Author: Adeleke Stephen

Working hard is crucial to promoting your career. At the same time, one must talk enough about their good qualities in order to not go unnoticed by the people who can increase your chances of getting a raise. Promoting yourself can be tricky, especially because doing it the wrong way can make you seem narcissistic and arrogant. Here are some easy ways to indulge in self-promotion: Be ready with an answer When your boss asks you what you have been doing in your free time, make sure you do not say something casual. Instead, have a ready answer about a…

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Changing careers can be scary and difficult. In some ways, you may feel like you are throwing away all the hard work you have invested in your previous career path. Maybe you have worked in that field for years and have now reached a level of significant achievement and expertise. Do you really want to throw that away and start something new? Before making any big changes, take the time to reflect on what it is about your current work that you like and don’t like. Sometimes it isn’t the field that you are unhappy with…sometimes it is the work…

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Most people don’t come from high born families that can be employed with nepotism. That is why searching for the right job is crucial. Though looking for a job might not always be the most entertaining thing in the world, here are some tips to make the process more productive. Try these productivity hacks- Plan Making a plan is extremely helpful when looking for a job. By setting deadlines for yourself, you make yourself accountable. Always ensure you stick to the plan you have made as well. Aspire Make a goal for yourself each day. If you have set aside…

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A college education is a sure shot way to achieve your dreams. The future of America depends on the quality of education its youth has access to. Did you know that almost 70% Americans above the age of 25 don’t have a bachelor’s degree? Our governments have been working on strategies to make quality education affordable to more American students. Not only are there various education grants and student loan reforms available – many respectable universities and colleges now offer online programs too! There may be many reasons why a traditional 4-year campus education may not be viable for you,…

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The best things in life come to those who plan. Nothing good ever comes easy. It’s no surprise that most hardworking Americans find it difficult to strike a healthy balance between their work & personal lives. Millions of Americans suffer from lifestyle disorders arising from poor management of time. Sure, your career is important, but success also commands a certain level of health & fitness in order to cope with it. If you find yourself working late, working on weekends with no time to recuperate – it’s time to Stop! Read on to find out how simple it is to…

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Many congratulations on your new job! After the grueling job-hunt period, you’ve finally made it to the glorious part of being a working adult. It’s exciting to anticipate how the new work environment will be, how you will fit in, perform on the job and more. Here are a few tips and tricks to manage your expectations and prepare for an awesome first day at work:- Make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep the night before. Your next morning will be lovely and the rest of the day will find you in the best physical and mental…

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Most companies are looking for candidates who can get a job done well. If you can’t even get your resume to look perfect, how are they going to be able to trust you to care for their important affairs? For this reason, you need to be meticulous with your resume. Here, we are going to list down some of the steps that you should take to ensure that your resume is proof checked and error free. Step 1: Check for Spelling and Grammar As you write out your resume, you’re likely to make some typos. This is natural, especially if…

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When you’re on a job hunt, you need to consider yourself as a product or service that you want people to know about. You can do this by learning how to market yourself properly. The minute you start looking for a job, you create opportunities to market yourself to others. To make the most of these opportunities, you need to learn how to market yourself effectively. You need to present yourself in a way that makes others want to know more about you, or hire you. Highlight Your Skills When you are looking for a job, your focus should be…

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Sweaty palms, a pounding heart and churning insides… soon, your brain can’t even comprehend reading your own resume and before you realise it, your name is called and your interview is done. Anxiety is a common problem and an interview killer. Every job seeker has the right to be anxious about an impending interview. After all, with the killer competition, your livelihood could be at stake. But, your hiring manager isn’t looking for a bundle of nerves! Here are 7 pre-interview tactics that can help you battle your anxiety: Have a game plan: Scope out the company building a day or…

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Preparing for an interview is more than just choosing the right outfit and practicing common interview questions- it is also about doing your research on the company and the role. When you do your research, not only will this help you know what the organization is looking for and how you fit in, but it will also help you stand out from the others. Employers prefer those who know what the company is about- and they are bound to be impressed that you did your homework and went that extra mile. Before you sit down for that interview, here are…

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A resume is the perfect opportunity to showcase your experience, skills, education, and much more, but some people can get so carried away trying to promote themselves that they add too many things to their resume. With as many resumes as an interviewer must look through, they don’t want to read through a lot of fluff. Your resume should be as clear and concise as possible and highlight why you should get the job. To do this well, here are six things that you should NOT include in your resume. An Objective Objectives are a thing of the past. When…

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Being unemployed is frustrating. While having a positive attitude helps, it can be worrying, especially when you’ve been unemployed for longer than planned.  Employers know that. When you go for an interview, the employer doesn’t expect you to pretend that unemployment has been easy, but they wouldn’t appreciate complaints either. What they would really hope to see, is how you’ve made the most of a bad situation. Some of the activities for skill improvement most popularly cited by employers include starting a professional blog, starting a business, volunteering, taking up a class or a contract position. If you look at…

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