Entries Tagged as 'Emotional Intelligence'

7 Biggest Mistakes Employment Seekers Make

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. February 2011

Ron McGowan, the author of the book “How to Find WORK in the 21st Century”, has just sent us an email with his account of the seven biggest mistakes employment seekers make. This is Ron’s way of advertising the book to career coaches, however as he is making a good point in all seven of them I want to share them with you.  Review and reflect on your approach to the job search. [Read more →]

Much Younger Boss

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. October 2010

This is about you and your boss. But I am talking about a big age gap here. Have you ever been managed by a much younger boss or managed a much older person? [Read more →]

Behind the Passion

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. April 2010

I have been thinking about writing a post on passion for some time. As a career coach I meet many people who talk about passion or rather about a lack of it and their quest to find a passion at work as a means to a meaningful life. I certainly agree that being passionate about your work can add a good deal of meaning to your life, but, I cannot see why our passion has to be placed at work in order to lead a meaningful life. The word passion in the context of work is overused and often misused. [Read more →]

Being Bullied At Work?

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd., January 2010

Since my first posting on workplace psychopaths, “Workplace psychopaths – how to deal with them” in April 2008, comments continue coming in to our blog. The stories unfold as more people want to share their experiences about being bullied by a workplace psychopath. Although not every bully is a workplace psychopath, nonetheless being a target of a workplace psychopath’s attention inevitably means that you are being bullied.  Thus I thought you might be interested to learn more facts about the phenomenon. The Workplace Bullying Institute conducted a large workplace bullying survey and concluded that 37% of American workers have been bullied at work. [Read more →]

Say it Loud and Proud

If you have taken to heart Alicia’s and my latest posts then I assume that you have started to recognise and itemise your work-related achievements.

Here’s the next most important question: Can you confidently articulate your achievements and strengths in an interview? [Read more →]