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Choosing a career is one of those momentous decisions that can change the course of your life. Such an important decision deserves considerable time and introspection. Ample information and self-examination can help you choose a satisfying career...
The first step in the Career Roadmap is to Know Yourself. Whether you are a first year student interested in learning how majors relate to careers, a senior contemplating graduate school or an alumnus considering a career change, it is crucial...
These are the tips for the new applicants going on an interview: Check Out the Company; Thank You Interview Email; Dress for Interview Success; Improve Your Interview Technique; Prepare for a Phone...
Career to pick: The work you enjoy doing the most.
Pick a career that makes you happy!  It's much easier to be engaged in work that you enjoy.
When talking to a young person, the first thing I tell them is to pick "life" before "career." Meaning, start backward: think about the life situation that you want to have and then come up with a career track that supports that. If you want to...
Show up on at least 15 mins. early, bring a note pad and paper to take notes on the details of the job you were hired to perform and come to soak up all the info like a sponge.
Make maximum use your ears. You're the new kid in town - don't be a know-it-all. Listen. And then, keep listening. Observe. Digest. Feel the place out. Get a good understanding of how the company works, who the key players are, and what the...
Networking is the most important part of starting out.  Get to know your coworkers and most importantly get along with them.  You may be spending several years with them.
Starting out at a new company is a great time to prove yourself to others and start learning new skills. Never, ever, EVER say "That's not my job!" If you are unsure how to do something, find out as much as you can by research, then ask your...
I would definitely tell someone who is starting at a new company to go in with an open mind. Typically, people at the new company will be very helpful and be forthcoming to answer any questions. I know from personal experience that starting at a...
Never burn bridges. Remember that it is your choice to change careers and the end user did nothing wrong. Make the transition as seemless as possible by communicating effectively and thoroughly with your superiors. Explain to the clients that you...
We are told now that the average person may change careers up to 5 times during their lifetime. But what is a career really? Is it your profession? Is it the industry that you work in? A precise skill that you hone over a lifetime? No, your...
Don't settle for living in your competence or even excellence.  Live in your genious.
to get a psychometric test done to know his hiddent talent & skills or to assess his talent/skills based on some scoring or grades depending on majority of interest in any specific area.
Know thy self! Be open to learning what the market requires and review your skills to determine how you can best bridge the gap. Those who succeed are open to asking  for help, networking and developing the right skills.
Get in touch with a recruiter!  Moving to a new position is a great way gain experience and skip up the corporate ladder!
First understand that you are in this position because the firm expects you to make a positive difference through reputation, growth in sales and growth in profits.  Know your company, know its market and strategy for it.  Gaining...
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that only exists as an idea.
I have a few qualities that I have always tried to teach the people that worked for me. 1. Never let your boss doa job that you can do. It doesn't matter if it's taking out the trash or managing a complex task. 2. Leadership is earned. If...
Figure out what you want in your career. It's impossible to move forward if you don't know where it is you want to end up.  Be honest with yourself regarding your skills and experience. If you lack in areas that are crucial to your...
When I talk with candidates, I often find there are some simple tell-tale signs that it's time to move on.  Number one on that list has to be your level of happiness.  More specifically; if Saturday is ruined because of Friday and...
When a job makes you miserable every day when you come home; you're discontent; you feel like you're becoming stagnant. Pay is very important as well, specifically if a job can take care of your needs.
I think your decision to quit or stay should generally revolve around your personal priorities, which can often be a balance of three things: Job Enjoyment, Good Pay and Career Development. The balance of these priorities can change...
I believe every 5 years you should update your resume and evaluate your current role. Ask your self: "Am I still learning?" "Am I still being challenged?". If not, it is time to start looking.
When you are stagnating at any level (knowledge, opportunity, salary, work/life balance, potential, fun, or challenges), it's time to consider moving on. Many people stay at jobs where they are "comfortable" and then only make career moves based...
As funny as this may sound; when you hit the snooze button more than once in the morning repetitively during a  week’s span  and not because you are still tired from the party last night, but because sub concisely you hate your...