- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Apr 5, 2013 1:04 PM EDT | Comments
by Marjorie Korn
Delete the Evidence.
If your manager doesn't refresh her feed 24/7, she may not have read it. The next day: "Check your company's social-media policy," says Deanna Zandt, author of Share This!, to find out if you're even allowed to tweet about work. The fine print is a slog, but if your boss saw your post, you'll know if you broke a rule or just pissed her off.
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Hold back on the wiseass jokes, whiny updates about how you're so hungover -- or basically any 140-character outburst that might draw more attention to you over the next few weeks, Zandt advises. And don't try to overcompensate for your screwup with any bull-twit about how much you lurve your job.
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- Redbook | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Apr 4, 2013 10:34 AM EDT | Comments
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
With the advent of smart phones, it's now harder than ever to disconnect from work. You have your phone with you at all times, and your email is on your phone, so what's the big deal about glancing at it from time to time? Unfortunately, those "I'll just see if anyone emailed" checks turn into "I'll just quickly respond to this; it seems urgent" matters in no time flat. We already know that spending more and more time buried in a screen decreases your vagal tone, which in turn alters our ability to empathize and connect with one another. That chronic stress of being plugged in 24/7 has hazardous effects on your health, too.
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A recent study done by the Mayo Clinic showed that being under constant pressure effects our body's natural fight-or-flight response to threats, which is only supposed to be for short-term, immediate stressors. If the stress-response system persistently remains active, it disrupts the body's natural pr...Read More »
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:26 AM EDT | Comments
Chef and Vosges Haut-Chocolat founder Katrina Markoff uses chocolate as a medium to tell stories. "For some reason, I went into my kitchen, and I made an Indian curry, coconut, milk chocolate truffle," she says. "And that was when the epiphany occurred."
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Katrina grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, near her grandparents. She says her grandmother was the one who taught her how to cook. Katrina studied chemistry and psychology at Vanderbilt University, but found herself struggling with choosing a career as graduation approached. Katrina moved to Paris to study cooking at the famed culinary school Le Cordon Bleu. She worked in top European restaurants, but took a leave of absence to embark on a round-the-world trip.
She spent nine months traveling through Southeast Asia, discovering the close connection between people and food. When she returned to the United States, however, she realized she didn't want to be a chef. K...Read More »
- Cosmo Latina | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:27 AM EDT | Comments
...Read More »We've all been there. You get overwhelmed at work and feel like you just want to quit and storm out the office forever…but you can't. In this economy, we know good jobs are basically like one in a million, so career expert Cheryl Palmer offered some tips on how to keep your sanity and not catch a bitch fit.
By Ariel Nagi
1. Take a lunch break-every day
The days of eating lunch at your desk should be over-now. "If you're not regularly taking breaks, things can get very overwhelming, and you end up being more ineffective because your mind is not fresh enough," Palmer says. Take a walk or stroll through the park during your break. If you skip lunch because you feel you don't have enough time, you could end up making a mistake from being too tired and taking even more time to correct it, she warns.
2. Get involved in other activities
The biggest mistake people make is bringing their jobs home with them too often. "Work shouldn't be everything," Palmer says. Try getting involved in othe
- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:23 AM EDT | Comments
Finding a Job
When it comes to searching for open positions online, big job boards can be a double-edged sword: You either find an overwhelming 200 pages of open positions (that you'll never have the time or patience to go through), or you find a total of two potential jobs in your desired field and location, neither of which pique your interest.
Sound familiar? Take heart-online job boards aren't your only option. Here are a few ways you can successfully seek out open positions without having to hit that search bar.
1. Enlist the Help of Your Social Network
Just like a thought-provoking status update can warrant a barrage of comments from your friends, family, and even long-lost classmates from second grade, a similar public inquiry can open your eyes to job suggestions you hadn't considered before. So, consider putting a call out to your social network: "I'm looking for a new career in marketing. Does anyone know of great companies in the area?"
You might be surprised by who pipes...Read More »