6 Signs you’re working with an Insecure Boss

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Working with an insecure boss can be difficult, stressful and downright annoying! Apprehensive managers demotivate staff and may even force good workers out of the organization. Their insecurities can breed paranoia, lack of trust and eventually eat away at the harmony of any team. An insecure manager will refuse to mentor their direct reports and […]

Ask For Raise On Tuesdays. Here’s Why…

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     #1 – You Need to Get Your Boss to Agree to the Idea of a Raise First I never suggest anyone go in and just ask for a raise. Why? It blind-sides the manager. You are a business-of-one who is selling it’s services to a customer (your employer). Announcing you want a raise is […]

39 More Secrets Your HR Person Won’t Tell You (…I love #39)

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1. “The No. 1 thing in job security is your relationship with your boss. Even if he says, ‘I’m sorry I really wanted to keep you, but they made me lay you off,’ that’s almost never true. He probably made that decision.”  –Cynthia Shapiro, former human resource executive and author of “Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets […]

Hey Job Applicants, Time to Stop the Social-Media Sabotage

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Think before you post, especially if you’re looking for a job. Seems like common sense, doesn’t it? Yet despite all the advice and warnings to be cautious with social media, job applicants continue to get burned by their online profiles. Many companies now search candidates’ social-media accounts to get a better feel for their personalities, […]