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Every bit of anxiety that you experience before a job interview is understandable. You’re being judged on your appearance, the way you talk and what you talk about. You’re being scrutinized for your tone, politeness, and body language. What’s there not to get scared about? But is it a good idea to let that nervousness seep into how you present yourself? The answer is no. Appearing confident is your priority at any...
All of us have experienced the overwhelming and unsettling feeling of not being able to find a job. Even the most successful professionals were once in your shoes. There are several reasons why a job search  can get tedious and exhausting. These can include not knowing why you were rejected if you were rejected or why you didn’t receive the follow-up interview call. You’re rarely aware of who else is in the competition...
Landing a job today isn’t just searching for it online and dropping in your resume. It requires effort and most importantly—successful networking. When it comes to job search , who you know matters more than what you know.  The first part of this statement “who you know” holds more importance. Of course, it’s essential for you to have a solid skill set, required qualifications, and experience to...
Looking for a job is a lot different now than it was even a few years ago, and things aren’t looking great. The number of job vacancies is increasing every day, while the number of jobless people remains constant. Despite a recent decrease in the unemployment rate in 2019, there are still 6-million open job vacancies, according to a 2020 report released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics  (BLS). This imbalance...
They say you can’t trust everything you see on TV. But when you begin to read between the (story)lines, this statement doesn’t always hold water.   You can get career advice from everywhere; that’s why we dug deep and found five pieces of advice from your all-time favorite TV show characters. But before you read on, we’d like to warn you about two things: Spoiler alert! You may feel like watching all...
Your job has a huge impact on the quality of your life. If you have a job that you don’t enjoy, or even hate, you can see how those feelings flow in your day to day life. Though, it’s understandable that sometimes life puts you in circumstances, where you’re not left with any other choice. Maybe you chose a profession because your parents dreamt about it, or to pay back your student loan. Your career shouldn’t...
A management trainee program is designed for fresh graduates looking for accelerated career growth. Within a period of 6 months to a year, management trainees are required to go through intensive training sessions and rotations while stepping into the shoes of a finance expert, a supply chain expert, an HR person, a researcher and a brand manager. These are all departments that will help you understand the ins and outs of the company...
Management trainee programs can be an incredible way to foster and enhance in-house talent. It’s also a way to develop a home-grown workforce that’s able to understand the core values of the company, its missions and objectives. By hiring fresh graduates and making them an integral part of the company culture, you’re not only teaching them some important life skills at an accelerated pace but are also carving individuals...
As business professionals, you’re expected to have technical knowledge and skills that help you at your job. You’re expected to know the ins and outs of the industry you work in to help improve innovation in the organization you’re employed at. Your entire career, however, is mainly dependent on your emotional intelligence, whether you realize it or not. Emotional intelligence is what distinguishes outstanding performers...
About a third of workers in the United States have considered quitting their job in just the last three months, according to CNBC . This may come as a shocking statistic, but it shows the level of unhappiness currently in the job market. With the New Year quickly approaching, more and more people will begin reconsidering their career choice. However, certain jobs just aren’t for you and it’s time to move on. If you’re...
Thousands of ambitious entrepreneurs begin their journey to success in the United States. Around 69%  of entrepreneurs start their businesses from their homes. These startups eventually begin to gain ground and expand their operations. To do this effectively, they require the best talent, which can be a challenge since talent and pay scales are generally directly correlated. Startups might find it more difficult to hire the cream of...
Every few years there comes about a change in trends in the corporate world. From the culture of having cubicles to an open-door policy, employers have tried various strategies to help their businesses grow while making an effort to keep their employees motivated.   Collaborative workspaces have become the latest trend. Collaborative spaces are office premises that house employees of various firms under one roof. Global enterprises to...