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November 17, 2017

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Men See Workplace Differently Than Women Do

A Women in the Workplace report  finds 63% of men and 49% of women think their organization is doing an OK job supporting gender diversity. But there’s a large gap ion how the sexes view senior management roles. Almost half of men think women are well-represented in senior-level roles — yet women only fill 10% of these positions.

Bring a Sense of Humor To An Interview

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Job candidates who lack a sense of humor, fail to research a company and don’t ask the right questions during an interview are all common mistakes that job seekers make. Find out some others here.

Three Job Interview No-No’s

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.51.34 PMYour job interview seems to be going just fine — except the hiring manager keeps asking you a variation of the same question over and over again. Get used to it, says Richard Moy in this post  about what not to say in a job interview.

Tips to Recession-Proofing Your Career

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 12.11.26 PMConcerns over job security and the economy continue, especially when leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo Inc., and Chevron, among others, have announced plans to cut as many as 14,000 jobs. Entrepreneur Caren Merrick has these tips to “recession-proof” your career.

 

  • Take initiative and ask your manager and superiors how you can make it easier for them, increasing your value and giving you the chance to work together
  • Volunteer for special projects; do work key to your organization’s future
  • Record your accomplishments, update your LinkedIn and make sure to quantify them
  • Act more like an owner than employee – no matter what your position
  • Work your network by adding value to them, improving all involved
  • And don’t forget to de-stress, which is critical to your creativity and happiness.

Leave Your Job, Gracefully

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 10.52.36 AMIn a recent post, we talked about how this is the time of year when many of us are most likely to be looking around for a new job.  That means resignations that are right around the corner. If you’re one of the lucky ones about to add a new line to your resume, how you leave your job can seriously impact your career. This piece in The New York Post shows how to resign without aggravating your soon-to-be-past employer.

Want Work/Life Balance? Science May Play a Role

iStock_000004084604XLarge-300x200Glassdoor has compiled a list of the 25 jobs with the highest ratings for work-life balance. A surprising number of the positions that allow for work-life balance seem to require a background in science, The New York Post reports. Making the cut: include data scientist, UX (“user experience”) designer, digital marketing manager, civil engineer and lab assistant.