Posts Tagged ‘career’

Cost of New Employees

There is a usual rate of increase in the cost of new employees as anyone in business understands.  We are, obviously, in a situation today where that increase is greater than it has been in the recent past.  Business in general is on the uptick.  Certain types of people with certain backgrounds are in even…

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Absolutely OK

It’s absolutely OK… The idea that we all know precisely where we’re going is not only incorrect, but it is also dangerous since we’re each often unsure of the answer to that question…if there even is an answer to that question. For some, the “where from here” question is one which we enjoy playing with…

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Opportunity

Opportunity is something we often seek and sometimes miss even though it might’ve bitten us on the nose if it wished, because we were so close to finding it.  Napoleon Hill, a famous writer and philosopher defined it like this: Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. How many times…

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism Is The Faith That Leads To Achievement

 Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. (See our recent entry http://wfastaffing.com/smile/ ) So there is a double-whammy in the package of…

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"Procrastination is the Thief of Time…"

This blog is about procrastination (I’d have done it earlier but something else came up).  Maybe a poor attempt at humor, but there is a factual basis for the statement. How many times can you think of when you had an unpleasant or difficult task to perform, and you found ‘reasons’ to put off that task?…

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SMILE!

Want to have a better today…SMILE!  There is evidence that when we smile, even if we aren’t feeling it at that moment, we begin to feel better. We can actually make ourselves feel better by smiling at others.  Now, wasn’t that easy?  When I receive a smile, I tend to automatically to return it.  If I…

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Constructive Criticism

Criticism is something each of us has or will receive.  It is up to each of us as to just how we’ll respond to criticism, and it is up to each of us as to what we will take away from the experience.  There may be a way to avoid criticism, but that would probably…

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Vacation- Casualty or Necessity?

Boss At The Beach

A recent story by Gail Rosenblum in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis – St. Paul) highlighted an interesting set of statistics from a report originally titled “The State of American Vacation: How Vacation Became a Casualty of our Work Culture”.  That report queried more than 5,600 American workers (including some 1,200 managers) and was conducted by…

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Authenticity- Be yourself!

Authenticity is important.  Authenticity in interviews is very important.  What is authenticity?   How can we be authentic in interviews?  It is actually quite easy to define. We define interview authenticity as you being you in the interview. You are who you are. You have hair of a certain color; you are so many inches tall; you…

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Moving Forward Together

This quote from Henry Ford, a visionary and innovator in manufacturing and the automotive industry, caught my eye this morning. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Quotes that say so much in so few words are great.  Think of a marching band and think about the coordination of movement required…

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