Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to Choose a Boss. Wait... is that even possible?

The answer is yes and the process is very similar to choosing a lover, according to Jonathan Lederer, VP of Sales of Popkin Software. Reprinted by permission of Dale Kurow, a career and executive coach "How to Choose a Boss" at is a witty take on the importance of being targeted when job hunting -- carefully plot your moves so you won't have any regrets later, that's the focal idea. You will most probably spend more time doing things to please your boss -- and to push your career further -- than any other person, so the starting point is very, very crucial. Consider also your prospective boss' quirks and habits aside from the position's scope and the benefits offered on its side.

Accepting anything less than your career aspirations is not a good thing because it can only lead to job dissatisfaction. Then, this may or may not further into a desire to switch jobs. Obviously, the sad this is, you will again find yourself in the starting position, having just put your past efforts to waste. If you are currently looking for a job, please also consider these points:

  • It is essential to recognize that you are interviewing your prospective Boss as much as he/she is interviewing you.
  • You can love a job, but if you can't interact with your Boss positively, the job is not worth it.
  • Watch the way in which your Boss responds to your questions. Body language is as important as verbal communication.
  • Can you manage their expectations?
  • Do your personalities clash?

In the job market of today where the competition is more cut-throat than ever before, being targeted is everything. Not that we're scolding you. It's just that we've been trying to establish this point over here since a long time ago, yet it doesn't seem like anything has worked. But rest assured, until our energy reserves have run out, we won't stop in reminding you the importance of working hard in resume writing and job interviewing.

And so, matter your specialty --whether you are looking to have a technical position and browsing accounting jobs, banking jobs, and engineer jobs or a creative one and browsing writing jobs, media jobs, and marketing jobs, it pays to be picky during the search. So, there.

Related articles you should read:

Troubleshooting Your Job Search

Face up to the Competition

Questions To Consider Before Applying For A Job