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Why We Lack Confidence as Leaders

Leaders realize the power of confidence to inspire and motivate others. We know what it feels like when we have a clear vision and an executable plan. It was that vision and plan (and our confidence in our own abilities) that made us want to be a leader in the first place. Even so, many […]

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Feedback over failure

We’ve all been in a situation where we were offered feedback on our work. While it’s easy to get uptight and automatically think you failed at something, it’s much more beneficial to hear the person out and take actionable steps to improve your work. Feedback helps increase the value of our work. We’ll never improve […]

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Dealing with Burn Out

Feeling tired, exhausted, paralyzed, lost in a fog? Burnt out? What do we mean when say we feel “burnt out”? We are often exhausted long before we notice the warning signs: Failing performance at tasks you generally do well; strained relationships that are usually warm; an edgy and short response that is out of character. […]

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Turning complaints into contributions

We all have coworkers that complain, but why are complaints so excessive in our work environments? Sometimes people want attention, sometimes they want sympathy, or sometimes coworkers just need to get something off of their chest. This week instead of adding to the negative discussion, look at complaints as an opportunity to be a more […]

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Understanding Introverts

It’s a misconception that introverts want to be left alone. In reality, introverts are easily stimulated by their environment. They are often exceptionally creative, well-prepared and offer deep relationships to their family and friends. One third to one half of all people are introverts. So as a leader of your team, you will interact with people […]

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Three keys for difficult conversations

Difficult conversations can lead to better relationships, higher morale and increased productivity. The important thing is to move the discussion away from conflict and toward problem solving. Here are a few key ideas to keep in mind when approaching difficult conversations:

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Are you a good fit for the position?

Deciding if a position is going to be a good fit for you is a difficult task. A good fit goes beyond basic roles and responsibilities, and there is a lot to consider when answering this question. Here are four basic questions to ask yourself before accepting a position.

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