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Have you heard of colleagues who find the job too boring or do you yourself find your job too boring. There are even people who choose a more interesting job with lower salary over a boring job with higher salary. I find this surprising as the Maslow's hierarchy in needs shows that self-actualization including the need for challenges and interesting jobs is right at the top of the pyramid. That means it is the least important factor of job...
As you may have noticed, IT jobs usually ask for specific qualifications or certifications. If you have come from a different field and would like to find a job in the IT industry for a change, you might want to take up a diploma or degree in an IT-related discipline. For example, if you hold a hospitality diploma and have been working in a hotel for the past ten years but would like to become an IT professional, there are many choices for...
It is tough being out of a job. There are bills to pay, commitments to meet and creditors to deal with especially if you are behind. Finding a job can be quite an uphill task, given the economic downturn. Avoid being jobless by improving your chances of being headhunted. Here is how: Be an expert with a USP Focus on professions like for example,  accounting  and  finance  as well as  sales , where demand is...
Recently, many of us have seen little online quizzes intended to discover your spirit animal and memes poking fun at such a thing, but have you ever wondered what your inner animal might be as you sit at your desk and work or study? Take our fun quiz below to find out! 1. It’s a Monday morning, the first day of your work or study week, and your alarm goes off. You… a. Crawl out of bed with a scowl on your face; after all,...
Procrastination is much like trying to catch a train. We have every intention of leaving early for it but often put it off until we’re running late. As we start to get ready, our mind drifts to the other things to do—empty the dishwasher, check the mail, watch an episode of Friends… Before we know it, we’re dashing out the door, grabbing our coat along the way and forgetting our train schedule. Running up to the train...
A professional individual who has ethics is more likely to be successful in their career. Organizations that employ ethical practices and behaviors are more likely to gain public acceptance and financial prosperity. Being ethical involves behaving within a moral code of generally accepted values and principles. Almost every organization struggles with ethical and compliance challenges, and individuals are often faced with moral decisions on...
In a conversation about musical performance, Tony Bennett told Katie Couric one sentence, spoken to him by Pablo Casals, changed his life and compelled him to never stop learning: “At any given moment you can learn.” (Katie Couric, The Best Advice I Ever Got, pg. 255) It’s a short, simple sentence, really. But if you dwell on what it really means, you’ll suddenly come to a moment when your heart swells and your eyes...
Most adults spend more of their “awake” time at work than at home during the week. I know that’s certainly true for me. Work can get stressful from time to time and it’s easy for manners to become lax or put on the back-burner when we need to get things done, but efficiency should never be the murderer of good manners. Here’s a list of 5 major manner no-no’s and how to stop them. 1) Not saying hello to...