Many people settle into job positions which they find relatively comfortable, and so become complacent and completely abandon their sense of career ambition altogether, opting instead to go with the flow day by day.
While this may seem like a pretty comfortable existence, it comes with many downsides, not least of all being that it dramatically reduces the odds that you’re going to continue to progress in your career in the way that you would if you were more proactive.
Here are some other reasons why you should never become complacent in your job.
Becoming our own boss is a dream for many, but a reality to few. It could present you with the ideal scenario to ensure that you strike that happy medium of a work/life balance.
But, how do you create a business from nothing and turn it into something? Something that provides you with an income and becomes successful? The truth is, it can be a mixture of parts and processes to get you from one place to another. It is achievable though. I wanted to share with you some of the tips and tricks to help you focus on building a business from your idea and turning it into something great. Continue reading
If you are thinking about a career change, and have had several jobs in the public sector that haven’t really worked out, you might be looking for more job security. Some say that there are still jobs for life in the public sector, and you can benefit from a good pension scheme, excellent workers’ rights protection, and free training. While there are several appealing features of government jobs, they are not for everyone. Read more about the debate below.
Government Jobs Change with a New Administration
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While you might think that public service offers a better job security than private companies, this is not always the case. You have to be prepared for big changes coming your way whenever the government changes and new policies are introduced. It is also important to note that redundancies are becoming increasingly frequent in the public sector. While you might be trained for another job eventually, the transition periods can be stressful. Continue reading
Job hunting can be hard, so you want to make sure that all your time and effort doesn’t go to waste. There are some things that you can have that will firstly make finding the right job easier and make you more likely to land the job, too. Without further ado here they are.
This should be fairly basic, but you need to have a convincing resume. If your resume isn’t up to scratch then you are unlikely to get hired. This means that it needs to be clearly laid out and it needs to sell you. What is meant by this is that you need to show how good you are and what an asset you will be to a future employer.
Every line on your resume is a way for you to convince someone who you have skills and experience in certain areas. If you are struggling to write a convincing resume, then there is wealth of information, examples and support available online. Another great option is to send it to an agency and then if they like you they will likely work with you to improve your resume.
It is always worth getting another set of eyes on your resume before sending it out for job applications, so whether you ask a friend to look at or seek out a profession in recruitment, just make sure you’ve had somebody check it over. Continue reading
There are hundreds of thousands of potential career paths out there, and it’s also possible to create a job if you can’t find a suitable one. With that in mind, some people still end up spending their life in roles that don’t provide satisfaction. If you have any concerns, read this post, and it should help you to work out why you can’t find a job you enjoy.
You’re looking in the wrong places
Many people complain about their unsatisfying jobs, but they never seem to do anything about it. When you work in a particular role for a long time; your vision can become blinkered. That often means you stop looking in the right places for a better position. Continue reading
The way that employers choose their staff is changing. Qualifications used to be key, as long as you had the right skills on paper, you stood a good chance of getting the job. But since university attendance has increased so much and degrees aren’t as valuable as they used to be, employers have started to change the way they interview.
They’ve realized that it takes more than just knowledge to excel in a job, you need to be a well-rounded person with a set of skills outside of that qualification. One of the main things they’re looking for is interpersonal skills because they are so valuable in the workplace.
Lots of people think that interpersonal skills are something that you either have or don’t have. You’re either good with people, or you’re not. But that’s not the case, like most things, you can learn it. Trying to make an effort to forge business communications while you’re at work is one way to improve your skills but you can always take courses with people like Activia Training. Continue reading
When you are younger and you are asked what you might like to be when you grow up, often the answers are either very obscure like astronaut or superhero, but sometimes they can be something quite directional like fire fighter, working in the police or being a doctor.
A doctor, is possibly one of the hardest careers to get into, but yet, many of those younger people go on to become very successful. If you fancy knowing the how, the where, the what and the why of becoming a doctor, then read on.
How do you become a doctor?
The main answer to this questions is rather simple, and perhaps very obvious, you study, and you study hard. Learning medicine and studying for a degree to become a qualified doctor, be that as a general practitioner or in a hospital can often take up to ten years of study at university. Longer still if you want to specialize in a particular area, or even go on to become a specialist surgeon. But with the study comes work experience, and this is when you will really get to grips of whether you have what it takes to work as a doctor. Continue reading