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Perfectly polished women will make you look twice and wonder how they achieve being so put together and confident. Anyone else wonder how they do it? Distilling it down to some of its simplest forms, it really is not that hard to accomplish a perfectly polished look, as long as you know what to do.
Some people choose a career for all of the wrong reasons. They feel like it’ll make them a lot of money, or it’s something they ‘should’ do, rather than something they truly want to do. Do you find yourself in that situation? We talked earlier this week about how to make a career change go smoothly, but how do you know what is the right field for you? It’s important that you find a career that means something to you or you might spend your days wondering why you’re unhappy and feel like something is missing. Read on to find out what you can do to find the right path for your career.
You’ve picked a career path, studied for it, and worked in the field, but its not as good a fit as you thought it would be, and you find yourself watching the clock on the wall every day, willing it to be quitting time. Anyone else with me? If this is the situation that you are currently experiencing, then it may be time for a career change. A career change may seem daunting but with these tips you can do it smoothly and get into a field where you really want to work!
It does not matter whether you run a business, have a managerial role, or you are simply looking to have better authority in the workplace, becoming a good leader is something we should all strive for. However, it can be difficult to know how to go about this. A lot of people assume that being a leader is something that simply comes naturally. Nevertheless, you can work on it. With that being said, continue reading to discover some of the steps you should take to become a better leader…
Landing a job doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to be stressful either. In fact, there are so many things that you can do to try and make sure that your job interview is everything that you hoped it would be! Here are our top 3 tips.
Career gaps on a resume are always a worry when it comes to the interview process. No matter what’s behind them, most employers will look at significant gaps as a bad sign. And, in most cases, they’re right. More often than not, career gaps happen for two significant reasons. One, is that you’ve been unable to find work for a while. This doesn’t bode well for obvious reasons. There is often a second reason. This is that you left your previous job in a hurry. This can happen for many reasons. Dismissal, for instance, is often behind gaps like these. Or, it may be that you went up against your boss for ill-treatment or had a hostile work environment that you just had to exit.
On the face of things, this is an admirable trait. No employee should be afraid to stand up for what they believe in. But, from an employer’s perspective, an issue like this can be an instant red flag. Does that mean you have to roll over and accept ill-treatment to secure future positions? Not at all. But, it does mean you may want to think about how you fight the battle. Luckily, we have a few pointers to help ensure you emerge unscathed.
Do you feel like your teamwork skills are lacking a little? If so, you’re right to be looking for ways to rectify the problem because being able to work well in a team is a skill that employers are now looking for and prioritizing like never before. If you’re not at all able to show the world that you’re a good team player, there’s every chance you could get left behind as other candidates take the jobs you wanted. Working closely with other people is not always easy, However, that’s not an excuse for lacking people skills that are critical to making efficient teams. Honing in on these tips to be a better team player will help you throughout your career.
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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