We’ve all had bad days, we get it. So, how you react to a colleague’s inane conversation or a boss’s unrealistic deadline is key to your success. Reputations aren’t build overnight but they can certainly crumble in an instant.
According to this piece we saw on Monster, several factors stand out to keep your cool. In other words, avoid doing these four things at the office.
1. React to anything out of rage or spite. If you’ve ever responded within an instant to an email that made you completely irate, we’re with you. The next time you receive an equally disturbing message though, try to take a walk. Step away from the computer. And definitely breathe. Read more
Ah, it’s the million-dollar question. Should you pursue a job for love or for the money?
Here’s the thing: we don’t have the answer to that question since it’s all relative and it’s definitely all personal. It’s up to you to come up with the conclusion for yourself.
“If you love the green — and work is just a means to an end — well, there’s your answer. But I’ve met very few people who aren’t doing what they love — but are earning a lot of money — who are truly happy in their careers.” Read more
If you’re going to be an aspiring intern in 2015, this post’s for you. Vault released a list of the top employers for interns in the upcoming year based on recent survey results. They invited more than 500 organizations to participate in their annual Internship Experience Survey.
Essentially the survey asked current and former interns to comment on their internship experiences. Plus, they were asked to rate them. On a scale of 1 to 10, approximately 5,800 interns from 100 different internship programs rated their experiences in terms of quality of life, benefits and compensation, the interview process, career development and full-time employment prospects. Ratings were averaged into an overall score for each program.
As for the best media and telecommunications internship? Read more
The 72-year-old blind woman told the site, “I have an opportunity to let people know that life is not being defined by your disability, but your ability.”
Here are several of her recommendations for disabled job seekers, in particular for the blind and visually impaired.
1. Start with a positive mindset. In the piece she said, “You have to get out of the ‘I can’t do it. I’m not capable’ mentality.”
2. Target a company where you really want to work. Next, network to find someone you know who works there. Read more
According to our friends at Brazen Careerist, there are a few types of people at the office you don’t want to be.
1. The good-old-days guy or gal. Are you surrounded by people (or even one person) who constantly talks about the good ol’ days? Do they rely on nostalgia to get them through the day? Maybe that’s because he or she wants you to know how long they’ve been working there and subliminally, how resistant they are to change.
So, if you are this person, the piece suggests asking yourself if you resist change in your work environment. If so, ask questions to gain further insight and identify benefits to a new process. In turn, this will help you adapt to the change. Read more
We’ve heard about employers slapping the wrist on employees for scribing questionable tweets but in a recent case, an airline sent a passenger packing when she tweeted about one of its employees. Namely, the pilot.
According to AOL Jobs, a passenger says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after sending a tweet. Not just any ol’ tweet — it was about a pilot’s sobriety test.
Here’s the deal: Lisa Carter-Knight from Pennsylvania was waiting to board her flight in Philadelphia. During that time, the airline mentioned it was delayed due to a unique set of circumstances. That is, the pilot believed another passenger actually accused him of being drunk. Read more