You hate your job. You find yourself complaining about it daily to your family and friends. Every Sunday night, you tell yourself that you’re going to finally quit and find a new job because you just can’t take it anymore. ... But you don’t. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) Instead, you go to work, come home, complain, and start the whole cycle over again. You’re completely miserable in your current job, but you’re absolutely terrified to find a new job. But why?
After going back and forth with employers for months, you’ve finally managed to land yourself a great gig. Congratulations! But you know what that means -- you’re officially the office newbie. [Insert dramatic screaming sound effects] Okay, okay --- it’s not that bad. Sure, it can be intimidating to break into an established group, it can be done, and you can do it! You just have to know what you should and shouldn’t do during your first few weeks on the job. (Find out what you need to do in order to GUARANTEE success within your first 90 days on the job.) From the moment you set foot in the door, your new co-workers will form an impression about you. That’s why it’s important to set the right tone from the get-go. There are a few things you can (and should) do in order to impress your new work peeps. Step into that new role with confidence, and challenge yourself to accomplish the following.
Did you know that you can actually be hiding from employers and not even know it? It's true - You could be missing out on new job opportunities. Related: 4 Personal Branding Tips EVERYONE Needs To Know Statistics show that 90% of employers search online for candidates; and although social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and job boards are great places to start—and be discovered, if your actual resume isn’t online—you’re missing out. We have 40+ sample resumes on our website; and almost every day, we’re contacted by recruiters looking for candidates who match the qualifications of positions they are trying to fill. They found the resumes on our samples page by completing a keyword search on Google or some other search engine. Many times, recruiters aren’t going to job boards to look for qualified candidates; they are simply typing the skills, areas of expertise, and specific qualifications into a search engine and then contacting the candidates who pop up. So how can you be the candidate who gets discovered by recruiters and hiring managers conducting search engine searches? Here are three great ways to start:
We’ve all been there. We’ve experienced the feeling of dread, battling traffic as we drive to and from work. The lack of sleep Sunday night as your mind spins, thinking of ways to get out work the next day. Constantly wishing you were doing something else, anything else… Related: Knowing When It’s Time To Find A New Job Yet never feeling 100% clear that you’re meant to leave your job and find something else. After all, other people at work seem happy. You earn a decent wage, and you’ve got a roof over your head because of that job. Now, I’m going to give you the five simple signs that you should get a better job in a minute (and I’ll also share a free resource that’ll help you figure out and take the next step)... But first, here’s your bonus tell-tale sign: If you’re reading this article and got this far - you probably deserve a better job. The act of seeking it out and reading it tells me that there’s some part of you that knows you can do better.
Those who say “quitters never win” are fooling themselves. If you stick something out just because you’re afraid of giving up—and it’s something that no longer serves you—you’re wasting your time. And ultimately, you lose. Sure, you’re not a quitter. But you sure as hell aren’t winning either. Related: 6 Strategies For Surviving In A Job You Hate When it comes to work, quitting is sometimes the best move you can make. Often, it’s a necessary step for forward movement, growth, and pursuing your life’s purpose. Still, as we all know, quitting sometimes really isn’t an option. Not because it isn’t the right thing to do; sometimes, you just can’t feasibly move on. Maybe you just can’t financially afford to leave your current job. Or maybe the health insurance coverage isn’t something you can give up. Or maybe the stress of leaving right now would be far worse than the stress of simply sticking it out for a while longer. These things happen. This is reality.