career advice Tag

Given how exciting it is to be the successful applicant for a new job, not to mention how much of a relief it is to finally get a job after multiple interviews, it can seem counter-intuitive to turn a job down. But if you find yourself in a situation where you are considering that it might be in your best interest to turn down a job offer, it’s totally okay.  Here are some scenarios where this may happen: job offer

For many of us, we allow our career and success at work to dictate our level of confidence in ourselves. When we feel like we are accomplishing a great deal at work, being productive, meeting goals, and pushing sales targets, we have a boost in confidence and believe in ourselves more. On the other hand, however, present a series of work setbacks, projects that don’t go as planned, or failure to meet goals, and our confidence drops in response. It’s time to step up and take ownership of building your confidence, regardless of work outcomes, and use it to be what dictates how you feel in your job, not the other way around! confidence

Resigning from your job can be met with a series of mixed emotions. On one hand you may be excited because you have new and exciting job opportunities that you are moving towards. You may also be nervous about that same new job, or maybe even relieved knowing you are leaving your current job. You may also be sad to leave and unsure of what the future holds. Regardless of what is true for you, there is a right and a wrong way to resign and set the process in motion. Here’s how to do it the right way: resign

There comes a time in everyone’s career where you start to see the dollar signs flashing in your head. Over time you may start performing tasks and find yourself thinking, “this is not worth what I am getting paid.” Or maybe you think to yourself, “I have done a really amazing job in my role for these last six months.” Whatever the case, when the thoughts start percolating and you’re ready to bring it up with your boss, chances are you’ll feel some level of intimidation by the process of asking for more money. When it comes to asking for a raise, there are a few good approaches you can take, and a couple that you should avoid. raise

Job seekers used to worry their social media profiles could keep them from landing their dream job. And for good reason. After all, photos of keg stands don’t exactly scream, “future executive.” Shying away from social media, however, is not the answer. With recent surveys showing that 92% of companies and recruiters use social media to find job applicants, today’s savvy job seekers leverage social media to their job hunting advantage. Here are three ways you can do the same. social media

Being organized at work is often considered a positive trait of a great employee — but is there such a thing as being too organized? While planning certainly has its place in the office, there can be detrimental affects if it gets out of hand. How do you know when you’ve crossed the line from productive to prohibitive? Here are some signs that you may be over-planning — and impacting your career. productivity

Even if you’re not actively seeking work, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. You never know when an opportunity will come your way and you want to be ready when it does. This could mean anything from an offer to work at a new company or a promotion within your own organization. When these openings come your way, you want to be ready to take action and being prepared in advance means you can act fast to get your name in the ring. Here are the top five career tools to have ready for action: career tools

It’s one thing to decide to get a new job and understand that a new job means you have to get used to new rules and new expectations. But it’s quite another when you’re in the same job, at the same company doing the same thing. And then you get a new boss. Maybe it’s someone from a different part of the company. Or maybe it’s a total outsider. But suddenly you are the one who might have to change. new boss, new rules

How you might need to change if you get a new boss:

Tastes change over time. Trends become cliches. Yesterday’s cool is today’s bad joke. And career advice is no different -- what used to be a good idea...just isn't. Bad job search advice is dangerous when it’s an out of date strategy. And some bad advice always was. Either way, it can make a good candidate look bad, before they even get started. bad job search advice

So here’s a warning -- five examples of bad job search advice:

Whether you have been in the market for five minutes or five decades, you're constantly sifting through what's important to remember in future decisions, and what's additional noise. The truth is, everybody has an opinion. Everybody has advice. Not everybody is right. They can't all be. And what's important information to you, will be useless to someone else. But we offer some pearls of wisdom that resonated with us, and we pass them on to you here. It's up to you to embrace them or discard them.

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Here's some career advice to consider: