Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple of situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?
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It’s no secret that an internship is a great way to gain professional work experience in a specific industry, learn the tricks of the trade, and meet people that have been working in the field for years. An internship provides a unique, firsthand opportunity to try out a particular job as well as a company, and learn in the process. It’s also an opportunity for the company to try you out as well. That’s why it is so critical to make a good impression. … [Read more...] about Surviving the First Day of Your Internship
Networking introverts. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Talking is not what I do. I'd rather walk into a lion's den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I've never met before. I'll opt for being devoured, thank you very much. But introverts often learn a difficult lesson the hard and quiet way: relationship building is an activity that pays dividends. Damn, it can even be oddly rewarding. And if I can do it, you can do it too. Learning how to network as an introvert is an important skill. Here are a few tips and tricks I've learned throughout my career to tolerate social situations that once felt impossible. ENGAGE EARLY Your nerves might be jangled from the onset, but the sooner you introduce yourself and say hello to other people, the easier it will be to engage as the meeting unfolds. Don't make the mistake of being too quiet at the start. The sooner you get comfortable with the people around you, the easier the meeting will be. I also force myself … [Read more...] about 12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events