When an employer asks for your references, you put down the names of three people who pretty much think you walk on water. (And who you prep ahead of time, right?)
Employers know that. And they know that when they call the list of names you gave, they’re going to get glowing reviews.
By: Katie Vojtko, July 18, 2013
Annual performance reviews can be terrifying or motivating. Depending on your company and manager, this annual meeting can be an opportunity to evaluate your year, set goals for the upcoming 12 months, and understand the company’s direction and your role in its growth.
By Robin Brodrick, October 8, 2014You find your job advertised online Your boss asks you to write standard operating procedures for everything you do Your day-to-day tasks slowly start getting reassigned to other people (or you’re asked to train others on how to do them ‘just in case’) You’re not being invited to meetings that you used to be included in
What You Should Do About It
There’s a lot of advice out there about how to give a great talk. And—let’s face it—when you’re already panicked about public speaking, reading article after article can get a little intimidating.
By Kate White
Not long after you start a job, you will probably be asked to attend your first meeting there. Meetings are a great opportunity for you to impress your boss and peers. But if you aren’t prepared, you can also come across as a boob. I’ve probably held way over a thousand meetings in my career, and I’ve loved watching some of my staffers really strut their stuff in them. They’ve also been a perfect way to get a closer look at those on staff who don’t report directly to me.
Whether you love your job or not, you’ve probably given at least some thought to your next career move. (And if you haven’t, well, here are a few good reasons why you should.)
Margie Warrell, 7/16/2014
“I don’t much like my job,” confided Jake, a mid level pharmaceutical executive,”But I get paid fairly well, it’s a stable company and I can’t see any way out. So I turn up, do my job and get out of here. It’s not ideal but hey, it pays the bills.”
By Dr. Samantha Sutton, May 7, 2014
If you're like most people reading the blog, your career is one of the most important parts of your life ... and yet you're not as fulfilled by your current role as you'd like to be.
You want to make a change. Maybe you want to tweak your path within your organization. Maybe you want to change companies. Maybe you want to change careers completely.
September is Professional Development Month at The Muse! Check in all month for ways to boost your skills, get ahead at work, and be the best professional you can possibly be.
Have you ever wanted to boost your professional skills but been held back for one reason or another? Maybe your department doesn’t have a training budget, and you can’t fathom the thought of throwing down $500 for a class. Maybe you’re not sure where to find the right class for you. Or maybe you’re simply overwhelmed by all of the options!