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[RED DEMOCRATICA] A guide to long-distance job hunting


How to gain valuable insight from performance reviews | Surviving the holiday season at work | Networking tips to help find your comfort zone
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December 10, 2014
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Getting Ahead
How to gain valuable insight from performance reviews
It's important to have a two-way dialogue during a performance review, according to author Frank Cespedes. He points out "career development is ultimately the employee's task," adding that "an effective performance review can help guide this development." CNBC (12/9)
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Surviving the holiday season at work
Make the holiday season less stressful by giving your boss plenty of advance notice for vacation days, respecting your work environment, exercising and getting enough sleep, Lisa Quast writes. "The holidays can be a happy (and distracting) time, but don't forget that your productivity must remain high," she writes. Forbes (12/8)
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Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

Making the Connection
Networking tips to help find your comfort zone
Finding an environment in which you feel comfortable is one of the keys to networking, writes Arnie Fertig. For instance, you might prefer going to large conferences or seeking out smaller group settings. U.S. News World Report/On Careers blog (12/9)
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The Landscape
Job satisfaction decreasing among federal workers, report says
Federal workers' job satisfaction and commitment are at their lowest levels since at least 2003, the Partnership for Public Service says. Less than half of federal workers said they've been properly trained or adequately recognized for good work. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)/On Leadership blog (12/9)
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Your Next Challenge
A guide to long-distance job hunting
Three out of four hiring managers say their organizations struggle with a lack of local talent, so applying for out-of-town jobs may be an effective strategy, writes Daniel Bortz. Tell the hiring manager you're eager and willing to relocate for the right opportunity, but avoid discussing relocation assistance on your resume or cover letter, suggests Stefanie Wichansky of Professional Resource Partners. Money magazine (12/9)
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Balancing Yourself
Why you should disconnect after work
Professionals need recovery periods to restore their mental faculties just like athletes need time to recover from workouts, experts say. "Producing extraordinary work requires learning to stop," psychologist Ron Friedman writes. Fast Company online (12/9)
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The Water Cooler
Survey reveals odd office holiday gifts
A Harris Poll identifies strange gifts workers say they've received from colleagues. One person reported being given a box of Hot Pockets, and another received a single chess piece. The poll says 40% of employers plan to give gifts to employees this year. Forbes (12/8)
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Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
-- Clint Eastwood,
American actor and filmmaker
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