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"If At First You Don't Succeed, Try and Try Again."
It is the rare individual that has the discernment on what they want to become as early as their childhood stage. And these people are fortunate enough to recognize the career they want and the job from which they are passionatevery early on. The majority of us, however, are unaware of the path that we are destined to take. As a result, there are some that end up doing something which doesn’t really make them happy.
Eating, partying, hanging out…If you were accustomed to doing at least two of the three things I’ve mentioned during the Christmas break, you’ve definitely enjoyed the holidays. Most of the people I know had the opportunity to meet friends, hang out with people and attend parties during the holiday season. And this isn’t bad after all. It’s the time that people have waited for all year.
It's that time of the year again! The New Year is just around the corner and everyone is so excited to greet it with a bang! I know you are in a festive mood and the last thing on your mind is work. But remember to think twice about how your holiday shindig reflects on your professional image, especially online...
October, November and December, the final three months of the year, signifies the start of the long awaited holiday season. By October, people usually start to prepare for the holidays as they begin to save money for their Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebration. Also, by December, many may receive a much-anticipated bonuses which they will spend for Chirstmas Holidays.
Fresh out of college, I explored my career options. At one point in an interview, the recruiter asked, "Why do you think are polar bears white?" I have not searched that on Google at that time so I just gave an answer based on my wild imagination, "To camouflage them in the snow... And to be cute and not be all scary." I got a job offer a week after that. I'm not quite sure if my answer mattered. I turned down the offer for something better, but what puzzled me was I got asked the same question one or two more times after that.
It was one of those ordinary days in the office when it dawned on me during lunch that I am tired of eating food in the TeleTech cafeteria or take out from fast food restaurants. You can say that I got bored with the lunch menu or maybe I'm just trying to live healthier and away from fast food (extra serving of grease and salt, anyone?). Either way, I have to have something else for lunch other than what is readily available. I think it's time I bring out my Yogi Bear lunch box from the closet and start packing my own lunch on certain days.
“I’m so stressed!” - A phrase I usually hear from my co workers whenever they experience circumstances which lead them to the feeling of being stressed out. It is a very common situation for most of the employees across the globe causing a lot of difficultiess to people within the workplace. According to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, stress has various negative effects to individuals. They initiated a study and came up with a definition of stress in the work area and I quote:
Have you ever made a mistake at work? Well, of course you have. We all have. I call mine "my human moments."
Interviews are a form of research. It is the employer researching your qualifications for the job while gauging you with other applicants. Skills, experiences, and personality are vital factors weighed in this conversation that feels like it doesn’t because of anxiety bits getting in. On the other side, you as the job seeker can also research the employer. Get to know them better during this process.