One of my lousy bosses (yes, I’ve had more than one) would make grand promises to staff and customers but kept few commitments. I learned not to trust his word.
You may have any number of reasons for wanting to take the next step up the organizational ladder. Maybe you’re currently overqualified and bored. Maybe you’ve outgrown your current position.
There is immeasurable value in the knowledge and experience that allows us to be adaptable, versatile, and capable of continuing to serve. But a greater value may be found in helping those among us find new strategies and opportunities to succeed.
To help you figure out who belongs in the “don’t listen” category, here are five pieces of old school advice still dispensed by “career experts” to job hunters.
Your title, last name, birthright, or school you graduated from, doesn’t determine your success or significance.
Success in today’s organizational world rises and falls on “soft skills.” These crucial skills are not only in demand today but will be even more significant in the years to come.
Veterans have all the chances to get a position in the federal sector, as the unemployment rate is much lower for the military than that for the civilians.
If you want to find out what employees really want, I’ve just given you a top secret tip that’s worth a million dollars. Simply appreciate your employees and make them feel valuable and your employee engagement will skyrocket!
Volunteering makes your best character traits come alive – mostly because you feel good about yourself while helping others.
The key is to do your homework and articulate why your skill sets add the most value for THIS job at THIS company.