Archive for December, 2013

Planning your Plan B

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Here’s a comforting thought: Everything in your professional world (industry, company, your job) could disappear tomorrow. Which is why everyone, no matter who, needs to have a Plan B.  You know, what to do if the whole enchilada just goes up in smoke.

Now that’s comforting……

It’s annual review time

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Maybe your company doesn’t do annual reviews. Maybe they are supposed to but do a poor job at it. The thing is, feedback can be very useful — ideally, your boss should be checking in with you all the time.

But life is seldom ideal. Your boss in particular might need a little nudge. If so, here are some tips for you to pass on.

Keeping your temp job

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

It’s the holidays. Temp jobs abound. Are you loving yours? Would you like to hold onto it beyond the holidays?

There are ways, grasshopper, there are ways. All you have to do is make yourself visible and indispensable. Fortunately, not as impossible as it sounds. Go to:

Turn a temp job into a permanent one

Step up your job search now!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

It’s the holidays and you want to enjoy them and you really do deserve a break and so you tell yourself it’s okay to just, um, put that job search on hold until — oh, say, January? — but, guess what, this is actually a very bad idea, because the holidays are primo time to job hunt. Really.