In today's day and age, we use our powerful cell phones to help us with our job search. We scroll through app and website job listings and we may have even applied to a job right from the comfort of our phones. We've called and scheduled interviews, checked and sent emails to see if we have heard from any potential employers. In a nutshell, we've used a lot of features on our phone to search for our next opportunity in the the workforce -- except for maybe one: texting.
"We all know that it’s entirely possible to mess up in the personal style department at work. In fact, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam showed that 44% of top managers have approached an employee because of “inappropriate” clothing.
So it makes sense that style could also have a big influence on moving up the corporate ladder — a staggering 80% of managers and 86% of employees said they think that what you wear to work can impact your chances of scoring a promotion.
After Your First 90 Days At A New Job
"Congratulations! You made it past your first 90 days at your new job. Hopefully, it went smooth and now you can focus on building your tenure into something great. Even if your first 90 days was a little rocky, you can still turn it around into something positive. Your first 90 days was a time of acclimation, learning and fighting the jitters. Beyond your first 90 days there is still a lot to learn but now it’s more about performing and contributing." - The Daily MBA
Sending a thank you note or email after a job interview is standard practice. Once you land a job, knowing when and why to send professional thank you letters is less clear.
For instance, should you send a thank you note to the former boss that wrote you a fantastic recommendation letter? (Yes, you should.)
"If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and listen to him. That person will have an overall decorum that exudes the message, “I belong here.”
Executive presence is a blending of mindset, competencies, and delivery that gives the overall impression that this person has dignity and can get the job done. Can executive presence be developed? Yes – if the person has a foundation of self-confidence and a willingness to build their self-awareness and self-regulation."
So you’ve just interviewed for your dream job (or at least a dreamy job) and as far as you’re concerned, you nailed it! It’s only a matter of time before they call you with an offer. But after a couple of weeks pass without a peep, you start to get a sinking feeling that perhaps it wasn’t the slam-dunk you imagined.
You expect a tough interview, but what happens when you add into the mix a rude interviewer that’d rather crack a whip than a smile to lighten the mood? Should you keep calm and not take the bait, or should you walk out? How do you handle a rude interviewer, and is it worth it to stay or time to leave?