How to negotiate other benefits when the salary offer's low-A handy template The call you’ve been anticipating finally came, and the job is yours! Time to rally the troops for a celebratory dinner. But hold up: Before you accept, you’ve got to negotiate. That much you know. You are ready for this. You even know that when it comes to negotiating a job offer, it’s not all about the salary.
How to disagree with your boss (without getting fired) Let’s face it-openly disagreeing with someone in a way that’s constructive and non-condescending can be tough. But, when that someone is your boss? Things suddenly get a whole lot trickier. You’re not quite seeing eye-to-eye with your supervisor on something, and you feel strongly enough about your opinion that you need to speak your mind and voice your concerns. However, ideally you’d like to do that in a way that doesn’t make you look like a prideful know-it-all who’s challenging his or her authority-resulting in you being shown the door and booted off the team.
Yes, outgoing introverts do exist-Are you one? So, you just found out you’re an introvert. Now you have a new way of understanding yourself and how you relate to the world. You can’t get enough of your new identity, so you’re reading every listicle and blog post about introverts that graces your Facebook news feed. Some articles describe you with frightening accuracy: You like spending time alone, you prefer calm environments, you often think deeply and reflect, and you’d rather text than call.
CV vs. Resume-Here are the differences “Um, what is a CV?” is a question job seekers often find themselves asking. Approach 10 professionals, and odds are high only one or two can tell you the real answer. Good news, you’re about to be one of those few people who know not just what the letters stand for, but how the CV compares to a resume, and whether or not you should have one.
How to stop anyone from constantly interrupting you-including your boss I recently received a question from someone who wanted to know how to handle a new boss who chronically interrupts. This is a serious problem in a lot of relationships, but it has many causes. Previously, I described the different reasons why people interrupt, and now I’d like to discuss what to say to people who keep interrupting you.
Here's what to remember when you're stressing about not being The Best When I was a little girl, my pushy and overbearing mother forced me into dance lessons. Now, I’ll let you in on a little secret about me: I’ve always been the type of person who’s completely unwilling to do anything halfway. If I’m going to put the time in anyway, you can bet I’m going to give it my absolute all.
5 ways to make people quickly forget you’re the least experienced person on the team There are few things more exciting than landing the job of your dreams. There are also few things more heart-stopping than leaving at the end of your first day only to realize you’re probably the least experienced person on your team. First things first, let’s do a quick pep talk: You’re there because you’re qualified-don’t feel any differently. Now that we got that out of the way, here are some things you can do to catch on quickly and make everyone forget that you’re the newbie.
Publicly complaining about your company is never a smart career move-Even if you're right A Yelp’s employee’s open letter to the company CEO made headlines this weekend. In case it wasn’t trending on your Facebook, here’s what you need to know: Talia Jane, a customer service representative, took to Medium to express her disappointment with her salary, as well as the company overall. She published it on February 19; later that day, she was fired. While CEO Jeremy Stoppelman tweeted that Jane’s dismissal was not his doing, I think he probably wasn’t thrilled about the situation.
3 basic time management strategies people forget about when they're I once worked with a team where the guy who was always “the busiest” got the least amount done. That’s because he spent more time managing his personal distractions than actually completing his work. He was certainly talented and had the skills to do the job, but had no idea how to manage his time. You may know someone like this, or identify with him yourself.
10 everyday habits that make you look wildly unprofessional at work Picture this. I was at a networking event last winter. It was cold outside, but quite warm in the room. Most of us balanced winter coats and heavy bags. I made small talk with a few other people, when a new guy approached the group. “Damn, you guys are carrying a ton of sh-t,” he said. “You know, you can check your sh-t for free at the coat check.” Boom! Instant credibility suck. I get that he was trying to help us, but none of us paid him any mind after that introduction.