Monthly Archive for February, 2015

: February, 2015

Great office meetings are built on a series of conversations

Getting everyone to agree on one conclusion can be a daunting task. But when it comes to meetings most everyone readily agrees that meetings can take productive time away from work. Meetings tend to get a bad rap and rightly so if the same topic is discussed with no resolution in sight. An operations manager once […]

25 highest rated companies for internships

The three best companies for internships are located in the Bay Area, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. Facebook took the top spot on the list of “25 Highest Rated Companies for Internships” for the second year in a row. The list is based on feedback from interns. Facebook received an overall company rating

10 worst workplace deeds

Everyone makes mistakes at the office. Not everyone drives an excavator into a portable toilet — when there’s a person inside. When workplace health and safety law consultancy Protecting.co.uk asked British workers about the worst things they’ve done at work, they heard tales of destruction, theft and physical distress. One worker accidentally sent an inappropriate

Build an effective network

People often confuse networking as a one-time activity that starts when you need something and ends when the goal is reached.  Granted, that’s the stereotypical form of networking that might last for a brief moment but leaves no room for a long-term relationship built on exchanging support. When networking is viewed as sudden spurts of […]

25 highest paying jobs in demand

Are you motivated by money? Look for your job on Glassdoor’s recent list of 25 highest paying jobs in demand. Physician is the No. 1 position on the list, with an average base salary of $212,270 and 7,984 job openings on Glassdoor. Pharmacy manager and software architect round out the top three. Software engineer has the

How employers woo top candidates

When you are considering an offer, look beyond the compensation and vacation to the perks employers are using in a competitive job market aimed at wooing top talent.  Employers are now faced with four generations at work with each one being attracted to different perks. In order to meet the needs of a diverse workforce, […]

To make $450,000 a year, or join a startup, that is the question

It’s a question we’ve all heard in the Bay Area: Should I make big bucks working for X company or join a startup? A two-year-old post on this topic is still sparking discussion on online question forum Quora. A user writes, “I’m 28 and making $450,000 a year at Google. I love my job and

America’s most powerful female CEOs

Men hold the reins at most of America’s big businesses. About 95 percent of the country’s largest public companies, by market cap, are led by men, according to a recent report by PassFail. The largest company with a female chief executive is Oracle, which has a $188.2 billion market cap. The company is led by Safra

How to successfully answer pre-interview questions

Recently a candidate for a management position described his first experience with pre-interview questions and it created more stress for him than a traditional meeting with a person. Responding to questions without talking with a person to gauge his or her reactions and tone was challenging. His experience with being screened by a list of pre-interview […]

10 most bizarre late-to-work excuses

There are mornings when time is not on your side. If you can’t seem to conquer the snooze button, ward off wardrobe issues or avoid traffic, know that you’re not alone: More than one in five (23 percent) of workers come in late at least once a month, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder,