How to leave your job on a good note

22-Jun-2017 12:19:25

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by Yolanda Graham

leave on a good note

 

So… a change is on the horizon and you’re getting ready to leave your current job in pursuit of greener pastures.

If you’re leaving because workplace issues, you may be tempted to give your colleagues a piece of your mind before you step out. You imagine a deep satisfaction from airing your grievances. Realistically, however, what you can expect from exit venting is unwanted drama and a damaged reputation.

Think long-term and leave on good terms. It's important not to burn bridges because you might need your past employers for a reference. Here are a few ways you can leave your job on a good note:

 

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5 attributes of a person with excellent communication skills

15-Jun-2017 12:30:00

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by Yolanda Graham

excellent communication skills

Look through any job description and you’ll most likely find “excellent communication skills” listed as a requirement.

Inside and outside of work life, communication helps us build and maintain relationships, and accomplish goals. In business, communication skills help companies achieve their aims and objectives. Employees with excellent communication skills are able to explain things, convey messages, ask relevant questions, and avoid or resolve conflicts effectively.

Let's take a closer look at some of the things people with excellent communication skills do consistently. 

 

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How to bounce back from a career setback

13-Jun-2017 15:52:18

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by Yolanda Graham

what to do when you've failed

Just when you thought you were gaining momentum and making progress, you face a setback. Your project was far from achieving the projected results. Your performance review was not what you expected. Or worse, you got fired.

Roadblocks and obstacles happen to all of us. They can be a soul-crushing experience, leaving us feeling devastated and questioning our self-worth.

While it’s okay to let yourself feel disappointed and numb for a while, it’s important that you don’t spend too much time dwelling on a (temporary) failure. Here are some tips for how you can bounce back from a career setback.

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5 ways to stay relevant to the job market

08-Jun-2017 18:23:58

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by Yolanda Graham

how to stay relevant to the job market

 

The job market is constantly changing.

New roles emerge while irrelevant roles slowly disappear to adjust to new technologies, and consumer needs. You have to ask yourself: will my role still be needed in the next 1/3/5 years?

What can you do to stay relevant to the job market? Here are some simple yet crucial tips.

 

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3 tips for a fruitful performance review

06-Jun-2017 19:03:57

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by Yolanda Graham

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It’s that time of the year again when you and your manager sit down to talk about your performance at work.

You may be dreading it, but the truth is that formal performance reviews are a great way to:

  • Have a focused discussion about your work
  • Find out what you’re doing right so you can keep it up
  • Get feedback on the things you could improve

Read these tips for a fruitful performance review.

 

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