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5 Ways To Tame Your Office Inbox

Depending on your prescribed philosophy, email is either the best thing since sliced bread or an emotionless and difficult medium. But one thing most people can agree on is that the number of unread messages in your email inbox is always inversely proportional to the number of other things you need to be doing. While the best solution to a regularly full inbox is to educate colleagues on which things are email-worthy and which aren’t – no need for a monosyllabic “Thanks” email or send-to-all

Managing Up: What Does It Mean And How Should You Do It?

The words and phrases thrown around at the office can both have a positive and negative connotation depending on one’s perspective. Like beauty, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. For instance, “fixing responsibility” may be viewed as another term for “blaming others”. “Improving efficiency” could mean “whistleblowing”. The list can go on and on. So what comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “managing up”? If it makes you think of “sucking up”, according to author Whitney Johnson, you ma

Why Job Fairs Are A Waste of Time

I attended job fairs when I was in college. But that was 11 years ago. It seems like in the age of Twitter, Facebook, and iPhones, some things never change. But should they?When you think about it, is the job fair the best venue to find a career?Sure, you can probably find a job, but that’s not what you’re looking for if you’re a Kalibrr [https://www.kalibrr.com/] user. Job fairs can be good if you absolutely need a job RIGHT NOW - but for many of the people reading this, you should wait so that

The One Thing You Need To Get Hired, Promoted, and Ahead

Every employee or job applicant banks on a personal set of traits or qualities that they feel would help their chances of getting hired, promoted, and ahead. But what if, according to research, there was a single trait that could get you what you want in your career? [https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-trait-that-ups-your-chances-of-getting-hired-promoted-and-ahead] It’s all about having grit:Paul G. Stoltz, PhD, has been researching success for more than 35 years, and he surveyed and evaluated

5 Ways To Tame Your Office Inbox

Depending on your prescribed philosophy, email is either the best thing since sliced bread or an emotionless and difficult medium. But one thing most people can agree on is that the number of unread messages in your email inbox is always inversely proportional to the number of other things you need to be doing. While the best solution to a regularly full inbox is to educate colleagues on which things are email-worthy and which aren’t – no need for a monosyllabic “Thanks” email or send-to-all

Managing Up: What Does It Mean And How Should You Do It?

The words and phrases thrown around at the office can both have a positive and negative connotation depending on one’s perspective. Like beauty, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. For instance, “fixing responsibility” may be viewed as another term for “blaming others”. “Improving efficiency” could mean “whistleblowing”. The list can go on and on. So what comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “managing up”? If it makes you think of “sucking up”, according to author Whitney Johnson, you ma

Why Job Fairs Are A Waste of Time

I attended job fairs when I was in college. But that was 11 years ago. It seems like in the age of Twitter, Facebook, and iPhones, some things never change. But should they?When you think about it, is the job fair the best venue to find a career?Sure, you can probably find a job, but that’s not what you’re looking for if you’re a Kalibrr [https://www.kalibrr.com/] user. Job fairs can be good if you absolutely need a job RIGHT NOW - but for many of the people reading this, you should wait so that

The One Thing You Need To Get Hired, Promoted, and Ahead

Every employee or job applicant banks on a personal set of traits or qualities that they feel would help their chances of getting hired, promoted, and ahead. But what if, according to research, there was a single trait that could get you what you want in your career? [https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-trait-that-ups-your-chances-of-getting-hired-promoted-and-ahead] It’s all about having grit:Paul G. Stoltz, PhD, has been researching success for more than 35 years, and he surveyed and evaluated

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