Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
- What qualities have helped someone be successful in this role?
- What do you see as being the greatest challenges?
- Who will I interact with on a regular basis? Who do I report to?
- How often does the staff meet?
- What are the professional backgrounds of other members in the group?
- What characteristics of the organization make it better than the competition?
- What do you like best about this company?
Topics to avoid:
- Everyone wants it, but an interview isn’t the right time to ask about it. Instead, ask what the regular working hours are, or if there are particular busy times for the department/company.
- If the interviewer brings these topics up, that’s great, but you should never be the one to start that conversation. These items can be discussed once an offer is made.
- It’s good to know how your career can grow within the organization, but be careful how you phrase the question. Don’t ask how long it will take for you to become a manager, but instead ask how others in this role have advanced. This also gives you an idea why the role is vacant without blatantly asking (another question you should avoid).
Friday, August 12, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Ask for Feedback
Don’t Dwell on It
Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Some people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Similarly, I believe that Monday is the most important day of the week. Some tips that will help get you into a positive mindset are:
- Wake up early and have a healthy breakfast (most important meal on the most important day!).
- Listen to a song that gets you pumped up and excited for the day.
- Get to work early with plenty of time to organize and plan for the week.
- SMILE! It helps create a positive working environment.
There is no perfect way to approach a Monday, but I have a few basic routines that work for me. One thing I like to do is keep a list of 2-3 success stories from the previous week. Whether it was landing a new deal or mastering a new skill, I re-read them on Sunday night before I go to bed. I look the list over again when I wake up on Monday and doing so gets me excited and focused on my sales/management plan for the week ahead.
Another thing I like to do is work out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and go to bed early on Sunday. After a few consecutive workouts, I am left feeling more energetic and ready to tackle any task that comes my way. Plus, a good night of rest is the perfect thing to start your week off the right way.
Lastly, I watch funny or inspirational things while I drink my morning coffee. It’s also good to have a motivational playlist with various songs and podcasts for your daily commute. Motivation Monday really makes a difference!
I think hitting the ground running on Monday morning is crucial. My usual plan is to come into the office on Monday ready to rock and roll, which is why I tackle my toughest calls first. Not only do I feel accomplished afterwards but doing so sets a great tone to the week. If you have a solid and productive Monday then the rest of your week will follow.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
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