You got the job ? Now What…

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Realize getting the job is not an Achievement

No doubt everyone’s first step is to get the job. But after that also no one can rely on that job for long- term security. You can lose your job anytime when Manager feels that your work is invaluable for the organization. Don’t waste your valuable time over things like, “I have just joined the organization and need to know the people around me”, “Satisfied with the salary plus incentives provided by the organization and hence early start in the work is of no use.”

Care a little more than everyone else.

There are many people who don’t care about the excellence or their growth in the organization and also least care about the customer services. When you show a little extra care to the client as compared to the other people in the company you are likely to get more business compared to others. Not only this, the satisfied clients can also refer you.

Know what other people in your organization are working on.

Connect people within your organization. Spend time thinking about who in your external network can help you with your work. Become a bridge builder. Bring opportunities, new deals, more business, or increased media exposure. Assistants are easy to replace. Cubicle employees are being commoditized. It is quite difficult to find a bridge builder. They are the one who knows how to connect with others and is impossible to replace. Your boss knows this. You should too. If you want a promotion, become a master connector. If you like people and want to succeed in life, become a master connector.

Think and Leverage.

Even if it is your first day on the job, think about what your ideal next move would be. One more essential thing to add here, don’t leave chance to prove yourself at any point of time. Cultivate new skills within the organization. Get new ideas on the table and discuss that with your boss so that you are valuable to the organization and can get long term stability with promotion in the same organization.

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5 Ways To Be Efficient At Networking Etiquettes

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Don’t be Shy

The first rule of networking is to not just sit on the sidelines. Being an introvert will not help. Do not shy away if you have to take lead to get a conversation going. You just need to get out of your comfort zone first. Don’t be a wallflower and stick to one corner of the room. Instead, introduce yourself to as many new people in the room as you can.

Do not Hard Sell

It is better to warm up first rather than straight away jumping to sell your product or service. While networking, one must remember to first get comfortable with the new connections and this may take time. It is better to wait rather than jump the gun.

Never run out of Business Cards 

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6 Ways To Stand Out From The Job Hunting Crowd

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Today in the tough job market, count for job seekers are more as compared to job roles available in the market. This competition makes you aware about the fact that in order to aim the target or achieve your goals you need to stand out from the crowd. Below are the factors that can help you succeed in the next job search.

Give your Resume the ‘x’ factor

Your resume is the first impression before the potential employer so it is essential to put the best foot forward. Keep your resume updated, outline your skills plus include the major career achievements intelligently and concisely. Also be sure that the resume has no spelling error and grammatical mistakes. Including QR codes in your resume can turn the CV into info graphic and make the recruiter think that you are aware of the ever-changing tech world.

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Five Questions Every New Employee Should Ask

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Every organization demands certain attributes or skills to achieve success. An insight into those on the very first day can give you a head start in a new job.

History of the Role

It’s most important to know that whether the position you have been hired for is ‘new’ or a ‘replacement’. If the role is new, then one should be able to check the proper route map of one’s growth and if it’s the replacement then one should know the exact reason for the same. These two questions will support you to estimate the elevation of your career graph.

Expectations from You 

Most organizations fail to spell out clear expectations with time frame. Ask for it in writing, ask questions on the same, and seek clarity before going about achieving it. It’s important that one should have an understanding of the management’s expectations.

Understand the Vision of Co

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Before, During And After Interview Tips

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Before:

Practice

Everyone is aware of the proverb “Practice makes man perfect” so before applying for any interview make sure you have practiced well and in case of under-confidence issue you can anytime conduct mock interview with family and friends. Also, be prepared scintillating with the bullet points that is mentioned in the resume.

Research

Explore the company website and also keep yourself updated about the recent news articles. Company website enlightens us with the work culture, achievements and accolades of the organization. Researching the company implies that you value the time of the interviewer and are also passionate about the opportunity.

