You probably spend 90% of your week with your coworkers and the relationships you form can be lasting and influential to your career. But what happens when your co-worker, and friend, gets promoted to a position as your superior? Does the relationship stay the same?
I always make fun of the avid cyclists in my office, so they dared me to ride 10K and raise $1000. We dared our boss to shave her head. Some people are losing weight. Canadian musician k-os is going back to an old McJob he had.
I’ve found the best advice comes from the people who work and live around you every day. I like to call these “hand me downs” — they’re tidbits of knowledge from a boss, teacher or mentor, and they really work. They may seem simple, redundant or arbitrary, but they can be the push that turns into a shove.
The web is running the show and those above you are scrambling to gain the skills they need to work in this “new” medium. The Internet may have been around for your entire life but, for many people in the workforce, it’s an aspect of our culture they may never understand. That’s where you come in.
Maybe you’re a designer looking to showcase your work, or maybe you’re just a communications student who wants to comment on the new threads on the catwalk in Milan. Regardless, a blog can be your stepping-stone to a whole new world of work experience.
Did you know resumé writing has hit the Internet? And did you know there are networks where you can review other people’s resumés, as well as your own, in an online community environment? Here are some great Resume 2.0 sites which let you perfect your resumé with feedback from others.
The lure of a steady paycheque can stall you from finishing your studies. For the past four years, I’ve been juggling a corporate career in advertising and marketing and, at the same time, trying to finish a degree in writing.