Northeast Consulting Group, Inc.’s Featured Employee: Cesar Nunez!

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This week Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to recognize Cesar Nunez for being our Featured Employee! Cesar has been with the company since February and has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of our organization. He has demonstrated natural leadership ability and has a natural drive to succeed. So, we decided to get to know him a little bit better!

 

Cesar was born in Yonkers, New York. Growing up he moved around a lot throughout Connecticut and even lived in Tampa, Florida for a while. He eventually settled down in Connecticut again and attended Naugatuck Community College to study Liberal Arts. Growing up, Cesar was big into sports. He played football for a total of six years. He even played semi-pro football for two years! Besides just playing football, Cesar is a huge New England Patriots fan.

 

When Cesar has downtime, his favorite thing to do is to go fishing for blue fish. He loves to be out at sea. He also likes racing, drifting, working on cars, and moving fast! But, Cesar does find time to give back to the community as well. He has volunteered for the L.A.D.S. Program which is designed to help troubled kids get involved in sports.

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to thank Cesar for letting us get to know you a little bit better! We can’t wait to see what else he will have in store for us moving forward. We can’t wait to help you hit your professional goals and advance within our company!

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are committed to giving our people a predictable career-path that can lead to an opportunity in management. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. and our career opportunities please visit: www.ncg-corp.com

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Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: How to Impress Your Boss!

Ever feel like you are that person who flies under the radar? Never really gets the recognition or appreciation you deserve in the workplace? If so, you would be surprised to know how many people share those same feelings everyday. With that in mind, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc found this article from www.under30ceo.com that was all about how to impress your boss.

When we think about impressing our boss, manager, supervisor, etc. the common advice that has always been given is “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive”, or “be REALLY good at what you do.” But, what if you feel like you are doing all of those things and still not getting the results that you are looking for? Well, there are some less common suggestions that every young professional should know about when they are trying to impress their superiors. 

1. Be a leader within the office

  • Now before you go ahead and say, “How can I lead if I’m not in charge?”, think about it. The most respected leaders are individuals who empower those around them. Do you have to be in charge to empower the people around you? NO WAY! For example, if someone in your office is struggling with something you have two choices. First, you could let them struggle to make yourself look good in comparison. Or, you can offer tips and help out that person so that you both succeed. That demonstrates how valuable you can be to the company because you care about the success of others, not just your own.
  • This concept is something that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc lives by and preaches daily. You make yourself irreplaceable if you are able to do a task well and inspire the people around you to do well too. This ensures that you make yourself a valuable member of a team. In turn, it allows you to have leadership by influence, rather than leadership by position, which is more valuable? Would you rather listen and follow someone who you respect and admire? Or, would you rather listen and follow someone because you have to? Choose the kind of leader that you want to be!

2. Be a problem solver

  • In the workplace, MONEY = TIME. Every time you ask your boss a question, understand that you are requesting some of their time. Most of the time superiors are happy to help someone navigate a new set of circumstances if it leads to increasing your capabilities and productivity. However, this is not justification to ask assistance every time a road block appears.

  • To be a problem solver, utilize your resources. For instance, if something is common knowledge, Google it! Confused about the directions for a project? Refer back to your original notes or training manual, the answer is probably right there in front of you. If you turn into the person that runs to your boss every time you need something, you WILL come off as needy and ultimately give the impression that you are more trouble than you are worth.

  • Also, do not just focus on identifying a problem, focus on the solution. By consistently demonstrating this, you show that you are self sufficient, a critical thinker, and someone who is ready for more responsibility. Increased responsibilities = promotions = $$!

3. Don’t treat the office like it’s school

  • In school if you do a good job you get an “A” at the top. At work, if you do a good job, you don’t get fired. While some bosses apply positive reinforcement, in reality, most office environments don’t do that on a daily basis. At work, you’re expected to do your best and if not, then it’s a reason for concern by the employer.

4. Handle pressure and mistakes with grace

  • No matter how talented you are, you will make mistakes. The real test is how you react to it. ALWAYS be honest and do not blame others or try to justify the situation. If you know you made a mistake, come prepared with a plan of action on how to fix the situation and what you will do next time to ensure that the same mistake will not be repeated twice.

