Are you working too hard? Yes or no. Do you know for certain? Are you guessing? Do you believe people at your workplace know whether or not you work too hard?
It is worth knowing the correct answer to the question because you want to know if you are an employee who works intelligently and gets things done or if you are just coasting along, letting others do the difficult work.
Most people know that when you are thinking about applying for a new job, you don’t tell your plans to every one. The trouble is that, if you really do keep things secret, you can’t gather feedback from managers and colleagues about your readiness and suitability for posts you may be considering and posts for which you seriously want to apply. Continue reading “Ssh! Don’t Tell”
Most employees do not think much about building their online presence and their personal brand. That is understandable. Twenty years ago it did not matter that you rarely used the Internet, but it does now.
Do you break out in a cold sweat? Do you launch into a long pre-prepared reply? Do you change the subject? Do you look at the person in front of you as if you had never been asked such a question before?
Picture this situation. You are attending a training programme. The coffee break arrives. People stand near you with their cups in their hands and ask you what you do. Are you ready for this question? How much can you say before you notice the other people have stopped listening? Continue reading “Can You Describe Your Job In Nine Words?”