Monthly Archive for December, 2014

: December, 2014

How to get a better job in 2015

Now is the time to get ready for finding a better job, the one you’ve been dreaming about last year.  Putting the past behind and moving forward with a fresh plan of action can be just what you need to land a better job.  The goal is not to land just any job rather one […]

Could smiling too much during an interview keep you from getting the job?

In the Bay Area, being a culture fit for an organization is just as important as having the skills to do the job. And even though it’s tough to assess someone’s personality in a short period of time, many hiring managers attempt to do so by reading body language during an interview. According to a

5 New Year’s resolutions that will jumpstart your career in 2015

The year 2014 is just about done and many of us will be making goals that will improve our career outcomes in the new year. But whether you want to move up in your organization, change jobs, or finish that novel that you haven’t touched since Halloween, creating an action plan for each resolution is

3 apps that will help you stay organized in 2015

In the new year, many of us will strive to be more organized, and why not? After all, the more systematized one is, the more productive one can be. Here are three apps that can help you stay more organized at the office in 2015. Dashlane Just about everything we do now requires a password

How to stay productive during the holidays

With relatives visiting from out of town, kids on winter break and a Bay Area office operating with a skeleton crew, staying focused at work can be tough. And while taking a more passive approach with your work projects may feel like the natural thing to do during the holidays, making mistakes at the office

Start the new year by putting a potential employer’s needs first

As the year draws to a close, it is cause for reflection. If you’re in the market for a new job, that may mean looking back at missed opportunities or looking ahead to what 2015 may bring. A good place to start is your job-search plan, and the basis of any job-search is the ability […]

5 questions to ask in an interview

No matter where you’re interviewing, chances are that you will be allowed to ask questions during the process. And although it’s been said that there’s no such thing as a bad question, asking the wrong things in an interview can negatively alter the hiring manager’s perspective of you. Here are five good questions to ask

What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work

From the sexual harassment suit filed against Yahoo executive Maria Zhang to the accusations that the Irvine, California office of Zillow had a frat house mentality, to the step down of GitHub CEO after harassment accusations were brought against him, 2014 saw its fair share of sexual harassment disputes. And they remind us that harassment,

The gift of a slow week at work

The weeks counting down to the holidays can be difficult to predict with the pace usually falling into two categories a hectic speed focusing on closing year-end projects or a slow pace with everyone winding down the year. When work is fast with deadlines looming near most people have an action plan to follow however […]

Most unusual holiday gifts exchanged in the workplace

Are you holiday shopping for coworkers? Don’t think too far outside the box. While most workers stick to candy, gift baskets and ornaments, some take a fresh approach to the word “gift.” In its annual holiday survey, CareerBuilder asked workers to share the most unusual gift they’ve received from coworker during the holiday season. Responses include