Getting a Pay Cut? What to Do Next?

The economy has constantly been under siege by unforeseen shifts in the world economy like recessions, pandemics and even armed conflict. As a result, companies have to introduce strict actions to keep themselves afloat, such as pay cuts, layoffs and recruitment freezes.  Pay cuts entail a reduction in one’s monthly salary. The reduction percentage depends…

Common Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

If you are a job seeker, there is a high chance that one of the pieces of advice you will get from your employed friends or mentors is to start networking. Networking can help you understand the industry you are in and meet people you may work with. It is very easy to network, but…

How to Handle Taking a Career Break

Are you thinking about pausing your career for a bit to unwind, spend time with your family or fulfil your lifelong dream? Taking a short break from work can be daunting, especially if you do not prepare for it. Fortunately, there are several tricks to achieve a successful career break and prevent any stress as…

Why We Identify Ourselves by Our Jobs

I haven’t collaborate for some time, given my current health conditions. So I am glad that I manage to start off contributing with Patty Wolters on her exciting topics. Check out her blog here on last month’s topic: Identity. Every person is different and can be defined differently based on one’s characteristics, image and behaviour….

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Job References

You recently got offered a job and are now preparing for your interview. One of the things you need to include in your preparations is a list of references who can vouch for your skills and character. However, it can be tough to prepare this list considering the people who can provide you with references….

10 Ways to Stand Out in Any Job You Do

As employees, we tend to focus only on our job requirements. Some believe that it’s ok to stick within their job requirement because it will keep them out of trouble and help them keep their job. Others do their best to excel in their job responsibilities. Only a few would go beyond their job scope…

How to Reach Out to a Recruiter on LinkedIn

If you are looking for a job, you have many options to choose from to find one. You can check online job search sites, ask your contacts for leads and even post your resume on social media sites like LinkedIn in the hopes that recruiters find it. But, if you don’t think you can wait…