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Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
  1. ProducerTanja Pirnat

    Tanja Pirnat

    Top 7 tips to improve your CV
    Top 7 tips to improve your CVYour resume says a lot about your personality and personal interests. It determinates whether they will call you for for an interview or not. Your CV is important first step when looking for a job. You have to do everything to bring the...
  2. Lynn Carroll

    Lynn Carroll

    What if you hate the idea of “selling yourself” in order to find a satisfying career? What if you find shameless self-promotion uncomfortable, unethical, or downright sleazy? Learn 5 ways to rethink and reframe “selling yourself,” while keeping your self-respect intact. https://www.lynncareercoach.com/blog/2017/3/8/how-to-sell-yourself-professionally-even-if-you-hate-the-ideaLynn Carroll
  3. ProducerKrishta-Gay Lewis
    The Wonderful World of Google
    The Wonderful World of GoogleSo, I was asked to write an article about the effective ways of using Google Tools for education. Now, I thought I knew Google, but I must admit, I learned a thing or two researching this one. There is a small part of me that is a little afraid of...


    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Krishta-Gay Lewis It didnt take long for it to be a vital part of everyday living did it?
  4. Lynn Carroll

    Lynn Carroll

    Find your tribe! https://www.lynncareercoach.com/blog/2016/12/21/find-your-tribe Lynn Carroll
  5. ProducerJennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Procrastinating Will Not Get You a New Job
    Procrastinating Will Not Get You a New JobProcrastinating, we all do it. Sometimes it has to do with protecting our psyche, sometimes we feel there are valid reasons for not doing something and other times we may not even realize that we are dragging our heels. The dictionary defines...


    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    19/04/2017 #15 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    No - I wasn't thinking that you thought the order was wrong - but, I reread it and thought to myself it could be. :-) #13
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    19/04/2017 #14 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Procastrination is a luxury many cannot afford.
    Thos who do, must use their time wisely and there are many things a person can learn for free.
    Stefan Musat
    19/04/2017 #13 Stefan Musat
    #9 @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz I didn't criticize the order, It was just a mere observation from my own experience. I agree that some changes can be made but if the employer disagree (which happens in most cases) what else can one do?
    Virag Gulyas
    19/04/2017 #12 Virag Gulyas
    #11 well, people can always find something to criticize about an article. Your aim was clearly not to talk about mental illnesses, which opens up a whole different discussion.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    18/04/2017 #11 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    @Virag Gulyas The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness like depression or anxiety, holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #10
    Virag Gulyas
    18/04/2017 #10 Virag Gulyas
    #4 I am wondering what kind of negative reaction you got on this spot on article. You're so right - but admitted that we procrastinate is a hard task ;-)
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    18/04/2017 #9 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Yes Stefan - those questions might be better in a different order. But, I have seen people say I don't want to leave my current job. Then go on to say they can't improve what they don't like about their current job - meaning that there are changes they could potentially make like: shorter hours, more time off, etc. in order to make them stay at their job. #8
    Stefan Musat
    18/04/2017 #8 Stefan Musat
    In my opinion, if this question (Can I improve what I don't like about my current job?) appears, the answer for `Do I really want to leave my current company?` is yes.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    18/04/2017 #7 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Great read !!!!
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    18/04/2017 #6 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee - the intent of the piece was to talk to procrastinators - job seekers who reach out to me for help and then don't do anything I coach them on. The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #5
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/04/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Doing nothing is always very negative.

    Do networking.
    Update your resume.
    Apply to jobs.
    Attend to career fairs.
    No interviews.
    Build and empower your Personal Brand.
    Connect. Be active. Comment on articles for being visible !
    Learn daily. Learn. Learn.

