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  • Finding the Company Culture That Fits Your Personality
    by Carole Kanchier - October 15, 2018
    Do you like working for your current organization? Does it enable to express your purpose, satisfy your needs, and use your interests, skills and other characteristics? Do you know what kind of company culture would best fit you? Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. A...
  • Do your attitudes advance your career?
    by Carole Kanchier - October 8, 2018
    Do your attitudes toward your career advance your career development? Are your beliefs and behaviors positive, growth-oriented, or negative, constraining? Are they in harmony with the real you, and the 2030s? Career Advancement Attitudes Answer 'yes' or 'no'' I learn from my mistakes. I'm too old to compete with younger job applicants. I know and accept myself. I prefer the tried and true ways of do...
  • Unemployed? Count These Blessings
    by Carole Kanchier - October 1, 2018
    Are you unemployed? Has your partner been laid off? Do stories about layoffs worry you? Don’t despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, work hard, and take time to reevaluate goals usually come out ahead. They become stronger, wiser, more confident and fully employed. Weathering unemployment 1. Understand basic psychological pri...
  • Telephone Communication Skills Crucial for Career Success
    by Carole Kanchier - September 24, 2018
    The telephone is the most common business tool and its proper use is essential for career advancement. Talking with a potential client, customer or colleague on the phone can sometimes be challenging. Without seeing an individual’s face, messages can become muddled and meanings misinterpreted. To strengthen telephone communication skills, ace the following: Make a great first impression Show the caller you&#...
  • Is It Too Much For You To Go To Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - September 17, 2018
    Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career - and life? Are you satisfied with your job? Responding “yes” or “no” to the following questions, may help you get a clearer picture of whether you should consider a job shift. 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting out of bed on a work day? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can har...
  • Sharpening Job Interview Skills
    by Carole Kanchier - September 11, 2018
    Do you ace job interviews? Or do you need more practice presenting yourself? It's crucial to make a great impression at your job interview. The interview usually determines whether you will receive a job offer. Interviews are a two way street. Both you and the employer are evaluating each other. You want to convince the employer you're the best candidate for the position, and get information to evaluate the com...
  • are you engaged in your work
    by Carole Kanchier - September 4, 2018
    Fall is approaching and many are wondering what to do with their lives. Fall, a season of transformations, may be the time to reassess life career goals, welcome new opportunities! Current research suggest (by Aon, a global professional consulting firm, and Gallup) forces such as favorable economic conditions and greater workforce stability may be causing an all- time high in employee engagement. Job engagement refers to...
  • What Does Labor Day Mean to You
    by Carole Kanchier - August 27, 2018
    For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? In North America, Labor Day, a national holiday, always falls on the first Monday in September. This year (2018) Labor Day is Monday, September 3. Labor Day is also celebrated on this day in Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. The day is set aside to pay tribute to working men...
  • What the Colors You Wear Say About You!
    by Carole Kanchier - August 20, 2018
    Colors you wear may affect your mood as well as how others perceive you. Work environment colors also matter. At a subconscious level, colors affect people in different ways. Colors can send positive or negative messages. Using colors effectively to dress, decorate your office, or design your website can put you ahead of the competition. Research on the psychology of color demonstrates that colors evoke emotional, behavi...
  • Integrity at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - August 13, 2018
    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” - Frederick Douglass Famed 19th-century author and orator Frederick Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818...