To be seen as having those characteristics by those above you in the organization, you need to communicate both what is going well and what isn’t. Your feedback is likely to get discounted if the only time you speak up is when something is going wrong. After all, your organization is probably reasonably successful. So making it clear that you understand both what is working and what is not is useful for letting others know that you are knowledgeable about the work situation. … [Read more...] about How to effectively give feedback to your boss
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I find it is always best to be authentic about the situation. With all of that said, my biggest tip for parents interviewing in 2021 is to make sure you’re interviewing the company right back. Saying that you care about families as a business owner is one thing; being able to prove it in an empathetic and supportive manner is another. Ask questions about different company initiatives they have put in place to help parents during this time. How have they supported other team members in similar situations to yours? Ask them about their company culture and their thoughts on things such as family-flexibility hours. They’re looking to see that you check all of their boxes—make sure they’re checking off yours. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
Try time blocking. Decide ahead of time when you’ll work on your side hustle, and stop working on it when that time is up. Use focus apps. If you’re totally focused while working on your side hustle, you’ll make more of your time and be less likely to need to work outside of your planned hours. Focus apps can block distractions on all your devices, allowing you to use your motivation and energy on meaningful work. Set up processes and automate It can be tempting to do everything yourself: We sometimes make the mistake of valuing money over time. But time is also a limited commodity. And a side hustle in particular means limited time. Your focus should be on the activities that fulfill you and generate revenue. … [Read more...] about 7 tips for starting a successful side hustle