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Job Interviews:The Power Of Thank You

The job interview may leave you feeling optimistic or pessimistic, but it should not mark the end of your hunt for a particular job. What many people are not aware of is that the interview need not be the last interaction between you and your potential employer. Quite often, you can still work on the impression you made even after the interview by sending a simple thank-you letter.

Your letter can have a triple effect on the person reading it, apart from bringing your name to his or her attention one more time. First of all, your thank-you letter restates your interest in the job being offered. Even if you are not the one they choose for that particular position, they might consider you for future openings at the company. Second, it shows your gratitude towards the people who took the time to talk to you, which means they will feel flattered. Finally, a thank-you letter makes you look more professional in the eyes of theinterviewer.

The thank-you letter should be written in a more pe…

How Not To Be The Cause of Delay In The Workplace

Workplace  Delay

When you work in an office setting, there is one big mistake that can immediately cause failure: leaving for the next day what can be done instantly. Every single paper that reaches your desk needs to be dealt with immediately. If it is not intended for you then you must pass it on to the appropriate department. If it is directed towards your activity, give it the proper attention it deserves. Any delay can cause a waste of time and money. If your work is done efficiently then other departments that are linked with yours will also show an increase in productivity.

Several businesses require the attention of different papers. They can be official or not but 90% of them might be important. When their numbers increase the first action taken might not be the proper one. This translates in the fact that when a person needs to read more, he or she tends to skip more information.

Another important aspect appears when talking about image. Quickness in action can only add posi…

Interview Preparation

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Plan Your Answers to Interview Questions

During a job interview, how you speak or say things is important. However, what you actually say is even more important. This is because anything you say during a job interview helps serve to verify your knowledge in a specific domain. Your answers to interview questions will show your prospective employerif you are prepared and qualified for the job you are applying for.

You can indeed prepare yourself for a job interview because generally there are some fixed questions that are asked that you can anticipate and formulate an answer beforehand. However, avoid setting up rigid answers. Have in mind a certain strategy, a plan for your responses so that you can adjust them on the spot. During the interview, do not worry if you pause to collect and organize your thoughts before continuing to answer. These pauses show that you have not learned your answers by heart. In short, your prospective employer won't think that you're giving them cann…

Interview Preparation

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Plan Your Answers to Interview Questions

During a job interview, how you speak or say things is important. However, what you actually say is even more important. This is because anything you say during a job interview helps serve to verify your knowledge in a specific domain. Your answers to interview questions will show your prospective employerif you are prepared and qualified for the job you are applying for.

You can indeed prepare yourself for a job interview because generally there are some fixed questions that are asked that you can anticipate and formulate an answer beforehand. However, avoid setting up rigid answers. Have in mind a certain strategy, a plan for your responses so that you can adjust them on the spot. During the interview, do not worry if you pause to collect and organize your thoughts before continuing to answer. These pauses show that you have not learned your answers by heart. In short, your prospective employer won't think that you're giving them cann…

Constructive And Destructive Criticism

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The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results

Criticism is inevitable and sooner or later everyone will be approached by some one who will say something negative about us. There are many people who are not tactful and very inconsiderate about other people's feelings. There are others who are on a mission to bring sadness and pain and they find comfort in defaming others. The good book says, "death and life are in the power of the tongue". Words can either make you or break you so the next time anyone attacks you rest assured that you have the strength and ability to bounce back. So what is one to do when faced with criticism? well, this has worked for me and I hope it will help you too.

Step 1. Think Before You Speak

When people give us criticism on something that we do, whether positive or negative, it affects us.  When you are angry, upset, or frustrated, it is often possible that you will say things without thinking; things that could hurt and even dest…

Top Five Illnesses You May Get From Using Computers

Workplace Atmostphere

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Creating a Positive Atmosphere in the Workplace

There is a time and place to discuss your ideas, concerns and grievances about the company you work for. It is important that you know how to discuss these effectively rather than create a negative environment in the company cafeteria or a company meeting.

Meetings are designed to discuss the topics on an agenda. It is important to stay on topic in any meeting. If you are concerned about how something is being done and it is not on the agenda, either speak to the meeting administrator before the meeting starts and see if your topic can be added to the agenda or set up your own meeting to discuss your topic.

Some topics should not be discussed in an open format. If a company has a don’t tell policy about how much a person makes, airing your dissatisfaction about it or requesting a pay increase should be done with the person who can actually help to provide solutions. Telling other people how horribly you are paid will only breed an overal…

Office Work Outs

A typical daily routine of an employee is to wake up in the morning, prepare one’s self for the day, go to work for eight to ten hours, go back home and sleep. This is repeated five times a day for a year for the rest of his working life. In this scenario, it can be clearly seen that the life of an average employee is very sedentary – always on the desk and without exercise.

