How to Network If You Hate Networking
Sweaty palms, shifty glances around the room, nervous laughter, and wait, was that some snickering directed at your back? No, you’re not at your 5th grade dance recital nor are you having a dream about standing in front of your class naked. You’re at a networking event, which may be worse than either scenario. Networking is a necessary evil your career needs in order to thrive. Whether you’re at the start of your career or you’ve been around your industry for what feels like a hundred years,
Lost and Found: How to Plan a Career Path
When you first leave your college campus, you’ll be tempted to accept the first job offer to come your way. Who can blame you? Jobs can be hard to come by and competition is tough. As a fresh graduate or a young professional, it's okay to accept a position that isn’t exactly the job of your dreams. Success doesn't happen in a day. You need to gain valuable work experience and get a feel of your ideal industry. But eventually the lure of an easy job offer fades away and you eventually start to
Yes, You Can Pursue A New Career: Tales from the other side
What if, after obtaining that much-desired diploma and upon practicing the profession you studied, you realize it’s not what you want? There's something else that's calling to you. What do you do? Don’t despair. It’s not unheard of to pursue a new career that’s different from your course in college. For instance, actress Natalie Portman finished with a Psychology degree from Princeton University, yet she still returned to her first love: acting [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaZu_KEMCY]. O
Help! How Do I Negotiate a Job Offer?
You’ve gone through your first, second, and final round of interviews, you’ve met your potential boss and teammates, and now you’ve even received the job offer. Awesome! Now, read through the terms of your employment. Not too crazy about it because your salary is not enough? Is there anything you can do? Of course there is! You can try to negotiate the terms of your employment with your employer. Understandably, negotiating your job offer can be scary and intimidating. There are a lot of f