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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
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...
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
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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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
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
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
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...
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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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
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...
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
1. Accept the ne...