As someone who has crossed fifty, the rules of networking may not be completely different for you than they are for everyone else, but there is no doubt that some tweaking is required. Monster suggests some tips.
Conferences are, in essence, a gigantic networking opportunity. You’ve got a huge number of important or potentially important people under the same roof, with a common goal: getting to know each other and forming mutually beneficial relationships. But if you’re not a natural at this, worry not. Monster suggests some tips to work a conference to your networking advantage.
It would shock you (or perhaps it would not!) how easy it is to sabotage your own career unintentionally. Make one indiscreet comment on social media or one careless remark about someone important and you’ll be labeled as unstable or unprofessional. Monster helps you identify the biggest ways we are all at risk of self-destruction where our careers are concerned.
Working in a cutthroat competitive environment is very rewarding and definitely has its perks, but it can also be very stressful. The pressure of staying on top of your game is ever-present, so Monster gives you some tips to make sure you don’t fall behind.
It’s not always easy to tell that people don’t like you, especially at work when ethic requires them to be professional, and moreover, if they work under you. So do your co-workers think you are a jerk? Find out if most or all of these signs by Monster apply to you and you will know if that is the case.
Getting fired is bad. But being caught by surprise by being fired is even worse. Many a time, you know you are getting fired when you’re actually getting fired, but Monster talks about potential red flags that could possibly signify that the end is near.
Good work relations are imperative, and making enemies is never wise. That being said, do not forget that some people will not go down alone but take you down with them should you be within grasping reach. Monster helps you identify some more people at work you should avoid.
Magic is not real, but magic words are. They exist in relationships of all kinds, and they do in work places, too. More specifically, Monster helps you figure out some magic words that might earn you points with the boss.
While it is true that your work relationships should be good enough to ask for favors when you need them, there are some characters that will only bring you and the quality of your work down. They’re reckless, and they will take you down with them. Monster helps you identify them.
Unnecessary worries take up most of our lives. With real worries in life, why add more, especially work-related ones? People have a limited amount of energy and brainspace and there is only a limited amount of mental strain a person can take. Identify these non-problems that you think are problems at work, says Monster, and stop worrying about them.
Most times you are fired, you don’t see it coming: this is just the sad truth of being fired. However, it is not impossible to spot it before it is too late so that you can make backup arrangements – or find a new job if it comes to that. Monster helps you identify some red flags.
Humans err. But some mistakes have bigger consequences than others, and this is especially true of work. Take Monster’s advice on how to do damage control when you’ve just had an Oops! moment at work.
A Gallup Poll revealed that only 32% of U.S. employees said they were actively engaged in their jobs. But how do you know whether you’re just experiencing a lull in your work, or if your career really is stuck bad enough to be called a stagnation? Monster helps you tell the difference.
There isn’t a science to the kind of jobs people regret most, since everyone is different. However, as subjective as the topic is, trends and patterns can still be identified. Monster has found these two more jobs to be among the most regretted ones.
When you’ve suddenly been made boss, it means your employees are your former friends: people who you had a friendly, venting relationship with. Monster suggests things you should do to maintain professionalism and make sure you are a successful leader.