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5 Things Only a Call Centre Worker Will Understand

By Anna Jones

Working in a call centre might seem like an easy job if you’ve never done it before, but there’s much more to it than answering phones. Anyone who works, or has worked in one will tell you that there’s no other job quite like it. Here are 5 things you’ll only truly understand if you have worked in a call centre - worth a read if you're searching for call centre jobs in Manc...

Manage Your Career Mistakes

By Connie Hauer

Throughout the years as I've worked with job seekers and career changers, I have found there is one career management mistake that many people make: Not having an updated resume. Now you might ask, "Why is this a career management mistake, if I'm not looking for another job and have no plans of leaving?" Career management is being forward thinking. While you might plan on staying in your current p...

Follow Up Secrets

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Endorsements, testimonials, and references—these are your secret weapons. There is nothing like a third-party endorsement to earn someone’s trust and respect. But you have to do it right. You don’t want to attach letters of recommendation—these are too long. What you want is to create one or two pages of short quotes from people who have worked with you in the recent past. ...

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Performance review - tips for writing your self assessment

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease. Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I should do. What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment

By John Putzier

Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win question? As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so difficult is because they d...

The Art of Negotiating a Raise, Promotion, Better Job Title, and Bonus

By Teena Rose

Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're deserving of more and...

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A Guide to Negotiating Compensation

By Debra Wheatman

Negotiating is an art, no doubt. Done correctly it will lead to victory. Done poorly it could lead to failure. When it comes to negotiating salary and other benefits in the workplace, nothing makes people more uncomfortable. He who talks money first loses as they say. Why? Well, it’s because the minute you reference your previous salary, the other side has a distinct advantage. If yo...

Leadership effectiveness

By Marshall Goldsmith

Recently, one executive was asked, "How much do you spend each year on leadership development programs?" He replied, "Tens of millions of dollars!" He was then asked, "How much do you spend on follow-up?" He replied, "Tens of dollars!" More effort needs to be placed on the follow-up required to ensure positive, long-term change. By developing processes that ensure ongoing feedback and follow-up, w...

Ready, Get Set, MOVE

By Claudine Vainrub

Moving to a new country or city can be a daunting experience. With big changes in culture, lifestyle, support system, personal economics, among other things, we undertake a venture that will surely shake our ground, making us very vulnerable. There are some things we can do to make a smoother transition. Here is a list of six actions to maximize success in your move: 1. Accept the ne...