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Could you imagine being offered a job by Apple and turning it
down? Nineteen-year-old John Meyer did just that. Why? Well,
that’s exactly the question his horrified parents asked, when
John dropped out of his computer science program at NYU, and turned
down an offer from Apple so that he could work on Fresco News, his
Eventually they came around. First, because they didn’...
How do you get the sale while leaving the client feeling like
they won the lottery? Whether you’re a business owner or
employee, in a sales function or not in a revenue-generating
position, you are a salesperson. We may “sell” our
personal brand for a new position or our company’s products
and services to prospects. Having strong sales and negotiation
skills is a lifelong a...
No matter where you stand in the company hierarchy, no matter
how well you’ve done your due diligence, and no matter how
careful you are before committing yourself to a course of action,
sometimes you’re going to crash and burn. Bad decisions are
inevitable, and they’re rarely obvious except in retrospect.
I’ve taken speaking engagements that, looking back, I
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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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Striving to be the best you can be in the
workplace should always top your list of professional goals.
Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’ve
been working at it for awhile, being a stand-out employee is
something you should never lose sight of.
While we all have specific characteristics that have the
potential to help make us good employees, continued improvement is
Every day people go to work and wish their job were better.
Besides better compensation, they want more challenging assignments
so they can feel useful and fulfilled. But too many times the
possibility for better assignments is hindered by not engaging some
fundamental actions and attitudes that catch the bosses’
attention in a positive way.
What follows are five characte...
Mr. Burns. Martha Stewart. Pat Riley. Whether your boss is a
hall-of-famer or a wall-of-shamer, your career depends on
understanding what makes him or her tick. Or ticked off. When asked
to rate components of job satisfaction, most Americans said that
having a positive relationship with the boss is key. And having a
bad boss is the ultimate morale buster.
“My last job seemed to be perfect,...