Start Networking Even Though You Don’t Want To

One of the tips you may get when applying for a job or looking for career opportunities is to get someone from “inside” the company to help you out. These people can vouch for you and increase your chances of getting these opportunities. But, not all people like having to socialise to build connections for…

6 Jobs Search Strategies for Seniors

Are you past retirement age and still wish to continue your career? If that is a yes, you may be wondering how you can still get an equal opportunity in job openings that catch your interest despite your age. Fortunately, you can still make your application stand out by doing specific tweaks to it and…

9 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media for Your Job Search

With the advent of the internet comes more ways for employers and hiring managers to check what kind of applicants are applying for the positions they are trying to fill. Aside from the applicant’s resume, employers also look into the applicant’s social media to see the applicant’s personality. It is not uncommon to hear stories…

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….