    Many people complaint but they really do nothing for changing their situation.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    18/04/2017 #4 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Got some negative feedback about this post on FB. Looking for some thoughts & feedback on this post. @Javier 🐝 beBee @Virag Gulyas @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @David B. Grinberg @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The ultimate professional goal should be not needing a job after all who wants one of those things, how do people become those things called jobs when there is so much more to life that can occupy us - for this defines our "occupation". If we don't live as part of a tribe and our modus operandi is only add more material costs to our existence, then a job is needed to pay for the all the stuff that goes with a material existence. Share with the tribe and work does not become a must have, but a tribal contribution. Jobs are for slaves and people separated by society from their tribe, living as separated economic units.

    Jobs are for economists, but for the tribe there is paid work, best work is to run your own business, with one of those you can hire those that need that thing called jobs (worker bees). So long as peace is the tribes objective, the two things that can kill the tribe can be kept at bay - the first is living a life where the job defines existence and the other is to fight other tribes.

    If your tribe becomes a tribe of employees, it is no longer a job but a tribe some business owner is paying for - that is why people procrastinate on jobs because that is what they have become - just a job - and who can blame anyone trying to run away from a life like that. There is value in getting a job if we become a tribe of employees but that tribe is still exclusive. Every large organization has a tribe of employees that have learned to occupy economic space.

    There is nothing good about procrastination but for all those who are able to procrastinate - it is a natural rebellion within - one we can choose to confront or just let be. I found the opposite of procrastination is physical intelligence - now if we don't have physical intelligence then what is the difference between becoming a job and procrastinate about becoming just a job. Who wants to be a Steve of a JOB if our actual dream was to be more like STEVE JOBS?
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    18/04/2017 #2 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    I know what you mean Brian, as you have shared your experience with me, and I could not agree more about ATS's. But, I am talking about job seekers that don't do anything at all to help themselves. They just talk about switching jobs and can come across as very sincere in their job search, but procrastinate and end up not doing anything. #1
    Brian McKenzie
    18/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Why I don't - and probably will never work for a US employer again. An ATS that requires you to magically guest their 12 to 42 keywords, An HR that is more interested in your Spirit Animal than anything else, that can't / won't return phone calls - emails - social media. And of course the wasted two hours of corporate research and resume wrangling to meet the ad 'key words' that are all for not.
    Two hours of my life and the stress for an auto skript robo response (if one appears at all) is NOT worth my time. It ain't procrastination - it is an ROI vs ROE assessment that corporate America IS NOT WORTH my time & effort. Signed Happier Abroad - ExPat out of the game.
  6. ProducerSolomon Jones

    Solomon Jones

    10 Questions All Online Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves
    10 Questions All Online Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves Before you go to war, you go to bootcamp. Before you drive a car, you have to pass the written and driving test. Before you become a teacher, you have to be taught. Before you marry someone, you should get to know that person first. Before you start...


    Solomon Jones
    20/04/2017 #3 Solomon Jones
    #1 Thank you kindly David.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/04/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Well done Solomon! Now I have to find the time to watch the rest.
    David B. Grinberg
    20/04/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this buzzing blog post, Solomon. You make some excellent points here. I have not attempted to launch an online business yet, but this advice will come in handy when I move forward.
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Thanks for this buzzing blog post, Solomon. You make some excellent points here. I have not attempted to launch an online business yet, but this advice will come in handy when I move forward.
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA Close
  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Excellent post about networking -- read this, and you will notice - it describes the beBee concept!
    www.forbes.com General Assembly and Daybreaker cofounder Matthew Brimer credits much of his success to his community and shares three strategies that you can start using today to build your...


    Jeremy Miller
    21/04/2017 #8 Jeremy Miller
    #4 Super goood article
    Juan Imaz
    20/04/2017 #7 Juan Imaz
    very good @Wayne Yoshida!
    David B. Grinberg
    20/04/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Nice share, Wayne. Someone should get in touch with her with an invite to join beBee. In fact, maybe she would write something about out buzzing community. Never know.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    19/04/2017 #5 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Agreed. Great article.
    "Instead of thinking ‘What can you offer me?’, individuals should ask: ‘How can I help you?’"

