Employee's Workplace

Should You Tell Your Boss You’re Looking For Another Job?

If you’re embarking on a career change or just looking for a new challenge, you will have to consider whether or not to inform your boss of this. For most employees, the idea of telling their boss that you’re looking elsewhere is a worrying concept, and most of us will avoid doing so until the last possible moment.

However, there is a school of thought which suggests that perhaps honesty is indeed the best policy and that you might be missing out if you withhold this information from your boss. So, in an effort to help you decide the right way forward for you, let’s dig into arguments so you can make an informed decision: should you tell your boss when you’re looking for another job?

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Discover your side-hustle
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace

How To Discover Your Side-Hustle (With 6 Easy Tips)

On the last week of February, I  decided it was time to discuss side-hustle topics. I turned on my phone and went on IG live. If you don’t follow me on Instagram or aren’t subscribed to this blog, you are definitely missing out on a whole lot of information.

At the live session, I shared my story, four reasons why you should consider having a side-hustle and 30 side-hustles for full-time workers. The guide is free and I also shared an extra 4 side-hustles. Download it now!

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Trends to look out for in the job market
Employee's Workplace

Finding Work In The Future: 3 Crazy Job Market Trends To Look Out For

Finding work now is categorically different to finding work twenty or thirty years ago. Heck, it’s even different to finding work a decade or so ago! The job market is always changing, meaning the way we find work changes with it.

So, what about if we look to the future? What job market trends should we be aware of if we need to find work in the years to come. Well, here are some common trends that seem to be more and more relevant as we speak.

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3 Things about Career Changes
Employee's Workplace, Inspiration

3 Things You Need To Know About Career Changes

Career changes many times sound daunting, but it’s a step that thousands of people feel the need to take. It’s a decision that is relatively simple to understand; after all, you’re going to spend a huge amount of your life at work, so you might as well be happy while doing it.

Despite how worrying the prospect of completely overhauling your career might sound, it is a more plausible option than many people expect. There are three key realities to a career switch decision that have to be taken into account before you make the leap for yourself.

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Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Landing A Job Despite Having Bad Credit

Oh yes – a poor credit rating can affect your chances of securing a job. Just ask the one in ten people who told a Demos survey that’s why they didn’t get a job. And, if you think they are over exaggerating, another study found that nearly 50% of employers conducted a credit check.

Why on earth would they do that if an applicant’s rating had no bearing on the decision process? Still, the good news is that you can beat the system in spite of this unfair barrier to employment.

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Love-hate relationship with 9-5
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

That Love-Hate Relationship of the 9-5

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I don’t understand the whole concept of the 9-5 life too. I’m like, who the hell thought this was worth it? How did they come to accept this?

Whoever the ‘they’ is or are.

How was this even the drill and how does it continue to be?

Don’t ever think I’ve got it all figured out. For Christ’s sake, I’m a millennial and I figure the whole ‘misconception’ applies to me too. Millennials can’t sit still. Millennials are impatient. Millennials this. Millennials that. 

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small business
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Your Small Business: For You, For Your Workers, For the Community

When you think of your business, you probably think regarding your goods and services, and your profits. That, in a nutshell, is what most companies boil down to. But if you take all of the color out of life, then it looks terribly drab.

As such, you shouldn’t just think of your business as a profit-generating machine; you also need to recognize it in terms of its wider standing in the community.

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What to take care of before retirement
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

What to Take Care of Before Retirement

So many times I’ve had to think of what life will be like after retirement. You are probably puzzled and wondering why I’ll be thinking of this when I’m not even so close to turning thirty!

The truth is that I can’t quite help it. I wouldn’t call myself much of a planner, but I do think of the future.

I follow some finance blogs, I read a lot about finance these days. Since relocating and having to learn about the credit system, mortgage and all that, it’s become important that I do since the only family I now have here, is that which I started haha: husband and I.

I try to learn more about savings, investments, etc. just to keep myself abreast.

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Immigrants struggle with getting a job
The Immigrant Worker

Why Some Immigrants Struggle to Find Employment

If you plan to move to a new country in the future or you’re an immigrant right now, this article will help to highlight some of the issues that could stand in your way when looking for a job.

In most instances, the problems migrants face relate to communication. However, some other stumbling blocks could prevent you from starting a new life and earning a salary for your family.

Most of my posts focus so much on communication because it’s no fuss. And it’s really absurd how some people treat a person who can’t communicate in a certain language forgetting that if this person were communicating in his/ her mother tongue, the situation will be a whole lot different.

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Employee's Workplace, Inspiration, New Worker

Make a Decision: A Job or Career?

Make the decision, what do you want: a job or career? Overtime, I’ve come to understand that there are so many ways to look at life and one of such ways is determining what you want to do with your work-life.

Living life goes beyond waking up every morning and setting out without having a consistent plan or goal.

I have heard of many people say that they want to do something because of the pay they will make from it. I think we should ask ourselves if we want to do something that gives us money only or  something that gives us both money and self-fulfillment?

A job or career?

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