Do you know the best way to move up and challenge yourself with a new job; it’s not by using a typical recruiting service. How should you handle a performance review that’s not full of glowing positive language? Are you feeling distracted at work; how can you become more productive? All three of these topics face us at some point in our careers. You don’t want to have the wrong advice when it comes to your career, otherwise you might make the decision that’s easiest instead of the one that will help propel you upward. Take a look at these three articles and see how they can be applied to your career so that you can stand out and show that you’re the right choice.
What the Federal Reserve Doesn’t Know About Recruiters
Ask the Headhunter Article:
When it comes to finding the right person for the job you have it seems an easy fit to find someone already doing that job and fill the role; right? According to the Federal Reserve this is the exact wrong way to find the right candidate for a job but recruiters are guilty of this type of job matching on a daily basis. In order to stimulate the economy and help develop talented people in the business world the Federal Reserve suggests hiring from related businesses but not the same job. They also suggest making this a transition up with a higher level position and a higher level of pay for the position entered into. This type of job placing is much better than a direct match that most recruiters are guilty of and what you should be wary of when using a recruiting service.
What to do When You Think Your Performance Review is Wrong
Harvard Business Review Article:
If you receive a review of your performance over a period of time and it’s not as positive as you expected it to be what can you do? In most cases the problem isn’t with the boss that wrote the appraisal of your performance, but in the work that you’re doing and how you’re doing it. Unless there are concrete facts that aren’t accurate in the report you have a responsibility to change your own performance and improve. A performance review is the opinion of your boss and something you shouldn’t take lightly. When you receive a report that’s negative you can make the choice to do better in the future, look for ways to get the report changed or leave the company and look for a new job.
Feeling Distracted? Here’s How to Stay Focused at Work
US News Careers Article:
Staying focused is one of the most important aspects of being productive at work. While it may seem like you only lose a few seconds of your time each day when you check your notifications on your phone you’re really resetting your productivity and could lose several minutes at a time. If you turn off the notifications on your phone, reduce the number of times you check email on a daily basis and make the best use of the earlier hours of the day you can be more productive and less distracted than ever. It’s also important to rid your desk area of clutter that can cause you to begin to daydream or lose the concentration you had for the project you’re working on. Make a conscious habit of creating the environment of focus that you need to be able to be more productive at work.