Date: 6 - Jun -2017 Location:
Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but as Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice. When I graduated from college, I liked lots of things. But love? Passion? That would have been seriously overstating it.
We all want to choose a career that will make us happy, but how can we know what that will be? Research suggest that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. It's not hard to find someone who started out thinking that they would love their chosen profession, only to wind up hating it. In fairness, how are you supposed to know if you will be happy as an in
Date: 9 - Sep -2016 Location:
Being inquisitive during interviews makes you stand out from the crowd and can help you make sure the job is right for you. Here are 10 tips on how to ask the right question
Here are some suggestions for effective questions to ask at the end of your job interview. Photograph: Aaron Tilley for the Guardian Aaron Tilley/Guardian
Although job interviews often feel like an interrogation, they're meant to be a conversation between you and a potential employer. Asking plenty of questions during a job interview can not only help you build a dialogue, but it can also help you evaluate if the job is right for you.
Before you pick and choose from the following top 10, be sure to consider the culture of the organisation and the interviewer doing the selecting. Adopt the
Interviewing Techniques and Tips
Putting Your Best Self Forward and Getting the Job
Interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking. You may feel uncomfortable “selling” yourself or fielding unexpected questions. Or the prospect of having to meet and impress new people may be enough to trigger anxiety. However, interviewing is a skill you can learn. With the right tips and techniques, you can become a master at sharing your value with potential employers, presenting yourself effectively at interviews, and getting the job you want.
Interviewing techniques tip 1: Interview for as much as you can
Let’s assume you have focused your search on certain types of jobs and types of employers. You have developed a preferred list of both. You have scanned the horizon, conducted research,
Date: 1 - Jan -2016 Location:
Date: 1 - Jan -2016 Location:
If you're feeling in a rut at work, the beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start and begin the hunt for a new job.
Here are five steps you can take to get on the fast-track to the job of your dreams:
1. Clean up your CV and professional profiles
If you're serious about getting a new job, begin by thinking about your personal brand and how you will position yourself in the market. Make sure that your CV is concise, up-to-date, and professional. It's a good idea, when you start applying for jobs, to tailor your CV for each application to show why you'd be a good fit for the role.
Ensure that there are not any spelling or grammatical errors and that your most important experience and qualifications stand out. Also, update your online profile on LinkedIn as well as