Category: Career Building

Think First Then Respond

Tip #2 to maintain a professional attitude at work  is to think things over before you respond to them.  This is especially true for the things that you get asked to do and think “over my dead body” on. Chances are, you’re going to get asked to do tasks that don’t appeal more than a few times…
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7 Easy Steps to Sink Your Job

As a manager, leader, and company owner, it is always interesting to me to see people’s behaviors.  You’d think that if they’re being paid well for a position, that they’d be on their best behavior, especially in front of the boss.  Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case. Easy Steps to Sink Your Job Bring your…
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5 Tips to Stay Sharp in Your Career

Progressing in one’s career is a pretty common goal.  But a lot of times, we get lazy where we are.  Think about it- when was the last time you updated your linked in profile or your resume.  I did update my linked in profile recently, but unfortunately, well, my resume is sadly out of date.…
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Why Entrepreneurship?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How did I know entrepreneurship was right for me?  Let me begin by explaining. Last August, I left my very nice job in the corporate world. I was a manager in a large IT Corporation, with a great job. But something was missing. I started some soul searching, and ended up…
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7 Career Tips No-One Ever Tells You

    I see so many posts on the internet about what you should do, and shouldn’t do in a job.  Frankly, there are a lot of written and unwritten rules in the workplace that can be a land mine to negotiate.  Here are some simple tips that if you are able to follow them,…
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Career Tip – Leave your Ego in the Car

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Have you ever worked with someone who could’t be corrected? Who knew that whatever they were doing was right, no matter what? Were they fun to work with? I think we’ve all worked with someone like that. They couldn’t admit they were wrong, even when wrong, and took offense at everything.…
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5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive | LinkedIn

I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry. It pressed every button. It accused. It threatened. It cc-ed people. It attempted to make me feel guilt. It attempted to make me feel fear. I can go on. I started to type a response and then I stopped. I’m not so…
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Career Tip – Leave Your Mood At Home

Have you ever had a colleague who who was moody one day, snappish the next? How did you like working with that person? Here’s a career tip for women especially : leave your mood at home.  I know, our hormones sometimes get the better of us.  I’ve known so many women who have raging hormones…
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How to Connect with a Colleague When You Have Conflicting Interests | LinkedIn

We are not all the same. Not in life and not in business. As a consequence, maintaining a healthy perspective on differences among people is a critical success factor in a business career. Some years ago I was struggling to keep a balanced perspective on one of my colleagues. He ignored or at least appeared…
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7 Simple Tips to Ruin Your Career

Lately, I’ve gotten to see some great behavior from employees, and some pretty darn lousy behavior.  There are, some surefire ways to ruin your career, and your job, so I thought I’d share those here in a helpful post.   7 Simple Tips to Ruin Your Career Develop a reputation as being hard to work…
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