Our Corporate Life
February 14, 2012   •   Volume 3, Issue 3   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Developing Junior Team Members
Ask Amanda: I hate my new job! What can I do?
♦   Practical Tips: Job Hunting
Developing Junior Team Members

One of the most critical turning points in a management career occurs when making the transition from staff member to manager. This role is a particularly challenging one—appropriate support staff is often unavailable, so the charge is to continue managing the details of the old position while beginning to assume a more strategic role. To succeed, a manager must learn how to develop the people around them, regardless of whether there is a direct reporting relationship. If you can accomplish this, you will be identified by management as a leader, you will become a more productive manager and the people who are working with you will be more satisfied with their jobs and invested in your future.
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Thought to Ponder

Little minds are subdued by misfortune.

Practical Tips: Job Hunting

Too often people think job hunting consists of responding to ads and sending their resume to a recruiter. Keep in mind that only 20% of all jobs are filled this way—10% of jobs are filled through ads and 10% through search firms—and the average resume is looked at only for 10 seconds. The fact is that most jobs are never publicly announced, and there are good reasons why this is so. Companies don’t want to advertise that they’re hiring when they’re also letting people go; it’s bad PR.
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  ask Amanda

After a long search I got what I thought was the perfect job. I've been here 6 weeks and I now know this was a big mistake. Now I feel trapped and am not sure what to do. Any advice? V.A., Charlotte, NC

Amanda Mitchell

No matter how much due diligence you do, taking a new job is always a leap of faith. In your case, the fact that you recognized immediately that it wasn’t a good fit, while uncomfortable, is actually a good thing.

Deciding to tough it out is never a good idea. You’ll be miserable, your work will suffer, and worst-case scenario, your reputation could suffer too. Instead, you need to move on as quickly as possible and course correct.
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