Failure is a part of succeeding, and if you are regularly shooting down your ideas because you are worried that they may fail, you are only costing yourself wins.
Whether you are positioning a product for sale or interviewing for a job, the following "rules of promotion and influence" will have a great deal to do with your failure or success.
Whether you bill your work or simply want to know where to squeeze in more job-search networking hours, keeping a journal can help you discover your own personal "time wasters."
"All it will take are a few responses that sound phony or overprepared, andwham! You are off the A list."
"Despite 2002's rough economy and the resulting loss of value in biotechnology companies, the pressures to develop products and shareholder value have continued to keep good people in demand."
"If you are asked this question, you must be prepared to answer on the basis of some very specific intelligence that youve gathered about the companys range of salaries."
"She had taken her eye off the ball and been hurt by indecision and fear of the unknown. The slump monster claims another victim."
"Lets face it ... listening is tough when you are sitting across from a prospective boss, nervous and feeling like youd rather be in the dentists chair."
"The best job seekers know that how they sound has as much to do with their success as the words that they choose to speak."
Sometimes you can change your circumstances, and sometimes there is nothing you can do beyond recognizing the potential effects these may have on your job search.
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