Most employees admit it and they argue that they didn’t have the time to go to the gym or any facilities to exercise and workout. For that reason, their sedentary lifestyle always resulted to back pain, wrist pain, stiff neck, overweight and other health conditions. However, what these employees didn’t know is that there are simple exercises that can be done in the office, while working.  Indeed it is true; thus, continue reading to find out what are these exercises that can be done inside the office without having to write a written reprimand to your superiors.

The simplest thing to do is stretching. You can do …

Job Search Organization

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The Value of Being Organized During a Job Search


You will be inundated with all sorts of paperwork, correspondence, documents and important files the moment you begin your search for a job. Job hunting involves contacting and communicating with a number of companies and key persons so you will have a lot of letters for every job position you are applying for. It also means you have a lot of appointments to keep track of.

If you're aggressive in your job search, you have a lot of data that you have to have on file. If you are applying for different positions, you would have different versions of your resume as well as cover letters that specifically target the different positions. And if you did your assignment, you would have brochures and other pieces information of each company you are interested to work for. You would also have appointment letters, referrals and other important documents needed for each job application. Now imagine having all these papers stacked up in just on…

How To Succeed On Your Next Job Interview

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Job Interview Self-Evaluation

Follow each of your job interviews immediately by a self-evaluation. After you get out of the interviewing room, you should have a pretty good idea of what the result would be -- whether you will get the job or not.
Analyze, Recall Questions
In case it doesn't look like you made the cut at the job interview, then analyze what went wrong from your side. Recall the questions you were asked and the answers you gave while they are still fresh in your memory. Recall your responses to each question, how you stated them, and what you think your interviewers liked and disliked. Sit and list the positive and negative things you did during your job interview. Strive to be objective when analyzing yourself because this self-evaluation will help you a great deal in future job interviews.Learn From Positive And Negative Things

Don't be discouraged if you realize that you did more negative things than positive ones. Knowing and recognizing the negative things t…

Job Interview -How To Your Make Job Interview Successful

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Job Research

Every job interview should be preceded by research work regarding not only the job that you are applying for but also the company. It is of high importance to be familiar with as many things as possible about the job and about the responsibilities that it entails so that you can know what to say in order for them to hire you.

Study The Company

The entire interview evolves around these questions: "What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?" and "What can you offer us?" Unless you know a lot about that specific position, you are not able to turn the interview into a success. Almost everything that you say about you should fit their requirements. And in order to know what they are asking from you, you should be informed. To be informed, you need to do your assignment and study the company before you step into the interview room.    
Don't Exaggerate


Certainly, in everything that you say there must not be any exaggeration, but you have to ke…

Why You Should Keep In Touch With Human Resources Managers

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Human Resources Managers Have First-Hand Information About Job Openings

Nowadays there are a lot of ways you can search for a job as compared to some years ago when job openings were advertised in newspapers, and on the doors or on the windows of the companies. Many job seekers still use the traditional method of finding a job by going directly to the companies that they are interested to work for. Today, nearly all companies and businesses have human resource departments that are entrusted with receiving resumes and cover letters, choosing the persons needed for the job positions that are available, and overseeing everything else related to hiring new staff. Thus, persons from this department, particularly the human resource managers, have first-hand or insider knowledge of job openings and opportunities within their companies.Human Resource Managers Can Immediately Alert You Of Job OpeningsPerseverance is the main key in finding the perfect job. You should keep in touch with human r…

How To Succeed In Gettng The Right Job

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Choose A Good MentorIn our careers, we get ahead through many different forms. Having connections in your field of interest is important, but what you know is just as crucial. Having a mentor gives you the best of both worlds, combining your association with your mentorwith the knowledge you gain from him or her.Who You Know And What You KnowA mentor can be anyone. A mentor could be a fellow co-worker at your job, who has perhaps been there longer and knows all the detailed inner workings of your career. Your mentor could even be your employer.Choose Someone Who You Can Learn FromRegardless of yourmentor'sidentity, the person who is to become your mentor should be someone who has a detailed knowledgeof your chosen field of interest. Your mentor should be someone you can learn from and should be able to teach you information that you would not learn from any other source, except, perhaps, another mentor.
Choose Someone You Can TrustBeing able to trust your mentorshould be the most …

How To Be Successful At Getting Important Things Done

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Set Priorities

Each day we are surrounded by things that have to get done. As society gets more modern and information travels faster, the bids for our time become even greater. Our first reaction to the conflicting demands on our time is to try to do everything at once. However, actually getting everything done whenever we want to rarely happens. We have to do what is known as "setting our priorities" in order to be successful at getting the most important tasks done.

Focus On What's Important

Perfectionists have an especially difficult time with priorities because they try to make sure that everything gets done perfectly the first time. This is not reality. Understand that life is not perfect and you have to set your focus on what is really important. While there are many different theories on setting priorities, it might be wise to stick to some of the more traditional ways of priority setting.

