How To Create A Winning Impression In Your New Job

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

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* Demonstrate that you are highly-motivated and eager to get started.

* Discuss your duties and responsibilities; and establish your priorities. Set challenging, but achievable, short-term and long-term goals.

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* Prepare carefully for meetings with your boss. Try to anticipate questions and be ready with positive and considered responses. Make sure you are always well-informed. Keep up to date on current issues.

How To Prepare For A Telephone Interview

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview.

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Specify and quantify your accomplishments, e.g. 'increased sales by 35%' or 'reduced overheads by 27%'.

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