Senin, 12 Juni 2023

New Job Blues Now What?

New Job Blues ... Now What?

You’ve landed what you thought was the job of your dreams. Each stage of the interview went smoothly - you sold them on your skills and expertise, and your prospective boss sold you on the position and benefits of joining the company. He/she seemed excited about extending an offer. And then, with offer in hand, it was thrilling to give your notice (or tell your friends you’re finally employed after a long stint of unemployment!). All seemed right with the world.

You’ve now been on board a few days…  a week… perhaps even a month. Suddenly you’re not so sure you’ve made the right decision. The job that seemed like a dream is starting to feel like a nightmare. Perhaps the position isn’t what you thought it would be; it’s either too narrow, too broad, not challenging enough, or more of a stretch than you imagined. Maybe the company isn’t measuring up. Or, perhaps your boss isn’t the caring, supportive mentor you thought he/she would be. 

In a state of confusion, you wonder what you should do. Stick it out? For how long? Leave? Then what? The decision to stay or leave a new job is a personal one, with no right or wrong answer, as everyone’s situation is unique. And most people, at one time or another, have been faced with this dilemma. To help you think through your next move and determine what’s right for you, here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:

Is it just the newness of the job? Changing jobs can be an unsettling experience. In your previous job, you knew your way around - you knew what was expected of you; you knew your job; you knew the players; you felt like you belonged. In a new job, however, it takes time to learn the ropes and feel like you’re truly adding value. Sometimes it’s best to give yourself time to get over the “newness” and then decide if the job is right for you. 

Live Draw SGP Can you live with your boss? Hiring managers sometimes put their best foot forward in an interview, then do an about-face when a new employee arrives. Even though your boss isn’t the supportive manager you thought he/she would be, can you live with the change? If so, it may be worth staying. If, however, you experience a nauseous stomach on Monday mornings or a rise in blood pressure every time he/she walks into your office, it may be wise to consider leaving.

Can you navigate the politics? Office politics can be the bane of many employees’ existence. If you’ve been hired into a political crossfire, it will be important to assess your political skills to determine if you can make it work. If politics aren’t your strength, you may want to leave before you find yourself failing without even knowing why. If you’re good at developing relationships and working with differing styles, as well as “managing up”, you may want to consider staying and seeing if you can make a tough situation work.  

What will you learn if you stay in this job? Sometimes a seemingly wrong job can turn out to be a terrific opportunity to learn new skills, become exposed to new technologies, and gain valuable experience. Is it possible this job could be a stepping-stone to a better, more satisfying job down the road? Could it ultimately propel your career forward? If so, and you can tolerate everything else, it may be worth staying.

If the scope of the job has changed, can it be renegotiated? If the actual work turns out to be far different from what you thought it would be, you may want to speak with your manager to see if aspects of the job can be changed. If the scope is too narrow, can more responsibilities be added? If the workload is too great, can you get some assistance? If the job ultimately represents a step backwards and/or you’re doing work you didn’t feel like you signed up for, it may be worth looking elsewhere.

Can you afford to leave without another job to go to? If your boss, or the job, or the politics are so bad it’s beginning to affect your health and personal life, then leaving sooner rather than later may be the best move. But can you afford it? Carefully evaluating your financial situation prior to jumping ship will help alleviate regrets later on. Consider also the momentum you had in your job search prior to starting your job. Can it be easily resurrected so your time of unemployment is minimized?

The decision to stay or leave an intolerable new job is a tough one. How long to stay is also a dilemma. Many have left after two weeks, never to look back. Others have stayed, only to regret staying too long. And still others have stayed and managed to make everything work out. Only you can decide what’s best for you and your situation. 

If you answer the above questions honestly, you will surely make the right decision for you. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and what the job is doing to your health and self-esteem. Recognize that the longer you stay, the greater the requirement to add the job to your resume. Know that it’s always an option to stay and look for employment on the side. If you do that, it may be valuable to evaluate your job, boss, team, and culture requirements so you can develop some insightful interview questions to ask the next time around.

Talking with a trusted friend or colleague can be helpful during this challenging time. Whether you choose to stick it out and hope for the best, or leave right away and cut your losses, trust that you’ve made the right decision. And know that regardless of the outcome, the experience has presented an excellent opportunity for learning and personal growth that will be invaluable in helping you manage the rest of your career.


If Your Resume is the Cake, Your Cover Letter is the Icing

If Your Resume is the Cake, Your Cover Letter is the Icing

Cover letter writing is almost as important a skill for a job seeker to learn as resume writing.  The cover letter accompanies the resume at all times as the primary support document.  Whether you use traditional mail, email, faxing, or another type of electronic submission, this should always be sent with the resume.  There are, of course, other tools you’ll use when job seeking.  Your cover letter and resume come first of course, followed by follow-up letters, thank-you letters for after the interview, reference sheets, salary histories, and job acceptance letters.  If you have good cover letter writing skills, and good resume writing skills, the other written tools should be a snap to compose.

Live Draw HK Your goal in this is to get the attention of the hiring manager, just as it is with resume writing.  The method and format are a little different however.  Your resume will cover all, or most of your professional career, and will be from one to two pages.  Your cover letter will be a very brief page serving as an introduction to the resume.  Cover letter writing style must be direct, to the point, and able to grab the attention of the reader quickly, with a goal of making the reader want to read the attached resume.

Many people, when engaged in this type of writing, have a tendency to say too much.  Good cover letter writing is short and punchy, and will take two or three key points from the resume and emphasize them.  The old adage “tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them” holds true in both resume writing and cover letter writing.

As an example, let’s assume that you are a materials handling manager for a defense contractor, seeking another position.  In your line of work the buzz words are MRP, lean manufacturing, ISO 9000, and cost savings.  Your writing efforts should reflect these buzz words to show your value to your current employer and any future employers.  Your resume will go into more detail about how you accomplished these goals.  The cover letter will simply point out to the hiring manager that you accomplished them.    An example of this would be two bulleted paragraphs in the body of the letter that say….

Experienced in  quality assurance and quality control, MRP, ISO 9000, QS 9000, and Lean Manufacturing.


Demonstrated results in saving significant money for employers through cost savings, inventory level reductions, and on-time supplier delivery.

The hiring manager, according to many surveys, devotes only about fifteen seconds to each resume and cover letter he or she reviews.  With that in mind your writing skills need to be top notch to get this person to look at your resume.  Your resume writing skills need to be just as good to get the reader to want to grant you an interview.  In turn, your interviewing skills need to be excellent to get the hiring manager to offer you the position.  This long, and hopefully positive chain of events begins with good cover letter writing skills and ends with job satisfaction and a nice paycheck.


Executive Job Search: 3 Jobseeking Ways to Find a Job Faster

Executive Job Search: 3 Jobseeking Ways to Find a Job Faster

Got a difficult problem in your job search? Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions? Good news: You take solve your job search problems today, simply by writing them down. Read on to learn a 3-step method that shows you how.

Got a difficult problem in your job search?

Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions?

Well, you've got company. Problems in a job search are as common as mosquitoes in July.

But ... have you ever written your problem down on a piece of paper?

I'll bet you haven't.


Because, when you write problems down, you take an immediate, huge leap towards solving them. Think about it: Every great invention or solution, from the atomic bomb to the Xbox, was first worked out on paper.

 Mengapa tidak menyelesaikan masalah pekerjaan Anda dengan cara yang sama?


Berikut adalah metode tiga langkah yang akan membantu Anda melakukannya 


Mulailah dengan mengajukan pertanyaan yang tepat

Most folks put themselves behind the eight ball in their job search by asking questions that are depressing and demotivating.


Questions like, Why won't anyone give me a job? or How do I network when I don't know anyone?


Ack. Pass the happy pills.


Instead, start asking questions that motivate and inspire you.


Better questions to ask are:


* How could I give people a reason to call me with job leads?

* How did my 10 closest friends find their current jobs? How could I brainstorm with them and use their methods in my job hunt?

* What worked in my last job search? The job search before? How could I do that again?


Important: Ask questions that you yourself can solve. Never depend on the government, your school, parents, family -- anyone else -- to do this for you. Because, once you give up responsibility for solving problems with your job search (or anything else), you become a prisoner of outside forces.


