Work takes so much time of our day, so when we enjoy it, and makes a huge difference in our quality of life. When people are asked what they would change given an opportunity, many say that they would change their job field and what they do. If you feel that you are unhappy where you are, don’t be afraid of starting a new path. Sometimes you must go through few different roads util you get to a place where you feel that you belong.
When hiring for a job, no recruiter wants to sit through another boring interview. Being the right candidate doesn’t mean that your outfit, resume, experience, and conversation must be perfect. On the contrary, it’s okay to be quirky or unique, as well as Read More
The first three months can the job can make a huge difference in your life. It can be as simple as having a job verses not having one! When you are a new employee, make sure that you represent yourself in the most positive way. Some things to think about are punctuality, loyalty, team work, positive attitude, and professionalism. You must prove yourself to be the employee that the company needs, and that includes building good relationships with co-workers as well as your employers.
When it comes to job interviews, questions should be asked both ways. It is not wise to wait until the interview itself to figure out questions to ask, because you may get stressed or anxious. Take the time at home to line up questions that will show your interest in the position, the commitment you are ready to make, and that you have a true interest in the company. If you have several interviews, have specific questions ready for each one.
When getting ready for a job interview, it is important to have answers to particular questions ready in your mind. Some people get very stressed when put on the spot, so if you take enough time at home to practice questions and answers, it will help you a great deal when in from of the interviewer. Some questions are pretty common, and if you look online you can find many lists of questions to practice. But, don’t forget to think about yourself in particular, your experiences, status, and education, because a big part of the conversation will be about that. Make notes of important things to share about all that, so you will not forget it when the time comes.
Looking for a new job can take a while and it can get discouraging at times, but try our tips to speed up the process and remain positive:
- Prepare a specific resume and cover letter for each type of job you apply for, so you can get noticed
- Don’t apply to anything and everything. Focus your energy on offers you qualify for and that you will be interested in
- Stay optimistic and don’t give up when you don’t hear back. Keep trying and remember that you got this!
Career coaches recommend to take a step back every two-three years and think about where you are and where you see yourself going from there. In order to advance in your career, stepping out from your comfort zone is important, and some moves can seem scary but they can turn out wonderful and exciting. Don’t be afraid to look into new job opportunities and to compare salaries. Having relevant data in your hands will help you make smart decisions!
It is easy to feel that all you do is work, because most of our day we do spend at work. However, it is important to remember that our job doesn’t define who we are and that it is only a part of our life. We can’t think that a great job or a career will give us meaning, because it is all about the journey, the things we learn, the people we meet, and what we accomplish. If you feel consumed by work, take some time to think about what kind of things make you happy, which hobbies you enjoy, and pick up the phone to speak to a loved one.
If you notice that you don’t seem to have enough time for important tasks at work, it may be because of multiple distractions. Often times we have urges to check notifications on our phones, for example, or pick up not important phone calls. However, it is important to understand that this unintentional task-switching eats up more time than you might think. Study done at the University of California showed that it takes an average of 26 minutes to recover from trivial interruptions, so do your best to work on your tasks from beginning to end.
Getting to know your boss well is very important, and it can help you on the day-to-day as well as to get promoted. In addition to having a solid relationship, you should know what his or her’s likes and dislikes are, values, and expectations. Knowing those things can be useful in performing tasks, and the general understanding of how the boss’ mind works can set you apart from the other employees. Often times knowing what you should be aware of is a good thing too, because you don’t want to be on his or her’s bad side.