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
How to Cope with Bullying at Work
For most of us, bullying was a sad and painful reality in grade school or high school. Whether we were the bully or the bullied, it was a source of emotional trauma and embarrassment. But fortunately, for most of us, bullying also ended in grade school or high school as we eventually became more mature. But not everyone grows up. There are still many of us who have faced bullies in the workplace, whether we realize it or not. In fact, a bill has been filed to prohibit office bullying [http://