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You’ve made some great resolutions for 2018 and have decided to approach the employer of your dreams...

Here is a foretaste of 10 tips from SENSINK for writing a successful covering letter

1. Personalise your letter to the vacancy that you are applying for or the company that you are writing to…
2. Prepare an introduction that answers the following question: why would I like to work for this employer?
3. Sell yourself by showing that you are the ideal candidate and that you correspond to what the company is looking for...
4. In your conclusion, try to encourage action by asking for an interview...
5. Avoid negative phrases and all technical jargon as well as words such as hope or wish…
6. Adapt your style appropriately: write a concise letter on one page, with a simple, clear and direct style. Use short phrases…
7. Use a suitable layout for your CV...
8. The letter must be perfectly written - have it proofread for spelling mistakes...
9. Spontaneous applications should always be sent by email and by post...
10. Make a follow-up phone call - it can increase positive responses by 10%...

10 actions that will make your company values come to life

  1. Have the support of the CEO
  2. Choose a maximum of five, single-word values that correspond to your company’s needs
  3. Communicate the values in an official manner: first to senior management, then to line managers and finally to the rest of the members of staff
  4. Ensure that line managers respect these values: it is important that they apply these values in their day to day behaviour and that they set an example for other members of staff
  5. Work with managers to associate the values with specific behaviour to make them more practical: each value should be associated with a type of behaviour and job role
  6. Arrange for managers to organise workshops with their teams based on real work situations
  7. Develop communication tools: for example a charter of company values and behaviour, a video, information on your website or a press release, …
  8. Get the Human Resources Department involved: they should support and drive the project and the values should be a part of all the Human Resources Department’s activities (administrative management, recruitment, training, appraisals, career management, etc.)
  9. Ensure that the project has good support
  10. Use these values in the company’s day-to-day life: in job descriptions, appraisals, communication tools, daily communication, meetings, when staff need to be reminded of rules, in one-to-one staff meetings…

 


 

News > Food for Thought

REFLEXION

Here is a nice little summary of what coaching can do for you :

“To go from opinion to perception, imagination to fact, illusion to reality, from what is not to what is; this is the course of progress”

Swami Prajnanpad

And a quote by Hergé that we particularly liked :

“By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality”