Career advice for graduates

This summer you have graduated and now you are looking for a job. At the beginning of your career it is important to take into account several aspects to be sure you are heading in the right direction. Here are some advices to start your career with the right foot at the end of college!   1 . Focus your attention: It is possible that at the end of college you do not know very well what to do with your life. However, try to figure out what direction you would like to follow your career – think that once you decide, you can develop your skills in a certain direction and manage to get better jobs and earnings. To find out what you want give yourself time – get involved in diverse activities, follow different courses and, above all, ask yourself what you could learn and what not. If you find you have more passions try to combine them – you can successfully combine the passion for IT and foreign languages ​​working in a multinational that needs employees who know foreign languages ​​or even more exotic ones. 2.  Discover well-paid jobs: It is natural to want a well-paid job and which gives you long-term financial stability. Therefore, you...

Career advices for women

In the life of every career woman there are certain thresholds over which she doesn’t really know how to pass. Here are some advices for those women who want to have a successful career: 1. Evaluate your current situation: We all have moments in our lives when we want to do something or we want to be elsewhere. The trick is to pay attention. Feelings of frustration and anger can be a catalyst to make a change. 2. Discover what you are good at: Forget about jobs that you had, forget about the structure – at what do you think you are good? Women do not spend enough time realising their strengths, even if often spend a lot of time focusing on mistakes. After you think a little, ask for the opinion of your friends and colleagues. 3. Get help from others: To have someone close that you can count on anytime is an extremely important and helpful thing. 4. Do not expect success to just happen: Women often make the mistake to think that someone else has to see their intelligence and to recognize their potential and therefore to promote them. Things are not exactly so. Women need to make themselves remarked. And once you know what you...

Mistakes that occur looking for a job

When you are looking for a job always keep in mind that big companies are always looking for possible quality employees. And if you know how to optimize your search, you might just catch a job that you find it impossible to obtain. When you are looking for the ideal job keep in mind these mistakes that can occur:   You are counting on a single source of information: If you’re like most people, you will rely on the Internet to put your CV and find jobs. Although the Internet may be very useful, it shouldn’t be the only one of your sources of information. Also, it’s good to always have in mind sources such as business magazines, recruitment conferences, job fairs, networking. You are not devoted 100% to your search: Just because you have sent hundreds of CVs to different companies does not mean that you did everything you could to find a good job. The chances to receive an answer from an employer for which you really want to work are not very high. The more you will contact several companies, the more you will participate to more interviews you will increase the chances to catch your dream job. You forget about the follow-up: A good way...

How to choose the right job?

Certainly each of us was at one time in a position to choose one or another variant that was presented to us in the professional life. We can refer to two distinct moments that can occur in this dilemma of how to choose the right job: choosing the field of activity in which we will profess and choosing the right job.   In most of the times, opting for a particular field of activity occurs in the early stages of the career or even earlier. There are several elements that it would be appropriate to consider them when we take such a decision, such as:   The skills-owned: Each of us has traits that make us realize certain activities effectively. If skills are developed and perfected, they can easily transform in capabilities that can ensure us the success in the professional activity; The lifestyle wanted: Some of us would feel comfortable working in a large corporation, while others would fit more in other activity; The evolution of the labour market: In the context of the accelerated pace of technical, economical and social progress, some areas will experience a higher or lower popularity, according to the needs of human resources at a time. Choosing an area that can be a...

Methods to evolve in career

Whether is about the promotion at work or your professional path, you can see methods to climb to the hierarchy where you are. If it is about the job you have and the planning of the advancement within the company, there are several elements that must be followed and fulfilled in order to evolve in career.   The first step to evolve in career is to pay attention to the requirements of the employer towards you and to try to achieve them well. In addition, the evolution in career comes from your contribution with ideas and suggestions and the involvement in what you do, trying to always improve the quality of things that you have to do. Another great way to evolve in career is to look for new ways to develop at your workplace. No job is closed; you have the possibility to find new dimensions that you can develop or even to start them from zero. Here are some items that you should keep in mind to evolve in career:   Adaptability: Handle the new situations calmly and approach them from the angle which is most accessible to succeed in your actions.   Openness: Be responsive to the trends you observe and evaluate new ideas so you...

Techniques adopted in looking for a job

Looking for a job involves certain steps to be followed. Therefore we come up with some techniques and advices that may help you succeed in this approach.   Adapting your CV to the market and to your profile: Writing the CV is a very important step and should be treated with maximum care. The CV is the essential document for the employer, being the main support for future job interview. The CV must be concise and complete and should contain the essential elements sought by the employer.     Advices: – Do not hesitate to make two or three different CVs to send the CV that best fits the job or company which you are addressing. – Test your CV with friends or acquaintances that are related to the recruitment or human resources area.   Write an effective cover letter: The cover letter must be concrete and motivated because it illustrates and supports the content of your CV, revealing the skills, persuasion and dynamism of the candidate. The objective of the cover letter is to demonstrate the link between the profile, the job and the company. Both for responding to an offer and for a spontaneous application, the cover letter must be motivated to capture the attention of the...

Advices for being happy at work

In the limited area of the office you should be aware of some concrete elements in order to be happy: a balance between the private and professional life, a healthy and relaxing atmosphere, the opportunity to be creative. Work is not always done with pleasure. Currently personal achievements are closely related to work. Who has a job where he goes for pleasure and is happy in that environment will certainly be a much happier person and on the personal plan.     It is true that to thrive we have to get over some obstacles and we must try to find a balance between work and personal life. Therefore, we come to your help with some solutions that will make you work with pleasure and be happy at work.   Managing stress at work: The main enemy at work, stress, constantly threatens our daily activities. In the professional environment the existence of pressures is almost inevitable. However, it is possible to identify these and to attenuate their negative impact.   Identification of signs: Anticipation is the key! Some signs are obvious: chronic fatigue, lack of enthusiasm and so on. If feelings of anger, discomfort, impatience, become more frequent, you should know that you have reached your limits. For these...

The first steps in looking for a job

Depending on the job for which you want to apply, you need information more or less accurate, both about the company, and about the job. These are the first steps in looking for a job. These information will provide useful guidelines both for looking for a job, and to maintain a discussion with the employer about the field and about the company. The employers appreciate this approach of the candidates very much. Looking for a job without establishing some rules before, usually, can lead to hasty decisions that can influence your career. In order to be satisfied with a job you have to set from the beginning certain criteria that can be accomplished. You must always have prepared a list of more jobs that interest you, based on your preferences. You need to set your priorities and according to them to create personalized CVs and cover letters.   Get information about the culture of the corporation In the first place there is the information about the market in which the company activates. If you are looking for a job of a commercial nature, you need to know the market prospects, the company’s position on the market, its main competitors. These information are very important to be able to identify...

Advices in looking for a job during the crisis...

Looking for a job during the crisis can be very stressful. If you want to be successful, you have to get more involved. Here are some advices that might help you in your search:   Start looking for a job having a plan first. This should include the types of jobs you are looking for, the employers that you prefer and a strategy for obtaining a job with one of the employers that you prefer.   Do not rely only on one technique to find a job. The best approach, especially in a weak market, is the approach using several techniques.   Do not think that the CV is the only way to get a job.    Do not get discouraged and do not let things distract you.  The more you stay more focused and you don’t quit, the more you have more chances of success. Remember that it will take longer to find a new job.   Plan to invest more effort in this research than you did before. You’ll need to set one goal daily to complete the activities of researching the jobs. Keep up with your program and whenever possible, try to overcome those goals.   Do not ignore and do not underestimate the power of...

Counseling and career guidance

According to some studies made by experts in the field, among pupils was noted that a percentage of approximately 20% of the pupils know what career will follow. The rest have as primary sense negativity, resignation and get carried away. This can leave its mark later when they will look for a job and find that no employer wants them. For people who are going through a process of counseling and professional guidance this risk is no more because they already have identified the potential and motivational factors. Once the career guidance was achieved and they become aware about the professions for which they have real skills, they will know how to handle the interviews even if the profession is not very requested. Such a candidate will be appreciated at interviews because he is prepared and knows his objectives in career. The career is a succession of positions, professional activities and experiences which a person faces throughout life or his professional experience. Given the existing dynamic on the labor market and the accelerated changes that are taking place lately there is a growing emphasis on career planning and its management at both the individual and the organization level. Once done the career planning by a person, the experiences that...
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