Category: Careers

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

Why did you leave your last job is a common question job seekers get during interviews. There are a multitude of reasons as to why. Some of them are good (“I was recruited!”). And others, well, not so good. (“I got fired.”) Why did you leave your last job? Spin your answer to this routine… Read more »

Managing Up As a Way to Get What You Want

Managing up as a way to get what you want is a great trick. I got my first glimpse of this technique when a former boss once spoke about management by attraction. This is the process by which you create such a great work culture that it simply draws people in organically versus having to… Read more »

When Personal Trauma Affects Work

When personal trauma affects work, things can go sideways fast. Traumatized employees have anaffected ability to learn, think, manage change, and relate to others. Your mental state and even attention can be completely distracted from the work that needs to be done, resulting in costly errors or accidental omissions. Additionally, when personal trauma affects work,… Read more »

How to Get Promoted

How to get promoted isn’t difficult, but it does require a lot of pre-planning. Oftentimes, people will assume that bosses see each individual worker on their own merits, and approach that person about promotions. The reality of how to get promoted is much more complex than that. Identify your career target Know what the next… Read more »