    Look for how you can help others. You then open a world of mutual benefit ... and they might just then be willing to help you.

    VALUE and RESULTS ;)
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Yes - this is the beBee concept !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Wayne Yoshida. This is brilliant !

    When you meet someone new, whether it is at an event or a dinner party, one of the first and most common questions that people ask is: What do you do? Many people wear their professions on their sleeves. However, if you really want to connect with someone, avoid jumping straight into business.

    "It's nice to connect with someone first as a person before diving into the professional piece."
    Brimer suggests asking questions like:

    ● What are you most interested in?

    ● What do you do outside of work?

    ● What are you most excited about right now?

    When meeting someone new, discuss recent travel experiences or trending news topics, but steer clear of work talk. This will help you establish common ground or bond over a shared activity. You can build a professional relationship later.
  8. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    An Empowered Life
    An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...


    Lynn Carroll
    18/04/2017 #19 Lynn Carroll
    Love it! Empowerment is something I've grown into as well. Thank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/02/2017 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley this is a poem we all would love to read 😇✌I'm flattered and will be working more...want to grow 📝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #8 @David B. Grinberg ..big round of applause ..thanks for making it clear that discrimination against women should never be tolerated. I felt through each word in your comment, your support. 🍉🍐🍒🍓🌺🌼🌻🌹🌸😀😊
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #7 Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, 🍒🍑🍓🌺🌷🌿🌴You have zoned in on a provocative line haha
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 @Ken Boddie ..thanks so very much... You regal me with poems,
    and words right from your heart
    I appreciate your joyful ode
    Makes me forget my load! 🌹🍁🍀🍂🌸🌻
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain...this is for you today my empowered friend.. Congratulations 😇
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/02/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    A beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.
    Michele Williams
    03/02/2017 #11 Michele Williams
    Wonderful and empowering buzz, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Thanks for tagging me. I went to a talk on women in tech today. Wonderful programs on coding and robotics for girls sponsored by University of Iowa and others.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    03/02/2017 #10 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    You know all the pebbles on the street.
    A very kind gesture of a self made person :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, our Queen Sunshiny Bee, you are truly amazing. This is a beautiful and meaningful poem and one that all women should be able to enjoy.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
    Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/02/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful Beautiful buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley Love the message.

    Confident glow of womanhood at its peak is what this buzz poem tells me.

    To all the amazing women in the world including the lovely bubbly one @Donna-Luisa Eversley 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Ken Boddie
    02/02/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    Walk the walk and talk the talk,
    I'll be there watching,
    Like a friendly hawk.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien sometimes you are soo spot on I feel outed! hahaha.. bingo#3
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Rites of passage is very often associated when one is entering a new era but it is also a rite of passage when you leave one.... maybe you are both in the same zone at a different time in your life :-) I am watching you walking..... :-)
  9. ProducerLynn Carroll

    Lynn Carroll

    When job hunting, speak the language!
    When job hunting, speak the language!Each industry has its own language, norms, and style of communication. It can be a challenge when you've been in a different field for most of your career. "Customer" vs "client" vs "constituent" can brand you as an outsider. In the nonprofit...
  10. Harshal Bhalerao
    There are many who work hard but not all are successful. Talent has to be seasoned with Wisdom, Integrity, Patience and Humbleness which are a perfect recipe for success. And in all this 'Time' and 'Chance' happen to all but it takes wisdom to exploit opportunities. @Javier 🐝 beBee @David B. Grinberg @Paul Walters


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/04/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Work hard , persistence, talent, a market fit, and others are important. But if I have to choose one is PERSISTENCE
    Harshal Bhalerao
    18/04/2017 #2 Harshal Bhalerao
    #1 Great to know that @David B. Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    18/04/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Very well stated, Harshal, I couldn't agree more. That's part and parcel of the success formula that helped propel me to secure very competitive jobs in the White House, Congress and elsewhere. Yours are words of wisdom, indeed!
  11. Wayne White

