Getting Hired

Remember that first impression you made when you first interviewed: that, figuratively, is your initial workplace aura. Got the job:  well, from that point on your workplace reputation begins, and it moves in many ways ahead of you.  Brian Koslow put is very succinctly,” “There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.” Take a few days to relax and comfortably focus in on everything you noticed before during and after you interviewed. Recreate a mental picture of the physicality of the office: décor, colors, if there were any flowers, perhaps a dish of sweets by the receptionist.  Then picture the flow of people, their interactions: is it quiet in the reception area, are people friendly or at least courteous to one another, who gives deference to whom, how do they dress; and, did they react to you...

Imagine being me … waking up to the Rascals, “I’ve got to be on my way, now … Ain’t no fun just hangin’around I’ve got to cover ground … It’s a beautiful morning…”  I just happen to love old-time rock’n’roll, especially when I can use it to help me share my ideas with you. Well, the "imagine being me” would take us back a ways so let’s imagine being you, a newcomer to the job market, a market that is seemingly overrun, overflowing, with recent university graduates so eager and sure about finding work tomorrow.  Guess again, but at the same time don’t misunderstand me: it can happen and that’s great for that lucky person, but those opportunities, I believe, are less rather than more for the overwhelming majority of our young professionals and non-professionals out there. It’s got...