New to the Job? Four Crucial Pointers to Help You Succeed

New to the Job? Four Crucial Pointers to Help You Succeed

Wow! It must be the New Year, because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from readers who’ve just started new jobs and are looking for advice. We’ve all been there. It’s your first day, and you’re not even sure where to hang your jacket. Or whether it’s OK to use...
How to Negotiate a Fair Starting Salary

How to Negotiate a Fair Starting Salary

Hey! How much money do you make? What’s your take home pay? You got a raise? What’d they give you? You’re expecting a bonus this year? Like how much? Most likely, these are questions you’ve never been asked, because in our culture, we view them invasive and impolite....
Questions to Ask Before Your Next Job Interview

Questions to Ask Before Your Next Job Interview

You wouldn’t go on holiday to a far-off land without finding out about the climate, the culture, and whether you need to bring your winter parka or bathing suit, would you? Well, if you’ve never stepped foot in the organization you’re about to...
Office Party Planner: A great big hassle, or a great big opportunity?

Office Party Planner: A great big hassle, or a great big opportunity?

Hello, and Happy almost-Thanksgiving to my US readers! I’ve been receiving a lot of great questions on my website lately, and while I often answer these questions privately, every now and then, I come across one that I think might be interesting to everyone. In...
Time Management Re-Re-Revisited

Time Management Re-Re-Revisited

Ho-hum. Sigh. Yawn. Another time management article, you say? Yes, I say. Why, you say?  Because managing your time effectively is one of the most valuable skills you can master, I say, so let’s stop chatting while I write this article! Okaaaay, you say, but reading...
Weight-lifting for Your Brain! Optimizing “Learning Transfer”

Weight-lifting for Your Brain! Optimizing “Learning Transfer”

Hey there! When’s the last time you actually attended a class and learned something new? I’m talking about any class—it could be a weekend CPR/First Aid class at the local Red Cross. Or a gardening class at the YWCA. Or a professional seminar on management and...