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JobDig Career Pocket Book

JobDig Career Pocket Book

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Published by glhoffman
Timeless career and job advice for Generation X and Y, one hundred mini lessons in how to do better at your current job or ways to look for a new one.
Timeless career and job advice for Generation X and Y, one hundred mini lessons in how to do better at your current job or ways to look for a new one.

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep......................2Interview For the Job You Don’t Want..............................3What To Say At the Job Interview.....................................4Be a Job Improver Instead of a Job Seeker.....................5Standard Responses to Any Boss Question....................6Lessons from Famous Movies: Apollo 13........................7How To Find Your True Passion at Work...........................8What To Do When The Boss Ignores You.........................9The YeahButs Have Arrived............................................10How to Un-Bore Yourself................................................11How to Be Excellent in Meetings....................................12Wondering How to Do Your First Big Presentation?.......13Five Things To Look For in Your First Company.............14How To Walk Your Talk...................................................15You Don’t Get In...by Buying a Ticket.............................16Learn to be an Innovator.................................................17Learn from your Mistakes...............................................18The Winning Job Interview.............................................19Taking a Step Back.........................................................21The Interview is Over, Not...............................................22Money Saving TIps.........................................................23What’s the Trick or Secret about Management..............24College Grads and Taking the Summer Off....................25Keep Learning to Get Ahead..........................................26Beware of People Who Want to Negotiate for You.........27When Can You Start?.....................................................28Work is Not Just an 8-5 Thing........................................29How To Handle the Negative Performance Review........30I Work in a Small Company...Take Out the Trash?..........31 Ask Others About Their Careers.....................................32Making Your Bones........................................................33Urgency in Your Job Seeking..........................................34Simple Things.................................................................35Get Happy For Others.....................................................36Role Models Needed.......................................................37What Bosses Like...........................................................38 Are You Anonymous at Work?........................................39 Are You Anonymous at Work?........................................41No One is 15% Smarter Than You.................................42Developing All Your Skills...............................................43The Art of Getting Ahead................................................44How To Start the Job Interview.......................................45Mental Mentors...............................................................47Telling Time or Building Clocks......................................48Beware of Experts..........................................................49It’s Not the Job, Stupid. It’s the Stupid Job...................50Be Truthful.......................................................................51Small Companies are Better...........................................52Do You Have a Clap and Cheer Job?.............................53Plussing..........................................................................54Two Counter-Intuitive Strategies...Interview...................55Three Job Candidates to Remember..............................56Two Kinds of Jobs. What are They?...............................58I Just Graduated and I Don’t Know................................59They Yelled at Me for Reading a Magazine....................60How To Cope With Criticism at Work.............................61I Want To Quit After Only a Year, Is That OK?.................62Wrong Job or Just Bored?.............................................63Eats, Shoots & Leaves...Personal Elevator Pitch............64Recognize and Fix Small Irritants to Get Ahead.............65How To Handle Negative People at Work.......................66Three Types of Interview Questions................................67Five Things To Do Now...Best Summer Job...................68Five Gutsy Things To Say on Your Job Interview............69Employers Must Earn Your Loyalty.................................70How Gen Y Can Handle the Baby Boomers at Work.....71What To Do When You Don’t Know What to Do.............72Resume Liars..................................................................73The “When Can You Start?” Question............................74Five Things You Can Do Now To Get a Better Job.........75How To Be Positive When Everyone Else Isn’t...............76Get a Bad Job Before Your Good One Starts................77 Assume Goodwill............................................................78How To Find a Mentor Mid Career..................................79 Advice You Won’t Hear at Commencement...................80Summer Doldrums and What to do About Them...........81Sometimes Your Passion Finds You...............................8210 Lessons a Dad Should Teach His Daughter...............83 Are You on a Career Path?.............................................84Little Overlooked Things...Company Culture..................85Body Language During the Job Interview.......................86Speci
city Sells Even in Cover Letters...........................87Five Things To Do...Asking for a Raise...........................88Job Seekers Should Know the Market...........................89The 5% Rule...................................................................90Making Chicken Salad Out of Chicken$!#*.....................91Good Luck With Being a Lone Ranger...........................92How To Be More Likeable: 10 Tips.................................93Before the Interview, Use the Google.............................99Dear Kid, On Being Dropped Off at College.................100 A Fifth Grade Do-Over..................................................101Coaching Little League.................................................102The Anti-Graduation Speech........................................103Use a Strong Headline in Your Resume........................104The Class Everyone Thought You Took........................106Yogi Berra, JobSeeker...................................................108Brutal But Honest Post-Spring Break Advice...............109What To Do...Advice from your Parents........................111Who is Your Real Boss.................................................113Five Must-D ...To Avoid Being Laid Off........................114Please Don’t Come To My Workplace..........................115Five Resolutions You Can and Must Keep...................116
KINDLE BOOK
by GL Hoffman____________________________
 
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KINDLE BOOK
by GL Hoffman 
 Ten New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep
1. Get to work on time.
Nothing is simpler and nothing makes a statement more than being on time. Thereason? Being consistently late to work, although no big deal perhaps, sends a message to your bossthat is unrecoverable.
2. Stay positive.
Within reason, don’t be all giddy and stupid positive acting. Just remain positive aboutyour business, your company, your co- workers and your speci
c job. Again, it is a simple thing to do. A minimum performance standard.
3. Don’t gossip.
Gossip is the hobglobbin of small minds. Don’t go there.
4. Learn something new every day and every week.
Advancement is all about improving your skills. Nomatter what your current job, you can learn a new skill. This one is up to you. Think small, incrementalskill development…they all count and add up.
5. Do something nice for a co-worker or customer…that is extra-ordinary.
 And, here is the tough part:expect NOTHING in return. Don’t even hint at some kind of quid pro quo.
6. One day a week, dress one level up from your normal dress code.
In grade school, we used to call it‘wearing your Sunday school clothes’ one day to school on dress-up day. I am sure that dates me. Oneguy here wears a tie (we are very casual here at Jobdig) on Tuesday. He calls it Tuesday Tie Day. No onetold him to do it—he just does it. We notice it.
7. Do 10% more.
Simple and achievable.
8. Tell your mom and dad about your workplace.
What you do. What your company does. What you arelearning. Being a dad myself, (duh!), I love hearing about my kids’ workplace. Dads —and Moms—ap-preciate this…and you may be surprised, they may even have some ideas for you to implement.
9. Do something beneath your pay grade.
In the military, this is when the general stops the car and picksup some trash along the road. Too good to make coffee? How about cleaning the pot?
10. Make it a point of being known for your manners.
 
 
KINDLE BOOK
by GL Hoffman 
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Interview For the Job You Don’t Want
One of the best pieces of advice in Dick Bolles “What Color is Your Parachute?” is to interview for the jobyou actually do not want.Why? Practice.Why wait for the perfect job opening? Apply at a few jobs that you even might be over-quali
ed for…andde
nitely those jobs that you cannot see ever
tting you. The concept is that you will learn how to respondto questions and how the interviewer reacts to each. This practice interview can do wonders to get youprepared for the prime interview…which you must ace.

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