Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the March 12, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “America may be witnessing another historic transformation of the workplace. In the pre-industrial world, workers lived in isolation, usually on farms, and had little contact with one another. The Industrial Revolution brought people into central locations — factories for most workers — to work in a strict top-down hierarchy. The Information Age may return workers to their homes, and yet connect them via modern technology to ‘the virtual office.'” The Labor Dept. isn’t calling this phenomenon “telecommuting” anymore; now it’s “telework.” Read the full a report on Telework and the New Workplace of the 21st Century.
Ideally, you want a match that suits you both. So, keep your needs in mind. However, for the sake of landing the job, focus on how you will benefit the company. Inquire about their concerns and prepare to offer solid logical solutions to their issues. You may have been able to recognize some problems during your initial research of the company. Why not arrive with knowledge of the employer’s corporate issues and a plan to glide through them for positive results? This gesture will clearly define problem-solving and teamwork skills. The more you can do for the company, the better candidate you will be to join the firm’s team.”
— This Q Tip courtesy of Diana C. LeGere president of Executive Final Copy and the employment coordinator for Greenbacks Bringing Hope Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT.
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