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In a Career Rut? 5 Ways to Achieve Your Work Goals

In a Career Rut? 5 Ways to Achieve Your Work Goals

Admin | Mar 22, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Careers are long. Your goals grow and change with you. Sometimes you find yourself in a rut, questioning whether your job or even career is right for you in the long term.

 "Employees have a greater level of expectations than ever before," said Sean O'Brien, chief administrative officer of PGi, a provider of collaboration software and services. "People want career opportunities [and] better work-life balance. They're keenly interested in doing their jobs, enhancing their corporate goals and per......

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How to earn your manager’s respect

How to earn your manager’s respect

Admin | Mar 21, 2017 - 11:51 PM

An employee­-manager dynamic can be happier and more productive when both respect each other.

Simple things like finding out your manager’s work style and adapting to it, demonstrating initiative and having regular feedback conversations can put you in your manager’s good books and ensure he/she respects you as an employee. Brinda Dasgupta brings you suggestions from the experts on how you can go about it.

1. Suit Your Manager’s Work Style
Work towards matching your day&sh......

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Things not to be done before being hired

Things not to be done before being hired

Admin | Mar 21, 2017 - 07:21 AM

Job seekers are ready to agree, accommodate and do whatever the employer/recruiter asks them to do thinking that if they do so they will get the job. But it is not like that. Everyone deserves a great job with ethical and upright people who value them. You have to be careful about certain things which you should not do before you are hired.

Here are ten things that you should never do before you have signed an offer letter:-

* Don’t create a usable research project, report, presentation, ......

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9 ways to get a terrific performance appraisal

9 ways to get a terrific performance appraisal

Admin | Mar 20, 2017 - 12:33 AM

So folks, it’s that time of the year when you got to explain all the hard work you have done in the past year, in order to get a meagre raise/promotion. Here are 9 tips to make the Performance review work for you:

STEP 1
A great place to start is a detailed list of job duties or, if it is available, an official job description, from your manager or human resources department. It’s better to start off with clarity as to what you are expected to deliver. It will channelise your actions......

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Tips for success

Tips for success

Admin | Mar 14, 2017 - 04:52 AM

Ever wondered what makes some people more successful than others? Ever wondered why some graduates struggle to find employment while their counterparts are employed almost immediately? It has a lot to do with habits that they have and a positive mental attitude.

 

Tips for success geared at helping you ace whatever you do, whether it's learning or the world of work.

 

1. You can never know it all, make sure that you are always looking at learning more than you already know.

 

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5 ways to challenge yourself at the workplace

5 ways to challenge yourself at the workplace

Admin | Mar 14, 2017 - 01:01 AM

In a rapidly changing work environment, it becomes essential to keep up. Almost every industry is in the middle of a major upheaval with skills being redefined in new ways, and employees — no matter which sector they work in — should be prepared to face any kind of situation. The best way to achieve this is by continuing to challenge oneself at the workplace. 

1. Start Small 
The best way is to start with small steps and put yourself in uncomfortable situations.“You ......

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Everything You Need to Know About Job Searching in the Digital Age

Everything You Need to Know About Job Searching in the Digital Age

Admin | Mar 10, 2017 - 12:37 AM

Searching and applying for jobs is nothing like it used to be. Gone are the days of physically handing or mailing in your resume and waiting for a call about the position. Now, nearly all job search communications happens electronically. Since the employer isn't likely to see your face and interact with you until you're invited in for an interview, the paperwork, and the way you follow up, must be on point.

From applying to jobs to following up after an interview, here's everything you need to kn......

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Top reasons to choose digital marketing as a career

Top reasons to choose digital marketing as a career

Admin | Mar 07, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Digital marketing is perhaps the only cost-effective and most viable method to get your message out and build a solid consumer base. It is not only great value for your money, but also, the barrier to enter and scale up are miniscule compared to traditional media. In other words, you can have great impact on a limited budget which has leveled the playing field between big and small companies, thereby giving a great fighting chance to new talent to compete with the biggies, without fear of being ......

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Beauty or Brains? How Your Personal Traits Impact Your Salary

Beauty or Brains? How Your Personal Traits Impact Your Salary

Admin | Mar 03, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Think your attractive co-worker earns more than you just because of his or her looks? Despite previous reports suggesting that more attractive employees tend to make more money they tend, a new study shows that looks are just one component that can impact earnings.

The new research, which was recently published in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology, discovered that unattractive employees aren't discriminated against just because of their looks. The study's authors found that ......

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5 Hardest job to fill in 2017

5 Hardest job to fill in 2017

Admin | Mar 03, 2017 - 01:28 AM

During the Great Recession, it was difficult to imagine the problem that some industries are confronting today — labor shortages. But, we’ve seen steady and consistent economic gains, year after year, since the recession ended. Now, after a record 75 consecutive months of job growth, some jobs are hard to fill.

Workers should know about the areas of the job market that are flooded with opportunity right now. So, CareerCast has released a new report on the toughest jobs to fill in 20......

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