Ingredients of a Successful Interview By Mark McCurdy If you’re late, you’ve decided your fate! In my workshops, I always make it a point to say, “The biggest favor you can give yourself in the interview is to be on time.” If you are late, you have already decided your fate, and it will not be a positive outcome for you at the company. It is often said that the best reference for future employee outlook is past experience. If you are showing up late, it tells the hiring manager you will probably be late to work and to […]
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12. To sample a new career *** Have you been thinking about making a career transition? Because of the recession that began in 2008, I have been receiving more and more calls from people like you who are re-evaluating their life’s goals. I find people really want a job with a purpose or, as Tim Sanders writes in his book Saving the World at Work, “a purpose with a paycheck.” One of the best ways to test the waters, to see if a career in nonprofits is the right match for you, is to volunteer in your new field […]
6. To strengthen existing friendships *** “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.” -Anonymous When you help with a fundraiser, the first resource you are likely to tap is your personal network, and that is usually your friends and family. I now live in Boston area, but I still have some close friends in New York City. We don’t get to see enough of each other, but we know that once a year we will get together at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. My friend Marc Steir and his growing family have become even […]