Don't get in a position later in life to say: "I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." [Marlon Brando in the Waterfront.] Make smart decisions and advance in your career.

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Can You Hit The Ground Running From Day 1 On The Job?

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Faced with tight budgets, few companies these days are willing to spend money on training new hires. Instead, they are looking for applicants who can hit the ground running from the first day on the job. During your interviews, ask what the company is looking for and explain how you can fulfill those needs. Training […]

Stop Annoying CoWorkers To Move Up Corporate Ladder

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

You must have known folks at your place of work who will annoy others without even trying. Without knowing their first nature, I can fairly say it’s their second nature. Some times it so happens that you feel like annoying others as well. The reason may be that some folks have moved up the corporate […]

3 Tips To Get Ahead In Your Career For The Long Haul

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

I have been writing about advancing in your career for some time now. And the reason I have given it so much importance is two-fold. One because of the still high unemployment in the country and second folks who have jobs must work harder and smarter to keep not only their jobs but advance their […]

Advance Your Career By Helping Others

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

It sounds kind of strange to some folks, but the truth of the matter is helping others genuinely, wholeheartedly and selflessly will help you advance in your career. If you’re busy doing your project and you have scheduled it very tightly because your boss wanted it yesterday, then your first priority is to finish it […]

4 Essential Attributes To Have As Professional Employee

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 1:00 AM | 1 Comment

Surveys after surveys have been done about what constitutes better, if not the best, employees in terms of their professional qualities and characteristics. These workers possess a strong work ethic – a valuable attribute to any employer. Whether managers and supervisors of these employees are overlooking their shoulders or not, they have enough work ethics […]

Unemployment Highest Among Lowest Educated Folks

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 1:00 AM | 5 Comments

It seems that education is directly proportional to employment and career advancement. The more years you stay in school and the more education you get, the better your future would be financially and a lot less unemployment cycles, if any, in your career. Of course, that’s in addition to hard and smart work. Peter Drucker […]

An Analysis of the Four Management Lessons

Monday, February 25, 2013, 2:00 AM | 2 Comments

Four management lessons are “flying” around all over the Internet. I think these lessons came across my web surfing some six years ago and I enjoyed them very much. Maybe I have missed it – what they actually mean and if they are really true in any industry and discipline, I have yet to see […]

How to Negotiate Your Salary to Maximize Your Compensation

Friday, December 28, 2012, 2:00 AM | 2 Comments

Your salary impacts more than your weekly take home pay now. It can influence your earnings potential long into the future as the salary you are offered at each successive job is often based in some part on the salary you made at your previous job. Learning how to negotiate a higher salary can give […]

6 Qualities To Have To Be Valuable To Your Employer

Monday, November 5, 2012, 2:00 AM | 3 Comments

Layoffs are hard on everyone, but you and your team could grow stronger despite budget cutbacks. What if you are one of the better performers, but your project is on the verge of cancellation? What can you do to keep your job or better yet keep the project alive? Every cut hurts, not just because […]

3 Big Tips To Experience Growth In Your Career

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Some of the old ways to get another job or grow in your career included head hunters, online job placements and such. The unemployment has inched down below 8% recently. However, there will always be folks getting laid off by one company and getting hired by another. That’s the dynamics of a modern economy. Nothing […]