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5 Things That Will Make You Successful

Posted on Apr 6, 2012

Below are 5 steps to help you achieve your goals. These steps can be applied to help you get organized, but most importantly, can be applied to any goal you may have. 5 Things That Will Make You Successful Write down your goals and the actions you will take to achieve them. Post them where you can see them every day! Be passionate about your goals. Other people should be able to see and feel your passion. Self-discipline. It can be difficult at times, but it’s much better than regret or feeling that you may not have pushed yourself enough. NEVER doubt yourself. Join a group or work with a mentor or coach. Meeting regularly with like-minded people can boost your morale. Meetup is a great website to find almost any group that interests you. GRAB A PEN & PAPER OR YOUR TABLET AND GET...

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Negotiation Requires Organization

Posted on May 23, 2011

I recently read an article about how important it is to be organized when negotiating. With the economy slowly improving and companies increasingly hiring, it is crucial to negotiate, especially since many companies are lowballing candidates. Here are a few things to ponder. You were chosen from a significant pool of applicants. Typically companies interview 4-6 candidates after cherry picking the top resumes. If you are at the point of receiving an offer, consider yourself very qualified, not lucky. You may be thinking… ‘I have to take what I can get’, but remember they chose you from a large group of applicants. This is where negotiation is key. Here are a few items to prepare: Do your research online. A good start is looking at salary websites — what are others in your position/area making? Print out all information. http://salary.com http://www.indeed.com/salary http://www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/home Gather information regarding your previous salary, bonus, profit sharing or stock options, and all benefits and put in on paper. Do not discount your benefits. Weigh your options when it comes to health insurance, commuter benefits, vacation time, etc. I went from a job that paid 100% of our health insurance to one that we paid into. It really makes a difference. Putting it on paper will visually help...

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