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Meet the Art World's New Leaders

WSJ Careers - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:53
As art values soar, fierce competition has driven Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips to seek new leaders. Here’s how Tad Smith, Patricia Barbizet and Edward Dolman are transforming their houses and shaking up the art market.

Per Se Settles With New York Over Server Tips for Private Parties

WSJ Careers - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:51
Per Se, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive restaurants, reached a settlement with the New York state attorney general’s office on charges that it improperly withheld tips from some employees for almost two years.

Fancy a Gondola Ride? Try Omaha

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:19
In recent years, gondoliers in dozens of U.S. cities have established operations, promising passengers they can experience the best of Italy minus the jet lag.

Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:55
The ballerina’s promotion from soloist makes her the first African-American female principal dancer at the venerable New York ballet company.

What Employers Need to Know About Court's Gay-Marriage Ruling

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:54
The Supreme Court ruling will have vast implications for employers, which until now have been operating under a patchwork of different state and federal laws governing the legal and tax treatment of same-sex unions.

Setting Job Expectations …

Lisa Kaye - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 13:30

Like anything you want or try out for the first time, setting your expectations might help you stave off any disappointment in the future. It’s not like you have to lower the bar or anything, to get what you want. But realizing that you may not always get what you want WHEN you want it does not mean you should stop trying or shut down. Your career life much like your personal life will be filled with ups and downs and a few sideways. Just because the path to your corner office is not paved in money and big titles, should not deter you to give up on your dream.

Setting your job expectations means you need to know what you will do for yourself and not what you are expecting others to do for you. It was nice when you lived at home and could expect your laundry to be neatly folded and your meals waiting for you on the table. If you think your job will hold that level of comfort and security think again. You don’t need to struggle in order to get ahead, but you do need to be realistic about what you can expect from others if you are not realistic about what you can set for yourself.

Having a good foundation helps you to manage your goals and makes it easier for you to become less disappointed if opportunities don’t always present themselves in the way you might expect. Your grandparents did not decide to hop back on the boat that brought them to this country just because it was too hard or they were not able to survive. You might not have the same struggles as your grandparents but throwing the towel in before you have even tried is not the right answer either. Making your way may pose its own set of challenges then wondering whether you are going to have running hot and cold water. You might not like where you work or who you work for but like your ancestors, you have to look at where you are at this moment as an opportunity for something better and nothing more.

When it comes to setting your expectations of what you want in your job here are a few things you should keep in mind before you start blaming the world:

  1. Don’t expect everyone to love you-it’s never really that easy.
  2. Stop judging yourself and others based on what you can and can’t do.
  3. No one cares if you are popular or not. It’s not about liking you but respecting you.
  4. Don’t rely on anyone else to tell you how to do your job or get ahead.
  5. Stop trying to impress the boss or your co-workers.
  6. If you don’t like what you do chances are you won’t be any good at it.
  7. Climbing the career ladder does not mean you get to step on everyone else.
  8. Looking for a role model is a gift not a right of passage.
  9. Don’t hate your boss just because you are assigned to do something you don’t like. Suck it up and learn.
  10. There are no free rides, learn to figure it out and be grateful for every little thing that is offered to you-as your grandma would say, “It’s an opportunity!”

Setting realistic expectations means you have to rely on yourself more than you expect others to deliver for you. If you learn to deliver for yourself the rest will follow.

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Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:04
Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.

A Day in the Hectic, Happy Life of a Winemaker

WSJ Careers - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:52
From fork-lifting grapes to tasting red blends, Richard Olsen-Harbich loves his work on the North Fork of Long Island so much, he hopes he can do it forever.

Docents Gone Wild

WSJ Careers - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 16:32
Arts-loving retired baby boomers are hustling to volunteer as museum tour guides—but they sometimes go rogue, touching the art, misstating facts and committing other infractions.

This Summer, How About a Workcation?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:08
A growing number of employees are petitioning the boss to combine work and vacation. Workers often pay for lodging and travel, but may take conference calls or write project updates, spending off-hours with family.

Millennials Offer Tech Support to the Boss

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:28
At the office, younger workers help their befuddled older colleagues navigate an expanding array of contraptions, apps, software upgrades and social media.

Bosses Use Anonymous Networks to Learn What Workers Think

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:40
Anonymity often breeds bad behavior on the Internet. But companies are using social networks to get anonymous feedback from workers, hoping to gauge their employees’ commitment, which could affect the bottom line.

Airlines Put Pilots in a Spin

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 17:14
latest trend in training pilots to fly commercial jets features the practicing of extreme maneuvers in small, propeller-powered aircraft.

Your Job Inside Out….