Dress Up

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5 Essential Office Etiquette Tips

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Appropriate Dressing

While some companies seem to be relaxing dress codes for employees, there are some fine lines which shouldn’t be crossed. One should dress comfortably and in business casuals — not being bound by ties and jackets. Having said that, office wear should be subtle and professional. Torn attire, apparel with obscene/offensive messages don’t belong in an office.

Maintain Eye Contact

Some of the bigger concerns around office etiquette these days are looking into your computer or smartphones when someone is talking as it’s disrespectful. Be receptive to those who are talking and do not look elsewhere.

Mind Your Language

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Ten Most Common Interview Questions

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Tell me about yourself

This means: “Give me a broad overview of who you are, professionally speaking, before we dive into specifics.” You should prepare about a one-minute answer that summarizes where you are in your career and what you’re especially good at, with an emphasis on your most recent job. Keep your personal life out of it; your interviewer isn’t asking to hear about your family, hobbies or where you grew up.

What interests you about this job?

Focus on the substance of the role and how it interests you. Don’t talk about benefits, salary, the short commute or anything else unrelated to the day-to-day work you’d be doing, or you’ll signal that you’re not particularly enthusiastic about the work itself. Interviewers want to hire people who have carefully considered whether this is a job they’d be glad to do every day, and that means focusing on the work itself – not what the job can do for you.

Why did you leave your last job?

Don’t discuss conflicts with your manager or co-workers, complain about your work or badmouth employers. Job seekers are commonly advised to say they’re seeking new challenges, but that only works if you’re specific about those new challenges and how this job will provide them in a way your last job didn’t. It’s also fine to cite things like a recent or planned move, financial instability at your organization or other reasons that are true.

Why would you excel at this job?

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Five Skills Today’s Employers Want

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Communication Skills

The most significant step towards getting through the interview process is to polish your communication skills, both written and verbal. This is the best way to stand out in the crowded candidate market and it also aids in building a strong professional network.

Attitude For Leadership

It is not just the academic record and domain expertise that matter these days, but also your proficiency to be a leader that companies look out for. Not everyone can master this skill; however, one can work on building their inherent leadership qualities by taking initiatives and responsibility.

Being a people’s person and a team player

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10 Life Skills That Every Young Professional Should Have

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How to just be honest

When you’re late to an appointment, it’s tempting to pin the blame on gridlock or train delays. It is recommended to apologize instead of giving details. ‘I planned poorly’ is a hundred times better than risking your integrity by inanely blaming traffic.’

How to receive criticism

No one likes to be told they’re wrong or even that they could be doing something more effectively.  It’s easy to resent the person critiquing you, or completely ignore them. In order to succeed in life you should always accept criticism and always respond positively to it and never think ill of people who point out your mistakes.

How to start an interesting conversation

Conversation-making is probably the most underrated skill for the person who is shy and finds it difficult to interact with the other person. But the experience suggests that if you dare to strike up a discussion with the person next to you, you might very well end up with a new friend, a business connection, or some novel insights on an old topic.

How to ask for something you want

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7 Myths Of Decision Making

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Myth 1: Experts don’t make disastrous choices

Often the most damaging decisions come from experts. Why does that happen? It happens because for many decisions that have very serious implications, we usually depend on experts. Due to such passive, unguarded acceptance, when the experts go wrong, their bad decisions can have devastating consequences. Expert failure ‘usually is the worst kind of failure’ and ‘it’s the overconfidence of experts that can result in spectacular mistakes.’ Normally we think of failure in terms of a deficiency of knowledge, but the truth is that society is suffering far more from failures because of expertise.

Myth 2: Teams take wiser decisions than individuals

Team decision is defined as mode of thinking that people engage in when deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members’ strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action. Moreover, group think cannot be countered by having more knowledgeable members in the team. Also, involvement of too many people can aggravate the chance of making mistakes.

Myth 3: No one remains locked in a bad decision, knowingly

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