By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services
With more people working remotely, email is used for even the most ancillary communication. Since being able to effectively communicate using email is essential, I have come up with a few rules to help people do just that - be clear, be concise, and be level headed.
Social media occupies a lot of our time and is becoming a more pervasive communications tool, so it’s no wonder that the spam and scams have followed suit. One site where I have seen a huge uptick in potential scams is LinkedIn. Here’s what you need to know about this latest venue for spam, scammers and phishing.
By Dr. John D. Moore
Online Career Tips, Special Contributor
As a career counselor and college educator, I have worked with scores of people who have found themselves in deep trouble with their employer because they unintentionally did some things that caused them to be disciplined. The “penalties” run the gamut – from having to endure an informal “sit-down” talk with the boss to a formal write up that is placed in the employee’s file. Other behaviors, however, have resulted in more serious actions – meaning termination.
By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor
We’re on the go and our devices are letting us communicate as we move. Smartphones and tablets let us communicate anytime, anywhere. If you are opening and sending emails on smartphones and tablets, especially for business communication, it is important to adopt good mobile email manners.
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A typical maternity leave lasts from two months to three. In other parts of the world new mothers can expect an entire year off to spend with their little one; in Sweden it's 16 months! Whatever time a mother has to spend with her newborn is undoubtedly precious, but it goes by in the blink of an eye. Just like with a pregnancy there are always "experts" that will give pointers on how to have a proper maternity leave. For example, saying to catch up on sleep, read a few novels, or even travel. If you've experienced the joy of motherhood you know that those activities are wishful thinking. The focus of your return from leave to work is just as important as the leave itself.