Our Corporate Life
February 19, 2013   •   Volume 4, Issue 4   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: The Six-Month Check-Up
Ask Amanda: I inadvertently sent a snarky email to the wrong person…oops!
♦   Practical Tips: Free WiFi
The Six-Month Check-Up

It’s very easy to lose track of your professional goals, particularly when your office is understaffed, pressure-packed, and fast-paced. To avoid going off strategy in your career, put a reminder in your calendar every six months on a recurring basis for a professional “tune-up.” Set aside 30 minutes and pull out your resume, bio, and LinkedIn® profile.

Are you able to add new knowledge and accomplishments? Has your professional experience been enhanced? Are you still growing professionally? If the answer is no, you may be stagnating or your growth may have slowed.
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Thought to Ponder

Happiness is a choice.

Practical Tips: Free WiFi

It is very easy to get so consumed by your responsibilities that you unthinkingly use “free WiFi” just as you would at home. Big mistake. Whether you’re using your phone at Starbucks or your laptop on the road, you may be setting yourself up for identity theft or worse. To protect yourself, follow these tips:

Connect to WiFi With a Password
Accounts with a password are typically safer than unsecured networks.
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 ask Amanda

I got yet another annoying email from a coworker that I forwarded to my best friend with a snarky comment—well, I tried to anyway, I hit “reply” instead of “forward”…now what do I do? D.S., Yonkers, N.Y.

Amanda Mitchell

As much as I’m sure you’d like to ignore this, it is a strategic mistake to do so. Go to the person you trashed and talk to her face to face. Explain that you were having a horrible day and wrongly took it out on her.
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