05 Jun Kaye/Bassman’s Karen Schmidt Featured in Noodle Article: First Job Out of College? 5 Easy Tips To Stay Focused
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Kaye/Bassman’s Karen Schmidt Featured in Noodle Article: First Job Out of College? 5 Easy Tips To Stay Focused
Dallas, Texas | 6/5/2014
By Ashley Pham, Noodle
The switch from college life to the professional world can be tricky. It may feel like you have to dig deep for the information on how to adjust to “adult life” after college. One of the first challenges of being a college graduate entering the professional world is: How much is too much when it comes to sharing your personal life at work? You certainly want to present yourself as a professional and leave (most of) your personal life at home. Managing boundaries at work is a necessary skill to have so that you’re less likely to be distracted and more likely to be productive.
Here’s how to avoid inappropriate conversations at the workplace to stay focused. You’ll impress the boss in no time!
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5. Steer clear of unhealthy conversations.
If you feel as though a conversation is heading down the wrong path, ask yourself, “how is this is relevant to me?” It’s a good idea to keep away from office gossip, and “avoid conversations that revolve around what others are or aren’t doing,” says Karen Schmidt, director of training and development for Kaye/Bassman International. Find a way to steer the conversation back to relevant matters and you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble.
Founded in 1981, Kaye/Bassman has grown to become the largest single-site executive search and recruitment firm in the United States with the simple mission of impacting companies and enhancing careers by providing the finest in professional, executive, technical and scientific search. Kaye/Bassman provides strategic recruiting and executive search solutions in over 20 industry practice areas including construction recruiting, healthcare recruiting, banking executive search, energy recruitment and many more. Next Level Recruiting Training, a recruiting training organization, Next Level Exchange, a recruiting training best practices information exchange, and Next Level Marketing Communications are also Kaye/Bassman companies.
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