Don't Disregard Spiritual Relationships

While not everyone is religious,…

How To Manage Stress- Take A Break

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To Handle Stress -Take A BreakIn life, there is a time for everything. There is time to sleep and there is a time to eat. There is a time work and a time to play. There is also a time relax. But for some reason in our highly-motivated society we have put a negative overtone on taking time to relax. Some even equate it with being lazy. But your body needs that time to relax or it will quickly experience health problems because it never gets a break from the stress.

Take A Walk And Relax

How do you relax when there is so much going on around you? Sometimes you just have to walk down the back stairwell of your office building away from everyone else and go to a
place to you sit and get some fresh air. Sometimes, you have to sneak away from your office and go to a day football game. Of course, you shouldn’t take advantage of sneaking away
from your boss but more than likely you’ll find your boss does the same thing.

Sneak Away And Forget Your Problems

When you take a break and just forget…

How To Accomplish More In Smaller Steps

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Take Small Steps To Accomplish More

One sure way for you to become unhappy is for you to try to accomplish too much at once. You set yourself up for disappointment when you fail to meet your goals. This is usually the case when you have too many tasks at hand thatare overwhelming. When you are faced with overwhelming tasks, the only thing you can do in order to successfully accomplish them is to take very small steps. If you look at the overall big picture, you will probably do nothing at all and the tasks will never get done. These unfinished tasks will, over time, cause unhappiness and frustration.

Organize Your Office

For instance, let us say that you have a home office that is piled with stacks of paper and receipts and all sorts of clutter. You have been having problems focusing while working and you can pinpoint the cause of the distractions:the clutter in your work area. However, with pressing deadlines, you do not have hours and hours to spend organizing your office space. Sudde…

BreakFast And Job Performance

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How To Perform Effectively On The Job  Many people whose work consists mainly of physical activity will often find it hard to believe that spending eight hours sitting at a desk in front of the computer can be just as exhausting. Still, even if the effort is of a different kind, it is still an effort, and you’ll need to be prepared for it. To put it in plain English, you need to eat enough. Eat A Nutritious BreakfastIndeed, the amount of energy you start your morning with can have surprising effects on your performance, as well as your general level of enthusiasm throughout your working day. You should avoid reporting for work on an empty stomach. Eat a healthy breakfast so you can work well and maintain a cheerful disposition the whole day. By the way, in case you’re worried about your waistline, you should know that higher calorie consumption during the first half of the day will not have undesired effects on your physical shape. On the contrary, it is the best met…

How To Have More Time For Recreation

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Organize Your ActivitiesEverybody these days complain that he or she does not have time for anything, nor have any spare time. However, most people forget or don’t take into consideration the amount of time they lose with all sort of non-important activities. If people could better organize their lives and the activities they do, then they would have more time.

Organize Your Work Area

For instance, have you ever misplaced a file in a cluttered desk? You probably did. Can you remember the amount of time you spent on trying to find it? It probably took up a lot of your time before you located the file. If you were not able the file then the effort; besides having been in vain, also took a lot of your time and energy. And this without taking into consideration, that you could have never found the file you were looking for, ever again. This can be very frustrating.

Organize Your Desk

Now, imagine that if you have had a better-organized desk, a better-organized work area, this would have ne…

Job Search

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Where to Look for a Job

Finding a job is not an easy task at all. On the one hand, it can take a while to find a job that matches your qualifications and expectations. On the other hand, there is no guarantee that your resumé and cover letter will get you selected for an interview, or that the job interview will have the result you desire. Obviously, the more job openings you can find, the higher the chances that you’ll be hired soon. Let’s have a look at how you can look for job opportunities.

The passive approach is, of course, not the way. You can’t wait until a job advertisement reaches you. You need to search for it yourself, using all the sources available. These include the local newspapers, employment websites and job fairs. Don’t hesitate to let friends and acquaintances know that you’re looking for a job; they might find something and let you know. Employment support groups can also be very helpful in your search for a job.

Newspapers and employment websites are usually the m…

Employee Guide To The Working Universe

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Valuable Employee InformationHave you ever started a new job and were unsure when a pay day was or unsure what type of benefits a company had to offer? Have you ever worked for a company and not known what type of information you should keep confidential? Have you ever been written up for a mistake that someone had trained you as the right way to do?

There are a number of important documents that an employee should make sure he or she obtains and maintains. Unfortunately, as companies grow and the number of employees increase and the complication of a process increases, there are times valuable information does not get to the employee in the fashion that it should. However, by searching for and maintaining important documents, you can be proactive and ensure that you get all the information you need.

Documents that set out your company’s goals and policies should be first on the list of documents you should obtain. If the company you work for has a mission, vision and values it wants …