Things your manager doesn't tell you!

Keeping the lines of communication open with your manager is an essential tool to manage that relationship.

 

 

Things your manager doesn’t tell you!

Things your manager doesn’t tell you! Levo is a community of professional women seeking advice, inspiration, and the tools needed to succeed. I found this great post Melissa Stanger, the Associate Editor at Levo League on their website. You can find out more at the link below

Career Development – 3 Things Your Manager Hasn’t Told You That You Need to Hear

Keeping the lines of communication open with your manager is an essential tool to manage that relationship. However, just because the lines are open on your end doesn’t mean they’re always open on your manager’s end.

Here are three things your manager is probably thinking but, for whatever reason, hasn’t told you. They may be difficult to hear, but they’re going to make your life at work a whole lot easier.

1. “I can tell when you’re not listening to me.”
You may think your habit of daydreaming while your manager talks is pretty inconspicuous, but trust me, she knows when you’re not 100 percent present. In a previous job, when I was still really new to the workforce, my manager at the time had a habit of hashing out her thoughts out loud. During one of our meetings she was going over an item I thought didn’t really have much to do with me, and I started thinking about something else (probably lunch). She paused and gave me a searching look.

“I don’t know if you realize, but your eyes tend to glaze over when you’re not listening,” she said.

I’m lucky it was just the two of us meeting or I would have been even more mortified than I was already. But I learned a valuable lesson that day: Your boss can tell when you’re not paying attention. Even if you think she can’t tell, she totally can. And if you want to prove you deserve more responsibility at work, force yourself to pay attention to and get involved with other responsibilities at work. Actively listen and offer your insight, even if they’re things that don’t have anything to do with you right now. They might in the future.

2. “There’s a reason I micromanage you.” ... read the rest at 

http://www.levoleague.com/career-advice/things-your-manager-should-tell-you

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Career Development – 3 Things Your Manager Hasn’t Told You That You Need to Hear

Keeping the lines of communication open with your manager is an essential tool to manage that relationship.

Levo is a community of professional women seeking advice, inspiration, and the tools needed to succeed. I found this great post Melissa Stanger, the Associate Editor at Levo League on their website. You can find out more at the link below

Career Development – 3 Things Your Manager Hasn’t Told You That You Need to Hear

Keeping the lines of communication open with your manager is an essential tool to manage that relationship. However, just because the lines are open on your end doesn’t mean they’re always open on your manager’s end.

Here are three things your manager is probably thinking but, for whatever reason, hasn’t told you. They may be difficult to hear, but they’re going to make your life at work a whole lot easier.

1. “I can tell when you’re not listening to me.”
You may think your habit of daydreaming while your manager talks is pretty inconspicuous, but trust me, she knows when you’re not 100 percent present. In a previous job, when I was still really new to the workforce, my manager at the time had a habit of hashing out her thoughts out loud. During one of our meetings she was going over an item I thought didn’t really have much to do with me, and I started thinking about something else (probably lunch). She paused and gave me a searching look.

“I don’t know if you realize, but your eyes tend to glaze over when you’re not listening,” she said.

I’m lucky it was just the two of us meeting or I would have been even more mortified than I was already. But I learned a valuable lesson that day: Your boss can tell when you’re not paying attention. Even if you think she can’t tell, she totally can. And if you want to prove you deserve more responsibility at work, force yourself to pay attention to and get involved with other responsibilities at work. Actively listen and offer your insight, even if they’re things that don’t have anything to do with you right now. They might in the future.

2. “There’s a reason I micromanage you.” ... read the rest at 

http://www.levoleague.com/career-advice/things-your-manager-should-tell-you.

Wendy Smith  is a Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on your life including your career. She helps people lead happier lives and feel more fulfilled. Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this link

Dress For Success

Your wardrobe choices reflect upon you and speak to your character in the professional world

Dress For Success

Career Development: Dress For Success

Dress For Success – Whether you’re looking for work or are seeking a promotion at your current job, dressing the part can make all the difference. Though it’s easy to say that appearances shouldn’t matter and that a candidate should be judged on their merit and accomplishments rather than their chosen style of dress, the truth is that your wardrobe choices do reflect upon you and speak to your character in the professional world. This is especially true in the case of job interviews, where a first impression and a relatively short conversation are all that a hiring manager has to base her opinions around.

