Monday, November 19, 2012

10 Ways To Lose Your Job

Many people are striving hard and doing as much as they could to be hired for the job they wanted to have. Some are even trying to deceive other people just to take the position all by themselves not knowing that these motives and intentions can be the biggest reason of losing their job in the future. There are also others who are taking for granted the rules and regulation of the company and sometimes use it inappropriately. There are many reasons why most people end up with sitting walking out of the office in shame for not being a responsible worker.

1. People applying for a job must be honest to themselves and to people around them. When filling up an application form and providing an educational background and personal experience on the job that they want to be employed, they must be truthful enough.  Many company owners will check all information given in your resume after a month upon hiring and you will be subject for dismissal if found out that you just made everything up. This is one way to lose your job.

2. Those who are seeking for a new job it is best not to use your office computer when sending resume as most of the computers are monitored by IT. There are things that might interfere with your current job and you would only risk losing it while hunting for a new work.

3. Gossiping which will end up with misunderstanding and disputes with other co-workers resulting to creating grounds for dismissal. If you have heard rumors about anyone, it would be best to keep it yourself and avoid spreading it to others. It is difficult to find yourself in the wrong side of the rumor and lose everyone’s trust.

4. If you don’t want to lose your job, avoid spending to much personal calls while at work. Most individuals who are doing personal affairs or paying bills while online in the office are more likely to mess up with some of their working responsibilities.

5. Drinking while at work which is proven to be the quickest way to give grounds for the management to let you pack your things and go home. Drinking during lunch causes you trouble at work. Alcohol will influence your concentration and work outputs.

6. It is not a good idea to surf too much on websites during office hours as this will also create confusion and even additional stress for you resulting in low production.

7. It is also best to avoid having intimate relationships with your manager or boss. If you like to tell stories to your friends about the special issue between you and your boss, you will only put yourself on grounds of dismissal.

8. Do not forget to make a random check of your work or output as this may be one reason to lose your precious work.

9. Always cooperate with other co-workers and don’t isolate yourself from your colleagues.

10. Lastly, always take responsibility when you make a mistake and avoid pointing at other people. If you want to lose your job, do the opposite but if you value and want to keep your job, do what is right.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Five Tips On How To Choose A Career

You see people everyday rising up early to go to work and going home late at night stressed out and exhausted. This is not uncommon, this scene is what most workers do and experience every day. Why? because, they chose a different career than what they were supposed to. Making out what career you’d like to lead all your life is difficult, but it should be thought of carefully. This single decision can make or break your entire life. Therefore, it is a must to pay closer attention at choosing the career path that you want to lay down ahead of you.

If you are still trying to determine what you want to do your entire life or if you want to reassess your goals and aspirations, here are a few tips that will probably help you decide.

Think of what you love to do the most. Some people who are successful in their career would say that if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. If you’re happy with what you do, no amount of stress or pressure can wear you down because, the only thing that you care about is finish the job and feel the satisfaction after you are through with it. This seems to be the guiding principle to many who have found happiness and contentment in their respective careers. What’s more rewarding is that after a day of fun at work, you get to be rewarded in the end with appreciation and recognition because of the excellent job that you did.

Take a career assessment test. Sometimes it is hard to think about your passion or what are the things that you love to do the most. What will help you clear your mind and somehow open your eyes is taking the career assessment test. This will help you explore the things that you really love to do and what skills you have that will complement well with the various career choices.

Have a feel for the economy's need. When you are confused between two options, you should consider the career that the society has greater need of. If you are choosing between teaching and architecture and the forecast says that the teaching career will have much promise 3-4 years from now then, you should go for teaching.

Ask around. It is always best to get information from people who have been in the business for some time. Therefore, in determining your career choice, one vital thing that you should do is conduct an interview. Ask from people who have chosen a career path that you are planning to take on.

Formulate your goal. After you have narrowed down your list of career options and have determined what you want to do exactly. List down your goals and the things that you want to accomplish weeks, months, or years from now. Even if there are some parts in your goals that you can't accomplish, at least, you have a list that will help you follow a straight path and avoid being led astray. 

Remember that there will always be obstacles and reaching your goals is laid with not only roses but thorns. Changing your career and your goals is normal. The things that you want to do may be different a few years from when you have decided the career that you want to take. When you arrive at this cross road, just remember to re-assess and find that career that you will be happy about

Thursday, May 31, 2012

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Graduation ends a beautiful chapter in life and begins a new one. The graduate is now faced with the dilemma of finding a fulfilling job. What most graduates don’t realize is that finding a job is not a walk in the park. There is a typical process to be followed – application, initial interview including a perusal of the applicant’s resume, wait period, and then final interview. Filing an application is easy. It’s the initial interview that gives bearing. Doing bad at the initial interview may mean getting stuck in the waiting period. This is something every graduate avoids. To help with the process of being impressive in your job interview, here are some preparations you can observe:

Physically prepare for the interview
  • Avoid getting sick – Make sure you boost your immune system. Minor or major illnesses may ruin or cancel your scheduled interview. Chances are you might not get another one. Exercise daily. This will not only improve your cardiovascular endurance, it will also help you handle your tension.
  • Look intelligent – Invest in appropriate clothes. Unsightly clothes are not only distracting, but they are also a sign that you do not know how to invest for important things.
Research for probable questions and their appropriate answers

Do not leap blindly into interviews. Make sure you have some idea what the employer may be asking. Employers observe how well you can compose your thoughts. They also note your use of the English language. Knowing some of the questions and their appropriate answers prevent you from being caught off guard. When you’ve familiarized the questions, you do not spend too much time gathering your thoughts about it. You can focus more on your diction and grammar.

Rehearse your interview
  • With a friend – Allow your friend to simulate the interview process. This will give you a picture of the entirety. This will help in your adjustment to the actual interview. Also, your friend can give you feedback or comments. The information can help you make improvements.
  • Through a webcam – This is useful because you get to see your reactions, gestures, and overall performance. You get to see for yourself what you want to improve, correct, or do away with. You also get to continually assess your performance in subsequent video recordings.
Prepare a well-written resume

Employers tend to pay particular attention to the applicant’s resume during an interview. They clarify some significant points there. Remember to prepare the best resume you can come up with. Highlight those you want your prospective employer to notice. Be sure you back up all your information with credible evidences. This will assure the employer of your credibility. Whatever you put in your resume, you try to show off during the interview. For example, you placed “able to adjust easily” – mention this in your answers. Look adjusted to the place and the people around you. Do not stare at the ceiling or gaze at your hands.