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Essential Communications Skills for Managers, Volume I by Ben Haskell, Walter St. John

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SECTION 5

TOPIC 27

Communicating and Relating Strategies for Safeguarding the Manager’s Job

“A man sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair”

—Samuel Johnson

A. Things to Know and Things to Do

1. Before Accepting the Job Activity:

        •  The first steps in safeguarding your job begin before you accept the job

        •  It is imperative that you consider how well you and the job match up. Find out all you can about the reputation and operation of the organization as well as the position you are applying for. You can acquire this information by:

            1.  Talking with employees

            2.  Chatting with people living in the community

            3.  Asking the interviewer relevant questions

            4.  Examining the ...

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