Negotiate for a better job title to position yourself for higher pay throughout your career, writes John McDermott. Provide your employer with reasons you've earned this title after researching how other jobs in your industry are defined, he writes.
Abandoning a job you don't like too soon may cost you experience that could lead to a better position, writes Lisa Rabasca Roepe. Instead, focus on improving what you can control, and reward yourself for reaching specific goals to make your current position more enjoyable.
You can benefit more from conference attendance by researching which workshops are most relevant to you, writes Thomas Smale. Check out social media beforehand to identify the sessions others in your field are attending, and follow up with new people you meet after returning to the office.
Cover letters can illustrate why you're a good fit for a position and how your passions relate to the job, writes Alyse Kalish. Send a thank-you note even if you don't get the position, because doing so increases your chances of being considered if another job opens up.
Set milestones throughout the workday that allow you to take breaks from work and attend to distractions rather than allowing interruptions all day, writes Vicki Salemi. This strategy can help keep diversions such as social media or the March Madness national basketball tournament from hurting your productivity.
Belgian bars and cafes endure the loss of tens of thousands of beer glasses per year, which are often stolen by tourists as souvenirs. Bruges Beerwall has installed security alarms to combat glass theft, while the Dulle Griet requires those who drink the house beer to leave a single shoe as a deposit.
The antitrust trial over AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner could take eight weeks, US District Judge Richard Leon says. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, after up to two days of motions.
Trevor Edwards, Nike's brand president, has resigned, and Nike says it has received complaints of inappropriate behavior in the workplace. It's unclear whether Edwards' departure and the complaints are connected.
When you don't agree with customers, it's important to first give credit to their ideas before asking permission to explore other options, writes Ken Sterling. After doing so, you can explain why other options make more sense without offending the customer, he writes.
When prioritizing leads, look for companies currently undergoing changes, because they are more likely to be willing to take action, writes Brent Adamson. Identify what's driving the change as you strive to make your product relevant to the buyer's goals.