If competitors for a job you want can do everything you can do, what’s your career advantage? How do you differentiate yourself? When everything else is equal, it basically comes down to motivation, attitude and approach. There’s no such thing as a “perfect” candidate. All you can do is prepare for the opportunities that come your way. Some personal assets outside your direct function may set … Continue reading the story "EXPAND YOUR CAREER ADVANTAGES"
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What is a “connecter”? That’s someone who immediately establishes a strong and positive relationship when meeting someone new. Connecters have a huge advantage over those who struggle with their connection skills: The ability to bond with the hiring manager right from the start. Want some tips on how to connect better? Here are a few ideas. First, look at the types of jobs that are dependent … Continue reading the story "HOW TO CONNECT IN AN INTERVIEW"
Gallup did an interesting study recently. It said that half of the 100 million full-time employees are not truly engaged in their work and tend to perform at a much lower level. Imagine the productivity loss from those 50 million employees each year. What makes it worse is that another 16% of the workforce is in a neutral position: Not fully engaged and have gripes that … Continue reading the story "HATE YOUR JOB? JOIN THE CROWD!"
What’s the cost of making the wrong decision after accepting a job? What can you do about it? For the company, making the wrong decision is an inconvenience. For the individual, the cost is extensive. It can take 3 or more years to make it up. You always have to explain it to future companies. So what can you do when you find out you’re in … Continue reading the story "ACCEPT THE WRONG JOB?"
Hard skills qualify you for a job early in your career. Soft skills dictate how high you’ll move up the ladder. In mid-career you need a balance of both. Why the differences? HARD SKILLS: When in the early part of your career you’ll need a set of hard skills that are translatable into results for which organizations are looking. Unless you can contribute to the hands-on … Continue reading the story "HARD VERSUS SOFT SKILLS"