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What you Need to Land The Job

Make a basic list of life goals and write down a few of your personal strengths. To do this, ask yourself “where do I see myself in 5 years? And, what 3 things am I great at?” Share this list with potential employers during the interview process. This will separate you from others that apply and they will respect your honesty.

  1. Make a Good First Impression. Don’t be afraid to show how much you want the job. Dress up for the interview, show up 10-15 minutes early and have a big smile on your face. Positive attitudes are contagious and everyone wants to hire happy people.
  2. Do Your Research. Have a few questions ready to ask during the interview. Ask, “what do you look for in potential employees? What skills have best served you in this field? And, what does the company stand for?”

Working Hard To Keep the Job.

  1. Be Hungry For New Opportunities. If the company needs extra help on a project, then you should volunteer yourself. This shows employers that you want to develop new skills in other areas of the company. The more you know, the more valuable you are to the employers.
  2. Be a Team Player. Group settings allow you to bring fresh ideas to the table and show that you play nice with others. ALWAYS LISTEN MORE THAN YOU SPEAK. Learn to appreciate feedback and constructive criticism from others. If they didn’t care or weren’t trying to help, they wouldn’t say anything.
  3. Remember That Everyone Makes Mistakes. The key to success is learning two things from every mistake you make. Ask yourself, what caused this to happen in the first place? And, what should I do differently to avoid making the same mistake in the future?

The Secret To Fast Promotions.

  1. Make Sure Your boss Knows You. It’s important to develop a personal relationship with your boss or direct supervisor. Make sure they know your goals in life, that you’re willing to learn new things, and that you can handle more responsibilities.

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