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December 28th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Dealing with the boss

Your boss could be like your best friend or your worst enemy.  Here are some articles that will help you survive any relationship turmoils with your boss:
A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss
Top 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Hate You
How to Suck Up without Looking Like You’re Sucking […]

By Celine -- 2 comments

November 30th, 2007

Thinking like management

Brian over at TheJobBored has an interesting post entitled “How to think like management (and how doing so can help your career)”.  I thought I’d share it with you, since it raises some very interesting points:

Know management’s pressure points.
Anticipate and offer solutions.
Understand the interpersonal.
Talk to your boss.
Make your boss look bad.
Make your boss look  good.
Anticipate […]

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November 20th, 2007

A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss

You’re standing in the boardroom, giving a presentation and you think you’re doing well.  You used great graphics, your ideas are brilliant, etc.  But all your boss could manage is an indecipherable poker face or a smirk.  Maybe she doesn’t like your ideas.  Maybe she was bored.  Or maybe she didn’t get it.
Or maybe she […]

By Celine -- 4 comments

November 16th, 2007

Top 7 ways to make your boss hate you

1. Be obvious that you’re after her job. The best way to do this is to go to work very early in the morning and sit in the boss’ chair. When she arrives, she’ll be surprised to find you there. Tell her you’re merely “practicing” for when you get her job. […]

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November 13th, 2007

If you don’t take down meeting minutes you’ll hate yourself

I attended a pretty significant boardroom meeting today and was appalled when I realized that no one was taking down the minutes!  So I  immediately took initiative to write things down.
Why? Because minutes are good for the following things:
As a legal document.  For the IRS and other government agencies, meeting minutes can be considered as […]

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November 9th, 2007

Put on a pimpin’ show

There’s a task - a presentation, a report, it doesn’t matter - and no one wants to do it because it looks tough. You were stuck with the job. Surprisingly, because of your unique badass skills, you managed to finish the job in an hour without breaking a sweat. Do you:
a) Tell […]

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October 31st, 2007

How to make your team fall apart

Bob Turek of Project Management 411 made an excellent post about working together.  Naturally, this inspired me to write my own post about how NOT to work together.
 Keep everything to yourself.  You want to know why?  Because everyone will steal your super genius ideas.  Dont’ share anything.  If you’re making a group presentation, just tell […]

By Celine -- 3 comments

October 30th, 2007

How to suck up without looking like you’re sucking up

Everyone needs to suck up at least once in their lives, whether you’re trying to sell the big idea or attempting to get away with murder (I hope not literally though).  However, sucking up isn’t for the uninitiated - you have to know the right way to do it or else you’ll, well, look like […]

By Celine -- 2 comments

October 24th, 2007

Pimp and optimize your LinkedIn profile

Pinny Cohen talks about how to keyword optimize your resume. He brings up some interesting points.
I’ll take for example a site like Monster.com or Craigslist, both sites with tons of resumes posted on there. How do you get your resume seen by as many recruiters as possible?
The answer is of course, to include […]

By Celine -- 1 comment

October 17th, 2007

7 ways to make your emails unprofessional

Proper email etiquette is something everyone should know if they want to be perceived as professionals. However, not everyone wants to be a professional. You can be the office goofball, butt of jokes, or simply that creep that everyone’s trying to avoid. If you don’t care what other people think or if […]

By Celine -- 7 comments

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