Archive for March, 2013

Don’t Fret a Furlough – 5 Ways To Take Advantage of It

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The main thing we don’t like about looming sequestration furloughs is that it is unpaid time off. While many of us will just enjoy sleeping late and relaxing, you can also use that day(s) to your advantage. Here are 5 things for your to-do list:

1) If you’ve been putting off learning how to do something better, here’s your bonus day to tackle it.  Take an online course to enhance any computer skills, or other technical expertise.

2) Make a coffee or lunch appointment to catch up with others in your profession.

3) Volunteer to work with a local group, school or  community agency.

4) Update your resume.

5) Think about where your career is right now, and where it needs to go.  What steps do you need to take? Who do you need to talk with?

When you go back to work, you can be sure that conversations will include, “What did you do with your time off?”

Get Un-Stuck

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

This slideshare will help you get un-stuck! Whether you are working within an organization (for The Man) or launching a new career take a look at the Start-up of You by Ben Casnocha and Reid Hoffman (Chairman of LinkedIn). You’ll walk away with not only some ideas, but concrete action you can take to be happier in your work.