Grieving the Loss of a Job
In India our work often represents who and what we are. In addition to monetary returns a job provides a sense of purpose and self-esteem. Thus when a job ends, part of us seems to end with it. If you or someone you know has lost your job, it is important to remember . . . you have lost a description of what you do, not who and what you are.
Financial Crisis: Overcoming fear and stress
News of the crashing stock-market, recession, layoffs, salary cuts, and the uncertain financial situation is certainly a cause of great stress to most people. In the current economic situation the fear of unemployment is also very real. Experts recommend a number of steps that could be helpful, and warn against others that are actually counter-productive. Here is a look at some of these.
E-mail Etiquette at the Workplace
Easy access to mails and blogs on the phones, laptops and desktops has popularized the time-saving, travel-free social interactions. It has become easier to opt for work from home, manage a team from a different location and organize an official meeting without much running around just by one click on a mouse. However, since e-mails are permanent records of a person's contribution to work, it is also essential to follow some email etiquette and guidelines that convey professionalism and efficiency.
Self-Confidence at Work
Self-Confidence is vitally important to our success at work. It directly affects not only our level of performance, but also reflects in our interactions with colleagues, clients, as well as bosses. This can have a huge effect on our relationships at work and our growth and success in our career. Here is what you can do to improve your self confidence.
Success at work
No matter what your career, you cannot avoid other people. Every career requires you to work with people for one or the other reason. In order to be truly successful at your work, people skills are important along with technical knowlegde and experience.
Performance appraisals are never the best time of the year. Often we only get a glimpse into one side of the story - either the manager's or the employee's side. This article gives you a glimpse into the side that you do not know about.
Fear of Speaking in Public
Do you dread having to do a formal presentation? Does the thought of speaking in meetings make you nervous? You are not alone! More than 80% of the population feels anxious when they speak to an audience.
Previously, the norm was that you had a job for life. Today we are in the transitory phase with global transformations and economic fluctuations requiring speedy adjustments. Most businesses today must continually make changes to remain competitive. Downsizings are almost routine and being laid off does not have to reduce your employability -- unless you let it.
Transition from College to the Corporate World
People join work thinking life in the corporate will be similar to the life in a college and the same rules apply. However that is not the case. As a business school graduate said, "The real world is a big change, more than you can ever imagine when you are sitting in the classroom thinking about the outside world!"
Preparing for Retirement
Retirement is often considered a rite of passage... as inevitable as the birthdays that signal its oncoming. Although some of us do dread not having office to go to and nothing to look forward to, no break in the monotony - for many retirement is something to look forward to - a time when, as Khalil Gibran puts it, time is no longer money and hence we can spend it as we like!