The economy is a complex subject. However, you don’t have to be a somme to navigate its murky waters. A few tips and tricks will help you get on the right track. In the end, you will have a better chance of making a solid first impression on the competition.
You should also take the time to learn about your prospective employer. This will not only make you look like a more informed human being, it will also improve your job prospects in the long run. Also, make sure you are a good listener. If your etiquette is up to par, you should be able to work your way around most people without resorting to abrasive tactics. It is also a good idea to keep your cool when the chips are down. For example, don’t be tempted to get on your phone to text your boss. Or, at least, don’t make the mistake of sending him a text he isn’t going to read. Similarly, don’t be afraid to give your coworkers a hard time if you see that they are not taking their jobs as seriously as you. Likewise, don’t be shy about asking for a raise. Just don’t expect a snazzy swag bag in return.
Finally, it’s a good idea to practice what you preach. You’ll be more productive and less likely to mispronounce yourself in the process. As a matter of fact, you can even mark your own blunders with a quick glare.