    Wayne White

    For the older job seekers here on beBee...........
    Wayne White
    5 Tips to Help Older Job-Seekers
    www.recruitingblogs.com While age is simply a number, being an older job seeker in the current job market can be a little frightening.  With advancements in technology, and the...
  12. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    Why I Only Work 3 Weeks Each Month
    Why I Only Work 3 Weeks Each MonthMy employed friends think I hardly ever work.I suspect that, at first blush, it would seem that way.I am not sitting at my desk 9-5, 5 days per week, 50 weeks a year (with 2 weeks paid vacation in the summer.)I don't have to "book time off" with my...
  13. George Touryliov
    In this blog, we will outline the differences between the first and second interview, the purpose of the second interview, and what you can do to seal the deal. Read on to learn more -
    George Touryliov
    Got a second interview? Here's what to expect
    social.hays.com In this blog, Robby Vanuxem discusses the purpose of the second interview, how this will differ from the first one, and how you seal the...
  14. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    New Hive: Toxicity at work
    New Hive: Toxicity at workToxicity at work: Nobody can say didn’t see it or suffer it in any way. It seems that toxic people create toxic environments and vice-versa. A lot has been written about the issue, but still is present in our day-to-day lives. Together with Ali...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/04/2017 #26 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #25 I am very impressed, @Randall Burns. This is must read. I will share from your post.
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #25 Randall Burns
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @David Navarro López @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @David B. Grinberg @Anne Thornley-Brown , Well I started writing a comment yesterday and it just got out of control, life of it's own; ended up as it's own buzz which I've posted on the new hive, looking forward to feedback

    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Thanks @David Navarro López, very kind of you to say.
    David Navarro López
    15/04/2017 #23 Anonymous
    #22 We look forward to seeing your thoughts about with great anticipation. You always write very nicely and deeply.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/04/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great idea. I once wrote a buzz or two about a toxic boss. I will have to see if I can find it and post it to this hive @David Navarro López
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #21 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 Surely will do nmy friend
    David Navarro López
    15/04/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/marketing-and-performance-multiplier-force View more
    #19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/phenomena-race-strategy-model Close
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #19 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Just to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
    new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502206055965/ View more
    Just to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
    new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
    The poorest level determines the overall performance Ali Anani, PhD
    www.slideshare.net/hudali15/the-poorest-level-determines-the-overall-performance Close
    Sasa Radovic
    14/04/2017 #18 Sasa Radovic
    Great idea @David Navarro López, i believe this topic is one of evergreens
    Steve Brady
    14/04/2017 #17 Steve Brady
    #14 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for tagging/mentioning me in comment you made relating to this buzz regarding "Toxicity at Work" I appreciate your support for my fledgeling forays into writing about Restorative Justice. This paradigm of justice is not just a Restorative alternative to conventional Justice which is largely retributive, but it is also very adaptable to work cultures. Toxicity and pervasive conflict can creep into any workplace. It is soul-destroying to experience this, and for the affected organisation it opens the doors to decreased staff performance, loss of skilled employees and managers who are repeatedly having to "put out fires". A Restorative approach intentionally builds culture - it collectively reflects an ethos that says "this is the way we do things here": professional relatioships matter, we treat colleagues with respect, and in the inevitable "fires" that ignite, there are processes to deal with them that are respectful and accountable. I sincerely believe it's the way to go for any organisation.
    David Navarro López
    14/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #14 That's another very interesting point....If you are a manager and want to avoid toxicity, depending how you do it you can create more toxicity...mmmmm
    A lot to think about
    David Navarro López
    14/04/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #11 To your words "That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't..."
    I can answer by now...this is why we created this hive, for everyone to share their knowledge/experiences....I am sure with all the "material" we have already, and the more to come, we will be able to get ready a "set of tools" to handle it
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/04/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #10 You understood the point I wanted to make, @David Navarro López. Acts of toxicity tend to poison an entire micro-climate. I say this quite a lot in regards to some of the shenanigans we witness as a community. An act of aggression against one person, almost never hurts just that one directly targeted person.

