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Annoyed With Coworkers? Avoid These Seven Pitfalls

boxing glovesIf you’re a bit annoyed with a coworker or two, take a deep breath and proceed with caution.

Per our friends at the Brazen Careerist, there are a few key pointers to keep in mind.

For starters, communication is truly everything. You’ll be judged by how you handle yourself professionally. Although it may be difficult dealing with a colleague who is irritating, lazy or undermining, keep the big picture in mind. Experiences like this only make you stronger.

Here are several pitfalls to avoid.

1. Criticizing in public. Per the piece, there’s no need to chastise in public. Pointing out that someone is incompetent in front of the folks on top of the masthead won’t exactly put you in the brightest light.

2. Making accusations. “You always have to undermine everything.” Um, yeah please refrain from saying something like that. Or this: “We would have finished the project long ago if you didn’t pick everything apart.” Read more

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Four Tips to Stand Out at Online Job Fairs

at signYou know the drill as you prep for a job fair. Look the part, dress the part, act the part.

When you’re preparing for an online job fair though the same rules don’t always apply. Yes, you need to be articulate and present yourself in the best light but when you’re not exactly sporting a suit and able to read body language, other cues take front seat.

Per our friends at Brazen Careerist, there are a few pointers to keep in mind… Read more

Seven Really Annoying Habits to Ditch Right Now

mistakeWhen we read this piece by our friends at BrazenCareerist, we chuckled. We couldn’t help but recognize colleagues from years past who have been culprits of one or more of these bad habits.

And if you’ve committed one or two faux pas over time, let’s face it — we’re all human. Give yourself a permission slip but if you’re noticing a pattern, maybe it’s time to shape up your ways. Or if you’re a manager, it’s definitely time to coach that person on your team about changing their ways.

Without further ado… Read more

Three Tips for Freelancers to Walk Away From Their Worst Client

Calling all freelancers! If you are dealing with some clients who are a bit demanding, challenging or toxic, it sounds like it’s time to move on.

In a Brazen Careerist post, freelance blogger Abby Hayes writes, “Unfortunately, many freelancers are reluctant to break up with clients—no matter how low their pay or ridiculous their demands. After all, they’re helping you pay your bills, right?”

Well, let’s be truthful to ourselves here. An awful client is an awful client and you need to trust that when you cut your losses a better client will come along. Read more

Tips for Landing an Entry-Level Social Media Job

While some employers discourage the use of social networks through invasive practices, others want prospective employees to maximize their presence on Facebook.

After talks with recruiters, Whitney Parker of Brazen Careerist compiled a list of tips to help those who want to land a job in social media management, especially without prior experience. “It’s probably not enough to tell a hiring manager that you have a Facebook page,” Parker writes, “so where do you start?”

She suggests the following:

1. Test your mettle by committing to an internship
Internships are not just abundant in the general media space, but also in the social media world.

2. Target your potential employer with a social media ad campaign
Social media is part science, part creativity. Parker recommends that applicants set up a website that also includes a video introduction and then promote that page using a social media ad campaign.

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