Many job seekers mistakenly believe that because corporations and organizations are closing their headquarters for the holidays, they are suspending their search for candidates for jobs they posted a month ago. Nothing could be further from the truth! The fact is that even during the holidays, companies are looking for talent. After all, the New Year is just around the corner, and most of them don’t want to be making up for lost time as the New Year gets under way. Related: 5 Things You MUST Do During Networking Events What does that mean for you if you are on the lookout for a new job? It means you need to continue to look by networking all throughout the holiday season. It also means that there are additional networking opportunities that you may be overlooking. This is the time for parties…all kinds of parties…office parties, neighborhood parties, family get-togethers, and so on. There is no way to know where you might stumble upon news of an opening or meet someone who is in a position to introduce you to your next boss. You need to get out of the house, however, and attend as many parties and gatherings as possible. In case you are an Introvert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator--or in case you like to use the fact that you feel like an Introvert regardless of what your Myers-Briggs personality chart say--you have to get out of the house and meet people. This is, in fact, true whether it is the holiday season or not. The great thing about the holidays is that there are even more opportunities to meet people in a relaxed setting than you have at any other time of the year. So take advantage of it!
How can any of us resist the urge to reinvent ourselves with the turning of the calendar to 2016? Jump on the bandwagon – there’s plenty of room here among the hopeful, the determined, and the motivated. Related: What’s The First Step When You’re Ready For A Career Change?
As the calendar turns toward 2016 and we’re crafting our resolution list, the question of whether it’s time to make a career change often pops up. Related: What's The First Step When You're Ready For A Career Change? If the answer for you is a resounding “Yes!” use this handy outline to waltz through the process and make 2016 your best career year yet.
The New Year has finally arrived, and with it comes a promise of a better future, both at work and at home. If you were feeling like a laggard at the office, the New Year should present you a reason strong enough to change things that are not perfect and need improvements. Here are the five resolutions that will keep you motivated all year: It’s a sensible assumption, backed by solid research findings that happy employees make a happy company. Workplaces that are served by motivated employees are invariably more productive, give birth to innovative ideas and products, and tend to remain more profitable. However, as much responsibility as it is of the employer to keep its employees motivated, the workforce itself should take initiatives to keep up their motivation level. If you manage to keep yourself charged up at least for the entire duration of your stay inside the office, you will find yourself more driven and better performing than your peers. Moreover, a motivated employee spills his energy and enthusiasm among the team members, leaving the whole experience of working inside the office greatly enhanced. Even if your professional life is ridden by a lot of obstacles and struggle, you need to shrug off the challenges and failures aside, step over them and rise higher. New Year resolutions are a good way of setting short term goals and giving new direction to your otherwise directionless life. Take these 5 resolutions; stick to them and every working day of 2014 will be a carnival for you.