Wondering how to choose a mentor? Jobacle has you covered! There are so many companies that have programs that pair young professionals with more senior members of their desired field. Some try to force this connection, but it’s not likely to result in a positive experience unless both parties have chosen to participate completely of their own free will. But just because it’s not a requirement isn’t a reason to ignore the benefits of finding (or being) a mentor. I’ve had many mentors since graduating college and starting to take my career more seriously. Some mentors have resulted from official company-sponsored programs, others I’ve sought out because of respect I have for what they’ve achieved. … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Mentor – The How-to Guide
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When sending a job interview thank you email you'll want to make sure you're attention to detail is immaculate. Virtually every "How to Nail a Job Interview" includes a closing tip that emphasizes the importance of sending a thank you letter to the company. Although a thank you letter cements your high caliber interview performance, the method for expressing your gratitude has changed from typing out a thank you letter to sending your appreciation via email. Does sending a job interview thank you letter via electronic mail differ much from sending one via snail mail? The answer is no, except you need to include "Thank You" in the subject line of your email to grab the attention of the interviewer. After that, everything else about a job interview thank you letter follows the same game plan. … [Read more...] about Job Interview Thank You Email Tips
My boss plays favorites. Help! The ideal work environment includes a level playing field for you and your professional peers. However, the ideal work environment is about as common as a unicorn sighting, so get used to working for a boss that plays favorites. It's one of the three facts of life, along with death and taxes. “Favoritism is absolutely seen in most offices, big or small,” says Ryan Kahn, a career coach and author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad. According to a research study released by Georgetown University, 92% of business executives polled stated they play favorites at work. … [Read more...] about My Boss Plays Favorites – Now What?
According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American holds 11 jobs throughout his or her professional career. With an average career span of 44 years, the average American moves onto another job every four years. That is plenty of experience for an American worker to create a list of reasons for leaving a job. We move on to brighter professional pastures, but we must account for why we leave jobs. You have several scenarios for explaining why you left a job, with three scenarios unfolding the most often. … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons for Leaving a Job
With so many start-ups coming up globally, it has become evident that everyone is trying to create a niche for themselves. There is a starting point for every business venture and almost every budding entrepreneur is boggled by the question, “Can I do it?” Some of the biggest entrepreneurs of today had the same question in mind years back when they started their business venture. Right from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, from Larry Ellison to Michael Bloomberg, from Jason Camper to Sergey Brin – everyone had doubts. But all these people had some excellent entrepreneurial skills, which helped them in surging ahead in business and make a place where they are in today. … [Read more...] about Skills That Entrepreneurs Must Possess
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s often the white sand beaches and azure ocean scenery that lands Puerto Rico in the news. But lately, the Caribbean island has received a lot of positive attention from the business world. Why you ask? Because even in the turbulent world we live in today, the territory has managed to create an aggressive economic and tax-incentive program for businesses looking to set up shop in paradise. Looking to make money? It's happening in Puerto Rico Many business owners in the contiguous United States have cited the following reasons for making the move to Puerto Rico: 4% corporate tax rate; 100% tax exemption on dividends or profit distributions; 100% exemption on property taxes; 100% tax exemption on all dividends and interest income; 100% tax exemption on all capital gains. … [Read more...] about The Joys of Doing Business in Puerto Rico
Wondering how to make time go faster at work, eh? Well, it's an artform, and we all have our own unique ways to do it. That's because there are simply days where we find ourselves counting the seconds until we can leave. Everything feels slowed down, and we can't take it anymore! It just seems that no matter how much we have to do, or if we have nothing to do at all, that the hands on the clock tick by just a little bit slower. This is a handy guide for those kinds of days! … [Read more...] about How to Make Time Go Faster at Work in 5 Easy Steps