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  • Day Jobs for Writers: Journalist and Romance Author November 28, 2019
    For Part 3 in my series about day jobs for writers, today’s interview is with Tamara Lush. Tamara works as an AP journalist, and she is also a highly successful romance author. Tamara, you have a highly demanding full-time job, and you also publish romance novels.  How do you juggle all of that? It’s interesting, […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Career Change Success Story: From Nonprofit Development to User Experience (UX) October 23, 2019
    Today’s interview features Jennifer Houlihan. I met Jennifer through Austin Digital Jobs. Jennifer told a hilarious story about a mishap in a class she was taking and after I learned more about her, I decided to share her career change success story with you. Jennifer, let’s start with the story I heard you tell on […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Get Credit at Work September 25, 2019
    What should you do if your work accomplishments go unnoticed or unrewarded or worse yet, credited to someone else? Here are recommendations about how to get credit at work: Document everything. Your co-workers and boss are busy with their own work and won’t specifically notice what you are doing unless you tell them. In many […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Where to Meet People in the Austin Tech Scene August 28, 2019
    If you work in Austin tech or wish you did, it is a smart career strategy to leave the office sometimes and meet people in the Austin tech scene. Here are some of the Austin tech events and organizations to explore: Austin Digital Jobs – A group with 40,000 members dedicated to retaining talent in […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Day Jobs for Writers: Communications and Sci-Fi July 24, 2019
    For Part 2 in this series about day jobs for writers, I interviewed Stel Pavlou. Stel is the author of the Daniel Coldstar series of books, described by HarperCollins as “gritty and fun science fiction fantasy.” What type of books do you write? I write middle-grade science fiction now, though I have written adult techno-thrillers […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Day Jobs for Writers: Fraud Risk and Autobiographical Essays July 1, 2019
    This is Part 1 of a series about day jobs for writers. Each interview in the series profiles the day job of a different writer. Today’s interview is with Lee Weaver, a writer in Austin, Texas. Lee, to start, what is your background in journalism and writing? I did not study journalism and I never […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Make Money as an Online Tutor May 1, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Joanne Kaminski, an expert about how to make money as an online tutor. Online tutoring is a great work-from-home business to launch and run because the startup cost is low and the demand for services is high. I asked Joanne the questions that I think most aspiring online tutors would most […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Delegate March 30, 2019
    Learning how to delegate effectively is one of the first tasks for any new manager. While delegation is an important leadership skill, the psychology of delegation is challenging for many people. Here are some of the most common reasons for delegation failures and suggested solutions. You prefer the individual contributor role. When a new manager […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Land a Job March 12, 2019
    If you are a job seeker who has applied to a lot of jobs without success, you might wonder about the best strategies about how to land a job. Thanks to SilkRoad, a consulting company that specializes in onboarding new employees, we have lots of data to answer that question. Every year, SilkRoad publishes a […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • 10 Lessons About Creativity From a Neuroscientist and a Composer January 25, 2019
    Recently I read The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World. Here are 10 lessons about creativity from the authors, a neuroscientist (David Eagleman) and a composer (Anthony Brandt): 1. Of all the species, humans are unique in their inventiveness and drive for novelty. While we do have some preferences for the predictable and […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

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  • Feeling Alone and Undervalued, Almost Half of Managers Are Heading for the Exit December 4, 2019
    We all know it's a tight talent market out there, but retention conversations often revolve around employees. HR pros and organizational leaders are pouring a lot of time and energy into keeping top performers engaged and on board. That's an important initiative, but it often overlooks the company's managers — the very people responsible for […]
  • Your Employees Are Crying at Work Because They Feel Unappreciated December 3, 2019
    If you've ever cried at work, it turns out you're not alone. In fact, you're in the majority. According to Monster, 80 percent of us have cried at work. But why are so many of us shedding secret tears? According to a new survey from my company, enterprise gifting platform Snappy, a lack of appreciation […]
  • 5 Key Reasons HR Pros Need to Understand Data Analytics December 3, 2019
    We have more employee information available to us today than ever before, and that's a great thing. Data analytics is vital to performance management, leadership development, and finding talent. No wonder 71 percent of companies see people analytics as a high priority, according to Deloitte. I have been in leadership and management roles ...
  • Recruitment 2020: 5 Ways the Field Will Change Next Year December 3, 2019
    It's that time of year again, when trend lists flood the internet. For recruiters and talent acquisition pros, this is a necessary ritual. So much can change in the span of a year, and keeping up with the latest developments can be a daunting task. Sometimes, however, the changes are not as extreme as people would […]
  • 4 Not-So-Obvious Signs of a Successful Sales Candidate December 3, 2019
    Five years of experience or more, a top earner in their last role, outstanding recommendations from previous supervisors — yes, these seemingly perfect sales candidates really do exist. However, a candidate is not guaranteed to excel on your team just because their resume ticks all the boxes. Perfect on paper does not necessarily mean perfect in real […]
  • Rushing to Fill Seasonal Roles, Companies Risk Low Morale, Bad Customer Service, and Even Theft December 2, 2019
    Retailers rejoice: It's shaping up to be a stellar holiday shopping season. According to the National Retail Federation, 2019 holiday sales may rise by as much as 4.2 percent over 2018, possibly reaching a total of $730.7 billion. Making the most of this revenue boom requires beefing up the sales-floor workforce, and the retail sector may need as […]
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