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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…

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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 …

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