Mentors are fine, but they’re not the only people you should be talking to about your career. Cathy Paper says you should also have someone who is a good listener, an industry expert in your field and someone who hold you accountable. Read more here.
That’s what I told a younger colleague recently. My friend was just back from maternity leave and nothing was going as she imagined. She crafted a plan to “do it all,” and on paper it worked perfectly. But after a few months back at work, she was faced with the struggles so many of us experience while trying to manage a career and a family. She was pained when she asked: How do I manage?
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Some bosses like to say that they spend their entire days dealing with problems. But if you happen to be one of their problems, you can expect long, hard days. You don’t have grin and bear the pain or be a suck up — if you know how to effectively manage your boss. Read these tips from Inc.
If you were a high school math teacher, would it be smart to tweet scantily clad photos of yourself and one purporting to show you smoking pot in the high school parking lot? Of course not, and the 23-year-old teacher in question was fired for it. Read these nine cautionary tales from people who’ve been there.
Thinking about transitioning from a traditional job to a tech startup? It “all too often involves getting bossed around by undertrained (or untrained) managers and fired on a whim,” says writer Dan Lyons. “Bias based on age, race and gender is rampant, as is sexual harassment.”