Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying

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I was speaking to a group of job seekers recently about the “new rules” of networking and the following question came up:

I’ve connected with a lot of people and they’ve all been very helpful in giving me advice and answering my questions. Some even agreed to meet with me for informational interviews. But now, I just don’t know what to do next. I can’t ask them for more help, and I don’t know how to keep the networking going. What can I do to keep them engaged without them feeling like I’m nagging them for help in finding a job?

This is a common problem job seekers experience. Nobody wants to be seen as a “networking nuisance.” Especially people looking for work, since networking is the number one method for getting a job these days.

What’s the answer? It lies in the scales of justice… Continue reading “Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying” Most Overrated and Underrated Jobs Rates the Most Overrated and Underrated Jobs



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Dealing with Workplace Bullies

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You may have noticed lately that people are increasingly on edge. Blame it on the stress of working in a highly competitive workplace. Or blame it on a sluggish economy where people think no job (specifically theirs) is safe.

No matter how you look at it, tough times bring out the worst in people. This is most evident in the fact that workplace bullying is on the rise.

Chances are, at one time or another, an employee will make contact with aggressive co-workers. It is only reasonable to be prepared, if found bullied at work.

If you are bullied work, what is the right thing to do? Continue reading “Dealing with Workplace Bullies”

Manners in the Workplace: Time to be Unplugged

It doesn’t matter if you are holding a fork, a spoon or a smartphone—good manners are essential.

In the workplace, poor workplace etiquette is beginning to get out of hand. In a survey by Robert Half Technology, 76 percent of managers said bad technical manners can adversely affect employment prospects.