Tuesday Nov 03, 2015

Make Twitter Your New Job Search BFF

Feeling like you’ve run out of job searching resources? You’re already doing your research homework on Facebook and LinkedIn, but have you considered digging deeper for job opportunities on Twitter, too? Although many see it rather as more of a socializing and networking platform, Twitter is also a surprisingly useful job searching environment where industry professionals, recruiters and candidates interact, share ideas and build awareness. Therefore, it’s time to give Twitter a chance. Here’s how you do it, step by step.

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Thursday Oct 29, 2015

7 SEO Gimmicks to Lift Your LinkedIn Profile Ranking

7 SEO Gimmicks to Lift Your LinkedIn Profile Ranking

LinkedIn is the biggest and most popular social network for business professionals. So, how can YOU make yourself seen and heard in such a massive network with fierce competition? SEO. Might not be the answer to all your problems, but it can definitely help you increase your personal profile ranking both for LinkedIn and Google searches. Recruiters are already there, scouting for talent, thus SEO-optimizing your LinkedIn profile should become a #1 priority. 

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Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

The Code Behind Stressful Habits and How To Shake Them Off

Throughout our careers, most of us tend to develop a very unhealthy relationship with stress, one way or another. Whether it’s the pressure of performing in a highly competitive environment or our day to day habits that make our job hard to cope with, we seem to be riding on a roller coaster of anxiety – only that this ride never actually stops. Much like programming, when you’re looking for a bug and have to search throughout all functionalities to figure out where the missing puzzle piece is, let’s look into a few of our work-related activities and figure out where stress ruins the code within our brain.


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Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Nail Your Next Video Interview With These Must-Know Tips

Feeling a bit nervous about your next video interview? We’ve probably all been there. Take a look at these 5 tips to help you rock your next video interview and be one step closer to that dream job. 

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Monday Oct 26, 2015

Are You Stressed? Here’s How To Tell Your Manager

As much as we’d love it, our job doesn’t remain in the honeymoon phase forever. As in a marriage, everyday stress crawls in your bed and will, inevitably, affect your motivation and performance. Something is wrong and you must tell your manager how you’re feeling and what’s causing it. It’s never easy, but it’s necessary and if you want to keep loving your job. So, how do you tell your boss you are feeling overwhelmed without leaving the impression you are lazy?

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    Friday Oct 23, 2015

    Turned down by a company in the past? Follow these steps and apply again

    The company you’ve been dreaming to work for finally has a job opening perfect for you. After reading all the Tips & Tricks articles available on the internet, you spend two nights crafting the perfect resume. But for some reason, you don’t get the job and you feel heartbroken. This is the moment you decide to let go or to be perseverant. If you really want to work at that company, do not despair, you can apply again and even get the job.

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    Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

    The 4 Inconvenient Truths That Will Save Your Job

    If you’re working in a highly competitive industry, you’ve probably already dealt with the pressure of answering to overwhelming demands on a daily basis. Whether it’s coming up with creative ideas, dealing with complex issues or having to cope with staggering workload, there’s a point in our career when we simply feel we can’t handle the job anymore. But before you give up and call it quits, remember that your career is much like a sine wave, with ups and downs that you can act upon, having the right approach. By leveraging the true benefits of being honest at your job, you can not only help your employer set realistic expectations from you, but you can also improve your overall performance. In order to achieve this, you need to acknowledge a few basic truths, so let’s look into a few of them.

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    Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

    Get Closer To A Promotion By Avoiding 5 Essential Mistakes

    They are looking for someone to lead a new project or for a person to replace your ex-boss. You look around and think you’re the perfect fit after all these years, and somehow, despite your abilities and experience, they don’t consider you for the position. Meanwhile, people who were hired on later than you have already started moving up the ranks. You worked very hard and you feel disappointed, but did it ever cross your mind it takes more than hard work to get promoted? Attitude and strong principles count as much as what you do. If you haven’t been promoted by now, maybe you’re unknowingly doing some mistakes.

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    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    Why Do We Change Jobs – A Closer Look At The 5 Big Reasons

    Why are you looking to change your job? A question we hear quite often from our interviewers, parents and friends. But before prepping up your nicely wrapped answer, better start answering to yourself. With honesty. Lay down the pros and the cons of your decision and assess the situation with maximum clarity, before you take the next step.

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    Friday Oct 16, 2015

    The Career Test That Turns Every Ending Into a New Beginning

    Losing your job is hard to cope with. Even if the company is going through major re-structuring and the decision is not a consequence of your poor performance, you’re still out there exposed to awkward conversations about the situation you’re in. As you compose yourself and try to engage in the process of finding another job, there are a few things that can make a difference. Let’s look into that. 

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    Thursday Oct 15, 2015

    How to transform an internship into a full time job at Oracle

    If you are a student or a fresh graduate, the easiest way to a full job is to start with an internship. Many companies, including Oracle, offer internship programs at the end of which you have the opportunity to land a permanent job. Starting from scratch and evolving step by step will consolidate your way towards professional success. Fling yourself into an exciting career path and be ready to go the extra mile, it will pay off and your reward will be a blooming career.

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    Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

    4 Timeless Career Tips Inspired By Fashion

    Mesmerizing and in a continuous whirl, the fashion world has always captivated me. It’s not solely the glitz and glam and what goes on in the back stage of runway shows that fascinates me. I see fashion, in general, as a source of never-ending inspiration for my personal lifestyle. I wonder, can fashion teach valuable lessons on career development and motivation? The answer to my question lies below – I’ve chosen 4 famous quotes from top fashion influencers – to prove that inspiration can be found everywhere.

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    Monday Oct 12, 2015

    The Standout Presentation Tips From the Biggest Rockstars of All Time

    If you think of famous lead singers that rocked the stage such as James Hetfield, Ozzy Osbourne or Brian Johnson, you wouldn’t think there are so many similarities between their job and what a business speaker does. However, I’ve learned a great deal about presentations just by analyzing these personalities and reached the conclusion that there’s a lot we can improve just by following their example.

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    Friday Oct 09, 2015

    5 Gaming Skills That Will Level Up Your Career

    Whoever said gaming is solely designed for entertainment had no idea what valuable lessons it can uncover. Interestingly enough, many of them require developing skills that prove to be of great impact on our professional life, whether they’re related to communication, team work or decision-making. How does our career connect with this outside-the-office activity? The meaning of a few great games will help us figure that one out.

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    Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

    Hot tips to keep productivity from freezing in the cold season

    Are you feeling less productive in the cold season? Nobody can blame you. Days are getting shorter, the sun becomes a rare treat and your bed has never been more appealing. All these can take a toll on your energy and on your productiveness. I’ve been working for 3 cold seasons now, and I must say the Laziness Bug bit a few times. Unfortunately we can’t just sink in our beds until spring comes and we need to keep delivering the same good work throughout the year. So in order to remain focused and productive in the cold season, we must understand why it happens and what we can do about it.

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