Monthly Archive for September, 2014

: September, 2014

Adjust your attitude when it comes to changes at work

Changes at work are inevitable. They can range from a new department policy to a new manager, and they can impact your career in a major way or be seamlessly integrated into your workday. Regardless of its magnitude, organizational change can be a polarizing event. It can create the kind of energy a new beginning brings, and […]

20 best jobs for work-life balance

It is possible to have a personal life outside the office — if you’re in the right field. Careers website Glassdoor compiled a list of the top 20 jobs for work-life balance, based on employee feedback. The positions cover a range of fields, from SEO specialist and social media manager to firefighter and fitness group

5 mistakes to avoid when asking for a raise

While Bay Area businesses strive to retain employees and may consider a bump in pay to keep top talent, asking for a raise the wrong way can hurt your future with your employer. Here are five mistakes to avoid when asking for more money. Don’t use the word unfair When discussing a bump in pay

7 tips for finding inspiration at the office

Whether you work for a San Francisco startup or a Silicon Valley giant, creativity and innovation are a big part of your day. However, finding ways to bring out your ingenuity in the stale office setting can be difficult from time to time. Here are seven ways to find inspiration at the office that don’t

Interview with Rachel Cruze, author of “Smart Money Smart Kids”

With a new school year under way, the student Class of 2014 faces a number of challenges, one of which is managing their finances upon graduation. Talking about financial issues is not a foreign topic to Rachel Cruze, who grew up with a front row seat listening to her father, Dave Ramsey, one of the most […]

3 reasons to enhance your technical skills

Californians feel self-conscious about their tech skills. Forty-eight percent of Californians say a lack of skills has held them back, compared to 35 percent nationally, according to a recent study released by Udemy, a global marketplace for online teaching and learning. This may be surprising as California is seen as the tech state — with many tech […]

Follow these tips when submitting a resume online

It’s safe to say the majority of us apply for jobs online these days. I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating. If you apply for jobs online — and that’s virtually everyone —you need to make sure your resume is formatted properly or it simply won’t be seen. Employers large and small now […]

3 acceptable lies in an interview

In a job market as competitive as the San Francisco Bay Area, people sometimes stretch the truth to help themselves stand out from the pack. But while lying on resumes and cover letters is frowned upon, there are some instances in the interview process when it’s OK not to be fully honest. Here are three […]

10 most powerful women in business

Fortune released its annual list of the 50 most powerful women in business — below we highlight the top 10 and you can find the full list at For the third year, IBM Chairman, CEO and President Ginni Rometty soars at the top of Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business. […]

Dos and don’ts of corporate happy hour

Joining colleagues for a casual drink can help foster deeper relationships — resulting in better project outcomes at the office. But on the flipside, too many beers can raise some concerns and even cost you your job. This is why it’s a good idea to set some ground rules when it comes to sharing cocktails […]