Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the January 15, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
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- Learn to say “no” a lot because there will always be more demands on your schedule than you can manage.
- Don’t answer the phone. It’s more efficient to collect messages and call people back when you’ve had a chance to prepare an answer.
- Get a lot of sleep. You cannot be effective during the day unless you are rested.
- Don’t tolerate inconvenience. If you have a problem, find a solution for it right away.
- Delegate. Find people to do for you what you don’t do well yourself.
- Expect a lot from any employees or associates. Keep your standards high, and refuse to work with people who cannot live up to them.
- Be explicit in your instructions and communication. Take the time the first time to make sure instructions, requests and communications are clear, so you don’t have to explain things again.
- Be honest. Don’t be afraid to tell someone when you have a problem. Don’t waste time beating around the bush to spare someone’s feelings.
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