Optimist or Pessimist?

Is your glass half empty or half full? It may matter to your career success more than you think. Scholars have linked optimism to career success in several studies. They also link the quality attachment – your emotional security in the face of change or distress – as an indicator of your effectiveness at work - and perhaps at finding a job. Continue reading “Optimist or Pessimist?”…

@work Vacation Planner

Summer is almost here, and since most of us will be taking some time off, it seems like a good time for a discussion of how to leave your office for an extended period. Theareml tools available to help coworkers and customers know what to do in your absence, and ways to help the team cope better while you’re gone. Continue reading “@work Vacation Planner”…

What Time Does Work Start?

The employee manual says that your work day runs from 8:30 – 5:30 every day. Here’s a simple question: what time does work start? Continue reading “What Time Does Work Start?”…

The Best Paying College Degrees

Training and education are the best ways to increase your value as a worker; everyone should consider adding education to his career plan. But before you lock yourself into a 4-year degree, think about your return on investment. Payscale.com has listed the best-paying college degrees, and it’s no surprise that engineering degrees top the list. Economics, physics and computer science complete the roster of degrees that really pay off. Continue reading “The Best Paying College Degrees”…

Your Personal Brand

To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. It's that simple -- and that hard.” Your career path is more than a series of jobs – it’s about who you are and where you’re going. The problem is, most of us aren’t sure of who we are and where we’re going. Continue reading “Your Personal Brand”…

Look the Part to Get the Job

Have the rules changed for corporate dress? Young workers and jobseekers seem to think so. “The idea that you have to wear hose and heels to the office every day died a decade ago,” one 20-something staffer told me. “In Florida? In July? I don’t think so!” Continue reading “Look the Part to Get the Job”…