There’s no denying that the modern job market is more competitive than it has ever been. After all, not only are more and more people coming out of education more qualified than ever before, but you also need to consider the fact that, thanks to the internet, you’re going to be competing with people on the other side of the world that you might never have had to even consider before.Continue reading
After finishing high school or college, the thought of picking up a book could be the last thing on your mind. However, undertaking further education later down the line can help you advance your career and help you get to where you want to be.
That being said, re-entering education after a break is no easy feat, and it will take a lot of hard work to build up some studious habits again. Take a look at the following tips to help you get back into education to help you further your career.Continue reading
You’ve filled out all of the online applications for a new job, sent over a resume and you’re invited for an interview. The interview goes brilliantly, they’re impressed with your experience and you get along well. A couple of weeks later, a letter lands on the doorstep and you open it. It’s a job offer!
Okay, in today’s world, you’d most likely be receiving your offer in your inbox!
But for some reason, you’re not sure how to feel about it. You know that you should be over the moon but there’s something bothering you. This happens to a lot of people and it’s because they don’t really know if the job is right for them. Even if a job seems perfect on the face of it, there are always things that might bother you.
It’s a tough position to be in, especially if your current job isn’t too bad. It’s not the best job in the world but it’s fine for now, do you really want to risk leaving for a job that might be wrong for you? On the other hand, if you don’t take that risk and accept the new job, you might be missing out on a great opportunity to further your career, so what are you supposed to do?Continue reading
It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. You’ve probably heard the saying countless times, uttered with a sneer of disgust. When it comes to moving your career forward, there are two schools of thought.
The first one believes that you can only get a promotion if you know the right people, meaning that you’re less likely have earned your new position by merit. The second school, however, reckons that everyone has the tools to create professional progress and land their dream position. Just by being themselves. Not by asking others to influence the decision.Continue reading
There are plenty of fields of work that seem like they could offer you a change and something far more fulfilling and exciting than the standard work-a-day world. Whether that’s because it offers an amazing, vibrant working environment or because it gives you the opportunity to work in an area that really lets you help people.
Everyone, from time to time, thinks about changing their career and striking out into something different. The problem is that it can feel as though the most challenging and rewarding careers all involve years, if not longer, of intense training. These sorts of jobs can seem like the kind of thing that, if you didn’t start working towards it at an early age, you’ve essentially missed your chance. Fortunately, that’s not true.Continue reading
‘Side hustle’ is one of the key buzzwords this year. If you weren’t one of the many people jumping on the bandwagon this year, it’s still likely you came across the term. A side hustle can be an excellent way to boost your income and who knows where it could lead. However, you don’t have to start one because every other person hs a side hustle. It should be because you want to and have reasons to explore this area.
The good news is that it’s never too late to join the movement, so if you’re looking for ways to grow your money next year, here are some side hustles to think about in 2019.Continue reading
Many workers are starting to see reasons why they should have a side hustle. As a result, this is now the ‘gig economy’. Having another means of income can be beneficial for a number of reasons, however, this is not something that every employee must venture into.
You need to be certain it’s something you are comfortable with. Otherwise, let it remain a hobby as running a business however small is no easy feat!
It’s a way of reducing your dependency on your main source of income (i.e. a backup plan for your life or career). A side hustle is also one way of reaching financial freedom, as you are able to increase your residual income most especially if your full-time income isn’t good enough.Continue reading
With advances in technology, it is more common than ever before to either be able to either work from home or to be able to work a flexible schedule that is more conducive to each individual employee within a company.
This ability has led businesses both large and small to seriously reconsider the typical 9 to 5 workday in favor of a more flexible work day. So what are the steps that you can take as an employer for creating a flexible workplace?Continue reading
A few years ago, I didn’t think mentorship was of importance. Today, I can attest to how important having a mentor is as I’ve gained immensely from it and can tell you that it’s a lifesaver. Is there one way to find a mentor? The answer is no.
At every stage in our lives we look out for direction, most usually from those who have had similar experiences in that path – a mentor. Whether it’s an official or unofficial arrangement is a different discussion. What’s most important is deriving the benefits that come from mentorship.
My world of mentorship all started the day I decided to join a friend for a networking event. At first, I was skeptical about going for the event but summoned up courage as I wanted to mingle a bit.Continue reading
Becoming a nurse is a career aim for many people, but are you sure that this is the right career path for you to pursue? There are so many things that you have to consider and take into account when deciding which career path is right for you, and it’s worth delving into this in more depth before you decide for sure. Even if you are 100% sure that you want to be a nurse, you might be wondering how difficult the job is.
To help you learn more about what it’s like to be a nurse and how you go about becoming one, we’re going to outline some of the details below. This should give you the information you need and learn what it’s like to be a full-time nurse.Continue reading