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Dear Landa, I recently witnessed a co-worker getting a really nice raise and a better title—all because she told the powers-that-be about a job offer she had from a competing firm and they really wanted to keep her. So I figured I’d do the same thing. I asked for a raise and told them if […]

July 11, 2017

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Categories: Newsletter - Dear Landa

You know what IQ is, right? Well what about EQ? EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient is all about soft skills. Yes, we need them and yes, employers value them. Soft skills are things like communication, adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. Put simply, it’s about who you are, as opposed to the […]

July 4, 2017

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

Electronic or hard copy? As much as possible or selected? Specific or general? Simple or complex? Whether you’re an experienced professional or a fresh-out-of-college individual, if you’re looking for a job, you need to be able to showcase your work. The method by which you do so is your portfolio. One of your first questions […]

June 30, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

It’s both. Transparency can have a lot of positive effects. Gender equality is an obvious benefit. Others are more subtle. A recent study by PayScale (a company that compiles a large database of salary information for both individuals and companies) concluded that how people perceive their pay matters more than what they are actually paid. […]

It’s sad but true. According to a 2007 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, incivility costs companies approximately $14,000 per employee. And, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that incivility is contagious. We’re not talking about obvious inappropriate behavior like bullying. We’re talking about more subtle actions like […]

We’re introducing a new series here at LandaJob called Best Practices. We’ll start today with resumes; future blogs will look at cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn practices. If you have something else you’d like us to take a look at in this series, please let us know! So…resumes. The things that make a resume effective […]

May 19, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

In a word, probably. A weak answer, I know, but it’s not black and white. There are numerous reasons to get a master’s degree, or even a doctorate, and a few very good reasons not to. The most obvious disadvantage is the cost. A master’s degree will likely cost tens of thousands of dollars, and […]

May 4, 2017

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

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