    In fact, when we look at ourselves as mammals, it is easier for our nervous system to literally shake off a direct attack, but bystanders who aren't physically harmed but who mentally replay what they witnessed or emotionally feel as though they should have acted differently will suffer long term consequences.

    I feel one of the cornerstones of how to ultimately quell toxicity in groups of people is to constantly reinforce that just a tiny dose affects all the team members and that everyone has a different nervous system and will respond to threats, even those vaguely understood, with some form of shut-down.

    An optimally producing team is one full of open communication, where nobody has to waste time wondering how to avoid someone else's buttons. And where if someone inadvertently crosses a line, the group discusses it via the framework of restorative justice that our colleague @Steve Brady is currently writing a lot about.

    Too much punishment for minor infractions because a leader wants to avoid difficult conversations or attempt to prevent people from having any freedom will also create toxicity - of a stale, stagnant, lifeless variety.
    debasish majumder
    14/04/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    lovely inspirational post @David Navarro López! enjoyed read as well shared. thank you for the post.
    Katja Bader
    14/04/2017 #12 Katja Bader
    This hive is a very good idea. We can change experiences and find solutions.
    Katja Bader
    14/04/2017 #11 Katja Bader
    Only one bad tempered person can rush down the motivation and good mood of many others. When you feel the negative position from the first step you do in your office to the finishing time, your own positive ideas smashed down with doubts and imprudent criticism, after a time your motivation has gone and you're doing your work without pleasure. It maybe possible that you bring this bad mood at home.
    That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't...
    David Navarro López
    14/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #9 Thank you very much to share this experience with us, dear Deb. The violence act you mentioned, if it had happened to me, I would not have resisted so long like you did. Your words "When small and early signs of bad behaviour aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers." are remarkable, and it deserves a whole chapter on the buzz we are about to write.
    Please keep on buzzing and sharing, so everyone will share other experiences for the good of all.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/04/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    There was one incident in my work history that stands out, with a level of toxicity I still don't comprehend. My 2nd job after college was in a large law firm in DC in a small HR dept of around 8. I was a fish out of water, in many respects, but we do have to have experiences where we learn that fact. Part of my job was assigning the floater legal secretaries in the morning, based on when the permanently assigned secretaries would call in sick. So I got to know them pretty well.

    One fateful day, one of the lawyers with a charging bull reputation, picked up one of those heavy, weighted tape dispensers and threw it to get her temp secretary's attention. 'The story' was that she just threw it at the paneled desk. But it flew over the 5 foot high desk, missed the secretary's (who was on a phone call with another attorney she worked with the previous day - who heard the bang) head by a couple inches and broke the wheel of the manual typewriter. Not a flimsy, plastic modern keyboard - it broke the metal flywheel of a typewriter. (Part of this lawyers bull-related persona was refusing to upgrade to word processors.)

    Administration did nothing. The head met with us in HR and said we were not to ever assign that secretary not only to that particular atty, but to any of the others in that section of the firm. The secretary was supposed to just forget it. She was so used to lawyer's aggressive ways, she did let the issue pass without much hoopla.

    Plausible deniability was the justification.

    I became so sick at work, I had to quit within a few months.

    When small and early signs of bad behavior aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers.
    David Navarro López
    13/04/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #7 You can choose to share your thoughts whether in a comment/sharing a link on a comment in this buzz, or sharing a post, yours or not, in the hive.
    The idea is to collect different points or view about "different kinds of toxicity, inception, prevention and healing."
    Within the boundaries of good taste, any issue can be discussed, as we all have learned here at Bebee, so, no worries.
    About this issue, @Javier 🐝 beBee shared a nice buzz maybe you missed https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/differences-between-bees-and-wasps-diferencias-entre-abejas-y-avispas-en-es#c36
  15. ProducerWayne White

