Could there be a more difficult situation than walking into a room with one or more strangers, sitting in what feels like a criminal interrogation spotlight, knowing your every word and gesture are being evaluated, while attempting to appear to be composed, confident and professional? As you head out the door for that next important interview, don't forget to pack...
Elizabeth Tinkler was considering a radio career until her internship at a Boston radio station turned her away from it. She was brought on staff as a "promotions intern," where she thought she would help plan events, concerts, and contests. A semester's worth of Saturdays, thousands of stickers, and one state fair later, Tinkler realized that her true job...
They help us build our houses and feed our families. They deliver our packages and take away our trash, and when we need a ride, they're there to whisk us away. And they're risking their lives to do it. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the workers most likely to be killed at work aren't the...
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Whether you are just starting your first job or your 10th job, you will find that office politics is consistent in all companies. Office politics is something that is inherent in any company you may work for. It's part of the culture and you won't be able to avoid it. So just how do you survive office politics and...
At some point in your career, you may be faced with a choice of whether or not to relocate to a new city, state or even across the country for your work. In the corporate world, where takeovers and reorganizations are a fact of life, this is often a reality. Even if you never find yourself forced to move...
In some ways, being an intern is like being a freshman again-you're lower than entry-level, you've never worked in a professional environment, and you'd really like to avoid committing any embarrassing blunders. Common sense and courtesy are the basics for professional conduct, but we recommend reviewing some of the finer points of office etiquette before you make your debut....
The rules of performance reviews are changing. Not too long ago, management guru Peter Block said, "The performance review is the company's opportunity to prove to you, once again, that they own you." But as employees gain better access to information and assume more responsibility for managing their careers, the performance review is becoming another opportunity for you to...
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If you say "OK" to the first offer you hear, you are essentially throwing in the towel without a fight and giving up any hope that your employer might have gone higher. Jack Chapman, author of Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute, says everyone should say "Hmmm" to that first offer, whether they are starting an entry level job or...
Not everyone who works in the healthcare industry pursues an MD. Find out what you can do even if you don't have one. Here's a list of the most popular jobs--and the crucial responsibilities they entail--for healthcare workers without medical degrees. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) Responsibilities: As anesthesia specialists, administer anesthesia to surgical patients  As advanced practice nurses, CRNAs can serve...
If you're working on your engineering degree, you probably have one thing in mind: design, design, design. And while an engineering degree gives you the tools to do just that, it can also give you the foundation for a variety of other positions. Here's how three people used their engineering degrees in non-design ways. Project Management Gaspar Cabrera earned his undergraduate degree...