Even if you don’t think a salary decrease is an immediate threat, you should still be prepared for the possibility.
Corporate restructuring is still swirling all around us, as are layoffs and downsizing. To ensure you keep that job, here are some tips you can use to shine at the office.
You’re sitting in an office. A folder with your résumé rests in your lap. Your palms are sweating and heart beating. You tense as the interviewer walks in. They ask a question. You open your mouth, but the words don’t come out.
You’ve laid out your outfit and read the company’s website. You set your alarm and are going to bed early. Tomorrow morning is the first day of your internship. You’re a little nervous, but excited, too. You’ll walk into the office ready to work…but then what?
“So, tell me about yourself…” Whether at a networking event or in an interview, we’ve all been asked this question. At first, it’s not daunting. You know you better than anyone, right? You might think: “There’s no way I can mess this up! Ask me something tough, like what’s my favorite food. After all, I like pizza AND crab rangoon so much. How could I decide?”
At 11:30 p.m., I turned on my computer and received a message from Lord Voldemort: “Who’s better looking…me or Harry?” Later, I got one about a job opening at a top consulting firm in Chicago. In the morning, I had a message from Barack Obama. This isn’t a dream. It’s the reality for millions of users on one of the world’s largest social networks. Welcome to Twitter!