6 Things You Should Accomplish Your First Year at a New Job

Ms. Career Girl

By integrating yourself into the company culture and showing enthusiasm for the work you’re doing, you begin to earn the respect of your colleagues, which leads to more interesting projects and greater opportunities. Keep a list of all of your accomplishments and major contributions to the team, regardless of how minor you think it is. We’re so focused on the task at hand at times that we don’t realize what we’re accomplishing on a larger scale.

How To Stand Out At A New Job (And Fit In Too)

Career Realism

However, after the dust settles from celebrating this accomplishment, you have some work to do. Understand The Company Culture First, take time to get to know the culture of your new company. Ask them questions about how they get their work accomplished and how easy or difficult it is to implement new ideas and initiatives. This will give you a good feel for how adaptable (or how slow) the company culture is to change. Congratulations! You got the job!

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Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever.

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever. Landing a job is a huge accomplishment, but even more so, a huge commitment you’re about to add to your life. A company’s culture should be something you research and know before making the commitment to work there. At first, the co-founder and employees agreed that the job was great, until I was able to speak to one of the women working there in private.

2015 137

transform just-my-job statements into resume accomplishments

Resume Writing

Blog Home Page Career Books Resume Quote Services Offered CreatingPrints Website Job Search Links Executives Nursing « Resume Writing Clinic is Open | Main | Optimize Your Job Search -- Employ Common Sense » January 14, 2009 Transform Just-My-Job Statements into Resume Accomplishments You Dont Have Any Accomplishments to List on Your Resume?! You have no idea how often one of my clients will utter "I have no accomplishments to give you — I just did my job."

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How to Personalize Your Work-Life Balance

Jobacle

But when we hear about flexible hours, co-working situations, and idiosyncratic weekly schedules that don’t apply to our needs, what does work-life balance mean for us? It’s important to take a moment for self-review and consider what you value in your personal and professional lives, and then contextualize that for the modern workplace culture. What works for your co-workers is not necessarily going to work for you. Career Advice work life balance workplace culture

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Why Do You Choose to Lead?

Workology

Did I volunteer my time to assist my co-workers with their projects? Did I demonstrate genuine interest in what my team (either teammates or employees) were trying to accomplish? For many of us, the idea of going to work and accomplishing our tasks is an effort on its own, something with an end goal in sight. HR Leadership leadership servant leadership teamwork workplace culture

2015 107

How To Beat The End Of The Year (Holiday) Slump

Career Realism

Did you really accomplish all of your goals this year? Get A Jump On Your New Year's Goals/Resolutions If you were lucky enough to accomplish all your professional in the calendar year, then you might want to get a jump start on your goals for the New Year. Take Some Time To Bond With Co-Workers While you don't want the holidays to interfere and distract you from your work responsibilities, they do provide a great opportunity to bond with your co-workers.

2019 53

Keys To Building A Winning Workplace

Career Realism

This is the worker that has been with the company for a long time and has been through every situation on the job imaginable and usually exceeds expectations. But these workers show up every day and perform their roles at a high level. In a pinch, these employees can step up, take on additional roles and deliver when other co-workers are in a jam or unable to perform their jobs. Sports are a great distraction from everyday life.

2019 44

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me. We have a regular staff meeting that was, for a long time, dominated by the boss, to the point where we didn’t accomplish any of the objectives that the meetings are for.

2011 59

7 Ways Women Can Achieve Happiness & Satisfaction In Their Careers

Career Realism

Discover The Five Cs You must maintain high levels of confidence , commitment, conviction, contribution, and choose a cultural fit. Tapping back into the true purpose of your job will make your daily tasks and accomplishments more meaningful. "Happiness is not something ready made.

2021 74

Food Allergies In The Office? What You Need To Know

Career Realism

As someone with severe food allergies, I know how difficult it can be to address your food allergies with new co-workers and peers in an assertive, yet informative way -- especially when starting a new job in a completely unfamiliar environment. Yet, your arrival at a new company could require them to change their policies and culture. For additional tips on how to accomplish this at your office, check out this link!

