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Goldman Sachs to Stop Rating Employees With Numbers

WSJ Careers - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:18
Goldman Sachs is eliminating numerical rankings in employee reviews and will experiment with an online system where employees can give and receive continuous feedback on performance.

Behind 'Hamilton's' Moves, a Man Inspired by 'The Matrix'

WSJ Careers - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 20:24
Andy Blankenbuehler, nominated for a Tony for “Hamilton,” is now busy with the coming revival of “Cats,” part of a wave of choreographers changing Broadway’s approach to dance.

When the CEO Reports to Private-Equity Bosses

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:18
Executives can make their mark by becoming CEO of a company owned by private-equity investors. But senior managers risk career derailment if they can’t handle the strict personal accountability often demanded.

Women in Elite Jobs Face Stubborn Pay Gap

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:29
Gender disparities in income are greater in many white-collar U.S. professions than blue-collar, a Wall Street Journal examination found, and don’t lend themselves to legislative remedies.

Knowing When To Leave Your Job

Lisa Kaye - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:35

You may be at this job now for sometime. Coming into the office at the same time, looking out of the same view from your cubicle or having the same conversations with your co-workers or sorting through the piles of work that keep accumulating on your desk just as you’ve always done. You might like the way you handle your workflow and have settled into a comfortable routine at work. Or, you may feel like there is no better way to approach your work and you feel that no matter what you do there is just no way out of this miserable situation. Comfort is one thing but when bitterness and discord set in it might be time to take a look at your job to see if it’s time to make a move.

Here are some not so subtle queues that tell you it’s time to move on.

  1. Living For Your PTO– when you are more concerned with how much paid time off is in your account, and you are looking forward to summer Fridays it might be time to evaluate just how much you like being at work? Your job comes with a lot of perks but counting the number of days until your next paid break might give you a clue that you like being away from the office more than you like being in the office. When you can’t get enough “downtime” it might be time to pack the bags and move on.
  2. Faking It Until Making It – Going through the motions of your job like it’s a carefully scripted reality show might feel like it’s a genuine reflection of your work ethic but others can see through the façade. You may have gotten so bored with your duties that you feel like you have to justify every task, every email, every event as if your life depended on it. When you feel like your job performance is worthy of an Academy Award then it might be time to look for a role that suits your true personality and not the pretend one you choose to play at work.
  3. Title, Title, Title– If you find you are spending more time worrying about the grammatical structure of your job title, how your title compares with your peers or how you should reflect your title on a business card, chances are you are spending time evaluating the wrong things. You may feel like you need a raise or are operating well below your pay grade, but when you are more concerned with how you look than what you do-it’s time to make a move.
  4. A Little Too Obvious – You may think it’s politically correct to be open and transparent about your career path and what you’d like to accomplish. But when you take it a little too far like verbally discussing your interview schedule with competitive companies with your co-workers, leave copies of your resume on your desk for all who pass by to see or talk about the new “work clothes” you need to buy just in case you get an offer, you might be feeling a little too relaxed in your work environment to give a care about how you come across to your co-workers. If you spend more time looking for a job then focusing on the one you have, then you definitely know it’s time to get out of there before someone pushes you out!
  5. Memory Lane – When you find yourself spending more time recanting the many titles, positions and jobs you have held in your illustrious career and have more interest in talking about your experience, skills and professional history rather than focus on the skills you bring to the table in your current position, then maybe it’s time you pack up your knapsack and head out the door.

It’s not an indictment if you no longer care or want to be in your current job. You may need to make sure your financial needs are met, but at the end of the day you should be honest with yourself about what you want from your career and if you are in the right job. If you come to the conclusion that you are just not happy, stop complaining and making unnecessary excuses and get up and out and find another job! Don’t waste anymore of your valuable time and start focusing on a prosperous future instead of your current situation.

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Vin Scully's Sweet-Voiced Finale

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:56
Jason Gay talks to legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, as he approaches the end of a career that spanned nearly seven decades.

Helping Bosses Decode Millennials---for $20,000 an Hour

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:53
Millennial issues have become a source of income for a host of self-anointed experts who say they can interpret young workers’ whims and aspirations.

EEOC Issues New Rules for Wellness Programs

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:28
Employers can provide employees big incentives or insurance discounts if they answer questions about their health, according to new rules issued Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mark Morris's Enduring Career

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:08
Still influential as he nears 60, the prolific choreographer can look back on a long list of accolades.

Fired Worker Files Complaint After Spy Case Dropped

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 09:39
A Chinese-American hydrologist at the heart of a discontinued spy case has filed a discrimination complaint against the Commerce Department after it fired her for many of the same allegations a U.S. attorney decided to drop.

Mid-Year Career Checklist …

Lisa Kaye - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:52

With the start of each year comes the endless promise to take care of everything from losing weight, to paying down your debt, to finding that perfect job or any job for that matter. We have the right idea by starting the year off with the best of intentions. But what do you do to check in and make sure you are still on plan? There is only one priority when making resolutions and that is YOU. Selfish as this may sound you will not stand a fighting chance to succeed at any of the goals you have set for yourself if you neglect the one most important person in your life and that is you.   Do yourself a favor and create a Mid-Year Resolution check in and make sure you keep yourself on track.

How do you even go about that you may wonder when you have so many obligations and responsibilities to everyone and everything else in your life that also matters as much as yourself? You might even think it is not possible to spend time focusing on you when your commitments continue to mount and you have nothing left to give anyone else let alone yourself. When you get caught in the scramble of everyday life and you begin to lose sight of you, stop, regroup and remember to re-prioritize. If you are not at the top of your to-do list this year than something is woefully wrong with your priorities. It’s not just about making time for yourself, that’s a given. But ordering in a sense of balance and an investment in taking care of what’s important to you as your number one priority is what counts.

