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Bad Performance Review? How to Rise Above It and Shine January 28, 2009

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Did you receive a bad performance review last year?  A performance review with a poor or so-so rating is tough — not just for you but also for your supervisor or manager.  Contrary to popular belief, most of them are not comfortable giving out performance reviews with low ratings.  First, they have to explain it and then discuss ways you can improve.  More importantly, they are often faced by irate, irritated or disbelieving subordinates who may either like to deny that their performance are less than stellar or are just blind to the fact that their showing last year is just not enough to earn them gold stars.

Now that the scores are in, can you still recover from a bad performance review?  Here are ways you can use a poor performance score and turn it around this year:

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Stop with the Meanness Already! January 13, 2009

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I’m not trying to dictate anyone to try and change their behaviors but really… how mean and tactless can you get?  A lot of people are shallowminded enough to think that just because they have a job and others don’t that they could look down on them and make fun of their current circumstances. 

Are you a meanie?  If so, has your career improved because of it?  Why not start changing your tactic this year?   Here are simple ways how:

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New Year, New You, Better Career: Why You Should Get More Training This Year January 13, 2009

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Do you still make New Year’s resolutions?  If this is still some sort of beginning-of-the-year practice for you, let me recommend one thing to consider putting high on your list: training.

That’s right — training.  More education, as in going to classes or seminars to learn.  This year, if you want to make something of yourself and improve your chances at having a better career, getting trained could be the best decision you’ll make.  Here are reasons why:

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Tips for Behaving at Office Parties December 20, 2008

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It’s that time of the year again.  Come December, you and your colleagues will have your calendar full with activities related to the holidays — shopping, gift-giving and parties.  If you’re a new Pinoy employee and don’t know how to behave during office parties, this post is for you.  If you’re a Pinoy employee who’s made the rounds before, this post might still have some things to offer.  Here are ways on how you should behave during office festivities (your company’s or your client’s) and avoid making a fool of yourself:

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Are You in Danger of Getting Charged with Sexual Harassment? November 26, 2008

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Sexual banter is normal among people and we Pinoys are especially well-versed in green jokes, suggestive statements and double entendres.  However, there is a limit to everything, especially in the workplace. 

As an employee, you are protected against sexual harassment from co-workers, visitors and yes, even your boss, no matter how high his/her rank is in the organization.  So just because YOU are protected doesn’t mean others aren’t.  If you’re incredibly careless and tactless about the way words leave your tongue or the way you deal with others physically, you could be on the receiving end of a sexual harassment charge. 

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How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Harassment Charges November 26, 2008

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I have two older posts that offer tips on protecting yourself from sexual harassment.  However, since not all of us are on the receiving end of someone else’s unwanted advances, I am writing this post for those of you who would like to protect yourselves from being accused of sexual harassment.  So for you out there who tend to be misconstrued and misinterpreted, here are a few tips and reminders to help protect you against sexual harassment charges:

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Jobless? How to Use Being Out of Work to Your Advantage November 24, 2008

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Losing a job can be a difficult and scary, particularly if it comes at a time when you’re not ready to move on because you have no other options.  So now you’re stuck at home or in your apartment, mulling over a career path that seemes to have met a deadend and the horizon seems dark and unsure.  So what next?  Here are ways you can use your being jobless and turn it into a career advantage.

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Tips for Spending Wisely at Work October 25, 2008

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Unless you have a huge income and plenty of daddy’s money to spend, you definitely should watch your budget.  Inflation rates will routinely drill holes in your pocket and the cost of food, gas and everything else continue to rise.  There really is no reason why you shouldn’t be careful about spending, even now that you have your own source of income – ESPECIALLY now that you have your own source of income.  Here are ways on how to spend wisely at work and make sure you can stretch your paycheck till the next payday:

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How to Prevent Credit Snatching October 18, 2008

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If you’ve been a victim of a genuine case of credit snatching, then you know how evil it can get.  How else can you describe an act where someone takes your idea and claims it as their own?  To make matters worse, THEY get the kudos for it and not you.  So how do you protect yourself?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Credit Snatching October 17, 2008

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Credit snatching, idea poaching or glory-grabbing are just euphemisms for an ugly reality in a work environment called idea theft.  But should you really sound the alarm and raise a ruckus?  Here are some things you might want to know before you start accusing someone of credit snatching:

The Good
They say that imitation is the greatest compliment.  If someone steals your ideas, then it must be something really great.  If for nothing else, you should be proud that someone else thought your idea was amazing enough to pass off as their own.  That is, if and when you’re given due credit.

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