Technological innovations that feed on each other are making the world an ever more exciting place, and will see the rise of new areas of engineering taking over from the old. Here are just a few of the sectors that are increasingly capturing the imagination. Read More »
So I admitted, I am a Desperate Housewives fan. I’ve enjoyed the show from day one, tormented my husband when DVR didn’t record an episode (even though I knew it would be available online or on demand if I just waited a day or two) and found myself embarrassingly disappointed when I learned this was the final season. There, I said it – I dare you to slap me, Bree. Read More »
Choosing a career is like being in love: you go crazy trying to figure out which one is right for you until you find it — then you just know.
Everywhere I turn I see people struggling with the same age-old question: What am I supposed to do with my life? If you’re in your teens or getting ready for college, this question can haunt the bejesus out of you. Schools push you to choose earlier every year, even if you aren’t ready for that choice. You want to have fun. You want to go out with friends. You have no bills, so you can’t imagine a life where you have to pay them. Read More »
Who hasn’t been there: working for a bad boss! The truth is, many bosses are bad simply because they haven’t acquired training or skills. Therefore chances are high you will work for a bad boss if your corporate career lasts long enough. Some companies even assess your long-term ability based on how well you can handle a bad boss. Read More »
As the great South Central philosopher, Willie Jones said to Craig one sunny Friday morning, “The word for today is job. J-O-B.”
But before we all jump off that cliff and run right out the front door, as with most other things, you will need time to get this all started. And it all starts with just a little bit of practice of getting ready depending on what you’re looking for.
Easiest things first: I am really hoping you don’t need a seminar on how to dress or act on a job interview. I might suggest however, on getting some help in updating/creating your resumé. It’s extremely competitive out there. The simplest error or even the “look” of your resumé can tip the scales one way or another. There are many great sites (and seminars) to help you out regarding this. Watch out for those resumé templates though. I suggest you don’t use them. This is no time to show your prospective new boss you possess absolutely no creativity. Read More »
How to obtain a desirable Design/Fashion Job
10 Great Tips
From Application to the Job interview
Before even thinking about applying for a job, boosting is essential.
First, don’t let the recession stop you, employers are always looking for talent so even though there might be a economic down period it might just be the best time to move ahead. Having fresh ideas and and ‘go get it attitude’ is perhaps just what the company your looking to apply for a job at needs right now. If you don’t have the precise skills don’t let that stop you, with an outgoing personality and a brave heart you’ll come far. Starting in retail is a great idea, this shows that you have worked physically in fashion and have a humble attitude, also that your willing to work your way up and that you know what the customers wants simply because you’ve seen it first hand. Read More »
Coping with unemployment whether as a fresh graduate or if one has lost their job can be a daunting task. Some tend to deal with it more positively than can be said of others who think of it as the end of the world. As bad as being jobless might be, there are certain things you can do to make the experience worthwhile instead of just sitting back and letting the stress and pressure get to you. Read on…
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Social Media as we have previously talked about, is proven to be one of, if not, the biggest tool for businesses at their disposal. Companies can engage, receive feedback and even test out new ideas to the general public over social networks. this combined with the eggheads at the office can result in some businesses raking in huge amounts of profits. So how can small or start-up businesses hop on this bandwagon, or even attempt to catch up with the others? Well we’ll digress further and see what decisions start-ups should follow, but first the basics. Read More »
Are you content with your current rate of pay? I can tell that you aren’t just because you have chosen to click on this article. Showing up to work everyday is not enough if you want to make it to the next level in your career. The following tips will put you on the right track of becoming a valuable asset to your company which should result in better compensation.
Make sure you’re always on time.
Chances are, if you’re on time you are late in the opinion of your boss. By rule of thumb you should arrive at work no later than 10 minutes prior to when your shift is scheduled to start. Not only does this allow a buffer for unexpected difficulties that may hinder your punctuality like a dead car battery or a longer than expected line at the gas pump, but it proves that you are determined to go above and beyond your expected work hours. It is an additional bonus if you are able to get to work before your boss. Read More »
What is your career? Forget about how you define this to others for now, and just think for a bit about how you define your career to yourself. What does it mean to you to have a career? Is it just your job? Is it something you do to make a living? Is it what you do for money? Is it your work?
Most people would define a career as more than a job. Above and beyond a job, a career is a long-term pattern of work, usually across multiple jobs. A career implies professional development to build skill over a period of time, where one moves from novice to expert within a particular field. And lastly, I would argue that a career must be consciously chosen; even if others exert influence over you, you must still ultimately choose to become a doctor or a lawyer or an accountant. If you didn’t make a conscious choice at some point, I would then say you have a job but not a career. Read More »