Your Job Description Is Your Baseline: Try Exceeding It!

Your Job Description Is Your Baseline: Try Exceeding It!

Most employees assume that their responsibility with their firm is to meet the criteria outlined in their job description. While it’s true that you will be appraised based on how well you meet this criteria and satisfy your requirements, that’s not going to make you stand out in today’s challenging job market. In years past, if you consistently fulfilled all the tasks associated with your job description, it would be enough to meet your managers’ expectations and could even get you a promotion.  Today this is not the case. According...

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How to Pose Interview Questions You Should Never Ask?

How to Pose Interview Questions You Should Never Ask?

  Hiring managers and HR pros will often close out a job interview by asking an applicant if her or she has any questions themselves. This is a great way to learn about the company’s expectations and the job but it can open a Pandora’s box of potential landmines if you’re not careful. Remember, you’re being judged and here’s a time where using your social intelligence could pay off. It’s not to say that you can’t ask any tough (or real) questions but it’s important to focus on how you say it.  The old adage “It’s...

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Start Off Your New Job on the Right Foot!

Start Off Your New Job on the Right Foot!

  Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.  —Dr. Seuss Starting a new job can be nerve wrecking as you try to learn the ropes while trying to look good in the eyes of your colleagues and superiors. New hires can avoid social land mines and create a positive impression as early as the first day on the job by adhering to these  suggestions: Remember the basics Relax: you got the job so it must be that someone believes you belong there!  You’re not expected to know everything your first day. Be On Time:...

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Understand Thank You Notes to Prevent a “No Thank You!”

Understand Thank You Notes to Prevent a “No Thank You!”

In today’s competitive job market, it is common sense to take the extra time to write a post interview “thank-you” note.  It not only shows you appreciated your prospective employer’s time, but it gives you another chance to refresh the interviewer’s memory about your application. There are ways to maximize the effectiveness of your note. [...]

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