25 Things Employees Do That Drive Their Managers Crazy Written by Liz Ryan – Contributor Unless you inherited the family business, it’s pretty hard to become a manager without having been an employee first. Every manager knows how frustrating it can be to put up with a supervisor’s annoying quirks, just as every rank-and-file employee […]
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Have you ever been completely satisfied once you’ve reached a certain point, or do you always continue to reach for the next milestone? Success is ever-changing. To say that we would be completely satisfied with one success would be a lie – we’re human. Since the very beginning, we’ve wanted “more.” Instead of classifying success […]
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When interviewing for a job and creating our resumes, it’s easy to think that we need to offer EVERY detail about ourselves. We’ve been told to sell and promote ourselves and let our potential employers know why we are the best candidates for the position. While this is true, too much information can have a […]
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Building a professional and strong resume is your first chance to stand out among the other applicants. The document should be concise and to the point while offering important details about your experience and specialized skills. The cover letter is your chance to show more individuality. It can be more unconventional than the resume to grab attention, but it is still a proper introduction.
Once you've landed the interview, research the company and educate yourself on its main goals and achievements. Know a little bit about the industry and be able to speak about it in conversation. Know the company that you are interviewing for and make sure your goals align with theirs.
Be ready to represent the best version of yourself to your potential employers. This includes practicing and perfecting eye contact, body language, voice inflection and even keeping those nervous habits under control. Dress the part and present yourself as the best candidate for the job.
The interview is a chance to make sure you are a fit for the company AND that the company is a fit for you. Prepare 10-15 questions to ask after your interviewer has finished their line of questioning. It's then your turn to delve into the company and find out if you can see yourself working as a part of their team. Make your questions thoughtful and interesting, and watch the positive impression it makes on your interviewer.
After you finish a strong and successful interview, always follow up that same day with an email thanking your interviewer for their time and consideration. This is a kind way to acknowledge the value of their time, but also another way to keep them thinking about you.
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