Jan 15, 2014 Job Reviews
We’re all guilty of kicking off January with a few over ambitious resolutions – lose weight, get fit, find the perfect job.
But before you fall too far behind on the latter (let’s be honest, sending your body into a post-Christmas shock with a savage January diet does nobody any favours) we’ve got a little incentive for you in the form of a competition.
All you need to do is create a Vine (a six-second video) depicting your perfect job and send it to us. If you aren’t sure what a vine is, check out our attempt above.
You can email us a link to or tweet us using #dreamjob.
Whether it’s green fields, an animation of equine hydrotherapy or sketches of astronauts – anything will do. It doesn’t have to be your current job either – whether you’re a jobseeker or stuck in a job that’s less than perfect, let your imagination run wild and share your finest with us.
The competition will close on Wednesday 29 January. Then
Jan 14, 2014 Job Reviews
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Jan 11, 2014 Career Tips
One way of differentiating between the various types of MBAs is by the kinds of programs they offer. There’s the executive MBA, or EMBA, program, which accepts experienced and accomplished managers as students. There are the top-tier MBA programs, such as those offered by Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford, and the Wharton School. And there are the rest, which is not to say that some of them are not offering excellent programs, but they’re simply not considered among the well-recognized top-tier ones.
So, from the employer’s point of view, how important is an MBA? The answer is, it depends. A client of mine in the late 20s and a recent Wharton MBA graduate in marketing was offered a starting annual salary of $145,000. In that case, the hiring company considered this individual a high-potential candidate—if for nothing else but just judging by that starting salary. Other c
Jan 11, 2014 Career News
If you want something done right, you should make sure everyone does it the way you do, right? It turns out those who micromanage are hurting themselves, their employees and their companies.
Micromanagement is bad for everyone. Not only does it suck time away from the boss’ schedule that could be better used doing something else, it also absorbs a lot of time from the employees. When employees must deal with an overbearing boss they tend to try to do things exactly how the boss wants them done. To achieve that accomplishment requires a lot of energy; this energy could have been better spent coming up with creative solutions to problems or increasing effeciency.
Everything Evolves in Business
Compliance would be great if business and business technology were static. The problem here is that both business and technology evolve quickly.
Jan 8, 2014 Job Reviews
1. Make realistic work commitments for yourself and your team
January is the perfect time to set new goals for the year ahead. Don’t be afraid to set big targets, but be aware that being overly ambitious can have its problems too. It’s easy for people to work longer hours and overstretch themselves when they feel under too much pressure, so keep expectations realistic about your targets.
Look back to see what worked and what didn’t in 2013. Have open and regular discussions with your team to ensure all plans are manageable and sustainable as you look to build on existing achievements.
2. Write a weekly wellbeing checklist
This year, make a resolution to develop a weekly wellbeing checklist – either for your team or yourself. This is a good way to get into the habit of making sure you’re setting aside time to look after yourself, not just your work. T