New research shows that while many employers are lamenting the difficulty they're having finding qualified candidates, a whole generation of educated young workers are busy leveraging their university degrees just to land gigs serving coffee.
In the workplace, your appearance and your self-confidence are directly related to your potential for landing promotions. The good news is that you can affect other people's perceptions of both of these things without changing who you are. Here's how.
The shock and, sometimes even trauma, of losing your job can be a blow to your ego, your confidence, and more often than not, your wallet. Financial experts have some savvy tips for weathering the storm without going broke.
People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?
Aug 14, 2012 2:56 PM
Just because you have invested a decade or two into one career path doesn't mean you have to be stuck there for the rest of your working life if it isn't right for you anymore. Here's how you can make a successful transition to a new field.
You've just lost your job, and you know that future employers are going to want to talk to your former bosses. Can you still get a reference from the company that has fired you? It's a tricky situation, obviously, but here are some things you can do.
Our recent article on 'Doomed Industries' struck a nerve. Many people are worried that they may be working in a field that's stuck in a downward spiral. Ozzie Saunds talks to one professional who made the leap from the struggling automotive industry to a whole new career path. How'd he do it?
Aug 2, 2011 3:46 PM
Who hasn't sat in their cubicle, stared at their computer screen and daydreamed of quitting their job? If you're one of them, you're not alone. If you take the plunge (and it can be terrifying) there are a few things you need to check off before you tell your boss "see ya!"