Advices for career planning

Career planning is not an activity that should be done once – in high school or college – and then left aside during career. Rather, career planning is an activity that has the desired effect only if done regularly, especially because, as demonstrated, a worker will change careers (not only jobs) several times throughout life. And it’s never too early or too late to start planning your career. Most people do not keep a record of their professional achievements and every time they look for a new job are facing difficulty to create their CV. The analysis of previous achievements – keeping a record of it –is not only helpful in creating a CV, but also in career planning. Sometimes the review of previous achievements will reveal forgotten successes, one or more, that can give you the starting point of researching and planning a change of career, so that you get a job that will allow you to do the things that make you happy and proud.   Identify your skills that you can use: Some employees are so absorbed in their professions they cannot see other career opportunities for themselves. Every job requires a particular set of qualities and is much better to fit in a certain category...

How to accommodate with your new job

‘Your best day has come! You have been chosen to be a part of the company!’- Yes, we all desire that moment to come quicker in our lives. But not many of us try hard to make it longer. One of the mistakes of doing it is the first impression, which is known as the most important. If you are one of the luckiest persons who get the job, you will need some practice to learn how to accommodate with your new job. It is not so difficult, especially if you have faced this kind of situations in the past. If not, we are going to give you some advices. First of all, be punctual. At your first day at work you are required to look perfect, and to act in the same way. Wake up two hours earlier in order to have enough time to eat, dress, make-up and bath. If you follow this tip you will have an amazing day at work, because it is known that if a person feels good in his own skin, then the actions he does are full of success. Also, be careful not to be late in any circumstances. Always take a margin of error. It is required to arrive at...

Apply online for a job

Nowadays people are in a completely rush. Time goes by our side and we barely realize it. All of us want to have more time for ourselves, for our families and friends. That’s why we are facing now with the guide of how to apply online for a job. It is not a big deal – at the present almost all of the applications are sent online, so we do not have to think much when it comes to this point. First thing you need to be careful at applying online for a job is your e-mail. If you have a funny one made in the time you were in high school, change it. The new one needs your entire name, the first and the last one. It confers security and confidence. It is true that daily are sent dozens of applications in every domain, but that do not have to demoralize you. Many of them are false, so having a CV based on real facts and achievements will get you the most-desired interview. Even so, do not full your curriculum with all your goals just with the most important ones because the employer will not be so pleased to read more than two pages. It takes only several...

What does a lawyer do?

In our times it is more and more essential that we get informed about everything. We happen to meet the situations we have expected least, the people we didn’t hope to see and the troubles we were never prepared to face. Part of those spontaneous situations involves the law. Whether we like it or not, we have to obey it in every field and the more we try to run from it, the more it makes us suffer. In every situation, we need someone who knows law better than we do and can offer us support and help under certain circumstances. The people who take charge of our legal estate are called lawyers. We have heard this word everywhere, but have you ever asked “what does a lawyer do?” It is pretty interesting what you will find out now. A lawyer is a person who obviously has studied at university this field called law. Therefore, he specialized and became a real expert in what the legislation of his country means. We all admit that law is a very delicate and difficult field, as it can be understood in different manners and if we not attentive enough we may pay for many facts. Of course, as every other job, a lawyer specializes...

Career advices: The art of negotiation

Because of the competitiveness of the job market candidates can be considered fortunate to attend an interview, even more to get a job. When you got the job, we advise you to negotiate with the employer the terms of the work offer. The secret of negotiation consists in knowing when to stop.     Do your homework: Negotiation is an art, one that must be practiced. First, make a brief evaluation of your negotiation skills. Do you feel comfortable to negotiate with a seller the price on the car you want to buy? How successful were you in getting bonuses or raises of salary in previous jobs? If you have been successful in past negotiations, it is possible you have these skills yet. Then consult business magazines or local library to get documents on the negotiation tactics and strategies. Also, if you’re one of those people who always pay the asking price or never demanded a raise of salary, it might be helpful to practice through a role play, with a friend, the negotiation of the work offer.   Know when to stop: Negotiation does not mean winning at all costs, but to reach an agreement on the terms of a job offer, so that to be pleased. First,...

Advices in looking for the first job

At this time, surely you’ve finished all the exams needed to obtain the status of recent graduate. Now it is time to think seriously about looking for your first job. Armed with all the arsenal of diplomas and attestations, here is what you have to do to step with the right foot in the career of your dreams.     Choose your direction: After the four or five years of specialization, certainly you are very sure of what you want to do in life. If not, maybe it is time to set yourself some goals and identify what would be the type of activity that you would like. Are you a person who likes to be surrounded by many people? Or are you happier when you juggle with numbers or when you create computer programs? Analyze all your qualities, weaknesses, activities you like and you do not like and what interests you most. You must have all these things in mind when you think about planning your career.   Make your documents: It is essential to learn as many things as possible about the companies that interest you, to be able to make a list with all the options you have at this time. Courage is the best guide...

Advices for planning the career change

Maybe you have just started to lose interest or perhaps you are attracted in a different activity. Maybe it’s time to work for you. These are just some of the reasons that lead people to think about changes. If you are put in such a situation think well the circumstances and realize which are your wishes and needs. Most studies show that on the average, each person changes over the life a few jobs or sometimes even some fields of activity. Here are some advices to start planning the career change:   Evaluation and motivation: Most people change careers because they no longer like to do the work which they perform, the chief or the company where they work. It is useful to identify the factors that cause the greatest discomfort. It is more difficult to discover what brings you satisfaction, what you really like to do when you are at work or in your free time. To discover what inspires you and motivates you, you need to allow more time to analyze the activities that you do with pleasure or not. Point your attention to the professional fields related to these activities. Use the instrument for assessing your motivations and interests to rediscover your objectives that can bring...

Advices to prepare in time the future career...

Your future career should be one of your concerns since high school. Even if it sounds fierce, it isn’t very difficult to find what you want to do and make the first steps in the chosen direction. How do you prepare in time the future career? Read on the following advice to find the answer.   Volunteer: Volunteer activities are becoming more and more important and should not miss from your CV. If you do not know what to do in the future, do not panic: all voluntary activity is welcomed, because it helps you learn a lot of new things. Various jobs: Over the summer, consider the option to find a job that will allow you acquire new skills. Being still in high school, most likely you won’t have access to very complicated jobs, but find out that these also will prove very useful. Even if in the future you will not write on your CV your job as a waiter for example, any job will teach you useful things that will prepare you for the career that you want to follow later. The domain of the future: When the time comes to think about what college you want to follow, consider the most wanted areas for the...

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...
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