One Client 12/4/17 to 12/15/17:
> 79 Applications
> 42 Phone Screens
> 25 Candidates for Manager's Interviews
> 12 Positions Filled
Did you know that 41% of us will make promises to ourselves for the coming new year? Whether your goal is improving your finances, losing weight, or finding a new job – there are ways to ensure you achieve new year’s resolutions. Use SMART for your format: 1. Keep your goals SPECIFIC. 2. Make them MEASURABLE. 3. Be sure they are ATTAINABLE. 4. The goals need to be RELEVANT. 5. Set time frames to keep them TIME-BOUND.
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A little more for your year end review... a look back will help us to look forward and set our 2018 goals.
Christmas has past and 2018 is just ahead. Now is the time to reflect on the present year’s achievements and struggles, whether that be for work or personal use. Some call it a self-assessment, a performance evaluation or an employee appraisal – the process forces us to take the time to reflect on all of the things we’ve been able to accomplish (or not) throughout the year. More importantly, it helps us to focus and to set goals for the coming new year. Here’s some tips to help you in the process:
1. Keep track of everything you accomplished through out the year with a simple excel spreadsheet. Look through your calendar, e-mail or files to help you remember the events. You will be amazed how much you accomplished. So often we’re focused on what didn’t get done and we forget how successful we actually were over the course of the year.
2. Highlight the top 3 to 5 accomplishments for the year. Keep in mind while you had a great year, no one wants to read a 5-page report on why you are the most valuable member of the team.
3. List 3 disappointments or things that didn’t get accomplished during the year. You don’t need to spend too much time on what went wrong or excuses for not getting to all of your goals. However, this part of the review will help you to focus on how to better accomplish your 2018 goals.
4. And of course, set your goals for 2018. Choose 3 to 5 goals for self-improvement, performance improvement, goals to help your career, family or employer’s business.
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"Don't pick a job. Pick a boss. Your first boss is the biggest factor in your career success. A boss who doesn't trust you won't give you opportunities to grow." William Raduchel
I've been fortunate that most of my supervisors were wonderful mentors. My first "boss" out of college was Doug Farrell. He was the Advertising Manager for the Daily Telegram in Adrian, Michigan. He taught me more than designing display advertisements. He taught me the art of sales, making presentations, building relationships for future sales and more importantly, for returning sales. He also taught me how to think outside of the box.
Upon learning that I was expecting my first child, I was called into the Publisher's office. Mr. Krout told me that I had just passed on what could have been - a promising future. Mr. Krout not only lost my respect that day, but he was also very wrong about the end of my career.
This happened before FMLA and I had to quit my job at the newspaper due to complications during my pregnancy. While at home, I was contacted by one of my former newspaper clients. He asked if I would continue to design his sales flyers. Knowing that this could be a clear conflict with my former employer, I contacted Doug Farrell. He not only supported the idea, but encouraged me to accept the outside work. I began to design the sales flyers for Spielman's from home during my pregnancy. It ended up as a true win for both of us. This kept our client happy. It provided extra income for my family while I was unemployed and Doug benefited from it as an added insert in the newspaper.
After my son was born, I was rehired by the newspaper. While I haven't kept in contact as well as I should have, I will always be grateful that Doug Farrell was my first boss/mentor - very grateful indeed!
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