Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and holiday ads are already making their debut. Believe it or not, 2014 is already coming to a close and companies are looking to fill their headcount needs to kick off 2015. This is the time of year when candidates start updating their resumes and start looking for new opportunities.
The company holiday party is a time to have fun and network…OR, for some, it’s a time to misbehave and make a bad impression. So how do you go about surviving and thriving at your company party without tarnishing your professional image? Here are the top 18 do’s and don’ts to ace the company holiday party.
The best companies understand that you can have an amazing product, a fertile market, and a catchy slogan, but if you don’t have the right people on your team, success will be a constant uphill battle. It makes sense: if your staff members are enthusiastic and skilled, not only are they great at their jobs, but they’re also the kind of people who will always be thinking of ways to make the company even better at what it does.
This question comes up more often than not. A person will launch their job search and go through the interview process with another company. If all goes well they receive a job offer, accept the offer, and resign from their current role. Sounds great, right?Unfortunately, when you decide to accept a new job opportunity and give your resignation your current employer may present you with a counter offer. Maybe they offer you a promotion or a raise to stay at the company. Should you take the counter offer?
Interviews are tough and there are plenty of things you can do to better your chances of success. This is a list of “Do Not’s” for you to avoid as you consider your next career move. Here are 30 ways to ruin an interview in 30 seconds.
So you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new job. However, your resume doesn’t make you look like a great candidate on paper. In fact, it’s a bit lackluster overall. You think to yourself, “if only I changed a few things I would look like an all-star candidate that every company would want to interview.” Now most people will tell you never to lie on your resume and I am not saying you should ever lie…but what about reframing your story to beef up the resume?
More often than not, companies will make a “bad hire” that can lead to a haunting experience, leaving both parties with a bad taste. What was first thought to be a good idea, can quickly turn sour and eventually dissolve, resulting in starting from scratch as you look to hire again. Yes, bad hires happen sometimes and it’s not to say it is any one person’s fault, but there are ways to prevent it from becoming routine. Your sales team is critical to your company’s growth and sustainability. Hiring salespeople is not something you want to leave to chance.