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.

Want a Promotion? Attitude is the Key!

Posted: January 10, 2012
Want a Promotion? Attitude is the Key!

Why is it that some people can easily get a promotion and some don’t? What are the things that allow them to get promoted so easily? Is there a secret to successfully getting a promotion?
We all know the ingredients to achieving a successful career – knowledge, talent and skills combined, as well as experience. While all of these are important if you want to achieve greatness in your career (and perhaps a promotion), there is one thing that is more important than all of these things combined – the right attitude.
These days getting a job and even retaining it is quite difficult given the current financial crisis. Climbing up a corporate ladder nearly always means facing tough competition. Remember that the best person for the job doesn’t always get the job. While performance and experience are important aspects of getting a promotion, employers often consider attitude and personal values when choosing an employee for promotion. Those who possess the right work attitude are more likely to get a promotion.
Do you get along well with your colleagues? Are you passionate about your job? Do you take pride in what you do? Are you enthusiastic and positive about your job no matter what challenges you face? Are you concerned with your company’s welfare? Are you a leader? Do you believe in your company’s goals? If you possess all of these then you have a good chance at getting that promotion.
To get promoted you will have to work hard, have a great personality and be loved. Those who get promoted are people who are considered indispensable, an asset to the company. By becoming competent, trustworthy and likeable your climb up the corporate ladder will be made easier.
A promotion usually comes with a salary increase. If you want a successful promotion, you will have to invest time in your career development. Life Directions Institute offers solutions to career advancement through outstanding coaching sessions and other career tools to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. We offer great resources to help you move forward towards your goals.

Tips on Changing How You Feel at Work

Posted: January 9, 2012
Tips on Changing How You Feel at Work

Work can sometimes be frustrating, annoying and stressful. However, no matter how stressful your job can sometimes be, you need to know how to handle your emotions at work and deal with problems professionally if you want to grow your career.

Achieve Your Career Goals!

Posted: January 8, 2012
Achieve Your Career Goals!

A successful career will only be possible with realistic and achievable career goals. A career goal is not just about receiving a lucrative salary and great work benefits. A career is considered fulfilling when it meets all your professional needs and expectations beyond just financial gain.

Career Success Strategies

Posted: January 7, 2012
Career Success Strategies

Getting a job these days is not easy. Achieving career growth is even more difficult. Many companies struggling to keep afloat in a difficult economy find that prioritising their employees’ career development is something that isn’t included in their list of priorities. These days, taking control and managing your professional success is all up to you. Climbing up the career ladder lies in your hands. So Make sure that you are taking the right career path and are heading in the right career direction. Here are some strategies to help you get started.

Deal With Career Setbacks Positively!

Posted: January 6, 2012
Deal With Career Setbacks Positively!

Career setbacks are normal. It’s part of your career journey. Every worker, old or new, has met setbacks at one time or another. Perhaps you were not given enough recognition for a project you have worked hard on, or got a negative performance appraisal. Perhaps you didn’t get the promotion and you believe that you deserved it more than the person who got it. Or maybe you were one of those laid off due to bad economic conditions.

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.