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Job satisfaction is a key life goal for us all. The vision of a dream job can vary from person to person, with some focusing on money while others have emotional needs. For some workers, a suitable work-life balance is the priority. Whatever your idea of the perfect career might look like, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing opportunities pass you by. Follow those top tips, and the waiting game will soon come to an end. What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work. Image Source Create New Opportunities The modern business...

There’s nothing quite like being offered a new job in a new destination. This is your chance to start afresh, somewhere new, and take one more step to achieving your long term goals. But however good a position and city might sound, there’s still plenty of things to consider. Below, we take a look at some essential details you’ll have to think through before you agree to take the job. The Inside Scoop on the Company You might have good feelings about a company, but all your contact so far has probably been via the internet and perhaps...

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 2:37pm by Editorial Staff
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The days are getting longer, the daffodils are blooming, and everyone’s feeling energised. So there’s arguably no better time to clear the underbrush that’s holding you back from your CV and give your career options an injection of spring vitality. Emphasise industry placements. If your studies included an industry placement, promote it to a prominent position on your CV, and treat it as you would any paid experience. Emphasise the skills you developed as well as your achievements and the effect they had on the organisation. Even...

Posted on Mar 28 2017 - 6:28pm by Editorial Staff
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Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, it’s now possible for businesses to hire staff that don’t need to frequent an office each day. Remote working is on the rise and offers numerous advantages for both employers and their workers. Employees can better fit their work around personal commitments such as childcare. Meanwhile, the companies they work for enjoy a more productive and happier workforce! Of course, remote working can produce some challenges to employers. Here are some proven methods to better manage a remote workforce and...

The job interview is probably the scariest and most difficult part of the entire application process. As hard as it can be to create a carefully worded and effective application letter, that’s nothing compared to being put on the spot in the room with a group of strangers asking your questions. It’s no surprise then that this is the point where a lot of people trip up and ruin their chances at a job that they really want. There are dozens of reasons why someone might feel as though the job was within their grasp only to fall...

Posted on Mar 17 2017 - 9:57pm by Editorial Staff
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Most people are likely to hit a point in their career where they feel they’re stuck in a rut. You may have taken a job thinking of it as a stepping stone, and found yourself still working it five years later. Perhaps you accepted an offer thinking you’d be doing one thing, and were given responsibilities that throw you out of your depth. Here are a few common reasons why people find themselves in career ruts… Taking a Job for the Money A job posting with a high salary attached to it can often be a siren’s song. It will lure you...

If you are struggling to provide evidence for a job application because you don’t have the relevant work experience, then you can always look outside of the box, and include skills outside of a workplace environment. Many people use experience that they have build up through their hobbies, their time at college, or even family commitments that they have. When a job asks for relevant experience of doing a particular task, it does not necessarily mean that they need it to be in a working context. So for example, if you have only recently...

Picture Source Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for a starting career in their favoured industry or you’re recently out of work and looking for a new job, you might find that the market is crueller than it seems from the outside. Finding a job, given the current state of the economy, is hard even for individuals with all the right qualifications. There’s so much competition out there, and so many of your competitors have the same, equally-impressive qualifications that you have. It isn’t enough to show off your grades. A...

There are some things that happen to us that we are happy to accept, even if we know that we’re being taken for a ride. In your career, you can’t let this happen. If you let your boss take advantage of you or not treat you right, they will see that you’re easy to manipulate. Learn to stand up for yourself in your career and make yourself your number one priority. Here are some of the common career problems that you shouldn’t simply lie down and accept. Pay Imbalances If you know that you are being paid less than other colleagues...

Last year, Lucknow boy Samridh Joshi became a local celebrity after securing the highest score of 308 out of 360 in JEE (Main). Even in the past, the city has displayed great talent and potential. So, if you an aspiring Engineer from Lucknow, you have every reason to feel inspired and motivated. With the right approach, guidance, and support, you will indeed crack both JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) successfully. Here’s a step-by-step guide towards turning your dream of cracking JEE into reality. Join a reputed Coaching Institute In...