2019 53

7 Reasons Why You’re MISERABLE At Work (And How You Can Fix It)

Career Realism

Feeling like all of your co-workers are all getting promotions and raises except for you? Plus, it's important to push your boundaries, get out of your comfort zone, and see what you can accomplish. Are people stabbing co-workers in the back in order to keep their jobs? Do you wake up on Sunday morning already DREADING going into work the next day? Does the thought of walking into the office make you sick to your stomach?

2019 51

Make LinkedIn and Other Social Media Profiles Your Second Resume

Professional Resume Services

Will you fit into the corporate culture? Have you accomplished some non-work-related feat (for example, completed seven marathons or climbed Mount Kilimanjaro?) Expand your network as much as possible by connecting with relatives, friends and former co-workers. Your LinkedIn profile should tell potential employers why you’re a good candidate. If you’re seeking an executive-level position and you’re not on social media, you need to be.

KD's Personal Mission Statement on HR/Recruiting/Talent in a Troubled Time.

The HR Capitalist

Example - I was hesitant to put my thoughts down on the recent Union Vote at the Amazon Distribution Center (Bessemer, Alabama) because pro-business thoughts aren't super welcome in the cancel culture we live in. If you're like me, 2020 and 2021 has felt rough in a lot of ways.

2021 95

Bored at Work? 15 Ways to Stay Productive

Ms. Career Girl

You don't need a skintight tracksuit to perform "deskercises" — just a few minutes (and a lot of physical space between you and your co-workers!) Bond with a Co-Worker. When you have a good relationship with co-workers, it creates a positive emotional culture at work which, in turn, contributes positively to overall company performance. So even if you're not the friendly type, lending your ear to a troubled co-worker can work wonders.

2016 124

5 Big Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking A Job

Career Realism

It's a big accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. In MetLife's 17th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study , 90% of workers surveyed said their loyalty is directly tied to their happiness. Do you like the company's culture? This is it.

2021 61

New Job? Do these 5 things first!

Ms. Career Girl

Questions help you understand expectations and office culture. At the end of the first week, sit back and acknowledge your accomplishments. You’ll have a strong start on good relationships with your boss and co-workers, will have taken care of most of the administrative bits, and you’ll have begun establishing a routine in your new job that fits your life. New Job, New Start! The first week in a new job sets the tone for your entire time in the role.

2017 114

How To Increase Your Chances Of Landing A Job Offer

Career Realism

If you've done something to increase margins, optimized resource utilization, or saved costs, tell them about those accomplishments, too. Made a boss or co-worker's job easier by streamlining one of their responsibilities?

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Is Your Job Making You Sick? 7 Work Related Anxiety Triggers and How to Ease the Stress

Ms. Career Girl

Co-Worker Cliques. Some work cultures include gossip, passive aggressiveness, undercutting, sabotage, and verbal jabs that would rival any high school clique. “If When you hear a group of co-workers gossiping, politely excuse yourself,” advises Dr. Hafeez. While most workers love the self-determined earning potential of a commission-paid job, they still find it stressful when they look at the numbers and fear coming up short.

2017 107

Survival Of The Job Seekers- Interview Tips Your Competition Doesn’t Know

Career Alley

You should do some research on the company culture before going in for your interview, and if you can find out who will be interviewing you do some research on them as well. If this is the case, try not to boast too much about yourself, rather ask some questions of the interviewer to show that you are interested in their accomplishments and the company’s accomplishments. “ It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better from the top.

2012 215

How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search

Life@work

She didn't have a supportive manager, the organization's culture did not support the employees' desire for career development, and she felt stuck. She needed to sell her skills and highlight her accomplishments in order to stand out, yet she didn't believe she had much material to work with. If you can't think of a single good career moment, try to recall any positive feedback you've received in the last five years, from a manager, co-worker, or customer.

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5 Big Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking A Job

Career Realism

It's a big accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. In MetLife's 17th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study , 90% of workers surveyed said their loyalty is directly tied to their happiness. Do you like the company's culture? How Do I Feel About My Future Boss and Co-Workers? Think back to your in-person interview when you met your potential boss and co-workers. This is it. It's the light at the end of the tunnel.

2019 58

When Colleagues Claim Credit for Your Work

Ms. Career Girl

It always feels good when your superiors notice your dedication, but it feels even worse when someone else takes credit for all that work you just accomplished. You want to make sure your work is your work, have a feel for your office culture, and ask for the right credit. Know Your Culture. Before you start to make a fuss about not getting the credit you deserve, make sure you understand the office culture. You work hard to be the best at your job.

