You are an entrepreneur and your company is you. Your paycheck is the revenue generated from the services you provide your employer. Like any successful business, you want to maximize your revenues and retain the customer – in this case, your employer. This is achieved by providing high quality service and charging a fee that is competitive and worthy of the value provided. Put simply, you want to get paid what you are worth.Read more ›
One of the most important things about your brand is your attitude. People want to be around confident, motivated, polite, friendly, helpful and happy people. Not surprisingly, those are the same kind of people who normally get hired first. Write down the exact words that you want people to say to describe your personality.
Here are 5 ways to help you remain positive and enthusiastic in the workplace or on campus.Read more ›
1. Dream Big
Oftentimes, my favorite exchanges are with people who are naturally predisposed to think at truly massive scale and without limitations. When well reasoned, that kind of vision can be highly inspirational, change the way teams solve for a specific opportunity or challenge, and ultimately, transform the trajectory of a company. During this particular meeting, I ended up writing down two simple words to capture this quality: “Dream big,” with the intention of cascading the theme more broadly.
Productivity won’t only help you in business. Below are 10 things you can do to give yourself more time, in work and in life:
1. Think of yourself as the customer rather than the boss
The culture of telling people what to do because you’re the boss is dangerous. It removes accountability from people taking decisions and creates a safety net. If you’re the customer, you can define what really matters to you.
1. Be Approachable and Likable. People want to work with those whom they like. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is come across as rigid or overly demanding. Go with the flow.
2. Take an interest in both the company and person. When you take an interest in a company, it means doing the proper research prior to the interview, however it goes further. To make an interviewer like you better than other applicants, the secret is in taking an interest in them and discussing what you can do for them.Read more ›
If you’re going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.
But when you’re young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.
After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly getting respect.Read more ›
Intelligent and successful leaders all do one thing better than anyone else. They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and insightful.
Whether you’re running a company, heading up a startup, or leading a team, asking yourself these questions every day will help you get the most out of your work and leadership and make the difference in your success.Read more ›
Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.
In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must, and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.
Here are 10 follow-up tips:Read more ›
Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too.
When you ask the right questions, you want to achieve three things:
• Make sure the interviewer has no reservations about you.
• Demonstrate your interest in the employer.
• Find out if you feel the employer is the right fit for you.
Don’t put off these simple steps to jump-start your career.
Getting to the next level in your career sometimes seems like a marathon. It can take two or three or more years to advance even one level.
This is why so many of us operate in our daily jobs without a winning strategy. It’s actually much easier to focus on short-term results and to fixate on the minutiae of our routines. We gravitate towards this path of least resistance because it feels better.
Here are a set of tasks you can implement on Monday morning that will profoundly improve your career prospects and won’t take several years to see a return on your investment.Read more ›