Monthly Archive for July, 2014

: July, 2014

Does having a career plan make you a coward or smart?

A couple of weeks ago, a manager was talking about how much they enjoyed working for their new boss and were glad they had started job searching earlier in the year due to an uneasy feeling with changes being made in their department. Sure enough, when the company was acquired a month ago, their position […]

5 tips for increasing office productivity

In the bustling Bay Area, the work day seems to move a little faster — making it hard to keep up with the pile of work. While it may be tempting to take projects home, working into the evening will make you tired the next day. Not to mention, taking work home is a pattern that […]

5 tips for repairing your online reputation

We all experience embarrassing moments in life. When they happen on social media, those moments can take a life of their own and threaten your career. There are companies that can clean up your negative search results and keep your employer from finding them, learning to fix your reputation yourself can save you money. Here […]

Talk with, not at, the interviewer

When the topic of interviewing is often  mentioned among job candidates, you tend to receive a mixed bag of opinions. Some view an interview as an interrogation of sorts, while others look at it as a way to “get the job.” In either case both miss the opportunity to develop a good conversation. While you […]

7 questions to ask yourself before joining a startup

The San Francisco Bay Area is going through another startup revolution and the promise of fortune is driving many to join the wave of new tech companies. But while startup-land may be a way to escape the corporate grind, it also presents a whole new set of problems for people chasing the dream of luxury. […]

Work on your job-search techniques if you’ve been fired

Have you been fired? Losing a job is never an easy topic to discuss, particularly if you were fired. As uncomfortable as it is, being fired does not have to jeopardize your entire career. In fact, being fired is less damaging than in it used to be. First, let’s determine whether you were fired or laid off, […]

3 after work activities that can get you fired

The clock strikes five and you hear the zipping of bags and coats as people around you ready themselves to shuffle out of the office. The work day is finally over. But although you have the right to plan your evening as you wish, there are a few after-hours activities that can get you in […]

5 reasons not to get an MBA

It’s tough to stand out from the pack in a place as competitive as the San Francisco Bay Area—every opportunity seems to be crowded by people with advanced degrees. But while getting an MBA may appear like a good way to boost your credentials, in the Bay Area, it may not give you the best […]

Overworking yourself could hurt your career

Like many employees who often leave work exhausted after keeping constant long hours and continually giving when their efforts go unnoticed could be suffering in silence by harboring wishful thoughts their boss or employer would care for them as a loving parent would by recognizing their dedication. It’s not uncommon to hear employees vent their stress […]