12 Sure Ways To Not Get A Job

1) You are are applying to jobs you want to work for but have zero experience in the field or industry

2) You are pushy. If you are pushy in the interview process how will you be in the office?

3) You are late. You don’t call. If you want a job and you are late you call, if you are lost you call, it’s that simple.

4) You know everything so act like you do. This is sure to be a winning personality trait.

5) Ask about money and benefits. You don’t want a job you want a vacation your first day!

6) Talk terribly about your previous employer and coworkers. People love gossip chatter box away!

7) Ignore recruiters. Ignore their emails and their calls. What do recruiters know anyway? There’s no way they know what they are doing, just because they have a job, doesn’t mean they are good at it!

8) Don’t analyse the company, the team or the people you will be working with. The less you know the better. Who doesn’t love surprises anyway??

9) You job hop like a pub crawl.

10) You don’t sell yourself. You don’t care about the job and you don’t care about you. You wonder why they are even interviewing you in the first place. You were only picked out of probably 50 profiles!

11) Your biggest weakness when asked you answer “organizational skills and prioritizing” (yes, we have heard this)

12) Your resume hasn’t been modified so it’s not only outdated but you actually didn’t change the template, not even the words “place information here”

The Mental Plan To Stop Getting Fat At Work

I am not going to preach to an empty chapel. There’s nothing wrong with fat or sugar or carbs or protein, paleo or Atkins or Mediterranean or or or. There is something wrong however if you are no longer comfortable in not only your clothes but your own skin.Gaining weight changes you, not just your outside but your inside too. You not only become more sluggish but more irritable and less desirable for no one else but yourself.

So you have to change something. You don’t need a walking office treadmill, or a medicine ball to sit on, nor the the newest miracle pill. What you need is the internal motivation and drive to care about yourself more then you care about the food you are about to consume.

No one can watch you 24/7, even prisons have trouble with that, so what you need to do is watch yourself. Know what you are doing wrong to want to change it.

Don’t just go for the apple instead of the chips as you know you will want those chips later on, have a few from someone else and move on. My father used to tell me the greatest way to lose weight is to walk away from the table but we no longer only eat at tables. We eat in closets, at desks, outside, in restaurants..which is a table but no one removes a plate until it’s finished so that doesn’t help.

You need to think as you take a bite of something…do I want this? Am I worth the results I want to see in myself. You will think “I am not, there’s no point” But there is a point. You are the point because you want to feel good about you.

Your goals have to be realistic. If you work on the 31st floor, saying I will take the stairs is just not realistic but how about actually packing a healthy lunch, save money and truly not snacking at night time? That’s doable.

Recognize when you are stress eating. Often we eat not because we are hungry but because we are bored or stressed. Not only that but when we are stressed we don’t metabolize food as we should, so our body stores the fat…isn’t that wonderful..storing when we want it the least!I recently found myfitnesspal app a wonderful tool to track what I take in and don’t starve yourself. It is important to eat. You can slip up but that’s ok because you didn’t slip up, it’s lifestyle changes, as long as you realise it’s ok.

This isn’t I’m going to lose 5lbs it’s I’m going to make chicken and salad for lunch and “if I go out for lunch, I will plan ahead”. Look online what the menu is and think what is best for your body and mind. Feel free to leave over some of it…it’s okay. I love big portions but the reality is… they often are too big. As well, don’t eat at night, supper is supper and then you are done. Small goals each day make it easier and more realistic to make your bigger goals.

Remember as well, free is free for a reason, because it isn’t worth anything. When the free food is left in the office, or the muffins and donuts served in a meeting… Don’t touch it!! It’s free. If you are a germaphobe think “who the heck has been touching it??” If your not, become one. The same goes for networking events. You know you will never get full off of the horderves so don’t eat them. Plan your meal after or before but don’t eat during…unless it’s a sit down event, then just literally watch what you eat and ask the waiter in advance what is being server. Think before you put what’s in your mouth.

Believe in yourself and know you are worth it and you can do it, if you really want to. You don’t NEED to be at the gym to lose weight and feel great, you just need to change your frame of mind.

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“Tell Me About Yourself” What Do They REALLY Want To Know

You are sitting in your dream company, across from your potential new employer all decked out. You have your freshly printed resume in their hands, they look through it briefly and say: “So….tell me about yourself”

And your brain goes like wildfire. You have done so much. You have so much to say but where do you start?

What they are really asking in the politest of ways is “who are you and why are you here?”

So your answer needs to be along the lines of “what have you done that will help their team and company succeed?”.

They don’t care about anything personal. This is your time to show how you fit in the company. They need to learn you know how to give long answers in a short period of time.

So you must:

Be precise.

Be consistent.

AND

Don’t ramble

Don’t worry about what they want to hear. Worry about the message you want to get across.

