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Habits that can boost your career

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We all dream of landing that dream job and achieving success in our professional career. If you are asking yourself why you have not found that dream job yet, then it time for you to wake up, undertake a personal evaluation, and start implementing changes that will land you that dream job and success. A few simple behavioral changes could be all you need to boost your career.

Here are few behaviors that you could adopt that would help launch career:

Be honest and authentic – Just be yourself and you will be surprised to see how many people appreciate connecting with real people. Being yourself will help to win the hearts and minds of those around you.

Be passionate about what you do – If you are passionate and care about what you are doing, this will show in your demeanor. Your passion will inspire team members or staff. Sadly, if you view your job as a grind, then it going to mean long days. If you passionate about your work then your job will no longer feel like work rather a mission.

Tackle your fears and build your self-confidence – We all have fears and mange these differently. You might be thinking that you will not succeed at their new job, afraid to express your opinion publicly, or afraid to start a new business idea. Face up to these fears and remember if you ever try how will you ever know. Don’t land up in that space after many years you look back with regret because you were afraid to try.

Learn from the past and look forward – We can all dwell on our past mistakes and wish we could have done some things differently. If you thinks or much on the past you will not be able to focus on the tasks at hand. This will affect your performance and productivity. You cannot change the past, only learn from the mistakes you made and make sure you don’t repeat them.

Stay focused and tackle the most important tasks – We all have those days when we look at our To-Do list and it just never ends. Don’t let this overwhelm you and ruin your day. From your list tackle three critical tasks that you feel will have a huge impact.

Don’t be afraid to show off your skills – The safe road to travel is just to follow instruction and do exactly what you are told, no more no less. This attitude probably won’t help you when it come to how much value you are adding to the organization. Be creative, think outside the box, and share your ideas and thoughts.

Never give up – Most people struggle when facing rejection or adversity. We all know that solving problems can be tough and there is never an easy solution. Never stop looking for a solutions.

Have fun – Remember life is short and we all need to make the most out of every minute possible. Smile, laugh, and inspire those around you. Share your passion and life.


How to Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’

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Asking if you have been fired in a job interview can be one of the most daunting questions to be asked. We have all been in a position where this don’t always go according to plan. Things such as company culture or lack of support could be a reason for being fired but how do you talk about this in an interview? These are some tips to help you answer the question with no negativity and honestly.

Process Your Thoughts – Always examine the details of what happened and write it down. Another thing you have to do is deal with things that make you nervous before you go into the interview. Talk things over with a friend so you are clear and honest about what happened.

Talk To Your References – Always talk to the people you are putting down as references so you know what they will say about you and will have a detailed description of your accomplishments. Another thing to do that will be incredibly hard to do is give the employer who let you go a call and let him know you have learnt from your termination and find out what he might say if they were contacted. This may ensure that they do not speak badly about you to new employees.

Show How You Have Grown From the Experience – Think about positive aspects that you have learnt from the experience and focus on those. Talk about how your experience has turned you into a better leader and state that you have realized where you went wrong and now you know how to fix those mistakes.

Script Your Answer – Once you have gone through the above process write down and learn what your answer would be. This will help ensure that you are calm in the interview and ready for any questions thrown your way. Try move the conversation towards your successes and the new position.

If the interviewer does not bring it up neither should you. But make sure you never lie or speak badly about anyone in your past company. Always keep things positive and point out how you have learnt from your past experiences, this will always lead to success.