2018 103

What to Eat Before Your Next Interview

Workology

Someone who can share his or her experience and accomplishments without the air of conceit. Yes, employers want someone with the experience (or potential) to do the job, but they also want someone who will fit in with the corporate culture. Tell me about the hardest conversation you’ve had with a co-worker. This post isn’t’ about eating a Whole30 or Paleo breakfast before your next interview.

2014 123

Top 10 Questions Interviewers Love To Ask

Ms. Career Girl

In Waggl’s newest pulse survey, “The Voice of the Workplace,” conducted with hundreds of business and HR leaders in May-July 2016, eighty-five percent of the participants responded that they believe an insightful interview question is more important than a resume for sourcing talent and cultural fit. How would your current or former co-workers describe you, and what is a piece of constructive feedback you receive consistently?

2016 128

Overcoming Office Politics: Tame the Animals!

Ms. Career Girl

Ask some trusted co-workers about how they perceive your behavior. Now that you truly understand yourself and what you are trying to accomplish, do the same analysis for potential allies and people who may try to block you. Analyze your work culture, too. The post Overcoming Office Politics: Tame the Animals! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Office politics: Love them or hate them, they are part of our reality at work.

2017 103

Why HR Professionals Need Mental Health First Aid Training

Workology

If those employees aren’t seeking help for their conditions, what is the potential impact to the employee, their co-workers, the workforce and the bottom line? As with other cultural changes, HR can act as leaders in shifting the way people think about mental illness. All the courses I’ve attended are excellent programs designed to accomplish specific outcomes. Many human resources practitioners lack sufficient knowledge about mental health conditions.

2015 131

Why Your LinkedIn Presence Matters and How to Enhance Your Profile

Ms. Career Girl

Such information can give you a clearer idea of what company culture’s like. Most of today’s workers want to know they’ll fit in with the vibe at their new company. Without the site, you might forget your former co-worker’s name or lose their contact info. Over time, you’re likely to forget all that you’ve accomplished in your current role. On its face, LinkedIn seems quite straightforward.

2019 148

4 Things You Need to Know About Employees Recognition

Ms. Career Girl

Here’s an interesting story of a company whose employee recognition strategy failed to work: As a way to strengthen co-worker relationships, a company owner offered free lunch to his employees during Fridays. If you have a recognition board in your workplace, make sure to add the details of your employee’s accomplishment and the specific results of his efforts. You can build trust and strengthen your relationship with your staff if you create a culture of appreciation.

2017 100

6 Signs It’s Time To Leave A Stable Job

Career Realism

Solution: Join a company that gives its employees freedom throughout the business cycle as long as you accomplish your goals. Your co-workers don’t understand how much work you have to do when you help them. If there is cross-pollination between departments, there’s a good chance some other people may be able to help if your boss or co-workers aren’t around. Research the culture of a few companies by learning about their employees’ interests and work history.

2013 87

7 Ways Women Can Achieve Happiness & Satisfaction In Their Careers

Career Realism

You must maintain high levels of confidence, commitment, conviction, contribution, and choose a culture fit. Tapping back into the true purpose of your job will make your daily tasks and accomplishments more meaningful. San Francisco State University’s Ryan Howell co-authored a study last year and found that working hard to improve a skill or ability may induce greater stress in the moment but also guarantees greater happiness on a daily basis and in the long-term. “No

2013 88

7 Ways NOT to Impress Your Boss

The Undercover Recruiter

Gloat about your accomplishments. Even if your manager doesn’t catch you gloating, no one likes a bragger — and you’re probably going to end up rubbing your co-workers the wrong way, which your boss certainly will notice. Building professional relationships with your co-workers is an absolute must for a healthy workplace culture. It would be a grave mistake to assume your boss doesn’t notice the lack of interaction you have with him and your co-workers.

2012 70

Why Facebook Is #1 On Glassdoor’s “Best Places To Work” In 2018

Career Realism

Co-Workers. ” Although they have accomplished so much as a company, the work they are doing has just begun. Check out their photos on Glassdoor to get a closer look at their fun culture! Why Facebook Is #1 On Glassdoor’s “Best Places To Work” In 2018. Work It Daily. Glassdoor recently released its list of the “ Best Places to Work” in 2018. Can you guess who is at the top of the list? That’s right, it’s Facebook.

2017 72

How to Demand Respect at Work When You Have None

Workology

Allowing people to have dignity and never calling someone out in front of their co-workers is another. Not having something to prove allows you to let other’s accomplishments shine through, even if that means less recognition for you. Letting others feel like they’re an important and vital part of the team will allow them to not only respect you, but respect the team dynamic and the corporate culture. My dog respects me – and I haven’t even earned it.

2013 118

Leadership Cannot Be Taught

Workology

The many influences on my life include other directors, employers, as well as co-workers. This respect led to trust that task accomplishment and goal achievement were possible. My mother is the hardest worker I know; that alone will cause you to follow. It falls upon the leader to make sure that commitment stays true and that followers become personally invested in projects, co-workers, vision, company, and in themselves, as leaders.

QUIZ: Is Your Team Wasting Time?

Career Realism

b) They accomplish just what I tell them or what their position requires. (c) I’ll be on Facebook… (b) Sometimes chatting with co-workers. (c) They could accomplish more with their time, but need some inspiration. If you really want your team to accomplish more with their time, you have to empower them! consider showcasing your team’s culture and story. We all want to have productive employees.

2014 78

The Real Costs and Causes of Presenteeism

Workology

Peter, from the definitive film on cube culture, Office Space , is the embodiment of “presenteeism.” But presenteeism is an indicator of a serious problem within a company culture. OR, are you given the freedom to accomplish goals efficiently, in your own way and on your own schedule? Support system: Do your co-workers gossip about you around the water cooler for missing a day, or for taking all your vacation time?

2013 100

How To Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’

Career Realism

Recently, I had a disagreement with a co-worker and got fired over this trivial thing I never would have gotten fired for five years ago. It could have been the company culture, maybe a lack of support made a job difficult, or it could have been something we did. Make sure they have a copy of your resume so that they can have a detailed reminder of your accomplishments. And, NEVER lie or speak negatively about your previous boss, co-workers , or company.

2012 87

4 Tips For Deciding Whether To Accept Or Reject A Job Offer

Career Realism

You get to practice telling your best work stories and you can get immediate feedback on them to continually hone in on that accomplishment-based narrative that makes you stand out. You spend a lot of time at work and with your co-workers. Do you know what the culture is of the company? Are there examples you could point to in the interview process that validates the company living the culture in the interview?

2014 87

10-Minute Transformation: Give Your Resume A Power Punch!

Career Realism

She is more interested in what you accomplished in that role. Here’s a good one—were you the one that organized a team lunch or led a departmental contest that boosted the morale of your co-workers or inspired teamwork? They’d always prefer to simultaneously build their brand, creativity, and culture. Writing your resume is hard! As if being unemployed wasn’t enough of a morale-buster, you’re now pressured to put the best version of yourself on paper.

2013 87

How To Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’

Career Realism

Recently, I had a disagreement with a co-worker and got fired over this trivial thing I never would have gotten fired for five years ago. It could have been the company culture, maybe a lack of support made a job difficult, or it could have been something we did. Make sure they have a copy of your resume so that they can have a detailed reminder of your accomplishments. And, NEVER lie or speak negatively about your previous boss, co-workers , or company.

2013 63

5 Job Hunt Research Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

Career Rocketeer

Every company culture is different. What do former employees or co-workers say about him? What accomplishments or projects does he seem to be most proud of? Walking into an interview? You better know what the company does and who its competitors are. Thinking of relocating for better career opportunities? You should know where to look for information on companies hiring in the area before moving. Are you using research to your advantage in your job search?

2011 70

5 Must-Have Traits Of A Successful Data Analytics Department

Career Realism

Effective collaboration can be accomplished in several ways: Team Meetings. Business Analyst at Edmunds.com, references the phrase “It takes a village” when explaining that the different cultural and professional backgrounds of his co-workers helps expose the whole department to multiple approaches to their work. Look for frankness, open communication, and a commitment to the culture. Lots of companies use big data and analytics to help make informed decisions.

2014 82