ON THE JOB: Getting Along

Written by Joanna M. Carman


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If A Co-Worker Is Not Showing You Respect

There will be times when a co-worker may yell at you, or perhaps say something to intentionally make you angry. The worst thing you could do is to yell back or fight with this employee. However, you do not deserve to feel threatened at your job, and you can use these tips to ensurerepparttar disrespect stops: - Remember that everyone has a bad day on occasion, andrepparttar 102016 attack may be a direct result of a co-workerís personal problems. Try to be understanding and compassionate. You could try saying something like: ďIím sorry that something is obviously on your mind, but please remember that I didnít do anything to you and donít feel that I deserve to be disrespected.Ē You can even offerrepparttar 102017 co-worker some assistance to help them cool off. - Whatever you do, donít fight back. If another employee really is disrespecting you, your argument will be no good if you start yelling and insulting your co-worker. If you fight back,repparttar 102018 situation changes from someone disrespecting you to supervisors having to cool off two unruly employees. And, believe that will only happen once or twice. Thenrepparttar 102019 supervisor may begin thinking you are a problem. - Try talking to your co-worker. If your co-worker says or does something that you feel is disrespectful, bring it to their attention. This co-worker may not realize that he or she is overstepping a line with you. Try saying something like: ďWhat you just said (or did) made me feel like you do not respect me (or my position). Iím sure that wasnít your intention, but inrepparttar 102020 future, could you please try to be more mindful inrepparttar 102021 future?Ē You may even offerrepparttar 102022 co-worker some pointers on what makes you feel respected. Paraphrase what they just said to make it sound more positive. - If all else fails, talk to your supervisor and/or counselor. When you feel that youíve done everything you can to earnrepparttar 102023 respect of your co-workers and youíre still having problems, talk to your immediate supervisor. You may even request a meeting between you,repparttar 102024 other employee, and your supervisor to get torepparttar 102025 root ofrepparttar 102026 problem. Not only that, but your supervisor may have more tips to help you get along inrepparttar 102027 workplace.

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Tips for Conducting "In Person" (face-to-face) Interviews

Written by Jill Black


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Holdingrepparttar recorder in your non-writing hand allows you to operaterepparttar 102015 on/off button and to write any notations if needed with your other hand.

Never thrustrepparttar 102016 recorder in a persons face as they will feel self-conscious, causing them to become tongue-tied and awkward.

Use your notebook forrepparttar 102017 accurate spelling of names (companies,locations etc), jotting down a few main points and perhaps some question reminders for later.

Be careful when recording that you don't loose concentration as this will "deaden" an interview.

Listen carefully to what is being said and be sure to understandrepparttar 102018 answers otherwise it will be difficult to write clearly enough for your readers.

If you don't understand something ask! "Can you put it into simpler language?" or "Can you clarify that a little more".

If a person is evasive of a question or doesn't give an answer, askrepparttar 102019 question in a different way and at another point in your interview.

If someone gives "offrepparttar 102020 record information" turnrepparttar 102021 recorder off. Don't do too many offrepparttar 102022 record interviews as they don't contribute torepparttar 102023 information you require (your time is valuable). Always Guiderepparttar 102024 interview process, but don't dominate it. Ifrepparttar 102025 person strays too far fromrepparttar 102026 subject at hand,then quickly guiderepparttar 102027 person back. Don't forget to turnrepparttar 102028 recorder back on whenrepparttar 102029 interview proceeds again.

Tip: When you get home label your cassettes as you fill them so there is no chance of accidentally tapeing over information you want to keep.

Always Keeprepparttar 102030 cassette on file in case someone should ever claim they have been misquoted.

Ifrepparttar 102031 interview is likely to be in any way contentiousrepparttar 102032 cassette should remain in your file for at least a year or two.

=> Photographs withrepparttar 102033 interview:

There are times when you may need to use a photograph of a person forrepparttar 102034 project you are working on.

TIP: If you take photographs, always get a signed agreement before taking them and as a safeguard for yourself have them sign a Model Release Consent form. There have been many cases when a person's photo has been used without his/her prior consent andrepparttar 102035 person has sued for modeling fees, invasion of privacy, or for various other reasons.

Take any photos you require atrepparttar 102036 end of an interview when repparttar 102037 person is relaxed.

If possible haverepparttar 102038 person do something that is relevant torepparttar 102039 interview rather than just standing or sitting.

Alternatively photographrepparttar 102040 person in surroundings that have meaning torepparttar 102041 theme ofrepparttar 102042 interview.

If this is not possible then just take a mug shot (a facial close up) that you can use.

Note: People will sometimes cross outrepparttar 102043 word electronic on a consent form and only permit their photo to be used in a print publication. For a variety of personal reasons they may not want their picture to be used onrepparttar 102044 Internet. Always respect their request if this isrepparttar 102045 case.

=> Ask open-ended questions:

Asking open-ended questions instead of ones that invite a yes or no answer will give more interesting responses.

These questions usually begin with who, what, when, where and how, and cannot be answered with a straight yes or not.

Example: "When did you get into writing?" "what made you decide on this particular area of writing"? etc.

This type of questioning setsrepparttar 102046 framework ofrepparttar 102047 interview and is a useful tool when digging for significant information. (also you will have plenty of useable material atrepparttar 102048 end ofrepparttar 102049 interview).

Write uprepparttar 102050 information within hours ofrepparttar 102051 interview if possible or at least within a day or so.

As a courtesy, offer to sendrepparttar 102052 person you have just interviewed a copy of your article (send them a press clipping) or to send them a free copy of your finished ebook.

NOTE: The person being interviewed does not get any payment for doing an interview.

For more resources and ideas on developing a home business writing and e-publishing online visit "Net Writing and e-Publishing Success" at http://www.netwrite-publish.com


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