Having a job interview

Have a short elevator pitch prepared in your mind. Stay positive, keep smiling discretely. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can. State that you are very well qualified for the position, regardless of your qualifications. Mention that you consider yourself successful, regardless of the circumstances. Do thorough research on the organization before the interview. Find out what are the current issues, and who are the major players. Keep the focus on what you can do for this organization. Be sure to have examples ready that you are a team player. Express your strong feelings that the job gets done. Highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Assure the interviewer that you are willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own. Avoid putting any label on yourself, say you will manage according to the situation. Mention that you look for these qualities in your future-boss: knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to subordinates, and holder of high standards. Even horrible bosses think they have these traits. Always have some questions prepared.

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Influencing the boss

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Bullying boss

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Working for a maniac boss

Lacking support of your boss

Boss trying to make you an accomplice

Taking responsibility

Speaking up or keeping silent

Going through hard times and lay-offs

Being put-down

Reorganizing to dismiss

Being undervalued

Working with consultants

Earning trust

Playing the blame game

Threatening the boss

Asking for a raise

Putting finger on a weak spot

Getting vague promises

Stealing your credit

Saying no to the boss

Boss shutting you out

Getting no return for favors

Being the fall guy

Being discriminated against

Boss is joking

Gossiping about the boss

Being exploited at work

Leaking information about you

Networking

Standing out

Failing on the spot

Pushing back

Moving up or moving out

Getting a new boss

Taking sh*t

Disparaging the boss

Being demoted

Mixing private and professional life

Serving a difficult customer

Cascading stress

Having mandatory fun

Boss is having another agenda

Having a stressed-out boss

Distancing from your boss in trouble

Having a narcissistic boss

Managing boss

Traveling with your boss

Asking for advancement

Working for a micro-manager

Resisting excessive workload

Battling uphill

Making a business proposal

Being fired

Rolling with the punches

Being put on disciplinary probation

Appearing happy at work

Promoting yourself

Negotiating conditions

Boss being in trouble

Asking tough questions

Being accused

Being overqualified as applicant

Failing to turn internship into a job

Dealing with setbacks

Accepting a promotion

Resigning for a better job offer

Starting a new job

Getting pushed out

Responding to controversial work order

Being forced to smile

Making a complaint

Sticking to the guidelines

Disobeying intelligently

Luck playing role in career

Missing a critical meeting

Misusing work computer

Dropping names during job interview

Belittling boss

Correcting the boss in public

Losing trust of the Board

Being too proactive

Getting cooperation from the powerful

Messing up

Tackling job assignment

Taking side with management

Being left alone

Retaliating

Talking to the boss

Getting the challenge

Changing career

Being humiliated

Taking unofficial break

Getting free hand

Quitting a job

Filing a grievance

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Considering options

Referring an employee

Going down

Selling your idea

Mind-numbing job

Applying to an internal job

Giving feedback to manager

Choosing to be submissive

Using language

Bosses visiting site

Matching the criteria

Being replaceable

Expecting to be fired

Being undocumented immigrant

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