When you ask the right questions, however, you're halfway to the answer. So write down at least five empowering questions about your job search, right now.


Then, you're ready for step two ...


Pikirkan setidaknya 20 kemungkinan jawaban

After you write down five good questions, circle the one question that looks most promising. You're going to use it to get hired faster.


Let's say you write the following question down atop a clean sheet of paper:


How could I give people a reason to call me with job leads?


Write a number 1 below it. Write a possible answer next to that number. Then move on to number 2, 3 . and don't stop until you have at least 20 answers to your question.


Not 15 or 19, but 20 answers -- or more.


There's a reason for this: Left to its own devices, your brain will pull a Homer Simpson after two minutes and try to talk you into going out for donuts or beer. Brains hate to think. Like bench pressing, thinking is strenuous work, no matter how good it may be for you.


But don't let your head off the hook. Don't stop until you get 20 possible solutions. Brainstorm as if your career depended on the outcome. Because it does.


Now. Most of your 20 answers won't be very good -- that's OK. Your best answer may come right after the most hare-brained. By forcing yourself to write out 20 answers, you're flushing the creative pipes while going deep into your subconscious mind to dredge up a winner.


Don't knock it until you try it!


Ambil tindakan untuk satu solusi sekarang juga

Choose the most promising from your list of 20 answers. Then, get started -- today -- to make it happen. No excuses.


Let's say the most actionable of your solutions is to throw a networking party where you can meet friends, family and acquaintances, and let them know about your job search.


Now. What do you need to do to make this party happen?


Well, you have to make the guest list, send invitations, get the food, etc. So write down all the sub-goals necessary for the party to be a success. Check each sub-goal off your list as you complete it. Before you know it, your networking party will be a reality.


After that, take the next most-promising solution from your list of 20 and make that one happen. Repeat until hired.


Here's why these 3 steps work when it comes to solving problems -- clear thinking plus continuous action equals results.


If you're struggling to find a job, write down clear, empowering questions of your situation. Then, brainstorm at least 20 possible solutions and take action on the best one today. When you do, you'll be that much closer to getting the job you really want, faster.


Now, go out and make your own luck!


Excellence' Program Assists People With Disabilities

Program 'Keunggulan' Membantu Penyandang Disabilitas

Penyandang disabilitas tetap menjadi sumber daya yang belum dimanfaatkan dalam angkatan kerja negara, menghadapi tingkat pengangguran sebesar 70 persen.

NISH, organisasi nirlaba yang membantu mengamankan kontrak federal untuk agensi yang mempekerjakan penyandang disabilitas melalui Program Javits-Wagner-O'Day, berupaya mengubah status quo. Organisasi tersebut telah memperkenalkan program baru di mana lembaga yang ditunjuk sebagai "Pusat Keunggulan" berfungsi sebagai mentor bagi lembaga lain untuk membantu mereka meningkatkan kualitas layanan dan produk yang mereka berikan kepada pemerintah federal. 

Program Javits-Wagner-O'Day adalah satu-satunya sumber pekerjaan terbesar di AS untuk penyandang disabilitas. Sering disebut sebagai program JWOD, ini memberikan kesempatan kerja bagi lebih dari 45.000 orang tunanetra atau penyandang disabilitas berat lainnya. 

Melalui program JWOD, NISH bekerja dengan jaringan lebih dari 600 lembaga nirlaba yang mempekerjakan dan melatih penyandang disabilitas.

Program ini berasal dari Undang-Undang Wagner-O'Day, yang disahkan pada tahun 1938, yang memberikan kesempatan kerja bagi orang buta dengan mengizinkan mereka membuat pel dan sapu untuk dijual ke pemerintah federal. Pada tahun 1971, Kongres mengamandemen undang-undang tersebut untuk memasukkan penyandang disabilitas berat dan mengizinkan badan-badan tersebut menyediakan layanan serta produk.

Menurut survei Harris Interactive baru-baru ini, dua dari tiga penyandang disabilitas yang tidak bekerja ingin bekerja, tetapi kurangnya peluang dan masalah aksesibilitas menghalangi mereka untuk mendapatkan pekerjaan.


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