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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    Friday Oct 02, 2015

    Are You Looking For A Job? Check Your Job Blacklist First

    There are a lot of young people who haven’t discovered their passion yet. In most cases, these are the people who go to work because they are supposed to. They feel the social pressure of having a well paid job without considering what makes them happy as long as it pays the bill. Ask yourself this simple question: what’s my passion? If your answer is I don’t know or I can’t figure out what I like doing, don’t worry. You are not the only one having this dilemma and fortunately there are some questions that can put you back on the right track.

    Before finding that passion to turn into a dream job, you must first make a list of the things you… hate. Knowing what things you don’t like doing indirectly leads you to the things you like doing. So, clear your mind and go into a quiet place and ask yourself the following questions. It’s time to be honest with yourself.[Read More]

    Thursday Oct 01, 2015

    Case Study: How We Leveraged Google Forms for Candidate Pipelining and Engagement

    Earlier this year the team at Careers at Oracle was faced with a challenge. We needed to gather exposure for our brand and for the premiere recruiting events across North America. In this case study you'll find how we created a recruitment branding campaign for our Oracle Direct events. By leveraging Google Forms, social media, other free tools and the incredibly enthusiasm of our employees we managed to create a succesfull campaign with surprising results and valuable, teachable lessons.

    Read on, and discover what we did, how we did it. What went right, and what we learned from this incredible experience. 

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    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    Career Tips to Rock You - Inspired by Freddie Mercury

    We're all aware of the obvious dos and don'ts in a career, much like we’re aware that we’re not supposed to eat burgers on every meal of the day. But ask yourself how many of the things you are aware of do you actually enforce? If you think about it, the only thing that separates truly successful people from the rest is the way that simple rules are actually put into practice versus those that just fly by because they were published in some random article.

    Instead of showing you what to do, I can show you what has already been done, and not by a mere business person in some huge company, but by a young man born in Zanzibar, Tanzania who turned out to be one of the most prominent music figures just because he followed a set of basic rules that everybody else knew, but no one seemed interested in.

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    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    How to mend a broken heart - Moving on after a colleague leaves

    If you work for a company long enough, you see a lot of colleagues come and go. But what happens when a good friend leaves? If a close coworker-friend is the one currently leaving the company, you may be feeling a little disoriented. In many ways it’s not surprising that such strong emotions can attach themselves to a departing colleague. You probably see more of your work colleagues than you do your family – and it is a kind of family in which you are operating – even if sometimes it may feel pretty dysfunctional. You will develop a kind of shorthand with people who you know well – you have history together and shared experiences. But there’s life afterwards and you can decently deal with the departure if you follow these tricks.

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