Employees

There comes a time in everyone’s career where you start to see the dollar signs flashing in your head. Over time you may start performing tasks and find yourself thinking, “this is not worth what I am getting paid.” Or maybe you think to yourself, “I have done a really amazing job in my role for these last six months.” Whatever the case, when the thoughts start percolating and you’re ready to bring it up with your boss, chances are you’ll feel some level of intimidation by the process of asking for more money. When it comes to asking for a raise, there are a few good approaches you can take, and a couple that you should avoid. raise

Ah yes, the dreaded meeting. Whether it is because they run too long, the meeting chairperson takes over and doesn’t let anyone else speak, or you simply feel like the time is spent inefficiently, most of us have a major distaste for meetings. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be this way. Here’s the thing: if you shift your mentality around them, changing your mindset, and no longer viewing them as a dreaded meeting, you may end up realizing that they do matter. And when done right, meetings can have an incredible impact on you as a team player and the company as a whole. Here’s how to change your mind about meetings: meetings

No matter your job description, there will always be the need and opportunity for you to continue to grow your knowledge and skill base. Introducing: Continuing Education. While in some cases this means industry-specific skills and knowledge, such as going to conferences, attending seminars, or completing courses, it also means personal development. Persisting on your own journey to improve your overall skills and abilities to continue to perform at your best at work will pay dividends over even a relatively short period of time. Here are some areas that you can focus on to help you shine on the job! continuing education

Leadership skills are necessary for maneuvering today's corporate landscape. Are you ready to tap into your natural leadership abilities and focus on self-improvement? Are you looking to gain more fulfillment and success in your job by brushing up on your skills? Start by implementing these four understated yet critically important areas of understanding. leadership skills

Being organized at work is often considered a positive trait of a great employee — but is there such a thing as being too organized? While planning certainly has its place in the office, there can be detrimental affects if it gets out of hand. How do you know when you’ve crossed the line from productive to prohibitive? Here are some signs that you may be over-planning — and impacting your career. productivity

No two job interviews are the same. Each candidate has their own set of answers, some better than others. There are lots of possibilities for how you’ll answer the tough questions that come your way, but there are some definite no-nos that any interviewee should avoid. Here are 5 of the worst things to say in an interview and why you should avoid uttering these words the next time you’re in the hot seat and looking for a new job. job interview

Job security depends largely on your ability to become an invaluable employee within your organization. When you become a key player, you’ll be sure to be included in the company in the long run. Staying on board and advancing your career is easy to do when you follow a few key behaviors that will get you noticed by the higher-ups in your company. Here’s how to become an indispensable asset at work: employee