Build Your Career Decision By Decision

Written by Ramon Greenwood

Build Your Career Decision By Ramon Greenwood

Do you dislike making decisions and avoidrepparttar challenge whenever you can?

Take heart. Look around and you will find you have plenty of company.

Management psychologists Irving L. Janis and Leon Mann say people tend to be “reluctant decision makers” because they are “beset by conflict, doubts and worry.” They explain that people “seek relief by procrastinating, rationalizing and denying responsibility” in making choices.

This human tendency creates a big vacuum. Its name is opportunity!

"Organizations cannot function, certainly cannot succeed, without good decision-makers. Organizations reward those men and women who are willing and able to fill those roles," according to Ramon Greenwood, senior career counselor at

Therefore, opportunities are available for those who are willing and able to come to grips with decision-making. It'srepparttar 150498 very essence of management. Success depends on being confident and reasonably comfortable withrepparttar 150499 process. Of course, success also requires a good batting average of right decisions. That doesn't mean you have to be right all ofrepparttar 150500 time; it means be right more often than wrong.

Why People Shy Away From Decisions

It helps to understand some ofrepparttar 150501 reasons why people dislike making decisions.

All decisions encompass some degree of irrevocability. Once a decision has been made there is no returning to square one. There is a price tag attached to every decision. There are bound to be winners and losers.

Decisions expose us to attention. We may lack confidence in our ability to make decisions. We may not know how to make decisions.

These facts of life breedrepparttar 150502 kinds of stress that make some people so uncomfortable they had rather let others callrepparttar 150503 shots and take homerepparttar 150504 rewards. Others are willing to stick their heads inrepparttar 150505 sand and letrepparttar 150506 issues go unresolved.

How To Make Better Decisions

You can improve your tolerance for making decisions and do a better job at it by embracing a few common sense ideas.

It is important to realize that although each decision carries with it certain consequences, no outcome is likely to berepparttar 150507 raging success orrepparttar 150508 unmitigated catastrophe we tend to imagine.

Decoding Interview Questions: What are they really asking?

Written by Scott Brown

Interviews can be very stressful, sorepparttar more prepared we are,repparttar 150468 better. One way to prepare ourselves is to brainstorm ideas about questions we may get asked, so we’ll be ready whenrepparttar 150469 time comes. But how do we know how to answer them? More than often, we get asked at least one question in an interview that seems to have little or nothing to do withrepparttar 150470 job. Believe it or not, there is a reason for every question they ask. Here are some tips to help you decode interview language and find out what they really want to know.

Interviewers ask various questions to find out what kind of person you are and how you might be as an employee. Here are some ofrepparttar 150471 more popular interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Q: “What is your greatest accomplishment in life so far?”

A: They’re not just trying to find out what kinds of things you’re good at. Interviewers ask questions like this because they’re trying to find out about your values. The way you answer this question reveals how you seerepparttar 150472 world. The things that are of value to you contribute to your overall personality, which has a lot to do with your work habits. For example, ifrepparttar 150473 position requiresrepparttar 150474 applicant to have more education than learned skills, you might answer by saying you’re most proud of your college or graduate level degree. This showsrepparttar 150475 interviewer that you have a solid understanding of what they’re looking for in an employee and you might be a good fit as well.

Q: “Why do you want to work for this company?”

A: Although this question seems fairly simple, a lot of people don’t seem to realize how important it is. Again, this relates torepparttar 150476 “good fit” idea. The way you answer this question has a lot to do with how much chemistry you may or may not have withrepparttar 150477 company. Like any other relationship, it’s important to have good chemistry withrepparttar 150478 people you work with. While it’s notrepparttar 150479 same kind of chemistry you need in a personal relationship, it’s still important. They need to know if you have what it takes to join their team and if you’re willing to deliver. Instead of focusing on how good you would be atrepparttar 150480 job, focus on exactly how you will help them exceed their goals. Try to come up with unique ideas that make sense and will separate you from other candidates. Be creative and show them you’ve taken some time to really think about your answer.

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