Members of Congress and car salespeople wouldn't seem to have a lot in common. Politicians spend their days debating big national issues, like how to resolve the "fiscal cliff," while car salespeople spent their time trying to get customers to buy, say, the 2012 Honda Civic.
But when it comes to perceived... Read More »
By Lauren Tara LaCapra
If the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes were to go out with his lantern in search of an honest many today, a survey of Wall Street executives on workplace conduct suggests he might have to look elsewhere. Read More »
By Alexis Grant
When you leave a job that makes you unhappy, it's easy to want to tell your employer why you're leaving. Whether you're frustrated by mismanagement, not-so-challenging assignments or maddening co-workers, you want to get it off your chest. Because the Big Boss can use that information to... Read More »
By Justin Thompson
Many people have had a job that sucked. So while the person interviewing you for a new position can probably relate, you shouldn't vent to her about why you hated your last job. Things may have gone bust at your last place, and whether you left or they asked you to leave, there are ways... Read More »
We have all heard the adage, leaders are born; not made. I believe some are born while others are taught. Leadership, a critical management skill, is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. How you motivate others to get to that goal is influenced by the values you bring... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Job interviews are stressful. Being peppered with questions about your employment history, the skills you possess and how you'd handle hypothetical work situations is hard enough. You don't want to compound the challenge by making an easily avoidable mistake, like showing up... Read More »
By Skip Freeman
Imagine for a moment that an exceptional job candidate is about thirty minutes into an important job interview. The candidate, whom we'll call Joe, and the hiring manager seemed to have hit it off almost from the start. Joe has nailed every job-related question the hiring manager has thus far... Read More »
By Elinor Stutz
A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied.
The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »
By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
It's no secret that co-workers may drive you nuts.
"At the office, even the littlest things can set you on edge when they happen every single day," says Kerry Miller, founder of PassiveAggressiveNotes.com, a humor blog that often highlights annoyed office workers.... Read More »
If it seems to you that only those who are cocky and arrogant to get ahead, take heart! According to new performance review-based study from Baylor University, the more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance will be rated.
But that's according to supervisor assessments,... Read More »