There will probably be at least a few times in your career when you’ll find yourself job hunting while you’re already employed. This is totally normal, and everyone should always keep an eye out for good opportunities. However, you can bet your current employer won’t be too happy if they find out that you’re job hunting. Follow these steps to keep your search effective and discreet.
One of the most valuable skills you can learn as a young professional is communication.
By communicating effectively, you can defuse misunderstandings with your boss, complaints from nightmare clients, and blowouts with co-workers—or avoid situations like these altogether.
Here are six techniques to help you communicate better as you advance your career. (As an added bonus, these can help you in every other area of your life too.)
As professionals, we hope to fall madly in love with our jobs so we never “work” a day in our lives. As a career coach, I know how much it can take to make this happen.
That doesn’t mean all is lost, though; it just means that, similar to romantic relationships, sometimes you play the field. If you’re not sure if your employer is “the one,” check out these five signs that it may be time to call it off.
Tuition reimbursement from employers is totally possible. If you’ve been in the workforce for a little while and want to go to grad school, your company may be happy to help pay for it.
Companies see this as investing in employees who will move up and do more work for them. However, they won’t pay for just anyone (or anything). Here are the steps to take to get a company to help pay for higher education.
Companies aren’t the only ones who need to make sure a job candidate is a good match. In fact, candidates should also have standards for the company they are hoping to work for.
Below, you’ll find five things that you may want to look for if you’re in the market for a job. While it is unlikely that you’ll find a company that has all of these qualities, you can decide which matter most to you and make your decision based on that.
With the rise of the Internet, job candidates aren’t just people anymore—they’re also brands.
Employers can easily find websites and social media accounts to research potential candidates. And while that may sound like a negative, it’s actually the perfect opportunity to brand yourself properly.
Here’s how to do it.
Simple job interview questions sometimes lead to confusion and fumbles. So, it’s no surprise that tricky questions can catch even the most qualified job candidate off guard.
Below, I’ve outlined how to answer the toughest interview questions. Don’t let the simplicity of some of them fool you—you’d be surprised how many candidates can’t answer them correctly.
With the year ending, you’ll likely get a performance review soon, if you haven’t already. This offers a great checkpoint to think about your professional future—especially if you hope to move up to management.
Moving up isn’t as easy as it used to be. However, boomers have one foot out the door already, meaning companies will soon have to fill those spots. If you want them to choose you, here are seven skills you should focus on improving.