We’ve all been there. Sitting at our desks, angrily wondering what’s wrong with our boss that they aren’t seeing what we’re contributing. Why didn’t I get that raise I expected? Why did so-and-so get promoted when clearly I deserved it?
A question that I’ll ask my students in “Selective Hiring” goes something like this, “Given that the two candidates are equal in every way except one: one is coming off a tremendous win (a peak work experience) and the other is coming off a major failure (a valley work experience) which one do you hire?”
Nowadays, our ability to set time aside to focus on one thing at a time is becoming less and less practical. We are constantly distracted by work, friends, social media, etc. I have found that finding creative ways to combine interests is a great way to maximize your efficiency throughout the day in order to feel accomplished on all of your goals.
I sent a particularly dumb email early in my career. Don’t get me wrong, you could probably catch me sending a dumb email in any given week… but this one was particularly dumb. Why?
As you go into the job market, (for the very first time or after not looking for a while) you might discover that there are a lot of buzzwords thrown around, including the terms job and career.