The Career Survival Guide: Making Your Next Career Move by Brian O'Connell

By Brian O'Connell


Everything you must understand to outlive and thrive on the earth of labor

Layoffs, mergers, risky markets, an doubtful destiny. The occupation Survival advisor is an imperative resource of specialist perception, research, and information for ultra-modern beleaguered and burdened company citizen. And it deals a gold mine of sure-fire how you can discover a mentor, the right way to get and use insider company details, how you can learn the tea leaves whilst your activity will be at the line, and the way to deal with company politics. Readers additionally the best way to increase their visibility, in addition to how you can leverage unexpected monetary switch, and, possibly most crucial, they know about the seven forms of company survivors­­including "Switzerlands," "Gumbies," "Stoics," and "Don't fear, Be Happys"­­and find out how to make certain which kind is so much in line with their very own personalities. within the face of accelerating layoffs and uncertainty, readers desirous to elevate their possibilities of having a profitable and pleasant profession will enjoy The profession Survival consultant 's accomplished content material, together with:

  • Helpful information bins, sidebars, and vigorous profiles
  • An advent to the often-intimidating company panorama
  • Strategies for knowledgeable staff trying to recharge their climb up the company ladder

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Part of his blueprint was building an organizational matrix that fostered competition between departments. His thinking was that by pairing departments off against each other, the more innovative, committed department invariably would wrestle the best projects and assignments away. This, in turn, would lead to the product being developed (theoretically) by the best people. Companies that promote conflict have corporate cultures that may not appeal to quiet, introspective people. Such people may fare better at companies that emphasize harmony over competition.

Things like tardiness, unkempt appearance, surliness to your coworkers and customers, passivity, and more. These are at the top of the list of things that can ruin your career. Not only that—they can get you fired, too. A LIST OF THE TOP 9 THINGS THAT CAN GET YOU FIRED Since you are reading this book and possess the initiative to try to get ahead in the workplace and in your career, you likely don’t possess any of the following negative workplace characteristics, each of which can get you pink-slipped in a hurry.

Instituting a corporate culture is laudable, but you can easily overdo it. HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR COMPANY’S CULTURE Not knowing your company’s cultural tendencies—or worse, knowing them and ignoring them—can be harmful to your career. S. district court judge ruled that American Airlines had the right to fire a customer services clerk for not smiling. The clerk’s lawyer had argued that the employee had met every requirement of the job save for the smile. But the judge ruled that the airline’s policy of requiring a friendly smile was critical in the competitive airline industry.

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