    Wayne White

    How does it feel to...........
    How does it feel to...........When you either accept or refuse a job offer? what are the factors in the decision, the length of unemployment, need of work, not the right position and so on, where to do these play when making the choice of a job offer? For me most of the time I...
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  17. George Touryliov
    Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you? Learn more -
    George Touryliov
    How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer
    hbr.org Be...
  18. George Touryliov
    Before you freshen up your CV, dust down your interview outfit and embark on the process of looking for that perfect role, it’s crucial to slow down, take stock and think about what it is you really need from your new job. Below, twenty of the most important questions to ask yourself before beginning your search:
    George Touryliov
    20 questions to ask yourself before starting your job search - Viewpoint - careers advice blog
    social.hays.com So, you’ve decided it’s time for a fresh start and a new challenge. Maybe you’ve been at the same company since you left school and you’re eager to branch out. Perhaps you’ve progressed as far as you can in your current organisation or you think...


    Brian McKenzie
    12/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Such a worthless process for maybe 6 seconds of consideration from a jr. Hr intern - if it is seen at all. So happy a new war is coming, nothing builds a rep faster than dead bodies at target.
  19. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Annie Got a Job! And it Didn't Take Long
    Annie Got a Job! And it Didn't Take LongWhen she got in touch with me last month, Annie had been working in a local retail store selling mid-to-high end women's apparel. It had been two years since she had lost her job at a niche marketing agency, and she felt that she was shut out of a...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/04/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Thanks @Lynda Spiegel, I take that as a very nice compliment coming from you :-))
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/04/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Sure enough, I went to comment on LI first and this post is nowhere to be found in my feed. Which is a shame, as this is a work story that needs to be shared. We are often our own worst enemies and discount our chances based on biases that may be personal or outdated.

    A strong work portfolio is what matters and the world of employment is really starting to understand that humans - who have family and health reasons to take a break from work - aren't damaged goods in any way.

    In fact, after a sabbatical of any kind - you are looking at a person who is very eager to demonstrate just what they can do - and they show up with a renewed energy and a realistic perspective on the human condition that will serve them well as they navigate the inter-personal relations necessary in any job.

    Great true-story write-up @Lynda Spiegel - I do hope the word keeps circulating. Careers encompass all work, paid and unpaid, and doing different things does not make someone a pariah, rather it means that they bring a unique perspective that can really add to their insights and abilities.
    Lynda Spiegel
    10/04/2017 #6 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 I appreciate your support, Fatima!
    Lynda Spiegel
    10/04/2017 #5 Lynda Spiegel
    #2 Thank you, Susan - I don't take praise from you lightly!
    Lynda Spiegel
    10/04/2017 #4 Lynda Spiegel
    #3 Why thank you, Lisa! Your brand is pretty strong on its own merit!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/04/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    If I ever need someone to help me write my resume, I know who to call on @Lynda Spiegel, thanks for sharing this story about one of your clients! Inspiring.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    10/04/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    Having seen a resume you put together for a mutual client, @Lynda Spiegel, I know the high quality of your work. I'm really not surprised that Annie got at least one interview; how wonderful to have gotten two!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/04/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    That is fantastic @Lynda Spiegel Awesome work 🤗🤗🤗🤗
  20. ProducerPhil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    The Hero’s Journey
    The Hero’s Journey“I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I don’t.” When we are not living on purpose we are working for someone else, following their Vision and not our own. We do not risk very much so we do not grow very much. We are...


    Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    11/04/2017 #8 Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Our energy level is the compass we can use to help us better understand our choices. Actions that reflect our authentic self are of a higher frequency than those of victim activities. The decisions that we make or avoid daily either add to or reduce our energy.

    Decisions that increase positive energy are in line with our life’s purpose. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In this space lies the freedom to choose our response. Our freedom to choose is our most precious gift and power.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/04/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    “I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I don’t.” and "Our energy level is the compass we can use to help us better understand our choices." These statements are enlightening and great takeaways from your buzz.
    Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    11/04/2017 #6 Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    Jerry, we can only connect the dots of our life in hindsight.

