41 results for author: Korn Ferry


How to Negotiate an Adjusted Summer Work Schedule

Patricia's employer offers "summer Fridays" every year, and she has always enjoyed the early start to the weekend. But this year, she’s splitting childcare shifts with her husband and a neighbor. Instead of signing off at noon on Friday, she'd like to leave ...
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What to Do When Your Ideas Get Ignored

It's demoralizing to put yourself out there just to get shut down. Here's how to handle it. According to Gallup research, only one in four employees strongly agree that their opinions count at work. Never having your feedback solicited—or asking for it ...
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How to Set Goals in an Unpredictable Year

 Learn how to keep moving toward your goals, even when you can't stick to the plan. All of Emilio's 2020 goals went out the window in March 2020, before he'd had a chance to make much progress on them. As an ambitious professional, he likes to put goals ...
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The Power of Being Wrong at Work

Why certainty is dangerous and humility leads to success. George had an idea for a new service that his employer could offer to customers. He used his charisma to sell it up the ladder, and soon the project was moving forward. The only problem? He hadn't ...
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Think Like an Entrepreneur in Your Job Search

Find out what people looking for full-time work can learn from freelancers. Roxanne was one of the lucky ones; she still had her job after her company went through two rounds of layoffs. But she knew her job might not be secure and wanted to begin a ...
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How to Bring Up Concerns About Returning to the Office During COVID

Now that the "new normal" has become normal, many people don't want to go back to the physical workplace. Here's how to talk to your boss. Lena's office is reopening at partial capacity in the new year, but she's worried about being exposed to COVID if she ...
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When You Get Fired Over Zoom

When Timothy ended the videoconference with his boss, he was reeling. He'd just been laid off. Questions whizzed through his head: What should he do now? Should he tell anyone? How soon was too soon to call his boss back and ask for more information? As of ...
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The Era of the Side Hustle

After watching one colleague after another get laid off in 2020, Clarice decided to get a side hustle so she'd have a fallback if her job disappeared. But with nearly endless options before her, she wasn't sure what kind of side job to pursue. According to ...
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Telco Leaders Seize the Moment

Even as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, leaders are taking stock of what has changed and plan for the future. This is particularly true in the telecommunications industry, where leaders have pivoted from the ...
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Is Business Attire Dead?

What are the new rules of workwear when no one sees you below the shoulders? In the month after the first stay-at-home orders began, Zara dressed as if she were going to the office. As the pandemic dragged on and she felt more overwhelmed, her sartorial ...
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How to Fight the Telecommuting Blues

If you're not careful, working remotely can become terribly isolating. Working remotely comes with a few undeniable privileges: the freedom to stay in your pajamas all day, take conference calls from your sofa, and avoid the constant supervision of ...
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Patience is a Virtue in the Job Search

With hiring freezes and tough competition for postings, searching for a job can feel endless. Here are our tips for hanging in there. Alexandria had a high-level role in investment banking when she lost her job. She assumed the search for a similar ...
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