Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Today’s business leaders need to understand the importance of branding and how it allows them to get ahead in a cut-throat marketplace. While personal branding has grown and evolved over the years, its primary focus is still on the inner person, their strengths and beliefs.

What is Personal Branding?
Personal branding is a creative display that intentionally allows a glimpse into the inner workings of an individual. Whether you like it or not, the world is going to form an opinion about you. It’s important to actively shape how you’re perceived by taking command of your personal brand and allowing it to resonate with your intended audience. Continue reading Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream JobGetting a job is the first official step you take into the often dreaded “real world”. We often see ourselves as the greatest person alive, doing efficient work and being indispensible to the company. We also delude ourselves into thinking that we can negotiate with people like Don Corleone, unfortunately we forget that we are not, a) Marlon Brando and b) the head of the Italian Mafia. Thus, we lesser beings have to work real hard in order to get the job we think is our destiny, and grin and bear most of the obstacles on the way.

To make the process easier, here is a list of some guidelines you can use: Continue reading 5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

Budgeting When In Between Jobs

When you learn that you are shortly to be made unemployed, it can take some time for this to actually sink in. The main thing to bear in mind is that you really need to stay positive, and that is no mean feat. You will also need to look at your lifestyle and try to alter this to counteract your reduction in income. Even if your feel that you will bounce back pretty soon, it is best to prepare yourself financially for the tough times ahead.

This article offers some advice on how to keep your head above water whilst looking for work. Continue reading Budgeting When In Between Jobs

How to Effectively Advertise a Job

How to Effectively Advertise a Job

Times are hard in the business world. As much attention is paid to the fact that the job market is overflowing with qualified candidates, it is easy to overlook the difficulties faced by companies who are looking to recruit new staff. The wide choice of prospective applicants is a double-edged sword; though businesses are able to take their pick from a great range of talented individuals, the recruitment process becomes more of a headache as those responsible for filling a position are forced to choose from scores of ostensibly suitable candidates. Continue reading How to Effectively Advertise a Job

How to Effectively Use Social Media to Look for Jobs

How to Effectively Use Social Media to Look for Jobs

The unemployment rates have been staggering through the roof in the recent past. This has many new graduates and job seekers worried for what their futures will become. For others, this lurking and deeming possibilities for getting jobs has also got new job seekers worried more-employers are just not as enthusiastic as they were a few years ago. However, even with these odds at play there are also statistics to the effect that there are some people who aren’t really struggling to get new jobs.

What is the reason for this? The answer lies in the effective use of social media – a strategy one employs to get work make contacts, new connections and advertise their skills. Continue reading How to Effectively Use Social Media to Look for Jobs

Resume Tips for Recent Graduates

On their way to obtaining a college degree, students write many important papers. Some write essays that determine whether they will be awarded scholarship money; most write themes or project reports that will result in either a passing or failing grade in required courses. While all of these documents demand a student’s best effort, the same time and care should be invested in writing a great resume. We have some resume tips for recent college graduates. While each resume should be crafted for a particular job, the following tips should apply to most: Continue reading Resume Tips for Recent Graduates

What to do while unemployed

Job Change
Job Change

With the rise of unemployment, there are going to be many people with a lot of time on their hands:

The unemployed are stressed out about unpaid bills, dashed retirement plans and the loss of workplace camaraderie. But many say life minus work also has its bittersweet upsides, including more time with family and friends, learning new skills, focusing on their health and pursuing hobbies.

There is a wide range of opinions, of course, about just how sweet, or bitter, the experience has been.

The process of becoming unemployed and then re-employed can be a stressful one. It can one feel isolated, scared and/or hopeless. The above article outlines how some are handling it, and here are a few additional suggestions of what you can do to help you get back and employed. Doing the little things can really help get you back and employed. Continue reading What to do while unemployed