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6 Ways Guaranteed to Impress Your Boss

Let’s face it: most bosses are bad at giving feedback—whether it’s positive or negative feedback. This lack of feedback can be particularly unsettling if you are new to a job and looking for direction. So, how should you perform if you receive no feedback

What Happens When You Don’t Get the Job

Finding out you did not get the job can be disappointing, especially if it was a job you really wanted. The news can be even more disheartening if you’ve been looking for a job for a long time and received several rejections. Most people

7 Behaviours That May Harm Your Career

Have you ever felt angry at being passed over for a promotion? Or felt the disappointment of not receiving the raise you wanted? And when you feel these emotions, do you look for someone else to blame? If you’re like most human beings, your

What To Look For In A Job Offer

I know of a person who was made a verbal job offer in the morning, only to have it withdrawn that same evening. Unfortunately, in the interim, he resigned from his current job. When he asked for his old job back, his employer refused.

Do Fears Prevent You From Reaching Your Career Potential?

I encounter many people who lead a “fear-based career.” By this, I mean that some underlying fear influences their career decisions and prevents them from achieving their full potential. Here are a few examples. Jim A marine biologist, Jim has an irrational fear of

Decline the Offer Without Burning Bridges

There are plenty of reasons why you might turn down a job offer even after you’ve been through a series of interviews, meetings, and testing. However it can be awkward, especially if you’ve been indicating your interest in the job all along by continuing

How to Overcome a Less-Than-Stellar Performance Review

A disappointing performance review can be devastating, especially one that caught you off guard. You may experience a range of emotions like anger, embarrassment, denial, failure, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For sure, it will

How To Make Your Boss Take Notice

Have you been passed over for a promotion and not understood why? Instead of doing what most people do—blame the boss—why not take an honest look at yourself and ask this question: Does my boss even know who I am and what I can

Should You Ask for that Raise?

Have you been thinking about asking for a raise but not quite sure how to bring up the subject with your boss? Here are a few things to think about first: Forget the old criteria for granting raises. Long gone are the days when
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