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Original articles from Melissa Fairman.
 
Best of TZM: Want to Work in Communications? Read This.
So you want to work in “communications." Maybe you are in college and starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel called graduation. Or maybe you’ve been out in the workforce for a few years and wish you were actually using your mass communications/journalism degree. I understand that. After all, there is a reason you spent four years studying something, right? I work in HR, so I get to use my psych degree every day.

Your Performance Review is in Your Hands
The holidays are right around the corner. And right around that corner is the annual performance appraisal process that for many of us starts in January. I know, I know, you love performance appraisals, right? I bet you love writing a self-evaluation even more! It’s one of those things you tackle at 8 a.m. on a Monday morning because you are just that excited.

Warning: Beware these Office 'Friends'
So you’ve moved into a new role. You’ve got your cubicle organized, you have some work to do, have the boss figured out (OK, not really, because who ever has the boss figured out?) and you’ve started making some tentative acquaintances. Before you get in too deep with your new teammates, take a second to make sure you aren’t making friends with the wrong kind of people.

Taking Care of Business
There are a ton of websites out there that promise to give you the best career advice. Many of them have great advice from seasoned experts, but I can save you a lot of time right here and right now: Get it done.

Get That Promotion
All the recent talk about the Olympics has me thinking about the hard work and dedication necessary to get to the top level of your field. I can’t help but be astonished by the years of training and effort that go into reaching Olympics-level achievement. To reach the Olympics alone is an amazing accomplishment; to take it to the next level and medal even more so.

Want to Work in Communications? Read This.
So you want to work in “communications." Maybe you are in college and starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel called graduation. Or maybe you’ve been out in the workforce for a few years and wish you were actually using your mass communications/journalism degree. I understand that. After all, there is a reason you spent four years studying something, right?

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