Halfway through writing my biweekly blog, I came across this fantastic piece from “Mickey” on his official Rakuten blog. It is such a great lesson, I want to share this with you to hopefully inspire thought and action. If you are not in the career or company you truly want, make a change. If you are, be sure to map out what you want to accomplish, were you want to be and then what you need to reach your target. Most importantly, you must be willing and determined to do whatever is necessary each day to get what you want. And of course, remember to ask for it when the time is right! Continue reading The End
As the summer comes to an end and the tans fade, this is a good time of year to revisit your 2018 professional goals you set for yourself. I hope you remembered to put in milestones throughout the year to measure your success as discussed in my goal setting blog at the beginning of the year. If you didn’t, now is the time to see how you are doing.
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Over the past two and a half decades working in the specialty staffing business and observing many thousands of employees, I have created a few “professional personality types” based on my observations that help me manage human resources. Jack Welch at GE had his vitality curve, and my classification is by no means anywhere near as scientific or competitive. They are purely my observations. If you manage people, you know there is no cookie-cutter approach to motivation, coaching, training and reprimand. In this post, I hope to provide managers with a very simple overview of these types so that they can recruit and manage professionals more effectively. For me, my personal goal is to try and make everyone around me the best they can possibly be – this is always my motivation, bringing out the best in people. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail, but the goal remains the same. I hope some of these insights help you manage and bring out the best in the people you manage or work with.
You have done all the research, applied to the company of your choice and for the position you are most interested in – all focused on building your career and gaining new skills and experience. You submitted an attractive resume detailing your skills and experience and you were invited in to interview. You passed the first round of interviews and were invited in for the second. Again, you did well and were invited back for the third and final interview with senior management and human resources. All of the effort and time has paid off and you are now in the offer of employment stage. Great!
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