Career Challenges: References
Most of you have put a statement like "references are available upon request" at the end of a resume or CV. This sentence isn't necessary at all because employers expect you to provide references when they ask for it anyway. But what if you are asked to be someone's reference? Do you know what you should be doing/saying in that case? We o...
Career Challenges: Salary Negotiations
There are many things employees don't particularly enjoy doing. Most of us feel reluctant to talk about our salary with an employer. However, there is no way around it - sooner or later we have to face this kind of conversation during an interview or just at a meeting with the manager. And when you do it is better than you know what you h...
Career Mistakes for Those Already Employed
It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced employee or recent graduate, you are still vulnerable to making mistakes that could have a negative impact on your career. The thing is that we all want to reach what we think our full potential is. Avoiding common career pitfalls can significantly help you develop that potential and maybe ...
How to Customize Your Job Application?
We all know that it is much more effective to tailor your job applications to each and every job opening. It makes sense because generic applications assume that people didn't care enough to spend some time on the application package. Judge for yourself, whenever you receive a generic marketing letter with some kind of goods offered, do y...
Thank You Letter Writing
We used to talk a lot about resume writing and maybe cover letter writing in regards to job search and interviews. However, there is one more document that could help you win the favor of hiring authorities - a thank you letter. Many people underestimate the importance of additional job search tools, including a thank you note. We believe...
Messed Up At Work? Learn What You Should Do...
There are no perfect people. We all make mistakes no matter how good we might think we are or no matter how our colleagues perceive us. If you have been employed for a while then you know what it feels like to go through the failures when you messed up with something important at work. It can certainly harm your reputation or even relatio...
Career Challenges: Age Discrimination
Age discrimination is something we either face today or will face in sometime soon. If you don't know what it is like to be rejected just because of your age today you will likely experience that a little bit later. Obviously, employers won't ever tell you that directly, they will come up with all sorts of excuses why they can't hire you....
What To Do If Denied a Promotion?
What do we do when we don't get something we really wanted? Or what do we feel when we don't get something we think we deserved? Obviously, those are not the best situations in life but sooner or later we have to face them. And depending on how we react to those kinds of things we either move forward and use this as a springboard or we qu...
How to Get the Most Out of Internships
An internship is usually one of the first steps in a long career ladder, but a very important one we should say. The college is over as well as many hours of diligent research and studies. However, adult life is way more than just grades or the obtained degree. As you probably know employers don't really need your grades or even your degr...
Taking a Summer Job Seriously
Summer is a time when lots of students take their chance to get some professional experience by becoming an intern or seasonal worker. This time of the year usually offers lots of opportunities for everybody who is interested in gaining valuable experience and earning extra money. However, despite the fact that many are happy to have a jo...