There is a difference between being prepared/organised and being stressed about something that might go wrong, that might happen, that might… I think the motto here is: ‘Don’t worry about things until they actually go wrong, but do think ahead and make contingency plans to make sure everything happens the way you want it to, even if it does end up being “plan B”!’
When you are listening to someone it is appropriate to listen for at least 80 per cent of the time and speak for 20 per cent. You will speak to clarify your understanding, to show you are listening by paraphrasing, and when the other person asks you for an answer.
In today’s business world, you very rarely luck into things. The rise of the gig economy and multiple careers means that personal assistants (PAs) need …
Relationship management starts as soon as you meet someone. People make their minds up about each other in the first few seconds of meeting, so it is extremely important to make the right impression. Those first impressions last and can decide whether you get what you want from your meeting and perhaps even make the difference between getting a job or not!
Arrive early and set up the room (for a big event this could have been done the day before).
Tension can easily build up in the neck and shoulders. A technique to help you is to exercise before you make a presentation.
Get people to talk about themselves by asking them questions. People love to talk about themselves and they will feel they have built a good relationship with you even if they haven’t found out that much about you yet.
If it does, don’t panic. Most new hires are anxious about that first week on the job and it’s a completely normal reaction to have. However, the good news is that there are some steps you can take to not only make it through, but knock it out of the park. Here’s how:
What’s going through a hiring manager’s mind during an employment interview? The answer may surprise even the most experienced applicants. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, has identified five things every job seeker should know about the interview process from the employer’s point of view and offers tips addressing each one.
Minute taking has changed over the years. The requirements and expectations of the 21st century are very different from the expectations even 10, but certainly 20 and 30 years ago. Here are some points for you to consider about minutes and taking minutes.
I’m sure you’ve seen this message (or something similar) on the bottom of a website when you’re shopping for clothes or a trip: “3 left at this price!” It’s a classic example of a nudge, one designed to get a consumer to make a purchase quickly.
I have a friend who says he doesn’t like to write, he likes to have written. The truth is, he loves to write, but not as much as he loves the satisfaction that comes from finishing a writing project. I feel the same way about goals. I love to set goals, but I love it even more when those goals are accomplished.
“The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn. “Even if your boss doesn’t think that they’re thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it.
The question is, how can Canadian entrepreneurs bring that same spirit to doing business abroad? That sense of adventure, that ability to open doors for one another? In an era when most business is global, that ability to forge connections abroad can make all the difference.
“Business Casual” means different things in different offices. In my Hill office, it meant no jeans, ever. When I worked at the court, it meant jeans but only with a jacket. And on campaigns, it means searching a hotel room dresser for a clean candidate t-shirt. So today’s outfit vacillates from business casual to dressy depending on your office.
To qualify, a startup has to be privately owned, have at least 50 employees in Australia and headquartered here, be less than seven years old, and have a minimum of 15% employee growth over the 12 months to June 2019.