You should go into any venture expecting great things and wanting to excel, but of course, optimism will only get you so far. The complicated areas of life, such as building a career that brings you happiness and fulfillment, require hard work. With so much competition for the best positions, there’s little room for a relaxed approach to this area of your life. It needs to be managed and worked on. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested tips for excelling in your career.Continue reading
Grit is a quality we don’t often talk about these days. It seems somehow old fashioned and a bit harsh. But grit (or determination) is vital for success in today’s workplace, both for the individual and the team at large. Someone with grit never gives up, no matter how hard the stakes get.
That can be at a personal level, perhaps as an athlete. But we would also recognize grit as camaraderie and working for a higher good, despite whatever insecurities or hardships the individual is experiencing. That’s why we often think of soldiers when we hear the word grit. World War II was full of tales of grit and courage in the face of the adversity.Continue reading
Self-development is important, no matter who you are, how old you are, or your circumstances right now. Self-development allows you to be happier day to day and live the life you want to live.
Yes, most times you might not be exactly sure what ‘life’ you want to live as the world we live in brings with it so many distractions and noise that may hinder us from discovering our true being and sense of purpose.Continue reading
You have been stuck in a rut recently when it comes to your work life. You aren’t really enjoying your day job and it isn’t a career you want to be trapped in for the rest of your life.
You want to find a way out of the mundane life you have become a victim to and boost your career prospects. You have always been willing to take risks and enhance your knowledge, so now is the time to make it happen.Continue reading
Sarah Landrum is a Career Expert and the founder of Punched Clocks. A career blog that provides advice on navigating the work world and career development. Her career advice has been featured on Forbes, Levo, The Muse, Business Insider and other top publications.
When we discovered her platform, we were really impressed and looked forward to having her share her expertise and experience with us. Thankfully, she responded in the affirmative and we are certain you’ll enjoy reading this feature.
Apart from being the founder of Punched Clocks, she is also a Freelance Writer.
Women have for a long time had multi-faceted roles to play in the society. This has also affected their role in the work environment. Most women are torn between being a career woman or homemaker which might seem difficult.
This to an extent affects many women who then bring in emotions into their work life and go through the challenge of growing in their choice of career.Continue reading
So many times, we see several celebrities and accomplished individuals on the internet or television and we say to ourselves that they have been successful in their chosen career.
To some people, this inspires them to make some life-changing decisions. To others, it eats deep into them and they begin to question their entire life decisions.Continue reading
You go to work happy. Do everything within your power to meet the end of your bargain – do your job!
And your boss or employer never deems it fit to acknowledge your hard work and input.
This is not to say that you are carrying out your job because you hope to be rewarded or praised. I think as humans we just want to feel appreciated.
We want someone to notice that we put in some time to make some achievements.
I get it.
You get it!Continue reading
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Oh, today’s the last day in March. I sure hope you had a great month! Wishing you the very best in April.
It can be a little bit difficult to work with a coworker who wouldn’t want you to do your job. I know you may be of the opinion that that’s good news for you. But, to a certain extent, you may also want to really carry out your assignments and prove that you are up to the task. You also don’t want to appear to be a lazy person to your boss: and whoever may be watching you! These things could also affect your performance at work.Continue reading