Social media is everywhere. Some wonder if it is a friend or foe in your efforts to find employment. The truth of the matter is that it can be either, or both, depending on how you use social media and how potential employers use it. Your social media profiles and who you follow on social media reveals more about you than you may realize.
Have you started a new job, hoping to make new work friends, only to find out there are workplace cliques? Cliques are tight-knit groups of people who won’t let others into the “inner circle.” You might remember these from your early school days. They were the kids who kept everybody else out of their group. Unfortunately, some people carry this bad behavior into adulthood. Here’s what to do when you encounter cliques in the workplace.
Everyone says you should do your research before going in to a job interview. But no one actually tells you what you’re supposed to find out. Obviously, you shouldn’t have to spend an entire day combing the web so you can write a thesis on every company that deigns to interview you.
Every employee comes to that time in his or her life when he or she feels as though it's time for a raise. Some employers offer time-scheduled raises that employees do not have to request. Other employers do not. Here are some tips for asking for a raise if you work for an employer that does not offer time-scheduled raises.