Handling Difficult Coworkers

Research shows that a person’s relationship with his or her boss is a very important contributor to job satisfaction.  But, having a difficult coworker or two can be a real challenge as well.  Working adults with whom I have spoken have shared stories about incompetent coworkers who do less but get an equal share of credit; coworkers who are threatened by a colleague, start to gossip and seek allies; and examples of the negative fruits of bad attitudes and misunderstandings in the workplace. Are you faced right now with coworker challenges?   You’re not alone.  Take a look at this article from The Wall Street Journal’s online website (http://online.wsj.com) called Handling Co-Workers. The last time Allison Russo, a pharmacy technician from Tobyhanna,...

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Salary Strategies Debated

(Originally posted July 23, 2010) Highlighted this week is an article entitled How to Get the Salary You Want from The Wall Street Journal online. This article conveys salary negotiation advice that many of you have undoubtedly heard before. There is actually, though, a fair amount of debate from readers on some of its points. I would recommend taking time to read many of the comments and responses to comments. What has been your experience with negotiating salaries or raises? What has worked for you? How have you managed to put yourself in a position in which your employer offers or agrees to pay you...

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Upcoming Events for Job Seekers

Are you looking for a job? CCGPS Career Services wants you to succeed in your efforts!  We develop and host career-related workshops tailored to the working or experienced adult job seeker.  We also research other opportunities in the area year-round.  These often include job fairs, networking groups, and career workshops.  There are many excellent opportunities available to you! So, have you heard what is coming up? Registration is now open for the CCGPS Networking Boot Camp, a two-session interactive experience with Mark Lane, professor of business at Eastern.  Come out the evenings of March 16 and April 20 to learn an approach to networking that really works.  Leave feeling equipped and energized! Calm those resume woes by attending Strategies and Trends...

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How to Prep for a Behavioral Interview

(Originally posted Feb. 2, 2010) Don’t miss our upcoming Interviewing Webinar on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:00-7:00 pm (EST)! To register, go to “Career Events” at www.eastern.edu/career. Behavior-based interviewing is becoming increasingly popular among employers today. Although it is not a new method of interviewing, it is currently being utilized more and more frequently because employers have found it to be highly predictive of a candidate’s future success on the job. As stated in Job Interviews for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy, “Hard proof of this claim is hard to come by. But, for you as a job seeker, it doesn’t matter the least bit whether the claim is true or false. The behavioral style is such a big deal with employers today...

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Christmas Greetings

From Career Services to you and yours. . . Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Eastern University CCGPS Career Services (Copyright Gospel Communications International, Inc. – www.reverendfun.com) “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” -Colossians 3:17, 23, 24 Kristin Guiliano Assistant Director, Career...

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A Thanksgiving Charge

Employed, un-employed, or under-employed, we all have our own set of joys and challenges in the practical matters of life. But, in the craziness of having to make a living there is always something for which to be thankful – God’s blessing in creating us as unique and valuable individuals. Regardless of your opinion of or relationship with the Creator, my firm belief is that He has gifted you with unique interests, outstanding abilities to lend to the workplace, circumstances that bless you through ease, and those that produce fruits through labor and suffering. He has granted you a divinely woven personality and a rich bouquet of experiences that are uniquely yours. These shape and enhance your unique contributions in the workplace all your days, and for...

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