Every hiring manager wants something. Why else would they be interviewing? Sometimes the hiring manager knows exactly what is needed and other times not. View the hiring manager as a customer needing help to achieve goals. Your objective is to find out what the hiring manager is looking for, why, and in what priority. How do you do that? Here are some ways to find out … Continue reading the story "WHAT THE HIRING MANAGER WANTS!"
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Hating your job can be self-destructive or a signal to make a change. There are three different kinds of change: Those you can make on our own, those you can only influence and those that you just have to live with. Let’s look at a few of the factors over which you have little or no control. These factors will negatively affect your performance, career … Continue reading the story "WHAT TO DO ABOUT A JOB YOU HATE"
I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of diverse opinions, differences, disagreements, arguments, confrontations and sometimes non-repairable conflicts. There’s always a point-of-no-return in any disagreement. Shattering a relationship with an acquaintance is one thing. Destroying the relationship with your boss is quite another. There are no “rules” when you have a disagreement with your boss. There are, however, some insights you might want to consider. Take each … Continue reading the story "HOW TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR BOSS"
Let’s say you have a stack of 100 books and want to narrow the choice down to the best 10. What do you do? Simple. You quickly scan the beginning of each one, using criteria such as:
- Most interesting – Does it pique your interest and come closest to what you’re looking for?
- Most readable – Is it clear, understandable and flowing?
- Writing style – … Continue reading the story "GET TO THE POINT!"
What’s your criteria for a boss? Don’t have any? If not, you’re rolling the dice and taking your chances. The percentage for finding a good one is 75% against you, according to recent surveys of employees. What if your potential boss:
- Doesn’t believe in training or development?
- Sees employees as a necessary condition and easily replaceable?
- Pays for length of service, not pay for performance? … Continue reading the story "SPOTTING A BAD BOSS"