The 2-Minute Tip for Success
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
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In order to succeed in your career there are a few things that help make that process easier. Locking down the career you desire goes far beyond the resume. Given the chance to land a great opportunity you have to be prepared to sell yourself and your skills. Confidence plays a big role in professional advancement! How is your confidence and how well are you selling that to your potential employer?
Have you ever been asked what you do for a living and find that you stumble around a bit before you get to the heart of your work? To quickly and clearly communicate the importance of your job, prepare an "elevator speech". An elevator speech is a brief message that can be easily communicated in 20 to 30 seconds, the average time it takes to ride from the bottom floor to the top floor in an elevator; hence its name.
A lot of time and energy is spent on the interview process. One thing a lot of people underestimate and often overlook is the "phone interview process" and its importance! In some cases, you must ace a phone interview before given the opportunity to have an in person interview.