So you’ve decided to resign. Whether it be because you’re unhappy or because you’ve found another position that better aligns with your evolving skills, you’ll need to tell your current employer. The average worker today stays at a job for 4.6 years, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “People are more accustomed to the comings and goings of colleagues than in the past.” But what is the right approach? Who should you tell first? How much notice should you give? And how honest should you be about your reasons for leaving?
How honest should you be in your interview? You’re asked a question, and you know your answer — but you also know it’s not the answer the interviewer wants to hear.
When you look carefully at the way people work, you find out there’s a lot more at play – and at stake – than money. Evidence provided by Ted Talks Speaker, Dan Ariely, shows that we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement – and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are.
Are you bored or burned out at work? Would you rather be pursuing a different career path but apply the brakes because you lack experience? Before you throw in the towel on trying to change careers, consider these six tried-and-true methods outlined by Fortune Magazine. One of them, or some combination, might get you where you want to go!READ MORE
They may be sitting at the desk next to you or pacing up and down the office on their headset. Sometimes spending 40+ hours a week with our coworkers can be a lot, but there are several types of people that can be particularly beneficial in the workplace and make your life infinitely better.
Hiring managers, take note: Fast Company outlines the five types of coworkers everyone needs in the office.
As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway through your career? First, take stock.READ MORE
How do you handle stress at work? Are you a suppressor? Do you have your own coping mechanisms just to stay afloat? According to the Harvard Business Review, stress can actually be a “good thing if you know how to use it. There’s no denying that sustained stress does not take a toll, but it has also has the ability to bring unexpected benefits in the form of personal growth if used in the right way.” Click here to read the full article and steps you can use to manage your stress while advancing your success.
Is your resume summary that important? According to the online job search site, The Ladders, “recruiters spend six seconds on your resume before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin. That’s about 20 to 30 words.” The Harvard Business Review provides us with a checklist ensuring those “first few lines on your resume will compel the recruiter to keep reading.” Read the full article here.
You aced the interview, you’ve been offered the position, now what? How do you stand out on your first day of work at your new job? The NerdWallet.com outlines 8 simple, yet effective ways to set yourself apart and really make the most of your first day. Read the full article here.