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Title: On the Right Start How to be successful on your new jobor improve your chances for keeping your curr


1
On the Right Start How to be successful on your
new jobor improve your chances for keeping your
current one!
  • KASFAA Fall Conference
  • October 24, 2007
  • Rick W. Wilson

2
On the Right Start
  • Take Time to Understand Your Working Environment
  • What is preferred at work
  • What is accepted at work
  • What is tolerated at work

3
On the Right Start
  • Positive steps when beginning a new job
  • Dress appropriately
  • Image speaks volumes
  • Casual can be too casual
  • Consider your personal style
  • Think before you speak
  • Ask questions when necessary
  • Take initiative to complete tasks on your own

4
On the Right Start
  • Positive steps when beginning a new job
  • Be friendly to everybody, but dont be anybodys
    best friend
  • Dont be too heavily influenced by those around
    you
  • Avoid close personal relationships
  • Maintain Professional Relationships
  • Develop horizontal as well as vertical
    relationships
  • Keep outside socializing at a minimum
  • Refrain from romantic relationships at work

5
The Next Step
  • Showcase your talents and expertise
  • Volunteer for assignments/tasks
  • Take charge of committee assignments
  • Present positive suggestions to your boss
  • Dont be too smart
  • Understand the organizations mission
  • Reconcile your goals with the companys
  • Focus on the team
  • Keep your resume up to date!

6
Resume Information
  • Ten things to OMIT from your resume
  • TMI!
  • Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
  • Opening objectives (broad vs. specific)
  • Personal attributes (height/weight/photo)
  • Interests and hobbies unless relevant
  • Details of every task you ever performed
  • Excessive bragging
  • Outdated information (anything over 10 years)
  • False information
  • Unexplained gaps in work history, education, etc.
  • Lack of professionalism (brightly colored paper,
    weird email addresses

7
Workplace Stress
  • Keep a handle on stress
  • 40 of workers report their job is very or
    extremely stressful
  • 25 of workers view their jobs as the 1 stressor
    in their life
  • Stress and Challenge are not the same
  • When we meet a challenge, we feel betterless
    stressed!
  • Worker characteristics vs. working conditions

8
Workplace Stress
  • Job conditions that lead to stress
  • Design of tasks
  • Management style
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Work roles
  • Career concerns
  • Environmental conditions

9
Workplace Stress
  • Health concerns related to job stress
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Psychological disorders
  • Workplace injury
  • Suicide, cancer, ulcers and impaired immune
    function

10
Movin On Up
  • Remember that every day is like a job interview
    for your promotion!
  • Avoid common mistakes
  • Following your personal agenda
  • Voicing negative thoughts
  • Complaining to HR
  • Being too smart
  • Not knowing when to jump
  • Tick off the wrong people

11
Moved On Up
  • What makes a good boss?
  • Be approachable
  • Give feedback and praise when warranted
  • Communicate with your departmentlisten
  • Communicate with other departmentsavoid silo
  • Allow workers to manage themselves assign
    manager roles
  • Use humor appropriately

12
Questions, Suggestions, Rude Remarks!
  • Rick W. Wilson, Financial Aid Director
  • Bowling Green Technical College
  • RickW.Wilson_at_kctcs.edu
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