are 5 pointers on this topic I would like to share with you. 1: Establish and maintain a high visibility online, in the press, and within the industry. This advice is not only […]
Jobs come in all shapes and sizes these days. Gone are the days of being limited to office work or corporate gigs. Startups are everywhere, and they aren’t just limited to the IT sector, so it may be the way to go for you.
Startups require a lot of work, a lot of attention and a lot of love
So, how do you get a job in a startup? Because of their nature, it can pose a different set of challenges than job hunting in the traditional job market. Kathy Ver Eecke, author of Need a Job? 32 Top Entrepreneurs Tell you How to Get One in a Startup (& They’re Hiring), shares tips on how to tailor your job search to land your dream startup position.
Creativity is essential in your career, from putting together an eye-catching cover letter/resume package to dreaming up your next marketing campaign. But, believe it or not, it doesn’t really just come naturally to most people. It needs to be developed just like any other skill in your toolbox.
Finding a job has become very difficult. In the past, the time required to find a job was measured in days or weeks. Job hunting, interview, and/or resume writing skills were not critical. Today, however, finding a job has become frustrating and time-consuming. The unemployed can go months (or even years) without finding a good job. Now, a successful job search requires these and other skills. This book prepares you for the modern day job search and provides you with a wealth of tools and information. This book was written to reduce the time necessary to find your next job.
Imagine your life as a montage in a movie. You flow through a series of clips starting in college – where you’re studying hard, connecting with new people, and growing up. You graduate, and get your first “real” job. It’s everything you wanted and more, and you sail off into the sunset of happiness and wealth with all your dreams coming true…
No matter where you work, and no matter how hard you work, at some point everybody hits a wall where work is the most boring thing in the world.
This condition has been widely diagnosed as ‘the blahs’, and it is a widespread and worldwide phenomenon. Luckily for you, we have a prescription for this ailment.
When your work life gets boring, here are five ways to break through ‘the blahs’.