A personal development plan, career development map, or a vision board for your long-term goals - there are many ways you can strategize growth within your job. In positioning yourself as a desirable employee, it is in your best interest to adopt one of these methods and show ingenuity and commitment to your employer. Ready to get started? career

You are likely all too familiar with the job interview question asking a prospective new-hire “what do you think your and weaknesses are?” Many candidates go into interviews with a ready-made answer for this question, knowing that it is typically one of the first questions asked. But, why are we so concerned about weaknesses? Shouldn’t we just be focusing on discovering what strengths they will bring to the company? When it comes to your hiring practices, here’s why you need to stop asking about weakness and start focusing on strengths. strengths

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

While taking on a new job can be exciting and motivating, it’s not without a little bit of fear and anxiety.
  • Maybe it doesn’t turn out to be the job you thought
  • Or you don’t get along with your colleagues or have an unsupportive boss
  • What if you end up not really liking it in the end
All of these are valid thoughts and questions that may be rolling around in your head, and it may certainly take some time in your new position before you feel completely at ease. But, you can make the transition as easy and streamlined as possible by following these four tips: job

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

Ah yes, the dreaded meeting. Whether it is because they run too long, the meeting chairperson takes over and doesn’t let anyone else speak, or you simply feel like the time is spent inefficiently, most of us have a major distaste for meetings. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be this way. Here’s the thing: if you shift your mentality around them, changing your mindset, and no longer viewing them as a dreaded meeting, you may end up realizing that they do matter. And when done right, meetings can have an incredible impact on you as a team player and the company as a whole. Here’s how to change your mind about meetings: meetings

No matter your job description, there will always be the need and opportunity for you to continue to grow your knowledge and skill base. Introducing: Continuing Education. While in some cases this means industry-specific skills and knowledge, such as going to conferences, attending seminars, or completing courses, it also means personal development. Persisting on your own journey to improve your overall skills and abilities to continue to perform at your best at work will pay dividends over even a relatively short period of time. Here are some areas that you can focus on to help you shine on the job! continuing education

Leadership skills are necessary for maneuvering today's corporate landscape. Are you ready to tap into your natural leadership abilities and focus on self-improvement? Are you looking to gain more fulfillment and success in your job by brushing up on your skills? Start by implementing these four understated yet critically important areas of understanding. leadership skills