  • You do not want to act nonchalant about making a mistake, you must make sure that you do not let it affect your professionalism or productivity. Most importantly DO NOT DWELL! Try to let it roll off your back. The ability to stay calm, not crack under pressure, and keep a cool head is a fundamental trait of someone who can handle responsibility.
  • Some people are better at this than others, but focus on what you can control to reduce stress. Things like going to the gym or for a walk over lunch, breathing exercises, or meditation can have a direct impact on lowering stress making it easier for you to be able to handle tough situations that may come your way.

5. Be responsible for your own growth

  • There is this thing called the internet now in days. It has countless educational articles, industry lecturers, and networking forums. Do not let your professional growth only occur between the hours of your job.

  • So, instead of waiting for someone to tell you to take some training sessions, give you new projects, or tell you to reach out. Do it on your own. Take your career development into your own hands by learning or strengthening a new skill and offering those services to your superiors. The major difference between a follower and a leader is that the first group waits for opportunities while the second classification CREATES them.

 

In conclusion, this entire article is based upon being a “do-er” in your career. Take the necessary actions to step up and set yourself apart outside of the common things. By following those 5 tips and still doing the common tips to impressing your boss, you basically ensure that you will be noticed. The people who stand out at work, for the RIGHT reasons of course, are always the people in the running for that big promotion, or raise, or holiday bonus. Instead of wishing that you were going to be one of those people, change your mindset on your career and take action!

For more information about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc and career opportunities within our company, please visit our website: http://www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc’s Employee Spotlight Khayree Johnson!

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Each week the representatives at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc vote among themselves about who they feel like is being a prime example of what it takes to get promoted into management inside and outside of the office. This week, Khayree Johnson received the Employee Spotlight award for the second time! So, we decided to see what really makes Khayree tick and continue to be such a positive example in the work environment!

 Khayree has been in the company for about six months now. During that time he proved how much of an asset he can truly be to Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. He has been an instrumental part of the training and development of numerous employees and still manages to continue to further his own personal development to stay on pace to achieve his personal career goals.

 Khayree’s success is centered around his goal oriented attitude. His biggest motivation to be successful is to be able to show his friends and family that all of the hard work he has done in his life will soon pay off. More importantly, he wants to set the right example for his daughter and show her that having the right attitude and work ethic is the key to success in your career. Khayree’s internal drive is centered around his family and working hard now so have the means to spend time with them.

 Khayree’s short term goal for his next three months at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc includes him achieving his second promotion in the company to Assistant Management! His long term goal that he plans to complete in the next five years is to be a top consultant in our organization. The first thing Khayree will do when he achieves that goal is to take a vacation out of the country with his family and then buy his dream car!

 All of us at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc are so proud of Khayree Johnson and what he has accomplished in the short time that he’s been with us. Learning more about him only reinforces what we already knew, that Khayree will be an instrumental part of the success within our company and will do big things with his life and his career!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc’s Newest Corporate Trainer Josh Elman!

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Northeast Consulting Group, Inc would like to congratulate Josh Elman on earning his first promotion to Corporate Trainer! Josh became part of our organization less than a month ago and has already shown us that he has an incredible student mentality, strong work ethic, and an internal drive for success! So, we decided to get to know Josh a little bit better so we could see what really makes him tick!

Josh grew up and went to school in Madison, Connecticut. During his college years, Josh did some schooling at UMass Lowell in Massachusetts  as well as Johnson and Whales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Growing up Josh liked to be active and enjoyed playing football and lacrosse. Josh still enjoys sports and enjoys watching the Denver Broncos and when the Winter Olympics come around his favorite sport to watch is Olympic Curling!

Throughout Josh’s life, his biggest influence has been his Uncle. He saw him start from the bottom of the workforce and now is the owner of his own company. Having seen this example growing up is probably part of the reason that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc sees Josh as such a hard worker and valuable asset to our organization.

 The career goals that Josh has for his time at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Josh plans to become consistent in the basics of the company within the next three months. By the end of his first year within our company, Josh plans to attain his third promotion and be in a full Management role. In the long term, he plans to be his own boss and live a lavish lifestyle so he can spoil his friends and family!

All of us here at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc are so proud of Josh and what he has already accomplished within the short time he has spent in our company. We expect nothing less than for him to achieve all of his personal and professional goals and really make a name for himself within our organization!