By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services
Whether you’re considering starting a family, trying to become pregnant, or already pregnant, knowing your rights as well as your employer’s benefits can help you better plan for the future in order to reduce stress and ensure a more joyous event. Two of these rights – the right to keep your job and the right to the same treatment as others with a short-term medical absence – are among the most important to understand.
By Suzanne Minarcine
Online Career Tips Contributor and Faculty Director at American Public University
I was recently contacted by a young woman who was passed over for a promotion because she “cared too much about what other people thought.” Her boss told her that she needed to be more independent and assertive.
By Nick Huang
We all want success, yet an ‘all work and no play’ attitude quickly depletes us of energy, and seeks a contrary effect. Therefore, aside from making way toward more money and prestige, we must ensure that time is reserved for relaxation and rest.
By Deborah Jian Lee
To stop procrastination in its tracks, try this one cognitive-behavioral therapy trick called “The Five-Minute Rule.” All you do is pick one task and commit to doing it for five minutes. You can stop after that, but most likely you won’t want to because you’ve already build momentum. Sometimes all it takes to get a project underway is the simple act of starting.
By Kym Klass
The Montgomery Advertiser
Finding the time to meet work deadlines and still find time to attend family events, school functions, or even take that much-needed vacation creates sacrifice at the workplace and on the home front. When work receives more attention, the family suffers. When the family is priority, work is put on hold.
By Todd Defren
Before we ask the question, “How well are you balancing your professional and personal lives?” we need to first ask, “What does work-life balance mean to you?” After observing me at work for a full day a few years ago, my daughter wryly observed, “Basically, your job is to write and respond to emails. All. Day. Long.” With that frame of reference in mind, here’s what work-life balance means to me...