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If you’ve seen a few pictures here and there in your Facebook feed with friends sending their oldest young adult off to college, you’re not alone.
And if you’re one of the parents posting the pictures, chances are you’re feeling a mixed bag of emotions — joyful exuberance for your offspring combined with a sense of nostalgia and weepiness.
In fact, the adjustment may be more difficult for the empty nesting parent than their college-bound kid. Here are a few ways to keep things in check back at the office. Read more
We’ve seen this all too often — the ol’ bait and switch routine. A recruiter seems legitimate, tells you about a fantastic new opportunity and when you start pursuing it, poof! Just like that it’s no longer available but let me tell you about another one that is just as wonderful…
All recruiters are not the same and as per an email we received from one of our readers, she dealt with a shady recruiter and took matters into her own hands. Read more
If you like your job, your boss, your commute, there could be one thing oh-so-powerful and slightly off: Corporate culture.
All companies, as you know, are not the same and corporate culture can make or break a company as well as employee morale, satisfaction and productivity.
If you’re on a conference call while you’re reading this post, you’re like most people zoning out during conference calls.
According to a new survey conducted by Intercall, more than one-quarter of participants admitted they have fallen asleep during a virtual meeting. Other respondents revealed they’ve made other calls, snacked, exercised and played video games.
Apparently 47 percent of respondents have said — get this — they have actually gone to the restroom during a call! And even if you’ve been among the faithful listeners sitting at your desk, chances are you got distracted by emails, texts or the internet. Read more
Unfortunately, we’ve seen this all too often. You work side by side with colleagues only to discover you’re doing the same exact work and they’re getting paid a lot more.
1. You’ve actually met in person. Grant says in his piece if you’ve only connected with someone on the phone or over email, it’s not the same thing as interacting in person. There’s “no substitute for the trust that can be developed from meeting face-to-face.” Read more
If you have a personal website, congratulations! You are definitely one step (okay, more like several steps) ahead of other candidates who don’t have one. This can definitely give you an edge when pursuing full-time jobs.
A post on YouTern provides more information about advantages to having a personal site (and seriously, we can’t think of any disadvantages) but what we really want to highlight a few things your site absolutely should include. Read more
It’s #tbt! As your Facebook friends tag you in photos from your high school football or cheerleading days in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here at MJD we can’t help but get nostalgic for office supplies from yesteryear.
1. Wite out. Need we say more? Remember the odor it provided as well? Ah, memories. Of course, we wouldn’t have needed white out if we didn’t make typos from… Read more
Say it isn’t so but the lazy days of summer are certainly dwindling. In turn, per an OfficeTeam survey, one in three managers said taking too little time off was their biggest mistake.
As for second place? Not being able to get their mind off work. Next up? Checking in too frequently with the office. Let’s put it to you this way: A tiny percentage of folks indicated they didn’t check in with the office enough.
Here are several ways to make the most out of your vacation time so you don’t have to live with any regrets by Labor Day longing for days at the beach and out of the office.
1. Use them! Seriously. They’re just going to expire anyway, right? Or even if you can indeed roll them over until the next fiscal year, feel free to use them. That’s what they’re there for.
2. Time it right. If you go away or even if you have a staycation, reflect upon your last vacation to see if you needed more time to truly unwind.
3. Have a back-up plan. Wrap up loose ends before you leave and designate a point of contact person for your absence. The place will not fall apart because you’re away for a week or two. Trust your back-up and then exhale.
4. Tell people you’ll be away. Be proactive and let key contacts know you’ll be away and unavailable. Key word? Unavailable. Since they know you’ll be away and your out of office will be on, keep it on and intact.
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