Employment Do’s and Don’ts

Employment Do’s and Don’ts

You Will Succeed in Your Job and Job Search When You Are Concerned with Giving and Not Taking

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The quality of our lives, in many respects, is determined by our working lives. Being able to enjoy our jobs and being able to get jobs is something that’s incredibly important. A job is not just about earning a living; it’s about forming...

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Your Job Search and Future Prospects Will Be Determined by the Company You Keep

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I have had the most unusual series of interviews over the past few weeks. Yesterday I interviewed a woman who came in smelling like alcohol–to such an extent that my eyes were watering. I asked her about her record and she told me that she had...

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Soup Nazis, Insurance Investment Scams, Consumerism and Focusing on the Work

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Several years ago, after I had only been a recruiter for around six months, I went out to dinner with a few people. I will never forget the dinner because at the time I was very caught up in recruiting, and was working seven days a week. In fact, all...

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Job Hopping: It Is Always About You

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Many people’s careers and lives are often held back by one small thing. You might also be holding yourself back in your career, but if you can fix this one small thing, your career and life will change for the better. If you are not able...

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Choose an Employer Who Is Marching Forward

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There are generally two types of employers in this world: the employer who is marching forward and the employer who is in retreat. There is also a third type of employer (for whom nothing is changing) that merits some discussion as well. However, for...

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Harmonize with the People in Your Environment

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One of the most unusual candidates I ever worked with back when I was a job recruiter was someone who had basically worked for five different law firms in a five-year period. He had absolutely stellar credentials, having attended the best schools,...

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Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

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From the time I was young, I watched people ignore the most basic law of economics. This basic law is all around us and it controls a great deal of what happens in the world. It controls who you are friends with, who you are married to, where you...

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Parking Benefits and Falling in Love with Your Job

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As unfortunate as it is, most working people seem to fall in love with themselves instead of falling in love with their job, clients, customers, and bosses. In this one fact these people have severely crippled themselves. Your entire career will change...

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The Importance of Culture in Organizations

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Employees’ level of success and overall happiness has more to do with a particular culture (which is sometimes also referred to as the personality of an organization) than with any other factor. This article discusses (a) the importance of organizational...

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Imitation, Our Parents, and Transference

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Several years ago, I was at dinner with a man and his wife, both of whom used to work for an advertising company that did business with Ralph Lauren. Since Lauren was their main account, they had spent years getting to know him and his staff and observing...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on May 04,2017

Despite the obvious advantages, getting jobs through a friend or relative may ultimately harm you. When you do so, you risk lowering your colleagues’ opinions of you, who may see your connections as evidence that you lack the skills to get your position on your own merits. Nonetheless, there are situations in which it is acceptable to take advantage of such connections, but you must be on your guard; make sure that the job you get is a good fit, and one in which you would perform well regardless of your connections.

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