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3 Ways To Succeed On Your First Job (Or Any Job)


You've heard the real estate cliché: the three factors that determine a property's value are location, location, location.Well, here's an instant cliché about creating value on the job: to succeed, you need to work, work, work.

Overcoming the 7 Roadblocks Women with Families Face Making Career Changes


Family is the driving force of our lives. You need family to support you and in most homes you need money to support your family.

Why Your CV/Resume is Not Generating The Interview Offers You Want


If your current CV or resume is not generating the interview offers you want, it is time to start assessing it. Check to see that the following descriptors apply:*Begins with a succinct, clearly stated career objective tailored to the particular job for which you are applying.

How to Manage Your Career Like a Business


Look upon yourself as a company with a product or service to sell. Understand your market and devise a dynamic marketing campaign, remembering that companies hire employees who offer them the best results and the best value for money.

How to Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions


The following 'difficult' questions are common to most tricky or adversarial interviews. In order to convince the interviewer that you are the best person for the job, you must prepare and rehearse your answers meticulously.

How to Prepare for A Performance Appraisal


Performance appraisal should be treated as an ongoing developmental process rather than a formal once-a-year review. It should be closely monitored by both employee and reviewer to ensure that targets are being achieved.

Active Listening Skill Tips for Interviews


During a job interview, a potential employer asks, "Can you take on more than one project at a time?" If you respond, "Yes," you may want to rethink that answer. According to Dynamic Listening: Interview Skills, a computer based training module from Mindleaders in Columbus, Ohio, you should avoid one-word or one-sentence answers.

Taking Charge During An Interview!


Perhaps you've found yourself in the position of seeking a new position due to a layoff, cutback or downsizing and are now facing the interviewing process. As scary as that may seem, one of the most critical points to remember is that just because you're sitting in the seat opposite the potential employer doesn't mean you have no control.

Getting the Job thats Right for You


I'm the type of person that considers a healthy, enjoyable job alot more valuable than a high paying one. This may be as foreign a concept to some people as our society continues to descend into the depths of materialism.

Job Security Is Dead! Are You?


Job security is an out dated concept. The idea is nice: The longer an employee works for a particular company, the more valuable that person becomes to the company in question.

How To Prepare For A Telephone Interview


It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview.Begin by studying the job description and the candidate profile.

How To Create A Winning Impression In Your New Job


Congratulations! You've just been appointed to your new job. Now the real work begins.

How ToTalk Your Boss Into Giving You A Salary Increase


* If you believe you deserve a salary increase, ask for it as soon as possible; don't procrastinate or wait for your employer to offer it.* Determine what you are worth in the marketplace by carrying out a survey of people in comparable jobs.

Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed


Before you go into the interview, it is important to know what salary you want, what you need to live on, and what you will be prepared to accept. Spend some time working out your budget.

Handing in Your Resignation and Serving Notice


Have you made the right choice? Before deciding to resign from your current position and move to a new employer, you should weigh up as objectively as possible all the relevant factors: remuneration, working environment, location, travel demands, training and development opportunities, promotional prospects, and your future bosses.Consider also what impact a job with the new company would have on your resume.

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