- | CommentsIt's big news in the Netherlands: Dutch Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she will abdicate on April 30 after 33 years as head of state. Her oldest son Prince Willem-Alexander will become the nation's first king in a century and his wife, 39-year-old Maxima Zorreguieta, will be Queen of the Netherlands. Princess Maxima has been charming the Netherlands for over a decade—here are 11 reasons why. -Elise Sole
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:53 PM EST | Comments
Are you feeling like you're not getting anywhere in your career? Are you really living up to your full potential? Climbing the rungs of the career ladder can be difficult. Follow the advice on getting noticed and getting ahead from these four successful women....Read More »
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Get feedback and know your audience. Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon, says you should know yourself, your audience, and your environment. "Get feedback on how you present yourself physically, how you come across verbally, how you influence people, and how you make others feel," she says.
Get an internship. "It really helps if you meet somebody whose actually doing what you want to do," says talk show host Wendy Williams. She advises to get an internship and absorb everything around you.
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Build relationships. Tig Notaro, a comedian, says in addition to being good at what you do, people also need to get to know you personally. "When p
- University Of Phoenix | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:28 PM EST | Comments
Do you have what it takes to become a manager? "There's a fallacy in business that good workers always get promoted up to management, and this just isn't the case," says Robert Balcerzak, a management consultant and area chair of the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Indianapolis Campus. "You have to seek those opportunities out yourself."
Here, he and other experts share their tips on how to make the leap from cubicle to corner office:
"The first thing anyone who wants to become a manager should do is let it be known that you want to manage," Balcerzak advises.
Watch your image.
Managers lead not just with their work, but also their behavior, he says. "Good managers are respected because they project the image of leadership, and they do it consistently," he points out. That means dressing and acting the part - even before you have it.
Michael Lee, a banking manager and area chair for the MBA program at the Idaho Campus, agrees. "What will get y...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 3:19 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
Even a rock-star employee (ahem, that's you) can use a little assist sometimes. These savvy tactics make it easy to send out an SOS without feeling like a total loser.
Your worry: People will think I have no clue about what I'm doing.
Why you shouldn't sweat it: You'll come off as more flaky if you keep quiet and struggle instead of requesting some direction. But keep it simple: Ask a manager to double-check your first-draft memo-not to write it for you. Seeking a second opinion is wise.
What to say: Lead with something like "I've pulled together some solid ideas for this project." Then go in for the ask: "Do you think you could take a look at my plan?" You want to emphasize that you've got things under control, advises Garret Keizer, author of Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Practice out loud a few times. See? You sound totally capable.
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- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:13 PM EST | CommentsFeeling prepared, you walk into the office for your interview. You introduce yourself and are promptly led to the conference room-only to find five other candidates waiting.
Group interviews can take you by surprise, but more and more, companies are using them to effectively find job candidates and expedite the interview process. And with the rising importance of office dynamics, group interviews aren't going away. Here's a quick primer: Group interviews can include both multiple interviewers and multiple candidates. As a group, you may be asked to answer typical interview questions, but you may also be put to the test. Expect to find a problem solving or work-simulation exercise, along with discussion around the problem solving process. The purpose of this style of interview is to see how you interact with others, demonstrate your skills in a crowd, and solve problems on the spot.
Your goal in this setting is to stand out (in a good way), so that you can move past this first round a...Read More »