Here is the most important rule to remember when you and your company part ways: Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan
So, here’s the second raise rule (which I can’t stress enough): Know your audience. It’s important to understand that when you ask for anything, you must be aware of the person you’re asking. Remember: it’s never just about you. Before asking for that raise, consider asking yourself: “What does the corporate culture indicate about increases
Have you lost your job and lost your confidence? Well—here’s a corporate breakup rule you need to know: Never forget your own value. When you face job loss, your feelings of rejection can run really high. You think that all your professional powers have been left at your former job—and that’s not true! Your value
I had lunch the other day with a friend who had recently been downsized. She spoke non-stop about all the things she would NOT do in her future career. After 30 minutes of negativity, I finally stopped her. I told her that all I was hearing was “No, no, no, no.” I get this. When
I noticed this President’s Day post on Facebook yesterday, and wanted to share, as it’s a wonderful reminder of the power of perseverance: He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business in ’33. It failed. His fiancée died in ’35. He had a nervous breakdown
Let’s face it: At one time or another, you have tormented yourself at work. Often, the ritual is daily. Without a doubt, it’s more frequent than most people know. You have to catch yourself to even know what’s making you feel bad or sad. We are so conditioned to look on the dark side, that
Often, we tend to get sensitive, especially when we’re going through unwanted change. For example: job hunting after being downsized. When we begin reaching out, and people aren’t reaching back, we take it as a personal rejection. Don’t do that. Yes, this sounds difficult, but it’s important. We all have a distinct need for approval.