Lately, we’ve been getting lots of questions around looking for work when you’re employed. One question that keeps popping up is, “Is it ever okay to tell your boss that you’re looking for work? I have a great relationship with my manager, and I don’t want to blindside him. I also think he’d be a great reference.” Here at Work It Daily, we don't advise telling an existing manager you’re looking for work… regardless of your relationship with him or her. It's better to tell employers that you’ll provide your manager or boss as a reference once you’re given an offer and accept it, and that the employer can make the offer pending the reference check. The reality is, the moment you tell your boss you’re looking, he or she will likely be upset and want to let you go… often before you have a new job. Don’t put yourself in a bad position. You might feel like you have a great relationship with your boss, but the fact is, you don’t want to risk getting let go before you’re ready.
Does the thought of attending a holiday function when you’re in between jobs make you feel nauseous and anxious? Are you considering staying home this holiday season because you don’t want to deal with the uncomfortable questions that might be asked about your career situation? Join Work It Daily's Lindsay Robinson as she gives her tips for navigating uncomfortable questions that might come up at holiday parties when you're unemployed.
There are times in your life where everything aligns perfectly, but then there are others where different parts of your life begin to shift, leaving you to pick up the pieces. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) When you are confronted with the latter, it’s important to be confident when change presents itself and persevere, no matter the odds. No matter what life throws your way, you must remember that sometimes the things you worked so hard to fortify could at any point in time come crashing down, and that’s perfectly okay. What matters most is your mindset and how you handle the situations to come. No matter how good life seems right now, you should always take the necessary steps to prepare yourself for the inevitable or the profoundly unexpected. Here’s how you can find the confidence, or build off of the confidence you already have, to defy the odds so that you continue moving forward in your life and career.
Financing your college education with loans is the new norm. If you’ve never filled out a FASFA for college, consider yourself lucky. But if you have, you’ve probably felt the crippling weight of those loans even before crossing the stage. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) While there are a number of options to ensure that you are financially sound throughout your college education, there is still a considerable gap in financial literacy after college and how to apply that knowledge to your career choices. There are many benefits to working on your financial literacy to ensure you maintain healthy finances and a balanced career. Here are a few ways financial literacy can improve your finances and career:
There are many people out there who are fortunate enough to go to school with a few career paths in mind. However, there are also many people who aren’t sure which path is best, and spend four or more years trying to make sense of the best route to a satisfying career. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) Years pass, and you either graduate with a college degree you’re proud of or you graduate with a degree you feel lukewarm about. Whether you’re happy with your undergraduate studies and experiences or you need more clarification, there’s always room to grow and make sense of your first degree. Here are a few things you can do when you’re second-guessing your college degree:
Informational interviews are a great way to build professional relationships and network your way into companies. Not sure how to prepare? There are a few things you MUST do before your next informational interview... (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.)
Social media, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and many more technological advancements are rapidly changing the world as we know it, and how we interact with it. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) While change is good, too much change can feel overwhelming, especially if technology isn’t your strong suit. Not being the most technologically aware person can put a major damper in your job search or cause you to fall behind in your career if your company is always innovating and changing software. But if you’re still rocking a flip phone, surfing on Myspace, or struggling to incorporate technology into your everyday workflow, all is not lost. Here are a few simple ways you can become tech savvy: