Workplace Etiquette – Personal Calls

Some readers of this article probably were not in the workforce during a time in which the only way your friends, family or business associates could reach you during your work shift was through the employer’s business line at a desk phone. Then along came pagers which allowed individuals to be notified privately of someone intent on speaking with them, but still required the use of the business phone to return the call. Finally, the cell phone revolution began. Today, the majority of Americans can be reached at any moment of the day if the individual chooses to be reachable. During this process, businesses had to begin setting policies and standards in place for use of personal cell phones during work hours. So now, we get to the question, “What is the respectful use of your cell phone during work hours?” We encourage you to always, always abide by your employer’s policies first and foremost. After you have committed to abide by your employer’s cell phone use policy, we encourage you to consider appropriate manners and guidelines, wherever they do not break your employer’s policy, in the attached article.

http://www.essortment.com/should-personal-calls-work-36881.html

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Being Smart About Your Career Change

If you’re thinking about making a career change, consider the wisdom of those who have gone before you. There are practical steps you can take to ensure a successful transition. Hopefully, you are not in a position where you are making a hasty retreat from an employment position you are unhappy with. We encourage you to exercise maturity and thoughtfulness about your next steps to prevent you from stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Planning your direction, your goals and how to get there in advance can enable you to keep stability in your life during this change. Read the linked article with openness of mind. It may stretch you a little to sit down and answer the questions of the steps recommended but just as creating a good budget keeps your finances in check, this process can assist you in making career changes that line up with your future needs and goals.

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/tips-for-surviving-a-career-transition?int=9d4c08

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Continuous Learning – Staying Relevant in Today’s Market

We know how easy it is to get comfortable in a regular routine. Each morning you prepare your day knowing what the expectations are to complete your day with a checkmark next to “satisfactory”. At the end of the day, you mentally click off each item you accomplished and go home with the feeling of a job well done. This is good, but in today’s job market, we’re here to encourage you to greatness and being able to receive an “outstanding” checkmark at the end of the day. You are probably asking how you go about doing that in what you think is a “dead end” job.

Challenging yourself to learn new things will create an employee bubbling up from the inside and pouring forth with the ability to adapt to change, offer up new ideas and create new opportunities for yourself or your employer. It can help you to be a valued employee whom the employer would never desire to let go.

Today’s article gives you down-to-earth insight on what advantages you gain by desiring to learn more and in what areas you can begin. Although it is a lengthy article, begin today by “learning” as you read to the end. The article seems to perhaps flip audiences from the worker to the employer but you can become engaged by understanding the advantages your employer can gain and be the one to open the doors to the company by pointing out the areas of expansion or improvement. Take action, Open the door today to your new perspective on the future and leave behind the comfortable routines of yesterday!

http://www.talentlms.com/elearning/continuous_learning

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Realistic Expectations at Work

We often begin a new job with certain preconceived ideas of what to expect. Some of those ideas may have been influence unrealistic expectations of your boss or co-workers influenced by your environment during your formative years. Today we offer an article which will cause you to re-evaluate your workplace viewpoint for a healthier outlook on your position within a company. Incorporating these perspectives into your daily expectations will allow you to be a more successful employee.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101990202?trknav=homestack:topnews:19

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Don’t Be the Type Who Gets Fired!

While you’re performing your job search, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared to keep your job once you find it. There’s many reasons given at the time of a termination as to why a person is let go, but more often than not, we find the employer is vague. There is a way you can attempt to protect yourself from being the person who is let go. Our article today talks about three types of people employers are currently letting go. After reviewing the article, I’m pretty sure these types are not reserved to just right now, but I think you could find a common thread throughout the years. Read the article to learn how not to be the employee getting fired.

http://wallstreetjobreport.com/three-types-of-employees-being-fired-now/

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What’s Your Learning Style?

Have you been ever been in a situation where you are enthusiastic about learning something new but the training comes across as a jumbled mess in your brain? Perhaps you think, “This should be simple”, but yet the presentation before you makes it seem so complicated. And then you think, “I just can’t get this, why?” As noted in today’s article, “Understanding how you take things in and what style of learning you prefer can help make the whole experience much easier for you. For example, if you don’t understand something it may just be the case that you need someone to talk you through it instead of reading about it.” Read more in the link provided and take the quiz to see which way your style leans.

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/content/whats-your-learning-style

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SOFT SKILL: Self-Control, Delayed Gratification

In our world today, we have many distractions and an advantage over our ancestors in that we are able to attain most comforts or desires we want within reason. Unfortunately, many of us have not learned early-on the strength of saying no to something we want now and waiting until a later time in order to achieve other accomplishments in the meantime. For example, perhaps you borrow money to buy that “hot car” right after graduation instead of waiting until you have successful employment and can save the money for it. Of course, you can substitute the “hot car” for other items like a big screen TV or an Xbox, etc., I think you get the idea.

Are you wondering by now how this applies to your job? Let’s see, perhaps you want to go snowboarding and have requested a vacation day but, your employer informs you that day will be particularly busy and another employee has already requested the day off. You decide, “to heck with this, I’m going snowboarding anyway”. Now, you find yourself unemployed! Had you demonstrated some self-control and engaged in a talk with yourself about going a different time while exercising delayed gratification, you would still be employed.

The linked article discusses testing done over a 40 year span. The results indicate that self-control exhibited early on creates success later on. Self-control is an attribute that can be learned by anyone who simply takes the step to begin exercising it in their life. This is a quote from the link which is very encouraging:

“The studies above do make one thing clear: if you want to succeed at something, at some point you will need to find the ability to be disciplined and take action instead of becoming distracted and doing what’s easy. Success in nearly every field requires you to ignore doing something easier (delaying gratification) in favor of doing something harder (doing the work and putting in your reps).”

Read today’s article to understand the areas in your life where you can successfully make this change and become a self-disciplined, valued employee.

http://jamesclear.com/delayed-gratification

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