Monthly Archive for November, 2014

: November, 2014

Managing holiday networking challenges

About this time every year, those who dread searching for a new job will undoubtedly share the thoughts of “waiting” until the holidays are over to job search. The notion of conducting a search while family gatherings abound can add an extra layer to stress, and it’s very tempting to call it a day and put […]

How to improve your decision-making skills at work

At some point we’ve all made poor decisions at work. And if you find yourself sitting next to someone in a boardroom who claims they’ve never made a bad decision, then you are looking at someone who is being dishonest. Employees promoted into management are generally people with good decision-making skills—a principal characteristic of any

5 holiday gifts for your career

As people begin to prepare for the big feast, many retailers are stretching their limbs, rolling out their best decorations and hoping their inventory takes a big dip on Black Friday. But although a lot of emphasis is placed on shopping for others over the long Thanksgiving weekend, more often than not, people forget to

Avoid these phrases on your next job interview

Have you ever said the wrong thing during a job interview? An interview can be seen as the grand finale of your hard work and planning. All your job-search activities, networking and researching lead to the interview, the first time you have the chance to meet the employer face to face.  It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time, and […]

How to stay fit at the office this holiday season

Staying in shape and eating well isn’t always easy—especially if you have a job that makes it hard to schedule a walk or tempts you with fatty office treats. And although it’s tough not to partake in the Bay Area holiday spirit by noshing on some sugary snacks, not managing your food portions carefully can

See the gender pay gap in tech

Men earn more and are happier than women working in the technology sector,  according to a recent study from Glassdoor. Glassdoor collected salary data from workers at major tech companies across the company. At most of them, men report earning a higher annual base salary than women. There are exceptions to this. Women in the

Should you broadcast your job search on social media?

Once upon a time, only businesses had to worry about things like publicity and branding. But with the Internet and social media now being extensions of resumes, workers must also find ways to promote themselves through different channels. By the same token, job-seekers need to note that recruiters dig through social media accounts with a

The power of gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, being mindful of your blessings is a topic of discussion that will take place among friends and families across the nation celebrating the one day designated for giving thanks. Showing gratitude is really being thankful with an attitude of sincere appreciation and is a powerful emotion that is often taken for granted. […]

7 smart activities to do during your commute

Whether you take BART, Caltrain or drive to work, the commute to the office can feel like a waste of time. And while listening to music or to an audio book is entertaining, there are other activities that can make you more productive or even enhance your skills. Here are seven smart things you can

How to reinvent yourself and your career at any age

There seems to be a notion that the art of reinventing yourself is best suited for young professionals. But whether you are 30, 40 or 50, knowing how to gain new skills, polish old ones and present them as a new package is one of the best things you can learn to do for your