Build Your Career Decision By Decision

Written by Ramon Greenwood

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You will not be a good decision maker if your goal is always to avoid losing rather than always trying to win. Nobody in his or her right mind can expect to be right 100 percent ofrepparttar time. Besides that, as I have already said, you donít always have to be right in order to come out an overall winners.

You canít afford to be defensive about decisions that turn out to be wrong. When you are wrong, and you will be from time to time, admit it and go on.

If you want to be a good decision-maker donít get hung up waiting for all ofrepparttar 150498 facts before coming to a conclusion. Satisfy your self that you understandrepparttar 150499 issue and have weighed all ofrepparttar 150500 options. Testrepparttar 150501 alternative solutions among those who knowrepparttar 150502 situation and will be impacted byrepparttar 150503 decision. Decide. Act.

Learn to trust your intuition. Hunches are not random bolts out ofrepparttar 150504 blue. They are rooted in allrepparttar 150505 knowledge and experience you have accumulated in general and with regard torepparttar 150506 issue at hand.

Decisions surrounding major issues should be broken into smaller, manageable parts. Takerepparttar 150507 parts one at a time; come to conclusions in sequence.

Resist being pressured into making a decision before you are ready to decide and act. All problems do not require immediate answers. Sometimes issues resolve themselves or just go away.

Don't base decisions on popularity. Or on friendship.

Make Decisions To Grow

Nobody says you have to playrepparttar 150508 game as decision makers. But before deciding your role, but keep in mind howrepparttar 150509 real world works.

Organizations grow and profit only torepparttar 150510 extent that their managers make good decisions. Therefore, ambitious organizations need and will pay to get men and women who can make decisions. People who have that ability are in limited supply. This means there are opportunities to gain positions of leadership and earnrepparttar 150511 material rewards that go to those persons who haverepparttar 150512 ability and courage to make decisions.

The choice is yours. Make a decision today.

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Ramon Greenwood is former senior vice president of American Express; a professional director for various businesses; a consultant; a published author of career related books and a syndicated column. Senior career counselor for>

Decoding Interview Questions: What are they really asking?

Written by Scott Brown

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Q: ďSo tell me about yourself...Ē

A: This question usually comes towardsrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 150468 interview or atrepparttar 150469 very beginning to help start things off. If it seems like a very straightforward question- it is. However, donít makerepparttar 150470 mistake of thinkingrepparttar 150471 interviewer wants to get to know you on a personal level. Interviewers ask this question in order to find out about your strengths and weaknesses and how they may affect your work performance. So instead of telling them what you like to do on weekends, you might want to say something like ďIím very sociable and I get along with all kinds of people.Ē An answer like that would show that you work well with others and youíre probably fairly easy to get along with.

Whatever you do- donít stress too much aboutrepparttar 150472 actual questions. A lot of times, a first impression has more to do withrepparttar 150473 way you conduct yourself thanrepparttar 150474 things you actually say. If you come in with pre-rehearsed answers and a script-like presentation, you probably wonít win them over. But if you are asked a question that you werenít prepared for, but you handle it well, you are exhibiting both sincerity and ďgrace under pressure.Ē Now that you understandrepparttar 150475 meaning of these questions, you should be able to come up with some personalized answers. Keep in mind that they ask these questions to get an idea of who you are, not to put you onrepparttar 150476 spot. If you ever feel like youíre being asked an unfair or inappropriate question, you always haverepparttar 150477 option to leaverepparttar 150478 interview and turn downrepparttar 150479 job. But in most situations,repparttar 150480 person is just trying to get to know you a little, so let them!

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook ( As editor of the weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.

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