Gilbert Gazette

6
Feb

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Just How Awesome You Are

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Signed a huge client? Check. Trained six new employees? Check. Hit your monthly sales quota in a week? Done and done.

You might have a list of career accomplishments a mile long. But if you’re the only one with access to that list — and no one else understands the extent of your contributions or the impact they’re having on the organization — you’ll be standing behind the door when the raises are handed out. Read more

30
Jan

10 Things Your Boss Won’t Tell You

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

While transparency in the workplace is all the rage, there are still a few things that your boss or manager may not reveal to you in a one-on-one conversation or meeting. And that’s no real surprise, right? When you think of “things your boss won’t tell you,” employees’ minds may instantly jump to big announcements and corporate secrets. However, there are some tidbits that won’t make front-page news, but that a boss still won’t tell you.

Don’t believe us?! We asked a few managers and directors to dish on the sentences they’d almost never utter to their teams. Read more

23
Jan

8 Amazing Productivity Tricks You Can Use Now

{Click here to read the original article on Inc..}

It will happen to anyone. You begin your work day knowing what you must accomplish by quitting time, yet at 5, you have not nearly achieved as much as you had planned. Being productive will be more than merely checking boxes off on your to-do list. It is bringing your best and full energy to the time you have to perform your work well. As you cannot take tasks off your plate, these energizing tips are going to make you more efficient – as well as provide you additional time to accomplish the things you enjoy. Read more

16
Jan

11 Things You Can Do Today to Be More Respected, Productive, and Impressive at Work

{Click here to read the original article on Money.}

The path to professional success is long, and often winding. It’s a combination of working hard, pursuing your passions, and meeting the right people.

But there are steps you can take immediately to get closer to your goals. Read more

9
Jan

How To Use LinkedIn To Get Multiple Job Offers

{Click here to read the original article on Career Enlightenment.}

Most job seekers follow what could generously be called the black hole strategy. They “update” their resume, trawl every job board available, and just start shooting out copies of their resume everywhere they can. Day after day, they send out dozens of resumes, so many that when a recruiter does call them, the job seeker can’t even remember what company they’re talking about.

Many people stay unemployed for years, robotically spamming out resumes day in and day out and never even considering that they might be doing something wrong. More commonly though, job seekers with at least some valuable skills will simply broaden their search and lower their standards until they get a job. It won’t be the job they want, it won’t pay very well, and it may not offer much in the way of future opportunities, but they simply won’t have a choice.

Thankfully, there’s a better way. Read more

2
Jan

3 Smart Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

LinkedIn has revolutionized the recruiting world and made it easier than ever to reach out to job candidates directly, whether they’re actively or passively job hunting. With so many recruiters on LinkedIn, this is obviously welcome news to job seekers.

Well, at least some job seekers — the ones who can actually be found on LinkedIn. Read more

19
Dec

9 Ways to Relax at Work When You’re Stressed

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

Much of adult stress tends to stem from the place we spend the most time at: work. No matter what field you’re in or where you’re employed, stress on the job is pretty much inevitable. Whether you’ve got a big report to finish for a deadline or a major pitch to present in front of many people, there are ways to ease your anxiety in the meantime. Ahead are nine tips for centering yourself when you’re at the office. Read more

12
Dec

The Best Way To Spend The First 10 Minutes Of Your Workday

{Click here to read the original article on Huffington Post.}

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day. Read more

5
Dec

Be Good to People at Work: It’s Not that Hard to Do.

{Click here to read the original article on LinkedIn.}

I enjoy receiving LinkedIn’s #DailyRunDown as there are a variety of topics mentioned and there are always one or two that catch my eye. Just the other day on August 5th, the subjects covered everything from, Why Aren’t Americans Moving? To Why Being Nice at Work Pays Off.

The reference to being, “Nice at Work” struck a chord with me since I have heard many stories, pro and con, about how people feel they are treated at work sometimes. I’m sure we also all have our own personal stories from the companies where we have worked and colleagues who we have interacted with.

I think being nice to people at work also ties in with corporate culture, the skills with or lack thereof for emotional intelligence, and the basic ability for having empathy for others when they need our support. Read more

28
Nov

5 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

Over the course of my career, I’ve seen a broad spectrum of career successes. (And, well, failures.) And I’ve thought a lot about the causes of those outcomes. Why do some succeed faster than others? Why do some get opportunities and others don’t? Why do some get stuck in their careers?

The answer, I’ve found, to all of these questions is making a lasting impression. If you consistently make a positive, memorable impact on your boss, your co-workers and even your employees, you’ll increase your chances of getting hand-picked for the best opportunities when they come knocking, paving your way to career success. Read more

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