I Just Need a Job
With the unemployment rate at 7.7 percent and gas prices soaring to an all time high, who can’t relate to the anxiety, frustration, and in many cases hopelessness a job-seeker is experiencing? So, where should a job-seeker begin?How You Can Control Your Career
Who owns your career? You? Or the company you work for? Would you like to have career independence? I have had many moments in my long corporate career where I felt frustrated and angry with my employer for not taking better care of me and my career. I learned the hard way that to love my job and thrive in my career, I must embrace it as my own. The truth is, was, and has always been, my career is my responsibility. Read on to learn what you can do with the power that comes with this knowledge.How to Land a Job in Public Relations
Whether you’re just out of school or university, or you’re looking for a career change, here’s a quick guide on how to get a job in public relations. Read it today.Should I Work for a PR Agency or Go in-House?
Working as an in-house public relations expert has its advantages, but agency life offers a lot of creative potential. Read on to find out more about the benefits of working in-house or for an agency.How Can You Tell That You Are Unhappy at Your Job?
There are so many people who would just read the headline of this article and already know that they are unhappy at their job. They feel trapped at their job and with not many prospects to get them to move onto their next assignment. The economy has made a lot of people in the workforce feeling helpless to the mercy of employers and managers that do not fully utilize their workforce effectively. There are a segment of workers that are on the fence that are still trying to discover what makes them happy at their job. They are looking for some insight to help them better understand their employment situation a bit better by putting it in perspective. We are hoping that this article will help shed some light on the common signs that can help you better understand if you are unhappy at your job and that it may be time to start putting your resume on a job portal. We will discuss these signs in detail to help prepare you to anticipate when it is time to start looking for a new job.Can Social Media Be A Substitute For Face To Face Networking When Job Finding?
Since the advent of the Internet and the phenomenal rise in the use of social media, people could be forgiven for assuming that using any of the social media platforms will vastly increase their network and therefore there is a reduced need to meet people on a face-to-face basis in order to further their careers, and that this has even negated the need for formal interviews!Nothing could be further from the truth.Keeping the Holiday Stress Out of the Workplace
While the holiday season is supposed to be full of “good tidings and cheer”, we all know that this is not something that comes easily to many of us. Between long lines in stores, wallets that grow empty as the season goes on, and angst over what to get the person who isn’t happy with anything, the “cheer” part of the holiday season sometimes goes by the wayside, especially in the workplace. However, there are things you can do to make the holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable for you and your coworkers.Five Tips For Writing Great Technical Documentation
Writing technical documentation is a part of working in the IT industry. Technical manuals, technical specification guides, support guides, implementation guides – all are types of technical documentation and are a part of the job. Many technical roles in the IT industry are involved in the documentation process. It might seem easy to just put some words and diagrams together, a table of contents and call it a technical document, but it’s a bit more than that. I’ve listed five tips below on how to write great tech docs.How a Layoff Can Lead to a New Career
When you lose your job in a market where there has been tremendous cut back in employment because of shifts in demand for products that are being manufactured in an industry that has seen better days then it may be time to look for another career. Unfortunately, this is a scenario that is becoming to common story where people are finding themselves in different career paths that were unplanned. Sometimes, these alternative paths are exactly what you may be looking for and a fresh start in something new is what you may be looking for to help motivate you towards success. There are some strategies that you can take while searching for a new career that we have listed below.Not Being Collaborative Could Damage Your Career
Companies operate in a team oriented environment in which the need for communication and collaboration is an important criteria for any organization to be successful. When organizations need to staff their open positions then they need to find the right resources that will be able to integrate with their workforce. When hiring managers perform these interviews they are making an assessment on the candidates ability to adapt in their work environment and that they have the capabilities to succeed in the company. One of the most disappointed things that can happen to a new employee that joins a new project is if they do not collaborate well with their team. In a team environment, everyone is expected to communicate and work well with each other. This is as important as the amount of knowledge and degrees that you may have. We have listed some negative impacts to someones career due to a lack of collaboration.Top 4 Things You Should Do Before You Leave Your Job
We invest a lot of time, energy, and emotion into our positions. We develop a lot of working relationships with our co-workers and clients. When you leave a job and move into new position in another company there are a lot of things that are involved before you can make your move. After you have negotiated the salary with the new company, accepted their position, submitted all of their paper work, and cleared all of their requirements then it is time for you to begin the process of separating yourself from your current employer. We have provided 4 things that you should do to help you in the exit process and to help you recharge before you start your new position.How Low Self-Esteem Could Affect Your Career
Have you ever worked in a corporate setting where you just did not fit in at the office? Did you feel that when ever you contributed to the conversation in meetings that your co-workers believed that you did not add any value? These are some negative environmental factors at the office that can contribute to you feeling less confident as an employee. Having low self-esteem at where you work can have a dramatic effect on your job performance and have a negative impact on how others perceive you.