Workplace Survival & Success

  • Seven Ways to Ruin Your Career

    The world is full of talented individuals who excel in their work but nevertheless are unable to find jobs. As the adage goes, "He who learns from others' mistakes is truly wise," and learning why such talented people remain unemployed provides...
    By N Nayab August 11, 2011 

  • Feng Shui Tips for Promoting Career Success

    Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging objects spatially in order to govern the maximum amount of chi, or energy. Organizing your office space to follow these tips will allow you to feel more relaxed and in control, which can increase your productivity...
    By Janelle Martel August 10, 2011 

  • Have a Boring Job? Ideas for Making Things Better

    Are you bored at work? Any ideas to make things more interesting would surely be appreciated. There really are things you can do to make things more tolerable, such as being able to laugh, thinking of how your job helps others, and listening to music...
    By Mike White August 10, 2011 


  • Learning to Communicate Better With Your Supervisor

    Communicating well is an indispensable skill to achieve success in any job, and more so with one’s supervisor. Understanding how to effectively communicate with a supervisor increases trust and rapport, resulting in many benefits such as more opportunities...
    By N Nayab August 7, 2011 

  • How Has Technology Changed the Workplace

    Advancements in technology -- namely computing power and communication systems -- enables the employee to make their work easier, faster and more enriching. Understanding how technology is changing jobs allows workers to equip themselves to face the new...
    By N Nayab August 6, 2011 

  • Are Slackers Holding You Back at Work?

    If you've been around the workplace enough, you've probably dealt with slackers. Workplace slackers can cause tension, damage the reputation of your business, and create distractions that can hurt the productivity of the workplace. Learn to recognize...
    By Amber Neely August 4, 2011 


  • Wish You Had a Different Job Title?

    Requesting a job title change may be the answer to some of the problems you have at work. Without a correctly worded title, neither coworkers nor you will understand what you are supposed to do, resulting in confusion, poorly routed tasks and low productivity...
    By Bruce Tyson August 3, 2011 

  • Today's Job Market: What do You Need to Succeed?

    If you are a recent high school or college graduate, you certainly don’t want to spend your time until retirement “holed away” in a boring job. Besides learning the specifics for your new career, you need to focus on broader trends,...
    By Matthew Craig August 1, 2011 

  • Survival Tips for an Open-Plan Office

    The organization I worked for was growing, but the space was not. An open plan solution was the obvious way forward, but it brought its own problems. How did we survive this new and stressful way of working? How does a person survive in an open-plan...
    By Isabel Cunningham August 1, 2011 

  • Do You Possess a Flexible Set of Universal Skills? Show Them Off on Your Resume!

    Typical job-hunters make use of pre-developed resumes, as they intend to submit as many applications to as many companies as are currently hiring. Resumes that don’t reflect transferable skills or the person's cleverness in performing tasks...
    By ciel s cantoria July 31, 2011 
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