@work Blog (page 121)

Postcard from the Cube Farm

Some estimates put the number of cubicles in offices throughout the U.S. at over 13,500,000. The much-maligned flexible office space has been the staple of satire for years, most notably in Scott Adam’s Dilbert comic strip. Cubicles have become a symbol of underpaid, overworked and underappreciated workers over the past 40 years since their invention. Continue reading “Postcard from the Cube Farm”…

The Improv Effect

Jessie Shternshus has been studying and practicing improv since she was 11 years old; she’s a professional actor and performs regularly at the Comedy Zone. But she insists that you don’t have to be a professional actor or comedian to use the skill; you already use it every day in conversation. Continue reading “The Improv Effect”…

The Good News Index

Try to look for good news when you can. Continue reading “The Good News Index”…

Job Search Rules for a Soft Economy

It's important to understand the ways in which this slow economy changes your job search. During Continue reading “Job Search Rules for a Soft Economy”…

5 Steps to Perfect Follow Up

In a competitive job market, your follow up skills can make a big difference. Part strategy and part common courtesy, good follow up skills can separate you from the crowd and position you for a job offer. Continue reading “5 Steps to Perfect Follow Up”…

Handling the Panel Interview: Part 2

Panel interviews will usually be more formal than a single interviewer format; the panel will generally take turns asking structured questions and will take good notes. Continue reading “Handling the Panel Interview: Part 2”…