Are you seeking work or making a formal proposal to a peer? Then you want to understand the purpose and composition of the covering letter to accompany your resume, application, email, or facsimile.
The covering letter is a short introduction to your main...
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Chances are you've come across this phrase sometime during your life. This piece of advice has been passed down for generations for a good reason--it's excellent advice.
I'm sure if you think about...
…the response you get (and it may not be what you intended).
Got this email last night…
"We were going to book in for one of your workshops until we made a call to your office & whoever answered the phone was basically rude so we forgot about booking...
Time management can be interpreted in several ways. But it is commonly understood as proper allocation of time in terms of maximizing it by accomplishing more tasks. It could be applied to a lot of situations, whether in school, or work, and basically...
Twitter is becoming the new job board. It is also becoming the new résumé.
Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant résumés, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates and research applicants.
culled from: leadership.com
Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. To become a CEO of your own destiny.
Less than half of Americans (47 percent) are satisfied with...
Successful entrepreneurs know that to move ahead sometimes you need to take a break.
Most truly successful entrepreneurs share a common belief that no amount of success is ever enough. But even with an insatiable drive to be the best, successful entrepreneurs know that they too must take breaks and...
The new financial management system was installed, new procedures distributed and office staff trained. And yet, the number of accounting errors had increased. Does this sound familiar ? Sometimes the best laid plans of mice and managers come to naught – or worse still,...
We’ve all heard it said that we play starring roles in our life stories. But, we are more than actors playing out someone else’s script. We are also the authors of those yet unfinished novels. Sure, the story is about you; your choices, your struggles, and your triumphs. As long...
some basic tools to use when you ask the employer to show you the money!
Congratulations! You've landed the job. Now to take home the package that is most commensurate with your skills, ability, experience and the job responsibilities. Bayt.com reveals some basic tools to...
Downturns, layoffs, and right-sizing are words that strike fear in the hearts of many people currently employed. In work places around the country workers are rightfully preoccupied with the threat of losing their jobs. While there is no single solution that will work in any individual case, there are...
"The visible competitor is a known quantity...Invisible competitors, on the other hand, are unfamiliar and unknown. They are companies from outside the industry that posses a technological capability that could be threatening if turned to new markets."
"No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself." William Penn 1644 - 1718.
"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, throu canst not then be false to any man." William Shakespeare 1564 -...
When you present, your audience usually sizes you up before you even utter a word — so it’s critical to make a positive first impression. Start by communicating ahead of time. Send a thoughtfully written agenda with a concise but telling subject line — and be explicit...
"Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia." -- Alexis Carrel
When I was 10 years old, our family vacation was to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming. I remember watching in awe as the Old Faithful geyser of its own free will and...
Working with your partner brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘relationship skills’.
Try these tips to help you navigate the minefield with your spouse:
Keep the space between you clean
If there’s any tension between you, clear the air. Do it by asking...
You meet a business acquaintance for the first time – it could be your new boss, a recent addition to your team, or a potential client you want to sign up.
The moment that stranger sees you, his or her brain makes a thousand computations: Are you someone to approach or to avoid? Are you...
Most attempts at brainstorming are doomed. To generate better ideas—and boost the odds that your organization will act on them—start by asking better questions.
March 2011 | byKevin P. Coyne and Shawn T. Coyne
Companies run on good ideas. From R&D groups seeking...
culled from: habitualist.com
Good manners, or behaving in a way that's socially acceptable and respectful, display respect, care, and consideration for others. Excellent manners can help you to have better relationships with people you know, and those you will meet. Here's how to cultivate...
culled from: clemmer.net
Jim Clemmer is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, workshop/retreat leader, and management team developer on leadership, change, customer focus, culture, teams, and personal growth. During the last 25 years he has delivered over two thousand...
First, a personal note. Sorry, I haven’t been blogging for a while. I’ve been quite ill, with a suspected case of swine flu. (I say “suspected” because at least in my community, doctors are only giving the “swine flu” test to hospitalized patients, which,...
Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this? You're sitting in the meeting, and the VIP before you asks – "What do you think?" Or you're asked to stand and share your thoughts on a topic you haven't considered before or weren't prepared to discuss. These six...
culled from: ceoonline.com
When you consider that business networking events are about establishing relationships, it's surprisingly common to actually alienate those you meet. So how do you avoid making such mistakes?
Here are six mistakes you may be making at business networking events.
culled from: www.bossgroup.com.au
Tip #1: Be clear on who to avoid and who to engage
Be clear on who to avoid and who to engage. Don’t mess around. If someone is in your vicinity that you do not wish to engage, you need to act quickly and move directly to a new target. It isn’t enough to...
Is there an inherent conflict between spirituality and intelligence? Are they perpetually at odds with each other? Must we choose to embrace either spirituality or rationality but never both at the same time?
Several years ago I would have said yes to these questions. But today I see that this...
It's been said that your house or 401K is the biggest investment you'll make in your lifetime. That's not true. Your career, by far, offers the potential for greater rewards monetarily, as well as in personal fulfillment. Here are 5 steps to enhance your career...
"By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision." — Bruno Walter
You have programs for everything you do. Your programs consist of sequences of thoughts and behaviors triggered by a stimulus. In NLP terms, this is called a...
There are four key categories to remember when thinking about whether you are maximising your communication with your target market.
Within these categories there are many variations on how a message can be conveyed, or a channel for dialogue opened. However, if you keep in...
Do you want to be highly productive when approaching a big project? Here are five insights from a Harvard expert to help you start and finish with ease.
For most people, the best part of taking on a big project is the end. It feels great to look back and see all you accomplished. But the...
When you initiate a call:
Prepare (if possible, in writing) what you’re prepare to talk about before you make the call.
Speak clearly and intelligibly in a polite even tone.
When you initiate a call, introduce yourself the right way viz: Say “Hello”; Identify yourself and...
Leaders have more power than they realize. They can patiently create a climate of creativity or they can crush it in a series of subtle comments and gestures. Their actions send powerful signals. Their responses to suggestions and ideas are deciphered by staff as encouragement or...
Here from the career experts at the Middle East's #1 job site www.Bayt.com are the top ten reasons candidates often fail to secure the job of their dreams.
Your CV was prepared by a professional, you did all the necessary groundwork before the interview and you thought the...
Are you known for the reasons you want to be known? Do people in your market perceive you and your organisation according to your brand strategy? What percentage of your target market know who you are? What percentage have never heard of you? The objective of this article is to move your name and business...
culled from inc.com
Think of how often you communicate with people during your day. You write emails, facilitate meetings, participate in conference calls, create reports, devise presentations, debate with your colleagues… the list goes on.
We can spend almost our entire day communicating. So, how can we...
• "The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself."
– American businessman, Bernard Baruch
Whether you're writing an email to a co-worker, delivering on the job training to a new team member, or giving an important presentation to your board...
Salary negotiation is a tough art; if you master it you can get a sneak peek into what your employer’s “reservation price” is and use it to your advantage. The career experts at Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site, have developed below a simple code of salary negotiation that...
People remember best what you say last. In a presentation, what people take with them to put into action or to connect with what they already know depends to a large degree on how you end the presentations. So in one sense, the end of your presentation is the beginning for the audience. Speakers often...
In this day of having a conversation while text messaging someone else, the art of manners can seem a waste of time, or is it?
It’s not clear that anyone knows what a written thank you note is anymore. This is great because it’s easier than ever to have your teen make an...
Career planning is essential for people who are just starting out in their career or thinking about changing careers. The typical strategy for a job candidate with uncertainty is to speak with a professional career counselor at a school, college or university.
When a person does not...
Are you looking to get to the next level in your organization? Have you tried for a promotion before, but failed to get it? You might have excellent skills and many years of working experience on the table, but you just can’t seem to get that...
1. What does your company need?
To find the right accountant, you’ll need to start with a basic question: What does your company need? Decide what kind of services you need before searching for an accountant, not the other way around, Williams says. Do you need help with your taxes? Do you need someone to help with your daily...
0163Wounded, captured and forced to build a weapon by his enemies, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark instead created an advanced suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Now with a new outlook on life, Tony uses his money and intelligence to make the world a safer, better place as Iron Man