Before you land a life-changing job, there is an interview to navigate. Conventional wisdom says things such as body language are essential. Shake a hand correctly and make eye contact and you’re halfway there. In reality, a candidate’s knowledge has more of a bearing on whether they get the role. Yes, other stuff plays its part too, yet not as much as research.
Would you hire someone who was confident but didn’t know anything about the company? Forget the job – you would cut the interview short. In fact, lots of interviewers will start with the question “what do you know about the firm?” to weed out the those who are serious and those who are just playing the field. Aside from the tone it sets, here are five more reasons research is a vital tool in your armory.
Too many people these days are disillusioned with their current careers. Many of them wind up sticking in jobs they have no interest in, and this can be a problem for them. It is so easy to get into the habit of settling for a job you don’t really want because you’re scared of doing something else, or because the money is good. Get out of this mindset as soon as you can.
Life’s too short to spend your days going to work and being bored out of your mind by it. There are so many other things out there that you could be doing if your job is simply not stimulating in the way it has to. Boring work is a waste of your time, so now is the time to start looking for work that makes you excited to get up in the morning. It’s not an easy task but it certainly can be done.
Do you have a hobby which involves creating something to a high standard? Or, do you have the skills or experience to offer a service you could turn it into a potential career? As you may know, this blog started off as a side-hustle, and now is so much more. It is such joy to work on something every day that connects me with people as we help each other through the workaday world! Imagine how much joy you would get from working in an environment that you love, doing the things that you are passionate about! Take a look at your skills and consider if there is a market for them. If there is, you can get to turning that hobby into a full time career with these 4 tips.
If you would like to look both professional and feminine, you might not have to change your wardrobe. Simple accessories can make a statement and create an air of confidence and professionalism whenever you are attending meetings or working in your business. If you want the look, it might be time to root through your drawers or go shopping for these five accessories.
Everyone knows that making a secondary source of income is a fantastic way to get more financial freedom. Having an alternate flow of money makes it easy for you to save up for more expensive purchases and can actually give you more job security.
Having a side-hustle is a fantastic way to secure an alternate source of income, but there are many considerations to keep in mind and also ways to optimize your cash flow. In this article, we’ll be discussing five reasons why your side hustle’s website isn’t as great as you think it is and how you can improve it for more profit and more exposure.
Becoming a better leader will help you to run a better business with a happier team. A bad leader is somebody who bosses their team around, doesn’t care about them or their well being, and cares only for themselves. They often delegate to team members that are not equipped to deal with the given tasks and then end up blaming that person, when in reality, it was their own fault for poor delegation. But you can avoid these kinds of mistakes by taking stock of our 8 foolproof tips to becoming a great leader.
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Just because you have a job to fill your time doesn’t mean that you have the right income to fill your bank account. Life is great, but life can also be expensive! A side hustle may be a great way to get you the extra income you have been needing without giving up your full time job. It doesn’t have to take much more of your spare time, but an extra job can fill the gap that is created between what you earn and what you need to earn to keep your lifestyle going. So, what could you be doing to fill in the gaps in your income? We’ve got six suggestions for you below!
There are some fundamental skills that won’t just help you to chase a specific career – they could help you to gain access to all manner of jobs. These are known as transferable skills. It’s possible that you may already have some of these skills from previous jobs without even thinking of these as a "skill" to mention to your prospective employers. When switching jobs or just getting into the workforce, identifying such skills can be vital for helping to fight your cause and get the job you want.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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