Summary: Learn about the different things that may irritate your boss and keep yourself from out of trouble!

  • I hate people eating at meetings, especially when they’re they only ones.
  • At the top of my list of annoyance is an employee delivering an assignment and saying, “I hope this is what you want.” An employee should be involved enough to understand the question we’re trying to answer.
  • If they don’t understand the goal of the assignment, they need a job elsewhere.
  1. Pen. Paper. Period.
    Every time I walked into the office of Walter O’Malley or Peter O’Malley, then the owners of the Dodgers, I always had a pen and paper with me. I assumed they weren’t calling me in for idle chitchat. So when I would call employees to my office to give them an assignment and they didn’t have a pen or pencil and paper, I would let them know this was their one and only time to come into my office unprepared. It all comes under a very basic philosophy: If you want to help your boss, be aware of what he is trying to accomplish and help him accomplish the task. …

Summary: Many hundreds of books and manuals on job search are available but they do not deal with the practical and workable approach in the job search. Information about the telephone as best prospecting tool is generally not easy to find.

How many of your fellow job hunters do you think will try to contact their prospective bosses? How many will actually have his or her name, its correct spelling, and his or her correct title? Finally, and most importantly, how many will actually try to talk to this individual on the phone?

When you call and talk with the boss he has got to be impressed by your initiative, your ability to ferret him out, your ability to get through to him, and your ability to state your case. This has to be true even if you couldn’t talk to him in person, but did mail or drop your resume off to him. Put yourself in his shoes. Is this the type of employee that you would like to have on your team? …


Summary: Before accepting a job you should do a detailed inquiry and try to get as much information as possible about your employer and the working conditions. Never accept an offer blindly.

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Get Ready to SOAR

You have used your SOAR statements of accomplishments in your cover letters, resumes, and telephone conversations. They should be second nature to you by now, but don’t take anything for granted. Continue to rehearse and perfect them. There is no other pre-interview activity as important as building and rehearsing powerful SOAR statements.

The Answer and Ask Technique

The answer and ask technique is used to promote a dialogue by attempting to avert your becoming a victim of the traditional interrogation-style interview. You know the one where you sit under the naked light bulb, have smoke blown in your face, and attempt to answer a barrage of questions. Suddenly, the barrage lifts unexpectedly. You are asked if you have any questions you’d like to ask. Completely rattled and emotion ally drained, you reply: “Yes. How much does this position pay?” …


Summary: If an employer gave you an offer after you told them you wanted to leave, would you take it? Be careful before accepting an offer like this from an employer.

Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Take a Counter Offer

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What would you do if you went to turn in your resignation and your employer asked you what it would take to make you stay? Would you consider staying at your present job for more money, a promotion, or other benefits? Keep in mind, counter offers are generally not successful. No matter what the company says when making the offer, the person who stays will always be questioned in terms of loyalty. …


Summary: Find out how you can discover your true passion in life, and how you can turn it into a career.

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Most people hate being asked, “What do you do?” After all, we don’t want to talk about work all the time, yet, for some reason, it’s often the first question we ask when meeting someone.

According to Greatist.com, just 13% of respondents in a 2012 Gallup poll said that they were engaged at work. Many individuals feel bored and unfulfilled at work. They may even become depressed, as they have no idea how to get out of the rut they are stuck in. …


Summary: If you’ve been promoted to a managerial position, you are no doubt excited and nervous about your new role. Read on for tips and tricks about success in these positions, and what you should consider before accepting such a role.

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Promotions are exciting and rewarding. You’ve put in the long hours, taken few vacation days, and have worked hard to earn your bosses’ approval. After a while, you receive a promotion to a managerial role. You’re thrilled, but once you begin working in your new role, things aren’t as positive as you’d hoped. What can you do? …


Summary: What’s the secret to an illustrious, profitable career?

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According to Medium.com, most people have “okay” jobs. Most of us wake up, head to work, slave away for most of the day, come home, relax a bit, go to bed, and wake up and do it all over again the next day.

However, have you ever noticed that there are some people out there who land those awesome executive-level positions early in their careers, while others remain in the same role for decades?

How do they do it? How are they so motivated, and how did they get to this point?

First of all, these individuals understand that job requirements are negotiable. Noah Kagan, the founder of AppSumo, calls negotiation tactics the “coffee challenge.” You go into a coffee shop and ask for 10 percent off, “just because.” Shockingly, most of the time, the cashier will give it to you. Who would have thought such a thing? The lesson here is that we think that many parts of our lives are nonnegotiable, when in fact, they can be negotiated. Experience requirements, salaries, vacation time — it can all be negotiated, so long as you are willing to engage in such discussions. …


Summary: Though once ignored by most, LinkedIn is making a comeback with useful updates to its mobile apps.

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LinkedIn may not be as hip as Facebook and Instagram, but it can add some serious value to your career, the Wall Street Journal reports. Around 61 percent of users only check in to the website once every few weeks, likely due to its tedious design and somewhat annoying features (how many “Join My Network” emails have you received this week?).

However, you may want to download the website’s app and log in more often. You can find out how to improve your business, find new leads, and may even come across a job you didn’t know you wanted. …


In practice, considerable problems exist with respect to job description use and preparation. They are neither used properly nor nearly as fully as they could be.

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Job descriptions are often neither written properly nor based on quality data. By addressing the kinds of problems highlighted here, organizations can considerably improve their workforce management. Most of these problems are rather easily surmounted. Primarily what is required is simple awareness of their existence.

So many problems associated with job descriptions exist but are not recognized by anyone and, therefore, go unattended.

It is likely to be difficult for an organization, however, to resolve these common problems without a coordinated effort. One office in the organization — whether it is a large or small organization — should be charged with the responsibility and given the authority necessary to take action on these problems across all organizational levels and departments. Job description preparation and use is no more or less important in one part of the company than in another, so an organization-wide thrust should be made. …


Summary: Though once ignored by most, LinkedIn is making a comeback with useful updates to its mobile apps.

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LinkedIn may not be as hip as Facebook and Instagram, but it can add some serious value to your career, the Wall Street Journal reports. Around 61 percent of users only check in to the website once every few weeks, likely due to its tedious design and somewhat annoying features (how many “Join My Network” emails have you received this week?).

However, you may want to download the website’s app and log in more often. You can find out how to improve your business, find new leads, and may even come across a job you didn’t know you wanted. …

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