August 18, 2011

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Shannon Tinker

Shannon Tinker

By Shannon Tinker

The ‘how to’ of negotiating salaries has likely been a hot topic since the invention of employment. In reality, there are no hard and fast rules for determining salary and an Internet search on salaries can sometimes prove helpful and other times is sadly, misleading. (more…)


January 10, 2011

The Results of the Redfish Work-Life Tips Survey are . . .

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Redfish Survey Work-Life Tips

In December we looked at some tips for people to achieve work-life balance and put forth our own survey. The results of the Redfish survey (as of the first week of January) are:

Work-Life Balance Tips, Ranking:


  1 = Not Important , 2 = Somewhat Useful , 3 = Important , 4 = Very Important , 5 = Most Important
Answer Rating Score*
Do a Job You Love 3.9
Set Your Priorities for both Work and Play 3.9
Set Work Boundaries / Respect Your Private Time 3.9
Be Healthy (Get Enough Sleep, Exercise, Eat Healthy) 3.8
Schedule Personal Time Each Day 3.7
Take More Vacations and Time Off 3.6
Get Organized, Focus on Priorities 3.5
Focus on One Thing at a Time 2.7
Have Lunch in Bangkok Every So Often 2.5
Get a Life Coach or Mentor 2.1

    *The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.       


  • Bangkok?, how about the French Riviera or a villa in the Swiss Alps? These I would have said “Most Important”
  • LOL, like the last one.
  • I believe that real time off (not when you are checking emails and taking calls all the time) is very important.
  • Be flexible when necessary, but keep the balance.

 What do you think? 

This survey is still open. If you want to weigh in, please do.       

Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance

Here is a collection of tips for the busy CEO to the rest of us. The Inc staff has compiled vignettes by CEOs with advice on creating equilibrium between work and play such as having lunch in Bangkok. provides 14 tips attainable by the rest of us such as setting priorities and boundaries, scheduling time for ourselves, and recharging our batteries.
Read the full article     


December 8, 2010

Work/Life Balance: What is it? [part 1] Balance

What is it?

In preparation for closing out the year and starting fresh with New Years resolutions and a new lease on life, we reviewed copious amounts of literature on work/life balance. This is really a subjective and amorphous little topic that gets a lot of mileage out there. But what is it really? And how do you get there? (more…)


September 27, 2010

Tips for Finding a New Job While You Are Currently Employed

Tips for Finding a New Job While You Are Currently Employed

The current job market is not ideal and there is uncertainty; that said there are great career opportunities out there. If you are currently employed it is more difficult to conduct a job search, but it can be done smartly and respectfully. Here are some tips for a productive job search while currently employed, and moving on with grace:


Job hunting while you are employed can be tricky. You don’t want to burn bridges or be replaced before you have found your dream job. While in general the more people who know you are looking, the easier for people to find you, this is not an option when you need to keep your current employment. Conducting a job search confidentially means choosing the people you tell wisely. Typically you wouldn’t include your co-workers, upper management, or company contacts in this secret. Working with a recruiter will protect your identity until mutual interest with a prospective employer is established. When you do have an interview, let the company know that your job search is confidential. (more…)


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