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Meeting With Your Boss? Have A Plan.
You’ve asked to meet with your boss to clarify expectations and goals, and you are feeling a little stressed with the additional projects that you have been asked to take on. Show your resilience and creative thinking under pressure. That all-important can-do attitude paves the way to a productive discussion. They believe you can solve … Continue reading Meeting With Your Boss? Have A Plan.
There Is No Substitute For Character.
We have conducted thousands of interviews. Over time, we have learned that highly accomplished professionals, and beginners alike, may share a similar feeling of nervousness, going in to an interview. It isn't something you do every day. There are various skills of active listening, practicing empathy, and using open-ended questions as techniques to conduct a … Continue reading There Is No Substitute For Character.
It’s For You…The Quality Of Your Telephone Voice.
Customer service professionals know that how to project sincerity and interest to the caller creates trust and confidence in the listener. Value judgments are made within the first 15 to 30 seconds of speaking to someone on the telephone based on attitude, style of the speaker and visualizing the person on the other end. People … Continue reading It’s For You…The Quality Of Your Telephone Voice.
The Importance Of Being Focused—Sharpening The Tools.
In an interview, your focus or lack of it is picked up very quickly by the interviewer. Many a career opportunity is lost through lapses of attention, or assuming that the interviewer understands what you are saying. This is a problem for people who are unaccustomed to interviews. Without practice and mindfulness, which means a … Continue reading The Importance Of Being Focused—Sharpening The Tools.
Inertia – What’s Holding You Back?
Inertia is a state of mind that's the equivalent to having a mental flat tire. You're stuck in your situation if you allow yourself to give up and avoid the work needed to pull yourself up onto your feet, and begin moving however hesitantly forward again. Sometimes you need to kick-start yourself to regain a … Continue reading Inertia – What’s Holding You Back?
Stand Out From The Crowd When Applying For Jobs.
Hundreds of people may apply for the same position, how do you stand out from the crowd and ensure that your application gets noticed? ▪ Create a separate email account on Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail. Have this account for job search activities; gather all of your related correspondence for easy access and follow-up. Use your first … Continue reading Stand Out From The Crowd When Applying For Jobs.
You Know You Are Self-Motivated When…
You avoid taking the easy way out and apply yourself consistently to whatever it is you need to do. You get up early in the morning fresh with energy to achieve the goals you have set out for that day. You're constantly thinking of ways to improve what you do and how you do it. … Continue reading You Know You Are Self-Motivated When…
Make Your Skills Summary Statement Golden.
Most hiring managers and recruiters are sold on selecting a resume for active consideration in the first 10 seconds or so spent reviewing it. That’s not a lot of time to grab their attention! Make the time count by putting what you can do up front. The generic Job Objective on a resume doesn’t accomplish … Continue reading Make Your Skills Summary Statement Golden.
Your Quiet Mind Gets Things Done.
Your goals are more easily achieved when you act from a quiet center, rather than allowing yourself to be governed by fear, doubt and anxiety. Restlessness as an enduring condition often leads to making impulsive decisions which aren’t in your best interest. This is especially noticeable when you are making a career decision. When you … Continue reading Your Quiet Mind Gets Things Done.