You sweat your blood looking for a job for a long time. Finally, one firm calls you for an interview. What are you going to do to take your best shot?
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Sometimes we get caught up in our busy schedules and forget about certain things. Especially when we are looking for a job, we neglect to prepare for the day we are called for an interview.
The end of 2017 is just around the corner, and most of the people have already crafted their 2018 goals. Even though they’ve crafted the goals, the challenge of accomplishing them remains.
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A significant number of people will fall into setting their goals as new year’s resolution. The problem with most new year’s resolution is people get bored and never accomplish them. There are many factors involved.
What role can you play to influence your employer to want to keep you? Many have asked me on several occasions about career development.
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I was hired from a temporary assignment to a full time employee because I lent a hand to the hiring manager. Give more to your employer if you want them to keep you for a while. A little help can significantly boost their moral to keep you.
How many times have you offered a solution without understating the incident and what caused it? If that has happened to you before, you are not alone; it has occurred to me on several occasions.
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As a desktop support technician, I was called to solve a printer incident. I started to mess around with the configuration that did not address the issue. Eventually, I discovered that it was a cable issue.
If productivity was a game, what would your score be? Would you beat the record or sit down and wish you could?
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A significant number of us start any task but fail to focus and complete them. Even if you aren’t competitive, how would you rank your ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute your tasks? It might sound easy, but takes a tremendous amount of time.
Have you ever developed a goal and failed to accomplished it? In my opinion, anyone can craft a goal and work hard to accomplish it. Unfortunately, only a few cross that finish line.
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Why are we not crossing the finish line when it comes to personal goals? The answer is plain simple; we lose focus and interest in the middle of the journey. So often we get destructed by other things that don’t help.
How many times have we dreamed about success, but fail to take the necessary steps to achieve it? The truth of the matter is that we must develop ourselves and change our mindset if we want to achieve success.
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It was a Monday morning; an employee who looked angry walked to his manager’s office. How can I help you? Says the manager. In an angry, tone he said, “I have been here for ten years, why did you promote John, not me.”
Have you ever thought about a career growth goal? Does your answer describe an improvement or same as where you have been in the past five years?
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I made a mistake that most of us do when we start a new career. I had no plan for personal and career growth. Unfortunately, that act came to haunt me later in my career.
Sometimes, we postpone a small task to give room for a bigger one. Does this action help us?
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How do you get anything done? People often ask me this question when I tell them I am a full-time employee, a husband, and a father to five kids. Oh wait, did I mention coaching the kids’ soccer teams?
Our success depends on our daily habits. Before we start succeeding, we must explore our habits and change the ones that don’t serve us.
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My father used to tell me that lazy people are lazy because they have mastered the habits of laziness. They have the ability to find excuses to use for doing nothing.
On the other hand, busy people are busy because they have mastered the habits of being busy. They will find something to make them active all the time. Lazy or busy, they both have their consequences.