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How to Resist Participating in Office Gossip

megaphonePsssst. Over here. Wait ’til you get a load of this one…did you hear what happened after the group’s crazy happy hour last week?

STOP. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. This is where it ends, my friend.

Or rather, where it should end. Sometimes you can see the office gossip train coming from a colleague a mile away, other times it’s much more subtle. The thing is, how it approaches doesn’t really matter. What does matter is how you react to it. Read more

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How to Motivate Your Team After a Setback

generationsMotivating a team is one thing, motivating it after a setback is another.

A reader writes into The New York Post asking about how to boost the morale of his or her team. They worked “long and hard for weeks on a project,” only to have their boss criticize the end result without any acknowledgment of the hard work.

Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, writes that effort definitely deserves recognition. Read more

How to Handle Long-Term Underemployment During an Interview

interviewIf you’ve been underemployed for a while, this post is for you. According to a piece on today’s New York Post, a reader demonstrated frustration in being underemployed for approximately seven years.

Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, writes:

“It is possible your temp work is affecting your job search for a full-time position — but you’ve been getting interviews. That means the length of your temp work isn’t preventing prospective employers from considering you initially. It might have more to do with how you are performing on those interviews.”

Maybe the energy given off during interviews is thwarting efforts for a new full-time gig. Giangrande says if you come across as negative, that may be why you’re not getting hired. Read more

What’s Protocol for Flying With Your Boss?

globeSilently nod with us in agreement if you board a flight and slip on those earphones even though you may not even be spinning tunes on the other end. The goal? Of course, to block out chatty neighbors.

Well, when your boss is flying in the seat next to you on an international flight, the protocol is a bit more formal and professional. According to a piece in today’s New York Post, it’s important to follow your boss’ lead. Read more

Building a Case for Leaving a Cushy, Comfortable Job

relocate jobHave you ever felt the itch to leave your current job, one that you are relatively comfortable with, in order to pursue greener pastures?

You’re not alone. One reader addresses this with The New York Post to dive into the issue. He or she writes, “After five years I feel like I’ve hit a wall and that it’s time for a new challenge. Is it crazy to take a risk moving to a different company when things are going so well here?”

You know what we think is crazy, along with the columnist Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry? Staying in a job where you feel stunted especially when there are other options. Read more

College Grads Looking to Negotiate Salary? Try & Try Again

job oppsIf you’re a recent college grad and you’re looking to negotiate, by all means go for it. As for the reality?

According to Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s as much flexibility in an entry-level salary “as there is in getting your professor to get your final grade from a B to an A.” Read more

Is it Too Late to for College Students to Land Summer Internships?

summer internsAccording to a piece in The New York Post, a college student inquired if it’s too late to land a summer internship? The answer? Um, yes.

A junior heading into his or her senior year is looking for more meaningful employment than waiting tables and flipping burgers. As per Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s a bigger issue here to fry. Read more

How to Handle a Shady Job Offer

moneyPicture it. You’re extended a part-time offer for a job thinking it’s going to become a full-time position. So, you work diligently and expect the offer and just like that, it arrives.

The only catch? It’s $10,000 less than the original offer before you joined as a part-timer. What should you do? The employer says there may be potential bonuses but nothing’s confirmed. Were they really honest? Can you renegotiate?  Read more

What the #%*>? How to Handle Cursing at the Office

swear jarAh, we’ve seen this situation one too many times.

You work in a small office and there’s certainly no one from human resources to be found.

An F-bomb here, another swear there. If you’re constantly hearing profanity at the office and yearning to rinse your colleagues’ mouths out with soap, listen up. Your options are slim but you do have a few of them. Read more

Do Employers Really Care Where Job Seekers Went to College?

successAccording to a piece in today’s New York Post, as students decide which college they’re going to attend, employment may be on their minds, too.

That is, will going to one college over another better position them for a particular job four years from now?

Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, says it’s a two-fold answer. At the entry-level a few internships on a resume and not much else, perhaps “the quality of the school from which one graduates is most important.” Read more

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