What Companies Are Looking for in a Job Candidate

Choosing a candidate

Every job seeker has to have a particular job hunting strategy that will help them overcome the challenges that come with searching for a job. Using the right combination of techniques, you can rest assured that your job application will be on the top of employers’ lists. Among the many aspects of any job search strategy, there is one that you have to take very seriously, and that is to prove to your potential employers that you are the best fit for the position. So what is it exactly that hiring managers are looking for in a job candidate? [Read more…]

Business Lunch Etiquette by Adeodata Czink

Table Set

A business lunch is an excellent way to meet and connect with prospective or current clients. I believe lunch is much better than dinner because it is faster, cheaper, and it does not cut into evening time that may be reserved for family or friends.

When you invite someone to lunch, it’s your responsibility to choose the restaurant so have a couple of good establishments already in mind. Ask about your client’s like and dislikes and select the restaurant that best matches them. Have the address and phone number of the restaurants handy when you make the invitation so that you can give them to your guest. Let her know what you want to discuss over lunch so that she can come prepared. [Read more…]

How Is Being a Working Mother a Good Thing?

Working Mother

The workplace didn’t use to be a pleasant environment for working women like me, but as time went by, the world has become more open to the idea of letting mothers have a career. Needless to say, this is an important change that every woman should take advantage of. In fact, some mothers even think that being a working mom has several advantages for them and their kids as well.

Let me share with you what I think are the good reasons every mother should have a career, which is based on my personal experience as a working mother

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Who Deserves to Be Promoted?

who gets promoted?

Looking for the right employees to promote to a higher position in the company is one of the most challenging tasks leaders should do. Of course, your company wants to develop and promote only those employees who are likely to flourish and be successful in leadership positions. Below you will find a checklist that you can refer to when choosing employees for promotion. [Read more…]

Common Obstacles to a Successful Career

obstacles to success

What do you think is the biggest mistake you could make to your own career? By doing enough research, you would actually learn about the common pitfalls that lead to an individual’s career failure. You would be so eager to know about these things because this is the only way you could prevent them from ruining your own career. Explained below are the common obstacles faced by workers that may cost you your job. [Read more…]

Are You Really Happy with Your Job?

are-you-happy

We all need a job, that’s a fact. However, does this mean that we should just accept whatever job is being offered to us? Should we have a set of standards for the kind of job that we’ll do? Well, this question isn’t very easy to answer because we all have our own reasons for wanting to get employed. Nevertheless, every worker deserves to be happy with what they are doing. If you are not happy with the job that you have, you have almost no reason to wake up in a good mood every morning. So how are you to know if you are satisfied and happy with your current job? Here are some signs to look into: [Read more…]

Common Reasons an Employee May Be Terminated

The ordinary workers are considered as the backbone of any type of business, no matter how big or small it is. Organizations and companies invite job applicants for interviews, and later on invite them to work as part of their businesses. Despite the fact that employers are always striving to hire and keep those workers who fit their systems perfectly, there are still many reasons why business owners sometimes have no choice but to let go of their workers. There are many different factors that may lead to employee termination, such as: [Read more…]

Tips on Keeping Yourself Motivated at Work

No other person can keep you motivated than yourself. If you are reading this post hoping that you will find here a solution to your problems at work, you are mistaken. My intention in writing this article is to share with you some tips on how you can keep yourself motivated at work.

#1 Take short breaks for every hour of work.

Taking 10 minute breaks every hour will [Read more…]

Leadership is a Critical Skill for Career Advancement

Leadership is one of the most valuable skills any individual should possess, especially for those who want to excel in the workplace. There are those who seem to be born leaders, while others have to work harder to develop their leadership skills. It actually doesn’t matter how you become a leader. What’s important is that you further enhance your leadership qualities for you to not only effect good changes in your workplace, but to open up more and better opportunities for your own career. [Read more…]

How Important Is Career Planning?

Long term career planning is essential if you want to consistently make good decisions about your job and your professional life as a whole throughout your career. If you are certain about the path you want your career to take, then an effective and well thought-out career plan is what will help you identify the steps you should take to get you there. Also, having concrete career pathways will let you come up with a timetable for reaching your career goals. [Read more…]

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