Think of it as you elevator pitch with more substance to get you to that higher level.

Remember every good story has a beginning, middle and an end a summary as this question gets you talking but don’t talk too much.

Here is how it’s broken down:

I am a ….

“I have done…with numbers and dollars and accomplishments and I’m looking for x, y, z which is what brings me to you today.

How does that work for you?”

Write down all your key points so it will help you not have to think once you are in your interview.

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Why Can’t I Offer More Money When They Want To Leave?

There are so many reasons why it’s not in your favour to offer someone who wants to leave your company more money.

Here are some of them:

The person wasn’t happy and it wasn’t just about the money.
Money is great, we all need it, most of us want more if it BUT when someone is making a move to another company, money was never the only issues and if twas the only issue why all of the sudden, now that they are about to go, you are able to throw more at them??

If you were able to throw the dollars at them now why didn’t you do it before??
This makes sense of course if you didn’t know it was an issue however if there are unhappy employees, it is your responsibility as a manager and/or an owner to know your people are unhappy. To say “You were too busy to notice” Or you have “too many people to know everything” is just an excuse that doesn’t work. Unhappy employees are less productive employees, they are the one missing work to go out, leaving early, on the phone more and taking lunch more often then before. You can’t know everything but you should be able to catch on and work accordingly.

If someone is about to take an offer now, in three to six months they will take another offer again as chances are it wasn’t about the money, they will still be unhappy but the idea of staying was much easier then the idea of leaving.

We see it all the time, managers/HR/CEO’s saying “we will give you more responsibilities, we will raise your salary” but the chances of this actually happening is truly nil to none…as again, why didn’t they just do it before??

Moving from job to job is never ideal however sometimes people need to leave a company and what that time comes it’s is best to just let them go. It’s hard, as breakups are never easy but once you are down, pick yourself up again and come back/hire stronger!

May Madness

They say “Love is in the air” when it’s spring but it’s not just love, it’s leg-working.
May is the time when we get out of hibernation and into the swing of things.
It’s after the holidays and before summer vacation.
It’s the time the ladies kick on their heels and the men relieve themselves of their ties because May is the beginning of Events.
From networking events to neighbourhood bbq’s, to parties and charity events.
May kicks off the two month spree of a social calendar.
You may love it, you may hate it but it if you are human and working, you must go to at least one of them!
It’s your time to show people who you are, what you do and what you can accomplish.
It’s your time to get your face known and your name out there.
Even if you hide near the food the entire evening you will meet at least one good contact…the other person who is also hanging out by the food.
So go enjoy yourself, and the weather, as if you are in Canada it’s only going to last for so long!!

And know that networking tips will follow!

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Learn To Keep Your Employees!

You have employees, you are growing, you want to grow, that’s all great! Nerve wracking but great!! The only problem is, everyone is different and every company is different so as much as it’s fabulous to want to add employees you need to go about it the right way!
So what can you do to actually keep employees so people like me don’t take them out???

A steady job and paycheck is not enough to keep them happy.
Here are some not deep pocket examples that can help employees feel warm and fuzzy inside:

Relax on the dress code once a week or provide a free lunch of Fridays…offices love free!! Free coffee, free donuts, free time!!

Keep them motivated, keep them educated!
Lunch and learn sessions: The government of Quebec provides grants to companies that provide training. Take advantage of it!! It will save you money in the long run as well! If you need more information please do feel free to send jessica@mindhr.com an email. She will put you in touch with the right person.

Offer a flexible work schedule. I have a client that has a 7.5 hour work week. Everyone has to be in at 10am but they can come in anytime before and leave 7.5 hours later.

Don’t yell, it’s not good for you and it’s not good for the morale of the office. Keep calm and work on!

Dangle a carrot in front of the right people. Everyone has different motivations so work with what those differences. It’s not discrimination if everyone has something to look forward to. I worked with a sales woman who was motivated by time off. She didn’t care about the commissions, she wanted a half day off for every sale made. Not the end of the world.

Celebrate occasions and offer the option of It’s your Birthday take the day off. With smart phones we are always available, so a day off is never really a day off.

Participate in community events. Events bring up team spirit. You don’t have to make it mandatory but you can make it an option. Building a sense of community and family makes it harder for people to leave.

As a manager or an owner, bond with them and get to know them. You don’t have to be best buddies but you can get to know their favorite color.

If you can and have the space, offer gym memberships or provide the time for your employees to get out and exercise. Healthy body healthy mind

Work with your employees to show the progression of their work and the company, if that is something that interests them. Don’t worry, NOT everyone wants to the be chief and not everyone wants to be the soldier.

Don’t forget to congratulate successes not everything has to be about money, a simple well done, is really enough sometimes.

The employers who treat their employees the best will not only keep their current staff but also find the best employees flocking to them.

Happy flying!

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