All your research… building and utilizing your network… and your patience… all paid off. You landed a new gig!
You’ve been in your new job or internship for a couple weeks, maybe a month, and have settled in. And you’ve come to a stomach-cramping conclusion: this job sucks.
What do Jay-Z, Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen King and NBA’s recent heartthrob Jeremy Lin have in common?
Yup, legendary success — a direct result from their pristine work ethic.
We’re creatures of habits. Taking steps to quit poor daily habits at work is a great step to self-conditioning yourself for legendary success.
We spoke with a few experts on workplace efficiency who point to some studies that help us understand the most common, objectionable work habits today:
Did I format my résumé correctly? Should I have included a cover letter? When I follow-up on the application who do I follow up with?!
The job you want involves an online application to which you must attach a résumé, cover letter and references. No longer do you complete your application, walk up to the cash register and say, “Is your manager here?” And just like much of your adult life, this new job search is more stressful than it was as a teen.
So, how do we make the process less stressful? How do we see the light when it seems like the end of the tunnel is barricaded by a brick wall, ten feet high? Follow these simple steps and you’ll survive the job search with your sanity intact:
If you’re a new or recent grad, your lack of job experience often disqualifies you for many jobs you apply for. This can be a major point of frustration as you attempt to launch your career.
However, I’ve seen numerous success stories with clients who have overcome this dilemma, and I want to share some strategies about how you can do that, too.
What are some ways for entry-level job seekers to stand out when they don’t have a ton of work experience?
Does it seem that some co-workers have a magic formula on how to get ahead in the workplace? They get along well with everyone, are well-respected by their colleagues and superiors, and they seem to get promotions ahead of their equally hard-working peers. While they may be great workers, their “secret” might be that they are simply masters of the art of managing up. How do you “manage up”?
Companies – from a start-up to the FTSE 100 or Fortune 500 – are now attempting to do more with fewer employees. They are expecting more from every team member.
The trouble is… many of those entering the workforce don’t know the rules to the game. They don’t know how they are being judged. They don’t know what is expected. They do NOT know what is considered normal learning curve issues – and what supervisors, mentors and employers will think of as intolerable newbie behavior.
Here then (knowing they all won’t apply at every company or in an every situation) are one “old fart’s” rules you’ll have to follow as you start your career in our new economy: