Your job search doesn't have to be all about you, Laura Labovich writes. Instead, focus on helping others, such as by providing unsolicited recommendations for talented colleagues on LinkedIn, she writes.
Don't send a generic thank you note after your job interview, Laura Labovich writes. Instead, send one that addresses misgivings the interviewer might have, and that brings up any qualifications you forgot to mention in your interview, Labovich explains.
Older workers with bigger salaries can be the target of budget cuts and layoffs, so it's critical that they promote their value frequently to the employer, Dave Dutton writes. They should also become more adept at marketing themselves and their skills outside the company, he writes.
Holiday Inn opened a 14-story, 323-room hotel on the property of Walt Disney World last week after decades of operating outside of the theme park. The property, which was a Howard Johnson hotel and then a Courtyard by Marriott, had been closed for six years before Holiday Inn parent company InterContinental Hotels Group invested $35 million into a renovation.
Office politics are about resolving conflict and learning to work together, but if you seek merely to triumph over co-workers, the strategy will backfire, Scot Herrick writes. "If your belief about your work is that you must win and everyone else loses, you will always be on the wrong side of getting to what you want out of work," he writes.
If you're networking as a recent college graduate, create a 60-second pitch that clearly states your abilities and the opportunities you're after, Heather Huhman writes. Always be clear about what you want from someone else, such an opportunity to go out for coffee and ask his or her advice, she writes.