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Handling Conflict at Work

In Greek the word utopia literally means no place. For us it means paradise, a place of bliss and peace, but the irony was probably intended: there is no place without worries, problems and conflict. So, in this life no one has discovered or established utopia. Escaping conflict is not an option. We have all…

Making Your Performance Review Work For You

by Cecelia Burokas, Certified Five O’Clock Club Coach A Positive Marketing Campaign Why do so many of us get anxious when it’s time for the annual performance review? First, we know performance reviews can have a significant effect on our career in an organization. We also know that they may determine promotions, pay increases and…

The Simple Things in Life

Most of us spend a great deal of our time thinking about our professional lives. Our thoughts range from “what can I do to better myself in my current job?” to “what can I do to earn that next promotion?” Others ask the more basic question: “how do I just get my next job?” The job of…

A Job Hunter’s Dilemma

While having lunch recently in Bryant Park, mid-town Manhattan, I overheard two women discussing their career objectives. In the course of their conversation one of them was lamenting over not hearing back from Human Resources regarding a job for which she had interviewed.

The Truth About Holiday Hiring: A Five O’Clock Club Expert Tells Why—and How—to Kick Your Search Into High Gear Right Now

Yes, Virginia, there is a reason to keep looking for work for this season. While weary job-seekers might wish to play the “No one hires this time of year” card, The Five O’Clock Club’s Kate Wendleton is here to disappoint you. Actually, the holidays are the perfect time to advance your prospects…and maybe even land…

Be Careful What You Wish For

When growing up, how many of you remember your parents telling you to be careful what you wish for because often times it may turn out to be a lot less than for what you bargained.  This old adage brought to mind the excitement surrounding an event that happened at the Wednesday Branch of The…

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