Keeping a Job

Keeping a Job

Your Job Is a Game-Make Your Opponents External

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After being in the workforce for many years, I realize that all of our jobs are, simply, games. In every job you have ever had, you are part of a game. Your ability to play the game and be part of the team will determine your success or failure. The ability...

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Why You Should Work Weekends and Holidays

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I cannot tell you how many people have ruined their careers by having the wrong attitude when it comes to working weekends and holidays. Although you may consider your work just a job, if you send this message to your superiors, you will be in trouble...

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Poisonous Tomatoes, 9/11, Kabbalah, Ether, Indian Yogis and the Incredible Power Available to You

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It was not until after the Civil War in the United States, (1861-1865), that tomato agriculture developed into a major industry in the United States. Prior to this time there was an incredible amount of suspicion surrounding the tomato. In fact, until...

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The Most Valuable Work Is Work That Repeats Itself

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When I was 18 years old, I once responded to an advertisement in the paper that stated a company looking for janitors was offering $15.00 an hour (which now would probably be the equivalent of at least $25.00 an hour). Back then, 20+ years ago, that...

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Your Ultimate Goal: How You Can Find Job Security

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One of the worst things that can happen to people is getting fired from a job with no notice. It can be devastating to lose your source of income unexpectedly, especially in a contracting economy. Losing a job can color our perspective on the world and...

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Refuse to Acknowledge Setbacks and Intimidations, and You Will Never Fail

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The police pulled in behind us the second we turned into my mother’s driveway, and turned on their lights. I was very frightened. I thought I might be going to jail that evening. I was not sure. I had assumed my mother and sister were staying in for...

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Communicate Your Value: How to Get a Job and Keep It

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One of the best ways to realize the importance of communication is through simple services, such as getting a shoeshine, ordering hotel room service, or taking advantage of valet parking. In these situations the people providing the service must act...

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To Succeed in Any Job You Need to Create Work

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To be denied the right to work is to be denied the right to participate in the society in which we live. It is for this reason that having the opportunity to work is probably the most important part of your existence. Work is not something to be detested;...

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Watching for Waste in Your Job

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Several years ago I was moving from one house to another, and I hired three day laborers from outside of a U-Haul branch, where I had rented a truck. One of the workers was a man with a strong European accent, who seemed very intense. He worked as fast...

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King Henry II and Understanding Your Employer

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Under King Henry II in the twelfth century, England established a common law.  This was a body of law that was common to all parts of the country.  Throughout Europe at the time, there was a wide body of law that was applied—there were feudal...

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Job Market

You Need to Be Able to Close

By on Mar 28,2024

In this article Harrison explains why the ability to close a sale is the most important skill in selling. Many people may get consumers interested in their products and lead them to the edge of making the sale, but it is the final push where the customer makes the actual purchasing decision which is the most important. Similarly it is good to be able to secure an interview, but what actually counts is the ability to push the employer to make the final hiring decision. There are a million possible closing techniques ranging from using the power of money and the power of issuing a deadline to identifying with a particular cause that could be important to the employer. All you need to do is tap into your instinctual ability and push employers that extra bit to ensure you get the job.

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