Increasing your ROI

Written by Nan S. Russell

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2.Work smart and fast. If you're slow onrepparttar computer, increase your skills. If you pace yourself or spread your work out throughrepparttar 137833 day, don't. If you don't have time to train someone to help you, makerepparttar 137834 time. The more you can leverage yourself andrepparttar 137835 more work that you produce,repparttar 137836 more valuable an asset you become. Invest in yourself.

3.Choose making progress over being busy. Spend a day answering emails, reading mail, completing miscellaneous and unimportant tasks, and atrepparttar 137837 end ofrepparttar 137838 day you're no further along on your important work than when you started. Sure, those recurring tasks need to be done, too. But choose first to make progress, then dorepparttar 137839 recurring tasks, notrepparttar 137840 other way around or you'll find there's no time left forrepparttar 137841 big stuff that offers a better return on your investment.

Want to be winning at working? Invest your personal capital wisely and you'll find your ROI compounding year after year and your career stock rising.

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Job Interviews -- The Four Worst Objections You’ll Face and How to Deal with Them

Written by Ann Wilson

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In many cases, this is a bigger problem inrepparttar candidate’s mind than inrepparttar 137655 interviewer’s. You might assume thatrepparttar 137656 interviewer is casting aspersions on your managerial skills or business abilities.

Actually, his concern may be very different. He might be worried that you’ll get bored or restless in a corporate job and decide to strike out on your own again. Therefore, it’s best to ask questions to find out whatrepparttar 137657 specific concern is. That way, you’ll be addressingrepparttar 137658 right concern.

When replying, focus on how you exercised initiative and demonstrated drive as well as tolerance for risk and ambiguity. Talk about whatever success you had and what you learned fromrepparttar 137659 experience. Make it abundantly clear that you have satisfied your entrepreneurial urges and are more than willing to settle into a corporate job.

Objection #4: You seem overqualified forrepparttar 137660 job

There are two possible objections here. One, they might be saying that you may want more money than they’re ready to pay. Second, they might be implying you will get bored and leave for greener pastures soon.

Both these objections may come into play if you’re making a career change.

If money isrepparttar 137661 issue, explain why you don’t mind taking a pay-cut. Talk about how you’re making a career transition and are perfectly willing to accept lower pay. You might even back this up explaining how you have worked out a new personal budget that’ll allow you to be comfortable atrepparttar 137662 lower pay. Also talk about non-monetary factors that give you job satisfaction.

Forrepparttar 137663 second objection,repparttar 137664 best way out is to detail how you have done lots of research on your new career choice before committing to it. If some ofrepparttar 137665 tasks in your previous jobs that were similar to what you’ll be doing in your new assignment, explain how you did those tasks without complaints. That should alleviate concernsrepparttar 137666 employer might have about your getting bored inrepparttar 137667 new job.

Anticipate objections and prepare short, to-the-point responses in advance. Atrepparttar 137668 job interview, answer objections in a confident, calm manner, taking care to uncoverrepparttar 137669 real objection first. Those arerepparttar 137670 keys to dealing with interview curve balls!

Ann Wilson is a successful business author who writes extensively on jobs and careers. Her articles include best tips for job interviews, how to write effective thank you notes after interviews and many others offering cutting-edge advice on interviewing.

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