The Perils Of Employment: Are You About To Be Let Go?Written by David Richter
From moment you are born and you take your first breath, you begin to die.
It’s just a fact of life. And to illustrate another truth: From day you are hired by a company, you move closer to day you will move on. This is either a natural occurrence or a purposeful severing of ties.
Statistics show that average person will hold at least ten to twelve different jobs in what would nonetheless be seen as an illustrious career. Moving from one job to other is a natural progression, each job or situation representing a stepping stone to next. The bottom line is that staying in one job for your entire career is not to be expected.
Having said that, we can look at being let go as a positive experience. It is a way of moving along your career in a very decisive way. There are many reasons for moving on such as being downsized or terminated. Regardless of reason, being free to make a new career move is a positive condition which leads you to your next step.
So what are signs that you are about to be terminated? It can be any one or a number of following:
• A subordinate is beginning to ask you questions about your responsibilities • Your boss is displaying an increased micromanagement style toward you • Some of your responsibilities are being taken away from you • Your next performance review is rescheduled to an earlier date • In meetings with your boss, you realize he is taking more notes than usual • You receive more written and less oral feedback about your performance • You haven’t received a raise in a longer amount of time than usual • You realize your boss is observing you more than usual • Your company is going through a downsizing
Preparing For An InterviewWritten by Michelle Roebuck
When preparing for an interview, you need to know your skills, experiences and achievements, and how to answer interview questions.Your Skills Become an expert about yourself. Before you wrote your resume, you probably prepared a list of skills, experiences and achievements. If not, then it’s a good idea to take some time and prepare one.
This information will help you answer questions that are most commonly asked during interview. There are all types of interview questions, but no book or web site can give you answers. Only you can come up with answers to these questions, because you’re only one who knows what your skills, experiences and achievements are.
The interviewer is asking these questions in order to find out how much of an asset you will be to company if hired. Come up with real life examples that highlight how your skills and achievements helped you in your previous or current job. Think of situations where you:Solved a problem for your supervisor or manager Developed an action plan in order to meet a deadline Led team projects successfully Received some sort of recognition or award at your previous job etc…Answering Interview Questions
When you come up with these examples, make sure your examples focus on what you can do for their company once hired. That’s what job interview is all about…what YOU can do for THEIR company.