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3 Tips for Following Up After Submitting a Resume

You've submitted your resume, and now the waiting game begins. However, you don't have to sit passively by while the company considers a response.

Making contact after a resume submission is different from following up after an interview. It requires some finesse. Here are three tips for following up with an employer after submitting your resume.

Conduct Research

How to Help Your Employees Achieve Their Career Goals

Helping your employees work toward their career goals and objectives creates an environment in which they can unlock their highest potential. This in turn ultimately benefits you. 

How can you help your employees achieve their goals while still looking out for your bottom line? Here are steps you can take to assist your employees in attaining their career goals.

Talk to Your Employees 

The first step in helping employees reach their career goals is to find out precisely what those goals are.

When to Ask for Help at Work

It can be hard to ask for help at work. It can make you feel like you're admitting to your co-workers and bosses that you aren't capable or competent. However, that doesn't have to be the case. 

A core concept for any thriving operation is teamwork. At its essence, it involves employees assisting one another. And asking for help is just part of that teamwork process.

Here are a few of the instances when you should not hesitate to seek support:

When You Start Something New

4 Tips for Involving Managers in the Employee Onboarding Process

For an incoming employee, the onboarding process is a chance for your company to make an excellent first impression. 

Unfortunately, many companies leave onboarding to their HR staff, which squanders an opportunity to integrate workers more fully into a company. For that reason, it's imperative to get managers involved in the process.

Including management in the early stages of your new employees' tenures allows you to fast-track integration and get them to work as quickly and productively as possible.

Five Easy Tips to Help You Stand Out at Your New Job

Earning praise early at a new job sets the tone for the rest of your tenure at the company. Here are some general tips to help make your early impressions successful.

Act Confident 

It can be a challenge to act confidently upon entering a new situation. Your instincts may be to lay low and learn the job first, but instead of being passive, try to find your place through interaction and participation. Make your new co-workers feel confident you can and will contribute.

Express Positivity 

How to Turn Stress into Productivity

Stress is generally thought to diminish productivity. It can cause concentration difficulties and affect your health. Extreme stress can even cause you to contemplate a new career altogether.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Stress isn't always bad. As unpleasant as it may seem at the time, it's possible to channel that anxiety into productivity. You can refocus what seems like a negative feeling into fuel for career advancement.

Here are a few steps you can take to turn stress into increased productivity.

The Importance of Giving Employees Autonomy

There are numerous positive reasons to grant your employees autonomy. To be clear, this doesn't mean providing free rein. Instead, it means allowing your employees to make their own decisions within a narrow, well-defined area of responsibility.

By doing so, you help your employees become more productive and effective at their jobs. Added autonomy increases ingenuity, sparks higher job satisfaction, improves accountability and allows for higher-level thinking.

Increased Ingenuity

Daily Habits to Set You Up for Success

Your daily habits set you up to reach your long-term goals. Here are some tips to help make you more successful:

Get Plenty of Sleep

Every good morning starts the night before. To start your day with energy and enthusiasm, you must get ample sleep at night. This means putting away your laptop and saving those last few emails for the morning (or skipping the last couple episodes of your Netflix binge).

Start the Day with a Good Sweat

How to Turn a Work Setback into an Opportunity

Every career has its setbacks. However, don't get caught up in keeping score. It's not about those raw numbers; it’s about turning those failures into opportunities.

Maybe someone else got that big promotion you were vying for. Perhaps you were left off a project that included a conference in Hawaii. Or, maybe you had to move your office to a windowless cubicle and can’t remember the last time you saw the sun. In short, things aren't going your way.

Here are four ways to turn your work setback into a long-term opportunity:

Keep Moving Forward