Gaining and Keeping the Edge: Growing your career and staying employed during difficult times
It’s always important to have an edge in business, but especially crucial during a recession and other challenging times. There are many things you can do to both increase your chances of staying employed and find work fast should you become unemployed.
Learn how and why you must:
Have you ever wondered what it is that sets certain people apart - why some
people excel while others remain stagnant? Technical skills and knowledge are
essential to professional success, but account for only 15 percent of why you
land a job, keep a job, or move ahead. In contrast, 85 percent of your success
comes from the professional way you handle yourself and others. Learn the five
critical components of professionalism and gain insight into ways you can be
Have you lost the "love" you first felt about your job? Do you remember
the excitement you had when you first interviewed and the nervous anticipation
you felt on the first day? Over your lifetime, you will spend more time at work
than at any other activity. You may as well enjoy what you do. If you find yourself
dreading the thought of going to work each day, consider making a change - in
- your attitude! Learn how to experience a professional renaissance and feel
that excitement about your job again.
Myths and Truths of Success
Most people start out wanting to succeed; looking toward a bright future. Sadly, too few will end up achieving the success they seek. This seminar addresses the many myths about success and helps you discover the truth about what is expected and what will generate the results you want.
In this presentation you will understand why:
No matter what position you hold, your job is important. No organization would accomplish much without all of the hard-working employees who support it. Have you ever wondered why some people appear to have things run smoothly, and always seem to get what they want? Are they simply lucky, or are they instrumental in their outcome? Chances are they have developed good habits and view things positively. Are you a positive influence in your company? This program includes a humorous look at the 15 most-annoying habits of unsuccessful people and the habits that lead to success.
You may not like it and you may not think it is fair, but your image matters. Every time you interact with another human being, you are sending a message about who you are. It is essential to consciously manage this "message" for maximum impact and personal success. Studies have found that image and appearance plays an enormous role in your overall effectiveness. Your visual appearance and your professional manner are among your most powerful and accessible business skills. Your image and that of every colleague affect the organization's image. Learn how to improve yours and help everyone win.
Conducting yourself appropriately is important in the office, at a business lunch, a formal black tie affair, the company holiday party or any social function related to business. Every office, business and industry has its own unwritten code of behavior and rules. Understanding the expectations of your employer and others will give you a powerful advantage. Building a reputation that lets others know you are able to handle any situation competently and discreetly will help you become known as a person who is reliable and professional.
Nothing is more powerful than the instantaneous impression people make about you the first time they meet you. If you think that making a good impression is based on experience, knowledge or education, think again. Your ability to communicate confidence, credibility and competence will determine how others respond to you. It's all about perception. Within 10 seconds, the people you meet will draw long-lasting conclusions about you, which could determine whether they will hire you or have interest in getting to know you at all.
Once companies allowed employees to dress casually, rumor had it that there would be no turning back. Today, 90 percent of companies permit casual dress at least one day a week, but many are beginning to rethink this perk. Fears of sloppily dressed employees conveying the wrong message, and employers wanting to stand out from the competition are reasons why "Dress Up Days" and "Formal Friday's" are the newest trends in the workplace. If you have concerns about the appearance of your "casual" employees, you are not alone.
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