Lisa Kaye - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:31

When you feel like your emotions are getting the better of you and the voices inside your head are screaming, “Stay in Your Job” or “Get Out Now!” you may start to feel like one of those imaginary characters in the Disney/Pixar movie “Inside Out.” It’s not that the voices in your head are keeping you up at night but it sure doesn’t help your situation any when you are not sure which character in your head you should be paying any attention to?

Your job like any relationship in your life needs time and attention if you want it to last. There are times when you love the job you are in and other times when you think counseling will not even patch this bad relationship. You are giving it your all but unfortunately there are too many players in the room telling you what you need to do and how you need to behave. Getting a divorce may be inevitable but you’d like to give it one more shot even if it were for the sake of the benefits. When you are feeling inside out and you have nowhere to turn, here are a few things to remember before you give it up for good:

  1. Was It Ever Good? If you can recall a time in your job where you could not get to work fast enough and were the first to raise your hand when a new project was being assigned or the first thought of when you woke up was what new idea you could bring to the table then you knew you were in the right place. Instead, if you are waking to a knot in your stomach and you hit the snooze button just one more time, maybe it’s time to rethink your next move. No point in trying to rekindle a cold, wet flame.
  2. How Does Your Job Make You Feel? Just like a much anticipated first date or those feelings of butterflies when you are about to try something new, your job should still possess some of the fresh magic you experienced when you showed up for work your first day. If you ‘ve tried but have lost that loving feeling for good, then you know it’s time to revisit the past and savor the good memories and move on to make new ones.
  3. Are You Scared Senseless? If you wake up knowing that you will face another day in hell and cold sweats seem to take over before you can even jump in the shower, it’s time to make a change no matter how afraid of the unknown you are. Facing the reality that it’s over in your job takes a lot of courage and strength. But if you feel you’ve put in the time and you’ve done all that you can do then it’s time to move on no matter how painful.

Whether you feel inside out or outside in or upside down making a change is important to your career sanity. When your job makes you feel afraid of your own career destiny it’s time to face your fears, wipe away the tears and jump in with all you got!

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Working Mothers Who Make It All Work

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:09
What do the lives of women with families and high-paying jobs really look like? Time diaries hold some surprises.

Seen That Job Listing for a While? It's No Coincidence

WSJ Careers - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 13:50
Across the economy, the time it takes to fill jobs is lengthening, according to two new pieces of research. Blame it on the raft of interviews, tests and screenings that job candidates must go through.

Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:56
Attorneys reconsider the profession’s “Rambo” image in favor of a more meditative, laid-back style.

Are Companies Any Good at Picking Stars?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:13
At a time when firms have more data than ever on employees’ habits and productivity, predicting which employees will excel in bigger jobs remains more art than science.

Jurassic Job

Lisa Kaye - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:15

Bigger than life, older than dirt, running for the hills these may be themes that define your prehistoric job history. Looking for your next big adventure may be as simple as moving your desk to a different corner of the room. But for some us, finding a way out of the primordial landscape that has become your daily job is impossible. When you find yourself preferring being trampled by a dinosaur over attending one more meaningless meeting with a boss you’d like to stomp, always know there is a way out even if you have to take a drastic BIG step!

You may have to walk through fire before you get to the other side of your Jurassic Job, but knowing that you can escape your frustrations is a first step to making the change you so necessarily need. Whether you are trying to define your role in the organization, compete with a co-worker for a coveted promotion, or score some points with the new executive, navigating your job is as difficult as trying to wrangle a pre-historic animal to the ground. If there is nothing new for you to learn at work figure out a need in the company and just start doing it. Have an impossible relationship with a supervisor? Learn to take a risk and ask him/her out to lunch. Know you will be passed up for the promotion yet again? Re-define your role with a new job description and beat your superiors to the punch.

Having faith in your abilities is one thing, but knowing how to leverage your options and take out of this world risks is another. You are not suppose to have the answer to every question that you face at your job, but it would be nice to have some idea where your going even if no one around you seems to notice. Getting the answers you need may be important in knowing where you fit in the grand scheme of things. But if those answers are not readily available are you ready to make up your own solutions no matter how drastic they may seem?

Sometimes in your job you have to be bold and do things that they don’t teach you in school. It’s okay to be a little different, a little out of the ordinary to break years of tradition and doing things the old fashioned way. Just because your boss is a dinosaur does not mean you have to become one too. They hired you for your skills but now it’s up to you to show them how to be innovative and be daring despite the tried and true methods of yester-year.

It’s okay to honor what has come before you in the way of tradition, but doing things just because that’s been the only way is living in the dark ages. It’s up to you to break with tradition and forge a new path towards creating your job history lest you become one of the rotting relics in the field of bones known as your career.

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T.G.I. Friday's Founder Marks 50 Years in the Restaurant Business

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:46
Alan Stillman’s family surprised the New York restaurateur with a party to celebrate his 50 years in the industry.