Although we never truly like to grow up, at some point in our
lives we will have to start planning for the future. Why not
start now by taking a moment to plan out where you want to be in
5 or 10 years. One of the best times to plan for career
progression is during your job search.
Most people have a tendency to look at the salary they are
making and decide that they need to make more. Don't just look
at the salary, start looking at the different types of companies
where you would like to work. ...
After working with engineers and IT professionals for over ten
years, I have noticed a consistent pattern in career paths of
these types of professionals. The career paths are generally
similar in that the first three years are spent breaking into
their career fields, learning skills, gaining additional
training, and establishing their professional reputations.
Between three and seven years, they begin taking on supervisory
roles such as team lead, group leader, or functional supervisor.
If you are like most job seekers, you have registered your
resume on the major online job boards such as Career Builder,
Monster, TheLadders.com, Headhunter, etc. But are you aware of
the plethora of good information and job search tools that are
available on these sites in addition to job listings?
Take CareerBuilder.com for example. The main navigation pages at
Career Builder are "Home", "Find Jobs", "Post Resumes", "Job
Alerts", "My Career Builder", "Advice and Resources", and
What do employers look for in potential employees? That was the
question that was posted recently on a career discussion forum
online. Naturally, for each different position, the particular
answers to that question would be different. However, there are
some common skills that employers look for in all employees,
whether the employee happens to be a network engineer or a fry
In-Demand Skills for Success
1. BASIC SKILLS, Reading, writing and arithmetic! Believe it or
not, a good portion ...
Job search seems to have many hurdles to overcome - resume,
interview technique, appearance, and networking are challenges
that job seekers face. These hurdles are surmountable with a
strong job search plan and dedicated execution. Job seekers need
to apply traditional advertising and marketing methods to their
job search to achieve results. By thinking of themselves as the
"product" and the employer as the "buyer" job seekers can
approach their career transitions from a sales aspect.
Making a career change is nothing new in today's job market.
I've heard it said that the average American changes careers at
least once in his or her life. Long gone are the days of working
for the same company from the time you graduate high school or
college until that magical retirement day.
You sure won't find that kind of loyalty from companies to their
workers these days, and it's rare to find that kind of loyalty
from the average worker as well. What with companies merging,
Your career choices might need reconsideration when your career
offers few opportunities to personal development and you find it
hard to get out of bed in the morning. Then it might be the
right time to consider new career choices, working at home,
starting your own business or a new education.
What we do in our daily life is very important. If we are to
spend more than 60% of our waking time at work or travelling to
or home from work, it better be a job we like. If it isn't, we
are better ...
In the current climate, many people are looking away from the
traditional job market towards working for themselves. The
massive redundancies and job-insecurity has caused many people
to radically rethink their career plans. With the ever rising
cost of living, many would be happy just earning extra money to
support their family and to pay the bills.
In this article, you will discover what you really enjoy in life
and how to turn it into a money making opportunity, and perhaps
even a full-time ...
Valuable career advice can come from aptitude test as they can
help in identifying suitable job options. Career tests include
tests such as personality profiling, leadership skills,
motivation, management style, etc. The results of such tests can
give you the career advice that can direct you to a suitable
career, by matching your interests with career options.
Many career tests are offered online. They may be free or
available for a small fee. Many experts provide the career
advice to ...
Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive?
Don't worry, you are not alone! Studies in the US show that up
to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any
We all feel dissatisfied and frustrated with our jobs at times.
So, how do you know when the feeling of dissatisfaction and
frustration means it is time for a career change?
There are a few key signs which point towards a need for change:
feeling overwhelmed by your workload *
unable to ...