Invest in Your Career! Take Advantage of The Future!

Posted: January 12, 2012
Invest in Your Career! Take Advantage of The Future!

One of the keys to your ongoing career success is to make investments in your career development, finding effective ways to boost your skills and experience. Investing in your career may involve getting personal career training, getting additional certifications, going back to school or participating in professional development programs which will allow you to acquire knowledge and discover career opportunities which may be better than what you have right now. Investing in your career will also allow you to have some control over how fast you move forward in your career and should also help you achieve work and life balance.

Time Management and Career Success

Posted: January 11, 2012
Time Management and Career Success

One of the most overlooked career competencies is time management. It is essential to learn how to manage our time wisely as there will come a point in our career when we will be overwhelmed with work and we will have to work out how we can manage competing demands on our time. The impact of poor time management on worklife balance can be catastrophic, breaking up families and causing breakdowns, so it is essential that we learn strategies to do our job while at the same time enjoying quality time with our family.

How to Please Your Boss

Posted: January 5, 2012
How to Please Your Boss

Your boss is probably the most significant person who can influence your career success. Your boss is very beneficial in ensuring your career growth. His or her impressions about you have a great impact on your career success.

Learn to Use Office Politics to Your Advantage!

Posted: January 4, 2012
Learn to Use Office Politics to Your Advantage!

Who says that regular office workers are spared from politics? You don’t have to be of any position in the government to experience politics firsthand. Welcome to the world of office politics!

So You’re Promoted. Now What?

Posted: January 3, 2012
So You’re Promoted. Now What?

For some, a change of role can be overwhelming. Even for people who’ve had several promotions in the past, a change of career role can be challenging. Your colleagues may start to treat you differently. Because of your new role and responsibilities people will count on your leadership and expect you to make the final decisions. Making the transition from being a follower to becoming a leader can be difficult if you do not have natural leadership ability.

Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

Posted: November 8, 2011
Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

Everyone says they want a fulfilling job, but very few nurture the job they have, managing it and developing it to enhance their career success.

Changing Careers at Your Forties or Fifties: A Midlife Crisis?

Posted: November 7, 2011
Changing Careers at Your Forties or Fifties: A Midlife Crisis?

For some people, adjusting to a new career can be daunting in their forties or fifties. Although they want change it takes courage and determination to upturn your life to seek a new career. When that new career involves employment the issue of ageism in the workforce, real or imagined, emerges with concerns of being too old or overlooked in favour of younger candidates.

Get a Raise!

Posted: November 6, 2011
Get a Raise!

Have you been working for many years in your current job? If you’ve given all your time and effort working for your present employer but your salary hasn’t kept pace with your responsibilities, you may need to ask for a pay raise. Asking for a pay raise can be daunting, but with enough planning and the right timing, you can successfully negotiate for a salary increase with your employer.

Take Charge of Your Own Career Planning

Posted: September 25, 2011
Take Charge of Your Own Career Planning

It is very unlikely that you will have your dream career simply handed to you. Achieving your dream career will involve planning, patience and lots of hard work for most people, but the outcome makes it all worthwhile.