People prefer to think that they are smart. Most people also like to think that other people think that they are smart. Sometimes I can impress people more when I ask intelligent questions about what they have to say than saying anything.
People enjoy discussing things they like and people they like. People may even
People who give compliments and recognition are people I remember. For several years, I have sent out a newsletter. Two people have regularly given me thanks for my work in creating and publishing that newsletter. One of these people is a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company. The other person was the Vice President
You have worked hard to create an Internet presence. You have created a LinkedIn account, a Twitter account, and a Facebook account. You have polished your profile on these accounts. You have carefully selected people for your connections. You value your relationship with each person you have added as a connection. These are the people in your
Among business people, digital skills have become common place.
Some business executives may still consider anything on a computer either a programmer’s task or a clerical task and beneath the requirements of their job.
However, most executives I know use a smartphone to thumb through text messages, news, and emails as a routine part of
Whenever you negotiate anything, do your research. For example, when negotiating a pay raise, research the salary range of your job.
If you have an open, comfortable relationship with the human resources, simply ask for the salary range for your job. Some companies publish internal information on salary ranges. Some companies even post salary ranges
I benefit several ways when I relax my mind.
I think more clearly. I make better decisions. I feel better. I make other people feel better and help them think more clearly. I am healthier. My heart rate goes down. My blood pressure goes down. I have more energy. The weight of stress leaves my
While everyone else is sneaking peaks at deals, make Cyber Monday a great day to focus on finding a job or doing a great job.
This day is a give away day for many of your competitors. They are falling into the cyber pit of Internet deals. Move ahead of them. Use this day to
Jobs are always in season. I have had applicants accept offers on nearly every day of the year. There are holidays year round. If hiring managers have a need to hire a person, they continue the recruiting process until they make that hire. If you going through a lag in activity, you can do things
Small business Saturday reminds us that there is opportunity in working for yourself.
To begin self-employment, start simple. The goal is to do the deal, to sell something.
William Procter, co-founder of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble, started his first business from skills he learned as an apprentice who dipped candles. When he settled
When I can not tell myself what I hope to accomplish, I am probably doing something that I do not need to do.
By understanding the purpose of what I am doing, I work at a higher level.
I can know the best way to do a job. I have my goal in sight. I
Many companies have a casual dress code. People wear slacks, skirts, button shirts or blouses. A lot of workers wear boots, sneakers, athletic shoes, sandals, flats, loafers, or boat shoes. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, wears a t-shirt to work.
If you are interviewing with any company for an office job, dress like the women and men
If you are you having trouble keeping your resume to two pages, cut common space wasting things.
Are you using puffery? Puffery means that you exaggerating, giving opinions, making unsupported statements, or creating an inflated image of yourself. You are puffing. You are revealing pride and arrogance. Some examples of puffery are the words
There are things that I can do to make work happier for my coworkers, my boss, my customers, and me.
Give credit where credit is due. I do not like for people to take credit for my work. I can not allow myself to take credit for the work of other people. If someone is
Some people make friends easily. These people have the skills to make people comfortable. They know how to help people bond with them. These people have a lot of friends. They know how to make people feel accepted.
People who have a lot of friends know that what people think comes from personal beliefs. They
Hard skills get you the interview. Soft skills get you the job.
When interviewers read your resume, they are looking for hard skills. Your experience shows your hard skills. Here are some examples.
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”You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no results.” Mahatma Gandhi.
The best way I can develop a good attitude about my job is just to do my job. Putting things off because I feel negative or afraid only increases my negativity and
People often get the jitters when going into an interview. There are a few things you can do to relax and develop.
Remember that the interviewer wants to speak with you. The person believes that your experience makes you qualified for the job. Since you are there to discuss your experience, there is no one
Google offers free and pay websites. The sites have settings for public, private, or shared publication.
The template options include for a variety of activities: business, school, public, wiki, and, Intranet. If you want to set up a site for your career, you can set up an Intranet site and allow access to no one
If your company allows you the option to work from home or to work in the company office, go into the office if not every day at least from time to time. Let people see you and see the things you are doing.
After becoming chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer required that all Yahoo
Recently when watching a segment on “60 Minutes,” I heard Nick Saban, head coach of the University of Alabama, discuss his process for managing a collegiate football program. Establishing a process and having every player buy into and follow that process is the method that Nick Saban credits for creating four college football teams that