    Moving forward toward the Vision of our desired results often requires a leap of faith.

    Warm regards, Phil
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/04/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you sir. You made me think about how I got here even though some of those memories are dimming.
    Joanne Gardocki
    10/04/2017 #4 Joanne Gardocki
    Thank you for recreating and prolonging that space between stimulus and response in your article. It is the place of pure potential and opportunity for alignment of mind and heart. How much of our living is about the stories we tell ourselves? Living in the present moment is about asking the right questions and walking out looking for every ounce of awe and adventure; being open to miracles.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    10/04/2017 #3 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Nothing comes easy, not even success. How many are those who have failed in the past and have to look back and understand where they have failed in life? Life is like that, look back, check the mistakes made, improve learning and gain momentum for new successes in the present. Very good reflection @Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝.
    Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    10/04/2017 #2 Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝
    Lisa, the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence connects us with who we truly are (not just who we think we are).

    Warm regards, Phil
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/04/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love the idea of working backwards. You wrote, "Your journey is not about changing who you are, it is about being who you are." I wish I would have learned this lesson a bit earlier in life but it's never too late!! Great buzz.
  21. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Why Personal Branding Is the Recruiting Secret You're Missing
    www.entrepreneur.com Don't let competitors scoop up the best talent. Instead, build and market a strong personal brand, broadcast it consistently on social media and back it up with business...
  22. George Touryliov
    Ask any job seeker or employee about salary negotiations and one of the most popular responses is, “I would negotiate but I don’t know what to say.” Having the right words to say, or write, during a salary negotiation is vital. Communication can make or break discussions and impact your confidence to get paid fairly.
    George Touryliov
    Salary Negotiation Scripts For Any Job
    www.glassdoor.com How to talk your way to a higher...
  23. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Applying Skills of Leadership
    Applying Skills of LeadershipArticle from Blog FreedomAs a former musician of the OTHS Marching Panthers, I know that an individual part in the band can sound strange if playing alone. It is only when an instrument’s part is blended with other instruments in the band that the...


    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    06/04/2017 #4 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thank You for the Share.
    Deep Lohani
    06/04/2017 #3 Deep Lohani
    Thanks you!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    05/04/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #1 @David B. Grinberg I would answer this question with both. For example, people sometimes view Martin Lurther King Jr as a Natural born leader, and then you look at another great leader in history like Moses and he was not. Moses did not even want the position that God had assigned to him. Yet, give guidance and assistance from his brother Aaron, he slowly grew into the man he needed to be.
    From my own life, I have strong character and skills, yet that is only because a long struggle I had as a young. I needed a lot of friends and other mentors not to give up on me, just to get me to the point where I believed in my-self. But, now that is part of my testimony that some people have told me help give me some of my leadership skills. I was not a born leader. I always associate, listen, and read from as many as I can. I now I can always grow. LEARN, DO, TEACH. It is a ongoing process.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/04/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on another buzzing blog post, Preston. You provide solid advice for leader, managers and employees to take to heart. My question to you is this:
    Are leaders born, made, or both?
    Thanks again!
  24. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    What should you expect in the 2017 job market? See what I and other top Forbes Coaches Council coaches have to say.
    www.forbes.com Do you know what it takes to be a standout...


    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    05/04/2017 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #1 Thank you @Laurent Boscherini!
    Laurent Boscherini
    05/04/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Congratulations @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador for sharing your wise inputs. Well done !
  25. George Touryliov
    Freelancing is no walk in the park; there are tons of difficulties to grapple with. Despite the many challenges, however, the freelance life is worth striving for. Today, we’ll give examples of how the right value propositions can be beneficial to your career.
    George Touryliov
    Freelancing: How Value Propositions Can Work for You.
    www.business2community.com Freelancing is no walk in the park; there are tons of difficulties to grapple with. First, is usually the problem of stabilizing income when starting out, followed by difficulties in staying...
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