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Tips for putting your best foot forward to get ahead

Light that spark

by on November 1, 1999 12:00am
in HR Management,Human Resources

Like cockroaches, some employees can survive anything. Empires can rise and fall around them and they quietly endure.
In this tight job market, you may feel lucky to get anyone to fill an open position. But don’t celebrate too soon. By making the newcomer feel welcome from the outset, you increase the odds that the worker will stay and prosper.
You know the rules and you try to obey them. But company policies and procedures can sometimes suffocate your team.
Every budget has built-in assumptions. Savvy managers document these assumptions as they go, testing them against last year’s numbers when possible.
Many job seekers fret over every line of their résumé. All that anxiety won’t necessarily make it better.
Beware of “running out the clock” on the statute of limitations of a discrimination charge.
Moods come and go, in yourself and others, but that doesn’t make you a helpless bystander. Without fanfare, you can control your own attitudes and handle fluctuating moods in your bosses and employees.
The way you prepare a budget for your department reveals much about both your work habits and outlook. By tracking variables with care and making sound assumptions, you can impress higher-ups with your number-crunching prowess. But if you allocate resources poorly or permit too much flab, you can lose credibility.
Q. I work with someone who offends me with his jokes. For example, he’ll compare our workplace to being on a “slave boat where we’re all in chains.”
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