Creating balance is really about knowing what it is you want, taking stock in what you have, and setting your mind to creating and realizing the goals you want to accomplish. Life does get in the way, but if you keep yourself front and center at all times you have a better than average chance at succeeding at what you set your mind to.

  • Yes, this is about making YOU your number one priority.
  • Yes, this is about creating what YOU want.
  • Yes, this is about setting YOUR boundaries.
  • Yes, this is about eliminating people and situations that no longer work in YOUR life.
  • Yes, this is about honoring YOUR feelings.
  • Yes, this is about honoring YOUR authentic self.
  • Yes, this is about caring for YOUR own needs.
  • Yes, this is about knowing when to say NO.
  • Yes, this is about allowing guilt to rule YOUR decisions.
  • Yes, this is about becoming YOUR own best friend.

If you don’t start here, if you don’t allow yourself the respect you deserve by honoring you, no matter what goals, intentions, resolutions or lists you think you are creating to realize your dreams, than you will not succeed no matter how much effort you put into it. Why? Because you will allow “life” to get in the way with its schedules, meetings, appointments and meaningless lists of things you need to take care of because somewhere you decided those things were more important than taking care of you.

So remember to do your mid-year check in and keep yourself on track no matter what your friends and family might think of your newfound self-love. In the end, you are all you have and if you don’t treating yourself like you are number one, what makes you think anyone including your employer will in the future?

Here’s to you in the New Year!

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Social Media Posts Now Part of Security Clearance Process

WSJ Careers - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 21:57
The federal government will begin scanning applicants’ social media posts as part of the security clearance process, a reflection of how information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is increasingly seen as an important part of someone’s background.

In the Uber Age, a Boom in Background Checks

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:09
The growth of firms such as Uber and Lyft has been a boon for the background checkers tasked to vet hundreds of thousands of amateur taxi drivers.

An Investment Banker's Worst Nightmare

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:19
One day last month, two big companies announced takeovers that had something in common: Neither Comcast nor AbbVie used a banker. They aren’t alone.

Behind the Scenes With 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:21
Ralph Gardner Jr. visits with David Korins, the Tony-nominated set designer for the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

When You're Called to Your Life's Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:40
Some people shift career paths after a revelatory moment or dream; an archaeologist’s photo, a doctor’s encounter with a homeless man.

Uber Agrees to Work With a Drivers Guild in New York City

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:06
In a conciliatory move, Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to work with the new Independent Drivers Guild in New York City, giving its drivers there a say in issues such as fares and deactivations.

Who Is Ready for Baseball's Robot Umpires?

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:06
With the proliferation of technology in modern lives, Jason Gay asks where professional sports should draw the line.

Your Career In Politics ….

Lisa Kaye - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:42

Whether you are a Hilary, Bernie or Trump fan your career may have the same battle scars as a political debate!  You may be a high-ranking executive, or someone who is still working his or her way up the corporate ladder, or perhaps you are just trying to break into the business. Wherever your position on the career chain, you may now or in the future be in a position where you have to navigate the politics of your work environment. Knowing how to maneuver in a complicated system holds the same challenges whether you are a veteran or a newbie in the business. If you are figuring out your next career move within your own company, or exploring what opportunities might lie elsewhere, remember that wherever you may roam the politically savvy attributes you hone will come in handy along the way.

By being politically savvy I am not meaning to imply that you need to suck-up or kick ass in order to get ahead in your career. Politically savvy people are opportunists. They find a way to make a situation work regardless of the challenges. People who possess strong communication, listening and negotiation skills often find themselves in a good place when it comes to finding, exploring and creating opportunities for themselves-even if it’s outside of their own company. Learning to notice the signs allows you to be open to change and politically savvy people know the difference. Having a strong sense of self and knowing when to lay down your pride is essential in winning or losing the battle. It’s not just about having intellectual smarts that helps you get ahead in business, it’s knowing when to pivot to the right when the odds are stacking up against you and to not view this as a failure or giving in.

Building your allies both internally and externally helps to establish your power base whether you are in an entry-level job, or in a leadership position. Building partnerships within the organization means aligning yourself to others who share your vision and your goals and who may have similar experiences than you do. Remember to check any behavior that will potentially get in the way of forging those key relationships and knowing when to set appropriate boundaries with your co-workers and peers. Being open to changes means that you remain accommodating and cooperative even if you potentially disagree with the direction the companies is moving in. If you are authentic in your opinions, you will know how to express your differing point of view without alienating the rest of the team-this is crucial if you want to stay in your job or move up in your position. Of course if you don’t care much what anyone else believes, than by all means, continue to piss off the masses and see how far that will get you in your career!

Another way to survive the maze of office politics is to maintain a high integrity in what you are trying to accomplish.   Know that it’s okay to be selfish over being stubborn. Selfish people have self-interest and motivation and that does not always need to imply a negative thought. People with a strong self-interest have a need for a greater good and know that if they achieve their goals, it will benefit others not only themselves. Being stubborn in your point of view implies you only have self-interest for YOU and no one else. There is a subtle but distinct difference when you are planning your next career move and learning the best ways to survive office politics. Remember acknowledging your own vulnerability is admirable and breaks down the prideful walls that keep you apart from others as well as your next job. Think of being a guest in someone homes the next time you are in a meeting that gets out of control or you are in a disagreement with someone over a matter, step back and remember your manners and check your ego at the door.

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An Auto Engineer Returns to Work After 24 Years Raising Children

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:31
Technology has changed since Wendy MacLennan left to raise her four children; her new job at Ford at first was ‘like being dropped off in a land where you don’t speak the language.’

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