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'I Quit'

Brandon Smith - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:49am

Whether you are minutes away from quitting your job or you are just fantasizing about “sticking it to the man,” quitting is on our minds more often than we admit. And just like a break-up, there is a time and place for...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)

WORKING: Searching While Expecting

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:47am

Occasionally, our career expert Brandon Smith will answer a question from a listener or blog reader. Here’s one he received recently: “I am six months pregnant and I was wondering how to approach my situation in the job...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)

WORKING: Generational Conflict

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 10:00am

When you work with people, it’s natural that some conflict will arise from time to time. Sometimes, though, we have trouble dealing with a colleague because we’re different ages and have different perspectives on the...

(Photo Courtesy of Arjun Kartha via stock.xchng.)

WORKING: After The Interview

Joshua Stewart - Friday, April 20, 2012 - 7:05am

Here’s the job-search checklist: Network with friends, acquaintances and social-media connections to find interesting new opportunities. Craft your resume to highlight the story you want to tell about your career (and...

Prescription - How To Deliver A 'Dysfunction-Free' Performance Review

Brandon Smith - Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:41am

More often than not, workplace dysfunction is a sneaky and unpredictable thing. Your boss flips out without warning simply because your report is an hour late. Your co-worker smiles at you in the break room only to be...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)

WORKING: Finding Work While Working

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:11am

The truth is, it’s easier to find work when you already have it. Seems counterproductive, especially for the long-term unemployed, but recruiters agree that’s the way it works. Balancing the job search with your daily...

When Performance Reviews Become Personal

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:09am

It has been my experience that when performance reviews turn dysfunctional, 50% of the time the issue lies with the content itself (its inaccurate, vague, political, etc…). However, for the other 50% of the time it has...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)

WORKING: Finding A Mentor

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:36am

People often through around the phrase “he’s my mentor.” What does that really mean, though? Developing a useful mentoring relationship is more than just learning new skills and approaches from an older co-worker or...

When Performance Reviews Become Unpleasant Surprises

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:08am

When it comes to performance reviews, perhaps nothing can be more frustrating than to be “surprised” during the conversation. However, before we go much further down the path, it is only fair that I share my personal...

(Photo Courtesy of Arjun Kartha via stock.xchng.)

WORKING: No Resume Needed

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 9:41am

A big part of a job search is polishing and fine-tuning your resume so it best reflects who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re headed. For some companies (mostly tech or marketing firms, but a few others), that...

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