It used to be that career success began at the bottom, in an entry-level position, and that you slowly worked your way up the corporate ladder within a single company, earning new responsibilities and promotions based on hard work. As long as you worked hard enough, someone would take notice, and you would move up. Rung by rung, you just had to focus on doing your best and you would be rewarded. This career concept has now retired and is collecting dust in the back of a shed somewhere. [Read more…]
As millions of workers in the Baby Boomer generation prepare to retire, many businesses are feeling the effects in a negative way. Unlike today’s younger generations who are more comfortable switching from job to job, the Baby Boomers were brought up with the idea that the American dream included a steady job with one company for multiple decades (if not their entire career).
While this loyalty has served both the Boomers and their employers well, it could be a major challenge for businesses in the coming years. Boomers have held the keys to many businesses’ success for years. With their long tenure at one job, many of these employees have become well-versed in company knowledge. When they leave their positions to retire, they take that expertise with them, along with long-standing client relationships, product insights and other vital information.
Once graduation celebrations are over life after college is something every college senior needs to start thinking about. Students often cannot imagine life outside of school – most of them have never lived without school to guide them. Some go through decades elementary, intermediate, high school, then and college education, only to find themselves lost after graduation. Jumping into a new career, finding a residence, or continuing one’s education are just some of the things new grads have in mind. Take a look at these five things that one should explore after graduation. [Read more…]
We all want to have high performance ratings. Not only does this increase our chance at a raise—or even a promotion!—emotionally, we need the satisfaction and fulfillment of knowing that we’re doing a good job. Here are some things that will help you get straight A’s in the corporate report card. [Read more…]
The resume is typically the first thing a potential learns about you. Through a well written resume, one is more likely to get shortlisted and be scheduled for a job interview. On the other hand, a resume that the employer does not approve of can be the cause of an applicant’s rejection. To write the perfect resume should be the first step to a person’s career plan. Below are some tips to bear in mind in writing a resume. [Read more…]