Wednesday Aug 05, 2015

5 Tricks to Help You Beat the Vacation Blues

You’ve waited all year long for your summer vacation and… now it’s a wrap. The first day back at work is the gloomiest and grimmest day of them all - blue skies and golden sand beaches are swapped for traffic jams and cubicles. It’s that moment when your yacht transforms into a pumpkin as the clock strikes 9 AM. You’re still jet lagged so you lose your shoe in the Monday morning subway chaos. Don’t expect a modern hero to save the day! You will have to do it yourself; these 5 tricks will help you survive the post vacation blues caused by:

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Friday Jul 11, 2014

The Shift From an Individual Contributor to Manager – Some Thoughts by David Talamelli

I have been in my current role managing the Campus Recruitment Team and function here at Oracle for the past 3.5 years or so. I was previously an Individual Contributor for 5 years here before I made the shift into a management role. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to take on this current role as I have learnt so much both personally and professionally.

I am constantly challenged (in a good way) to push myself out of my comfort zone and on reflection the last 3-4 years has led to real growth for me. During this time I have made plenty of mistakes and had many growing pains but I think that I have learned from them and I think I am now starting to find my own management style. As an Individual Contributor all the projects I worked on together with my colleagues was done collaboratively and I find that I have taken that approach to my current role as well.

A few things I have observed/learned as a relatively new manager over the past 3-4 years has been that:

1)      Be transparent with your customers and with your team...

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