By Dr. Howard Gauthier If you are going to get the job, you need to be prepared for your interview. This includes being prepared to answer the interview questions you will be asked. During your interview you will be judged on ...
The growth of a law firm is dependent on the quality and often the number of talented attorneys it can attract and keep. That’s way leveraging competitive intelligence data in your quest to snag the best in the legal field is imperative. Below are three ways you can use competitive intelligence to help you get outstanding results from your recruiting efforts:
By the time lunch rolls around, you push back from your desk with a satisfied sigh, saunter off to your car, and drive off to have a leisurely, stress-free lunch, daydreaming about the 18 holes that you're going to play for the rest of the day.
This can be for real.
You can get 90 percent or more of your work done in the morning. Around the time people are groping for the next shot of caffeine, you're shutting down your Macbook and chilling out.
“The most important driver of employee engagement is the relationship they have with their immediate manager,” says Piera Palazzolo, Senior Vice President of Dale Carnegie Training. She says the most successful relationships are those where bosses and employees really get to know one another.
“That’s different from years ago, when you were supposed to ask any personal questions. Those lines are blurred now, people want you to care about them, particularly if there’s something going on in their lives that might affect their performance.”
1) Find out exactly what your boss wants, and understand the pressure they’re working under.
OK, so we all know that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. The second best way? Gifs from your favourite festive films which are in some way applicable to you. Obviously.
You thought finding a place to sit in the cafeteria as the new kid or struggling to make friends in a new environment was over when you graduated high school--boy, were you wrong. Kids might grow up, but there are still cliques: mean girls, bullies, the cool lunch table. As the new kid on the block, joining a new department or company can be challenging, and not just because you have a brand new job to do. You also need to find your stride amongst your peers while also making a positive impact on the bosses.
And you thought middle school was tough.
Fortunately, you're older now, presumably wiser, and a lot more confident than you were as a bumbling teen. While every job environment is different, there are some hacks to adapting and fitting in from the start.
A lot of people want jobs in marketing, which is great news for those of us currently hiring. However, after a decade of screening, interviewing and onboarding marketers, there are still some mistakes that I constantly see.
Here are examples of some mistakes you should avoid.
Vacations are great, but they exact a price. You come back to such a pile of work that you wonder if going away was worthwhile.
The answer is probably yes, but even so, there are ways to make re-entry less traumatic.
1. Plan ahead.
Managing the post-vacation plunge starts before your vacation does. You may be tempted to pile on meetings and projects as soon as you get back to make up for lost time, but a better approach is to stagger the catch-up work over a longer period. At least don’t aim to do it all on the first day. Accept your limitations. A lot of stuff can wait.
Those of us with jobs and careers at the moment can all still vividly remember a time when we were nervously sitting outside an important-looking office waiting for an emotionless secretary to buzz us in. Even though I had always been a good public speaker, job interviews are still one of the most stressful situations...
So how do leaders shift from lower states of mind to higher states of mind and improve their effectiveness and performance? And how can they help other people in their organizations who tend to default to lower states of mind do the same? We’ve consolidated the best practices into four categories:
I have hired hundreds of employees right out of school over the years as the founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing company. However qualified—and they’re all highly educated and extremely talented—one of the most common mistakes I see is wardrobe choice, and this is true for both women and men.
It’s a shame, because no matter how good you look on paper, how you present yourself makes the most impact with a potential employer or new client. As cliché as it might sound, you have to learn to dress for success. Here are six tips:
Consider how some people who are terrible at their jobs still have them—even get promotions—while others who are great get stuck, plateau, or quit because they’re blocked from advancing. There are many other forces at play. Your achievements don’t line up all orderly and dutifully so you can collect your rewards.
When you deliver a presentation, your body language is important for one over-riding reason: it creates an instant visual first impression that answers a big question for your audience: "Can I trust this person?"
Until now, science has not been able to isolate the specific physical cues that could cause us to not be trusted. But thanks to Dr. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, we now know what gestures can undermine the perception of our trustworthiness.
Dr. DeSteno devised a study in which participants played a cooperative economic game. Half played face-to-face, and half played over the internet. And those who played face-to-face were videotaped from three camera angles.
You don't want to go overboard, but even in companies with business casual dress codes, human resources managers look at what you choose to wear to the interview to see if you understand how to dress professionally.
When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.
While working for a new employer often helps an employee's career, it can also be a detriment. A new study from Spherion Staffing Services revealed that long-term career advancement doesn't always happen by moving from one employer to another, but rather by staying with one company.
Specifically, 63% of workers said that long-term career advancement depends on staying with an employer for a long time. Additionally, 61% of workers today said that changing jobs every few years usually damages a person's long-term career prospects.
I call this the Head & Shoulders rule: Most of the time in business you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Yet this simple fact of life is by no means as obvious and well-understood as it should be. Since we're talking here about "real life," in which there are no second acts, rehearsals, or do-overs, it's critical to make sure that the first impression people have of you and your business is at least favorable--and, ideally, fabulous.
We're designed by nature to make lightning-fast decisions; it's an outgrowth of our earliest "fight or flight" instincts that were developed for self-preservation (to keep the animals we encountered from eating us).
Based on my experience in working for companies and studying people at all levels, these are my top 5 keys to not losing your job.
1. You Need to Have Drive
If you were a car, what kind of car would you be, a 1962 Mini, a 1960 VW Kombi, a Mustang, or a Porsche? Although Minis and Kombis are cute and good for cruisin', to not lose your job, you need to become a Mustang or Porsche. It’s the people with drive, torque, and power and who work harder, achieve, come early, leave late, make the highest number of calls, sales, and complete projects on time who are most likely to keep their jobs.
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