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Rather than being a prisoner of your circumstances, rise up above them and practice these good habits to make happiness happen for you at work. Good habits include not bearing grudges, focus on finding passion within yourself rather than in your job, and being others-centered.
Cold-emailing never or rarely works. Your email is most likely to end up unnoticed. To write more effective emails to get that dream job, find out who exactly your hiring manager is. Search within your network who is connected with the decision maker. Write clearly and sincerely in your email why you want to work for them and finally, demonstrate your sincerity by following up within a week or two. Such a targeted approach will help you stand out amongst the sea of candidates than simply spamming multiple applications.
Harvard Business Review, Tom Cochran
How many emails do you receive on average everyday?
Emails have been among the most abused mode of communication in the office. Email pollution affects efficiency and eats up labour cost. It is interesting to note that an open office concept actually decreases one’s use of email, and that is with a corresponding increase in the use of digital tools that facilitate communication. The use of collaboration software, instant messenger and such decreases email abuse and increases collaboration. We ought to steward the tools available to us well which can help in improving productivity.
Harvard Business Review, Steve W. Martin
If you are in sales and have been slack with your LinkedIn profile, it’s time to buckle up and start having it work to your advantage in connecting with your prospective clients. This simple study shows that 40% of Enthusiastic LinkedIn users have successfully generated revenue based on their LinkedIn-related efforts, while less than 20% of Casual users have done so.
Mashable, Jennifer Parris
Following the previous article, here’s how you can freshen up your account.
Such managers micromanage because they want to be in control. Show that you are a trustworthy and reliable individual by being on top of your work and being proactive in completing tasks.
My Paper, Nigel Chen
Note to job candidates: Employers are closely observing your facial expressions. Put your best face forward by giving a calm, focused and friendly expression and avoid looks of disinterest such as yawns, sighs, blank expression and a forced smile.