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Capturing Guest Cards - The Reciprocity Approach

Posted On: August, 12, 2014 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace | Customer Service

By Jeff Shore There is one very best practice when it comes to obtaining guest cards: utilize the law of reciprocity. The principle states that people are far more likely to do something for you if you do something for them first. Here's the wording for this approach: 'You probably want a brochure and a......


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Interview with a Hiring Authority - Answers from a VP of Sales & Marketing

Posted On: April, 10, 2014 | Categories: Tips for the Workplace | Interviewing Tips | Dressing Professionally | Customer Service

As part of our goal to help our employees get into the job and career they have been planning for and to assist our clients in sharpening their own interviewing skills, we sat down with Ashton Woods Homes VP of Sales & Marketing, Dan Gezella. We asked Dan a few of the questions regarding characteristics of an outstanding candidate, corporate dress code, what to bring to an interview and other tips for giving or conducting the best interview. Here are the questions we asked Dan:...


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Time Management is One of the Secrets to Success

Posted On: March, 7, 2014 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace

When it comes to pleasing the boss and rising high on the corporate ladder, increasing your productivity is essential. When productivity is increased, profits rise, operating costs fall and it becomes easier for a company to gain a larger share of the marketplace. While there are many factors that play a part in increasing productivity, perhaps one of the most important to consider is effective time management skills....


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4 Key Characteristics of a Temporary Real Estate Associate

Posted On: January, 7, 2014 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace

It's no surprise that a temporary real estate position can easily turn into a full time job if you play your cards right. Whether you are covering a leasing consultant position or you are helping to organize special events for the holidays, many real estate offices rely on temporary help from a real estate staffing franchise to get them through busy times. If you display an infectious personality and an exceptional skill-set, however, the employer may ask to keep you for longer than expected....


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Treat Each Assignment Like an Interview

Posted On: November, 14, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace | Customer Service

Temporary assignments can, and often do, lead to a full time position...so how do YOU snag that job? Treat each and every assignment like a job interview and you are more than halfway there!...


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How To Leave the Right Voice Mail When NOT to ANSWER Your Phone

Posted On: October, 18, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace

Many successful people who receive and make a lot of phone calls, set aside a certain time each day to take care of this task. This is a very wise strategy. When you purposely schedule time to pick up voice messages and to return your calls, you can get your mind in the right attitude and warm up your voice so you are the pleasant, professional person your callers expect and deserve. If this is an appointment you make with yourself every day; it allows you to let your callers know when they can expect to hear back from you. That could increase the likelihood that they will be available when you call. This habit is really using your common sense, something that isn't commonly used enough when it comes to utilizing voice mail....


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How To Leave the Right Voice Mail Don't State the Obvious!

Posted On: August, 19, 2013 | Categories: Tips for the Workplace

When it comes to voice mail, people are so used to doing what they have always done that they haven't taken the time to think about how what they say might affect their callers....


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The Core Values of Workplace Professionalism

Posted On: August, 19, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace | Dressing Professionally | Customer Service

To begin, let's review what professionalism in the workplace consists of. Workplace professionalism is based on several factors including how you dress, carry yourself, the attitude you have and how you interact with others. The definition of professionalism focuses on the competence or skill that's expected of a professional. Being a professional in the workplace means much more than simply wearing nice attire or possessing a college degree or impressive title. Rather, a true professional possesses several important characteristics one can apply to any type of business....


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When and How to Ask for a Promotion

Posted On: July, 5, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace

While asking for a promotion can be very stressful and intimidating, it can be one of the most important things you could ever do for your career. If you wish to 'climb the ladder'? so to speak in your career, asking for a promotion is something you're most likely going to have to do. Here are a few tips to help you take that big step so that you're ready for the most important conversation you'll ever start with your supervisor....


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How to Become a Leader in the Workplace

Posted On: May, 28, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace | Customer Service

There are many benefits associated with stepping up at work and being recognized as a leader. Here is a step-by-step guide that can help take you from where you currently are at work to where you want to be....


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