Job Search Tips - How to Increase Your Success

Written by Steve Kaye

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Meet with yourself once each week to evaluate your performance. I recommend doing this by writing two reports. The first is a candid evaluation of what you accomplished duringrepparttar previous week. The second is a description of your plans forrepparttar 137585 coming week. Your plans should include your goals, actions, and priorities.

The first time that you write these reports, write an evaluation of what you have done so far. Describerepparttar 137586 results that this effort has produced. And compare these results with what you wanted to have.

Next, map out a realistic plan forrepparttar 137587 next week based on achievable goals. For example, you could set goals forrepparttar 137588 number of people you will call,repparttar 137589 number of networking meetings you will attend, andrepparttar 137590 research you will conduct.

Inrepparttar 137591 coming weeks, comparerepparttar 137592 results that you obtained duringrepparttar 137593 previous week withrepparttar 137594 goals that you set. For example, if you planned to attend twelve networking meetings and you attended only two, you should a) explain why this happened and b) plan actions that will correct such a difference. You should also analyze why you missed your goal because this provides insights on what you need to do differently. For example, your goal may have been set too high. Or maybe you could car pool with a friend who is also looking for a job.

Finding a job is a full time job. Work through it with a plan andrepparttar 137595 support of a good boss (yourself).

Business expert and author Steve Kaye works with leaders who want to become more successful. His book, Create Success, shows people how to take control of their future and manage their career. Visit to learn more about this book.

Comparing Classic and Modern Corporate and Personal Development Programs

Written by Dr. Jason Armstrong

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Partners, Competition and Internal Efficiency: Managing conflict in a modern organization has an amazing number of ties torepparttar central themes of Zen,repparttar 137565 “Art of War” andrepparttar 137566 book of change (Tao de Ching).They are all about understanding yourself, your organization, your strengths, weaknesses and synergizing with others to achieve positive outcomes. Collectively these things have a direct correlation to an annual company S.W.O.T review (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Furthermore, these attributes and approaches mimic an employee’s annual performance review. In Applied Zen workshops we go through approaches to company S.W.O.T. which include: company self analysis, analyzingrepparttar 137567 competition, and partnering for best case strategic outcomes.

Allrepparttar 137568 above methods (old and new) are about changing base behavior, beliefs and approaches. These are core values, and are far more important than putting band-aids on problems, or approaching things with simply a behavior change. In regard torepparttar 137569 ancient philosophies, they of course must be interpreted, and applied, using case studies in a context that matchesrepparttar 137570 modern corporate world – butrepparttar 137571 lessons are most definitely there!

Continuing to train ones skills and undergo development both in-house and outside your company is essential.

Asrepparttar 137572 ancient samurai saying says: “Continually sharpenrepparttar 137573 sword or it will go blunt!”

By Jason Armstrong, Ph.D. Copyright 2005.

Jason Armstrong, Ph.D., has worked at CEO levels in Japan, the USA, & Australia. He has also consulted for large multi-national companies in Japan and has specialized in the "Art of War" for more than 20 years. He has worked in both biotech and venture capital industries. Today he runs , which conducts personal and corporate development workshops in the USA Australia and Japan.

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