Saturday, February 26, 2011

Make Yourself Indispensable to Your Employer

Make yourself indispensable to your employer by going the extra mile. Take a tip from these tips:

  • Volunteer to do something extra
  • Be accountable for your actions
  • Be flexible
  • Show up for work everyday and be punctual
  • Look for ways to save the company time and money
  • Get along with coworkers, supervisors, and customers
  • Do your best work; be quality conscious
  • Avoid gossip and the rumor mill
  • Ask, "How can I help?"

A little extra effort can go a long way towards boosting your career to the next level.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Find a Job You Will Like

You can do a few easy things to ensure you will like your job and the work you will be doing.

  • Decide the industry you would most like to work in and the type of work you would like to do
  • Assess your skills and training to determine if they fit the position; if not, acquire the training
  • Write a resume tailored to the company for which you would like to work and the type of position you want
  • Network
  • Polish your professional image
  • Practice interviewing skills

By matching yourself and your skills to a position, you are more likely to enjoy your job and find workplace success.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Top Ten Job Tips

Here are my top ten job hunting tips.

  • Network--tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job.
  • Use a modern resume format that makes your achievements stand out.
  • Focus your resume on the job for which you are applying--customize.
  • Research companies before the interview--check their websites.
  • Be prepared--practice interviewing with a friend.
  • Focus on jobs that are appropriate for you rather than applying to everything.
  • Continue to learn and grow professionally.
  • Embrace technology--update your skills.
  • Work on keeping a healthy body and mind.
  • Dress for success.

Putting forth extra effort can pay off in big dividends with the right job for you.