We all want to be thought of as the consummate professional. And in general, we all work hard to develop the right habits that help build a positive reputation in the workplace.
And yet, there are those little nagging things that somehow get in the way; excuses that stop us from being unproductive – and unhappy. Here, in this infographic from JobCluster.com, are 10 such excuses common among professionals of any age or experience level.
Regardless of how much emphasis there is on the importance of networking, people tend to overlook its value. Especially when you’re not looking for a job or you’ve landed a job out of pure luck, you may think networking isn’t worth your time. Well, here’s a reality check for you: Networking is the only way you’ll advance your career.
Too often it seems our hours and days hours guide us, rather than us guiding them. Our schedules are the master; we their abiding servants. Not only does that arrangement not feel great and stop us from being as productive as we’d like, that scenario can’t go on forever. When your energy, needs, and-or desires aren’t aligned with your crazy schedule, you will crash and burn. Sooner, or later. To help you avoid that crash (or even better, to stop the madness once and for all) here are some things that you can start doing right now to finally feel
I’m turning 30 soon. It’s not actually that terrifying, but like for many people, the milestone does make me think about life.
I have no regrets from my 20s. There was no shortage of good times. But like many others I made a lot of boneheaded mistakes…
Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work?
You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…
You finally gathered up enough courage to ask a mentor, or potential mentor, for a cup of coffee. The pressure is mounting. You’re sweating, a lot; there aren’t enough Starbucks napkins in the world to dry your palms.
And just when you think you have enough time to hit the restroom again, she strolls up to your table holding an Americano with two pumps of hazelnut in one hand – and years of experience in the other…