Five Ways to Become a Trusted Resource at Your New Job
Five Ways to Become a Trusted Resource at Your New Job
/ May 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The world needs more dependable workers. We’re talking about those who can handle extra work and new challenges, and that supervisors at the best companies to work for trust to conduct business in a professional manner. That doesn’t mean a brown-nosing Eddie Haskell type. (Look it up, young’uns.) Those who are trusted are those who…

NJ Central’s Eric Patterson Works Hard, Plays Harder
NJ Central’s Eric Patterson Works Hard, Plays Harder
/ May 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Eric Patterson takes the old “work hard, play hard” mantra seriously. When he’s not on the job at Worldwide Express’ New Jersey Central office in Middlesex, he can be found engaged in light outdoor activities like … triathlons, the brutal combination of swimming, cycling and running. And he takes on “Tough Mudder” competitions — those…

In Writing Resumes, the Words You Choose Matter
In Writing Resumes, the Words You Choose Matter
/ May 7, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Words matter, and the resume is the ultimate example. The last thing you want is to flub up your resume when applying for your first job out of college and have prospective employers  toss it aside. Or, even worse, have them pass it around for a laugh around the office you so desperately want to…

10 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Dream Job
10 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Dream Job
/ May 1, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Congratulations! You’ve landed your dream entry-level sales job. You’ll be standing atop the sales mountain in no time flat, right? Not so fast. Landing the job is one thing, and keeping it is another entirely. There’s much more to keeping the job, let alone progressing in it, than meeting sales targets. Indeed, losing the dream…

Five Ways to Figure Out if a Company’s Culture Suits You
Five Ways to Figure Out if a Company’s Culture Suits You
/ April 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When you apply for your first job out of college, several obvious lines of inquiry will spring to mind: How much does the job pay? What are the benefits? What are the work hours? But there really is so much more you need to understand about a company before staking your future there. One of…

Hoosier Country: WWE’s Indy Office Loves Its Hoops and a Fast-Paced Sales Climate
Hoosier Country: WWE’s Indy Office Loves Its Hoops and a Fast-Paced Sales Climate
/ April 18, 2013 0 COMMENTS

T.J. Gascho’s first impression when he stepped into a Worldwide Express office for his entry-level sales job: “It looked like a bunch of molecules bouncing off one another.” That sort of energy sold the 30-year-old Frankfort, Ind., native. He’s now regional vice president of the company and is based in Indianapolis, but he also handles…

5 Ways Your Job is Killing You
5 Ways Your Job is Killing You
/ April 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS

One of Seinfeld’s classic episodes illustrated the lack of health awareness in the workplace. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Elaine had enough of the constant flow of cakes in her office — for her co-workers’ birthdays and other celebrations — and the sugar-rush dependence and forced socializing it inspired. She grew so weary of it that she…

You’re a Professional Now, So Dress the Part
You’re a Professional Now, So Dress the Part
/ April 11, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Mark Twain had the right idea: Clothes make the man. Now, the brilliant humorist favored all-white suits, so we’re not going to recommend you completely follow his thinking. But what you wear to work in your first job out of college can, and probably will, affect how supervisors regard you. The best companies to work…

Springfield, Mo.: ‘Super-competitive,’ jazzed and moving
Springfield, Mo.: ‘Super-competitive,’ jazzed and moving
/ April 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Ryan Ilges may be the perfect example of the opportunities available at Worldwide Express, and one reason it was voted among best companies to work for. He joined as a sales representative 14 years ago, and has worked his way up to become the owner of the Springfield, Mo., location. The 35-year-old native of Highland,…

Navigating Office Conflicts Without Running Your Career Aground
Navigating Office Conflicts Without Running Your Career Aground
/ April 4, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Your first office conflict after starting your entry level sales job will probably erupt when you least expect it. It might be that manager with zero social skills who doles out cruel, demeaning feedback. It might take the form of rumors about you. Or maybe you feel ignored, unappreciated or left out of the loop….