Dress For Success at Interview 

Scoring a new job in today’s struggling economic climate is challenging enough. Don’t stack the deck against yourself by dressing inappropriately for a hard-won interview. Keeping the following tips in mind can, along with your qualifications and ability to be personable, help you land a job while everyone else is looking for one.

You can read the rest of this article at this link; http://www.aupairjobs.com/articles/how-to-dress-for-success/

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Career Development:Dress For Success

Your wardrobe choices reflect upon you and speak to your character in the professional world

Career Development: Dress For Success

Whether you’re looking for work or are seeking a promotion at your current job, dressing the part can make all the difference. Though it’s easy to say that appearances shouldn’t matter and that a candidate should be judged on their merit and accomplishments rather than their chosen style of dress, the truth is that your wardrobe choices do reflect upon you and speak to your character in the professional world. This is especially true in the case of job interviews, where a first impression and a relatively short conversation are all that a hiring manager has to base her opinions around.

Dressing For Interview Success

Scoring a new job in today’s struggling economic climate is challenging enough. Don’t stack the deck against yourself by dressing inappropriately for a hard-won interview. Keeping the following tips in mind can, along with your qualifications and ability to be personable, help you land a job while everyone else is looking for one.

You can read the rest of this article at this link; http://www.aupairjobs.com/articles/how-to-dress-for-success/

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Career Development – Just Starting A New Job?

What are those special things that you can do to make sure things turn out well?

Career Development – Just Starting A New Job?

So you are one of the lucky ones. You did your homework, prepared well and wowed the interviewing panel. Now, you have what you wanted and you are about to start in a new position. So what will you do now to make this a success?

Making the perfect start in your new organization

What are those special things that you can do to make sure things turn out well?

Here are some tips;

  1. Get to know who counts in your new workplace. Who are the key decision makers? Make sure you know who needs to be kept on board
  2. Learn the culture of your new organization. Make sure you find out quickly how things get done. Every organization has its own particular style. Find out what it is here and how your personality and approach might fit in best.
  3. Work out for yourself some short term objectives and then work towards them – in due course make sure you agree the overall of objectives for your role with your new boss.
  4. Build up your connections and a new network of contacts, for example, colleagues, suppliers and customers; both within the organization and outside it.

Getting ahead in your new job

Even if you have only been in your job a little while, you will need to make you do not get stuck in a rut.

  1. You should explore the training and experience opportunities and make sure that you understand how appraisals are carried out. Does your organization have a career development program that you can join?
  2. Continue to nurture your network of contacts. Remember networks depend on reciprocity – what do you have to offer others.
  3. Think about how you can consolidate your position, make a contribution and then don’t wait till it is time to prepare for a move to think about what might come next.

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more athttp://wisewolfcoaching.com

 

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Starting A New Job

What are those special things that you can do to make sure things turn out well?

Starting A New Job

Career Development – Starting A New Job

Starting a new job – congratulations – you did your homework, prepared well and starting a new jobwowed the interviewing panel. You have what you wanted and you are about to start in a new position. So what will you do now to make this a success?

Making the perfect start in your new organization

What are those special things that you can do to make sure things turn out well?

Here are some tips;

  1. Make sure you get to know who really counts in your new workplace. Who are the key decision makers? Make sure you know who needs to be kept on board. Remember, there will be people of influence at all levels in your organisation and courtesy to all is going to make a good impression.
  2. Learn the culture of your new organization. Make sure you find out quickly how things get done. Every organization has its own particular style and language. Take time to find out what goes where you are now. How will your personality and approach best fit in best. Be prepared to adapt.
  3. Work out for yourself some short-term objectives and then work towards them – in due course make sure you agree at least the overall of objectives for your role with your new boss. Make sure you understand how your performance will be judges.
  4. Build up your connections and a new network of contacts, for example, colleagues, suppliers and customers; both within the organization and outside it. Build good relationships with all from your first day.
  5. On that first day, arrive in good time. Dress for success in the style of your new organisation. Polish those shoes. Make sure clothes are clean and well pressed.
  6. Now take a deep breath, put a smile on your face and do well!

Getting ahead in your new job

Once you have made a start, it is time to plan for the future!

  1. Find out how appraisals are carried out and explore the training and experience opportunities and make sure that you t. Does your organization have a career development program that you can join?
  2. Continue to nurture your network of contacts. Remember networks depend on reciprocity – what do you have to offer others.
  3. Think about how you can consolidate your position and make a real contribution to your organisation.
  4. Then don’t wait till it is time to prepare for a move to think about what might come next.
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link