From my very first contact with Recruit Arrow, through the application process, interviews, and my acceptance of the position, this service was an invaluable asset. My recruiter gave me insight into the company by sharing her own experiences and views.
Whether you're starting out in a career or transitioning into a new endeavor, one truth remains: If you think that hard work alone will move you up the company ladder, think again. It's relationships – the ones you have with your manager and coworkers (present and past), clients and more – that will get you there.
I have recently received several questions about the use and management of e-mail, a burgeoning problem for many of us. (I am addicted to e-mail and my life has become unmanageable.) Since I am in that category of those needing a lot of help I thought I would ask a friend, who I consider an expert in this area, to fill in for me this week. What a management tool!! My good friend Nancy Hagan has been gracious enough to share some of her e-mail ''management strategies and tactics'' with us. Nancy owns a company called Effective Executive and is an ''organizational management'' coach. In Nancy's own words, ''Replace crisis management, business clutter and clogged workflow with what you really want — productivity, calm, and time to spend on your highest priorities.'' Thanks Nancy
Most people claim to understand the importance of goal setting in order to attain a better life, but in fact, approximately 80 percent of people never set goals for themselves. This is especially prevalent among people who are not involved in some sort of business or entrepreneurial endeavor that promotes goal setting.
Before you press 'send,' keep the following in mind:
— DO decide whether you need to send out an email at all. A general rule of thumb? If it takes you longer than 10 minutes to type it out, it's probably too long for an email, and other modes of communication (conference call, memo, meetings) may be required. Plus, most people just don't have time for your long emails, anyway.
I have recently spent several months in a job search and am now wondering how much networking I need to continue to do? Also, I feel I might not have used my time the most productively during my job search.
There's nothing like looking for a job day after day, month after month, to get someone running for the medication. Hopefully you haven't had to endure this little test of sanity, but if you don’t believe me, try it for yourself - an endless job search can seriously drive you crazy. Not to mention that it can frustrate and depress the heck out of you, especially when those darn recruiters and hiring managers won't return your calls or emails. And what about the annoyance/humiliation of having to tell people that no, you haven't found anything yet - for the tenth time?
It's yet another weekly management meeting. Everyone shows up, sits down, and takes his or her turn reporting progress on assigned projects. At first glance, this looks like a great way to ensure accountability for performance, but could it be sabotaging your company's future success?
If you've ever looked for a job before, tried to land a new client, or simply attempted any endeavor on your own, chances are that you didn’t strike gold on your first try. Or second…or third. After all, to err is human, right?
The U.S. workplace is becoming increasingly prone to religious expression. More workers (and owners and managers) are expressing their religious views at or in connection with their work. The reasons are many and varied (and rather debatable). For example, we spend more time at work; the workplace has become more central to our lives and in many instances invaded our homes; and electronic systems and other communication tools have become prevalent and expanded our reach and experience.
Today, companies get bought and sold at a dizzying rate, and reorganizations happen like clockwork. These changes, usually made with the best of intentions, unfortunately don't always end up with the intended results. That's because leaders pay attention to the logical aspects of the process, i.e., the business case, but not nearly enough attention to the psychological aspects, i.e., just how do we get people to enthusiastically embrace this new entity and/or new way of doing business? The following are five keys to meeting this challenge.