Seven New Rules of the Working World

Changing technology and the vast change in economic conditions have altered the complexion of workforce expectations. Additionally, in the aftermath of downsizing and layoffs in the early 1990s, thousands of Connecticut workers have been thrust into the unenviable position of searching for a new job. Whether we are searching for our very first job, changing jobs, seeking to keep the job we have or trying to earn a promotion, the same set of guidelines apply. While skills and experience are primary qualifications, our ability to adapt to change, to hone our skills and to work as members of a team will enhance our ability to obtain and retain employment. The seven rules of the working world, listed below, are largely supported by feedback from employers. The rules describe the essential characteristics of valuable employees.

Seven New Rules

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