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There are a lot of companies which are employing graduates with strong education background and fluency in several foreign languages. But will you agree that there are quite many candidates meeting the following requirements? How will human resource managers select from all of them? Here your personal and business qualities count. There are some essential features a person should possess to impress the interviewer and get the job. You have...
Let’s face it; if you want to succeed at anything, you need to have a certain level of confidence. This doesn’t mean that you need to boldly and fearlessly attack every aspect of life. There certainly may be areas where you lack confidence. You need to identify, however, the areas of life where you need to be confident in order to succeed. The first thing you need to do is to identify where you need more confidence, and where you...
Creating a strong, solid resume involves several steps, which, when taken together, prove fruitful for an improved resume. Simple enough in themselves, it is important to actually go through and check that all the elements needed for a strong resume appear. First of all, an aesthetically clean, grammatically correct, and clear resume is a must. This indicates a well-educated and polished individual. The resume must be well organized and...
Before you send out your resume or resumes, you will want to take a close look at the cover letter of your resume. For starters, are you even using a cover letter? If you are currently not using a cover letter, you will want to refrain from sending out your resume, at least right away. Many businesses expect to receive cover letters attached to all resumes. If you are unsure as to how you can go about creating a cover letter, or...
One meaningful way to set expectations with your superiors is to reframe your value to the organization. For example, reject the temptation to take notes during meetings. Altruistic behavior tends to benefit some people but harm others. If you want to be offered game-changing work, raises and bonuses, do not accept undervalued assignments to avoid missing out on significant job-changing opportunities. Redirect those tasks to others who need...
Are you interested in changing jobs? If you are, you may already have a dream job in mind. Although it is nice to dream, it is important that you keep reality in mind. Finding a new job can be difficult, but it is more than possible for you to do so. A few of the many things that you may want to look for in a new job are outlined below for your convenience When searching for a new job, you will want to look for those that are intended to...
1. PERSONAL SKILLS Can a potential employee speak well? Can he/she answer questions of customers in a positive, informative manner? Can the prospect provide good customer service? While not everyone has an outgoing sales' personality, successful employees can communicate in a non-confrontational, positive manner with their coworkers, team members, subordinates, management, and customers. Being able to work well with others is a vital...
What you were taught in school no longer applies to the job searching skills needed in today’s market.  The rules have changed, from the resume through the interview, and with COVID-19, things are going to change even more. Here are some hot tips for being a savvy career planner: 1) Identify your top competencies, strengths, demonstration situations and high point stories – Different behaviors for different jobs are...
In today’s world, with COVID-19 slowing things down, layoffs are increasing a great deal. Lay offs are something that you can regularly hear about in the news. As more businesses are forced to downsize, or shutdown, you may find yourself laid off from your current position. This layoff may be permanent or temporary; it often depends on the needs and current state of your employer. Either way, should you find yourself laid off, you...
Nowadays, a great significance is being given to Performance Management, as companies incorporate them in their effective management strategies. However, a lot of people find this process a complicated one, mostly because of the many options that it offers – on the organization, a specific department/branch, a product or service, and on employees, among others. In order to minimize this confusion, the items below will give you a...
Hiring a new employee is something that professionals often postpone as long as possible. It is important to find the right person to fill the vacancy. The hiring process takes time and effort. There is a big temptation to add someone who is available at that moment and looks like they have the skills to do it. This is often a mistake. Here is a list of other hiring mistakes that professionals frequently make: 1. No job description...
A committed employee is extraordinarily valuable. You can gain staff commitment by meeting people’s key needs: paying attention to people at all levels; trusting and being trusted; tolerating individuality; and creating a blame-free, can-do culture. But why go through all these? What is the importance of gaining trust and commitment? It all goes down to the fact that when a company gains the trust and commitment of their employees they...