Saturday, December 8, 2012

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share these every weekend so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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  • 6 Steps for Rekindling Your Career in 2013"Tis the season to begin thinking about New Year's resolutions. Get a jump start on your career and professional development by including some of these items to your list."

  • 8 Tips for How to Ask for a Raise: "Don’t just go storming into your manager’s office and pound your fist on their desk asking for more pay.  Keep track of your performance as you go through the year.  Gather data and statistics that clearly demonstrate your contributions."

  • 14 Ways to Stay Focused at Work Through the Holidays"
    Avoid multitasking. Work on one project at a time ... 
    In addition, try to avoid working on personal and work-related tasks at the same time

  • 6 Lessons From a Work-From-Home Mom and CEO"There are countless studies that show working from home can be more productive than working in a traditional office setting with benefits such as fewer interruptions from colleagues, less office politics to deal with, a work environment that's in your control, etc. BUT, in order to benefit from these, you really need to be disciplined with your focus and time."

  • How to Win New Contacts and Job-Search Allies at Holiday Parties"Make sure you follow through with anything you said you'd do during your first conversation and don't squander potential opportunities by failing to keep in touch. When you do, you'll have a better chance of adding new allies to your job search efforts."

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