Career Advice

What You Need To Do If You Lose Your Job There’s a high probability that you, a family member or a friend will be downsized. In this time of grave uncertainty, losing a job is not your fault. The current circumstances are out of your control. You’re a victim of the outbreak and its aftermath. There’s no sugarcoating it—when you lose your job, it hurts. It's a sucker punch to the face.
Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis As someone who studies crisis communication, I regularly tell my students and clients that you need to communicate early and often with your key constituencies throughout a crisis. Even if you’re still trying to understand the extent of the problem, be honest and open to maintain credibility. Approach the situation with empathy. Put yourself in your constituents’ shoes to understand their anxiety. You will sometimes get it right, and you will often get it wrong, but it is still better to be as transparent as you can.
5 Tips To Work From Home I’ve spent the last 8 years running a business from my home office and have supported clients and colleagues in doing the same. Here are 5 key strategies to help ease the transition to remote work and preserve your sanity.
How To Stay Productive If You Are WFH Because Of The Coronavirus In this article, I share advice from veteran WFH professionals and guidance from experts who can help you be productive—and happy—while working from home. Specifically, I focus on how to be productive and how to remain connected to your team when you no longer need a badge to get your into your office.
4 Proven Strategies For Taking Control Of Your Career Getting started is often the most difficult part. Burnison crafted and recommends the MORE approach. Applicable to everyone, from recent college graduates to senior executives, it’s an effective, organized strategy to reinvigorate your current work environment or plan for a career move. It starts with you but it's not about you.
Should You Take a Job If You Don't Like The Manager? If you’re interviewing for a position, and you get a bad vibe from a manager, or think that you’ll struggle to get along with the person, it can be hard to know how to proceed. Should you take the job, and figure things will work themselves out? Or, turn down a job offer, even though there’s always a possibility the manager isn’t so bad after all?
4 Types of Conflict At Workplace In the middle of a dispute, when your brain kicks into overdrive, you might be stuck wondering, Where did this conversation go wrong? or Why is my coworker so mad? It might feel as if your colleague is being unreasonable, that the situation is intractable, or that your relationship will never recover. Uncovering what’s truly going on-what’s at the root of the disagreement-will help you set aside your emotional reaction and begin to solve the problem. There are generally four types of conflict: relationship, task, process, and status.
Give It Time Before Deciding You Hate Your New Job Once you start work and there are responsibilities you have to deal with, you’re more likely to adapt a prevention focus, which naturally focuses on the negative things. The perfect job doesn’t feel as perfect anymore. This disappointment can make you feel like the new role is a mistake. And sometimes a position isn’t a right fit. So how do you tell the difference between normal disappointment and adjustment and signs that the job truly isn’t working out? Before you decide that you should look for something new, here are three things to consider.
Don't Quit Your Job Before Asking Yourself These Questions Is it time to quit my job? This is a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another. Most people wait until they feel they must leave their job or organization, and that puts them at a disadvantage. They might end up choosing an “exit job” rather than the right next career step. Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, be proactive and take the opportunity, at least once a year, to evaluate your organization and your position in it, along with your personal career assets. The three questions below should help you assess where you stand.
3 Things You Need To Know About A March Job Search If you’re planning to launch or continue a job search in March, here’s what you need to know to land the best possible outcome.
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