How to succeed in Life and Work

Do you sometimes wonder why some people succeed even in the most difficult circumstances in their lives while other just don’t seem to know what hit them and how to run their lives? Well, the one thing that all successful people would tell you is that success isn’t something you can just hope for and wait for; it is something you would hard for and cultivate.

Whether you are just starting in your new job, a business of your own, or even in your relationship, use these tips to help you move towards the right career pathways until you reach success. [Read more…]

The Functions and Objectives of Career Pathways

As a worker yourself, you should not think it is too much to ask to have a job that does not involve just a series of repeated tasks and mundane activities. Of course, you would want your job to be a fulfilling and well-paying one. On the part of employers, one way of helping workers achieve this goal is to proactively develop career pathways. Through this, the organization becomes a place where employees are happy, the improvement of the workers’ skills continues, and productivity is constantly going up.

Why Are Career Pathways Important? [Read more…]

The Good and Bad of Consulting Work

Going for a temp job has always been a good option for those who are looking for a temporary means of income, and those who have been downsized. By getting this type of job, you will be able to maintain or even enhance your skills while also making money at the same time as a consultant, perhaps. But before you decide to pursue a career as a consultant, you have to know first the good and bad sides of this type of job. [Read more…]

Advantages to Job Searching in the summer

The idea that companies are likely to stop hiring during the summer season is definitely a myth. As a matter of fact, this is the time that most companies see as the best time to fill positions. Thus, it makes sense that job hunters have to be extra aggressive in their job search during this time of the year. However, there are many challenges that every job seeker should face during this time, particularly schedules and timing. [Read more…]

Choosing the Right Career

Your choice of which career to pursue could spell the difference not only in your bank account, but in your life in general as well. This important decision that you will make can definitely have a huge effect on how satisfied you are going to be in your life. If you are not careful enough in making the choice, it is likely that you will end up in a miserable work environment that could then make your life miserable and very difficult. Thus, you should take the time to take into consideration certain factors to make sure you are making the smartest decision as to what career to pursue.

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Lunch with your Boss or Potential Boss

Listen carefully when discussing the menu when you are having lunch with someone in authority over you. Order something similar. If he orders two courses, you should also order two courses in the same price range.

Do not order an alcoholic drink unless the boss suggests you have a drink together. If you do not drink, for whatever reason, let her know politely. “Thank you for the offer. I don’t drink.”

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Is Internship Also A Career Advancement Opportunity?

It is very common for a university or college perhaps to offer internship programs for their students. These opportunities to work as interns are valuable because they allow students to apply whatever it is that they have learned in the classroom to the real world. There are cases where interns are offered to work for an organization or company for a certain period of time only, and not be called in the future to become an employee. This is not always the case, fortunately.

If you are a motivated and self-assured intern, there is a good chance that you could turn your internship into a good employment opportunity in the future. But of course, you need to work for this opportunity and you need to exert a lot of effort to show hiring managers that you have the potential to become a highly valuable member of the organization. If you want to take your internship opportunity as a chance for career advancement on your part, here are some tips you should follow:

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The Top 5 Features which Make for the Perfect Job

Submission by Sarah Clarke

What would make a perfect job? There are probably as many answers for this question as there are working people on this planet. However, we may be able to come up with some things which figure on most people’s list of ideal job. These factors constitute the most enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding professional experience. So what are these factors? [Read more…]

Does Volunteering help in Career Development?

A lot of people seem to be wondering why career experts usually advise them to do some volunteer work to take their careers into a whole new level. Well, there are actually many great benefits to participating in volunteer activities. If you are doing it for a charity that is close to your heart, you will have the chance to give back to others, which will also give you a sense of accomplishment. You also get to meet different people and gain new experience. Through this, you will definitely acquire new ideas on how you may have to run your own business and career in the future. [Read more…]

Career Mistakes to Avoid

The very short phrase “You’re fired!” is definitely one of the things every employed individual would never want to hear. But why is it that a lot of professionals, even the most skilled and intelligent ones in fact, tend to be told these words a couple of times in their careers? Of course this is despite the fact that it is always the goal of employed individuals to stay long in their jobs or careers.

Here are some of the most common workplace habits that usually endanger a professional’s longevity on his or her job.

#1 Not having a long-term life or career plan [Read more…]

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