Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple of situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?
How to Write a Personal Mission Statement
Wondering how to write a personal mission statement? Read on! Most companies create mission statements that define the direction the company wants to move. If mission statements mold the future of successful companies, why do so many professionals neglect to devise mission statements of their own? You cannot expect to chart a career course, without developing a road map of where you want to go and how you plan to get there. Benefits of Learning How to Write a Personal Mission Statement Far too many professionals believe divine destiny shapes their careers. They never articulate a clearly defined career path. The lack of a personal mission statement has the same negative impact that it has on companies that never develop missions. Yet, how to write a personal mission statement produces several more benefits. … [Read more...] about How to Write a Personal Mission Statement
CAREER PATHS: HOW TO FIND YOURS
Career paths must be chosen, not issued. Some of us are blessed with a unique gift. The minute we come out of the womb, we know what we plan to do with the rest of our lives. Well, maybe the illustration is a bit over the top, but the point is many professionals know exactly what they plan to do with their lives and they know the career paths to achieve their goals. However, this serendipitous search for the career path that best matches our skill sets and preferences has caused rocky travel for most professionals. It starts as early as grade school and it sticks with us until the day we retire. We spend considerable time trying to find our career paths. Ideally, we should all know where we're going in life, at least professionally. Yet, our career paths are rarely cut and dry. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average American professional can expect to change careers an average of seven times during their working years. Not only do career changes involve moves within … [Read more...] about CAREER PATHS: HOW TO FIND YOURS
Alternative Career Paths for the Undecided
It should come as no surprise that people deciding what they want to do for the rest of their life, picking a career path, are met with some indecisiveness. Although some people out there are fortunate enough to have it all figured out, there are many others who aren’t so lucky. So, if you or anyone you know has ever suffered from being unsure about your professional life, an alternative career path could be the place for you. Travelling Careers Travelling careers can be some of the most fun, and most demanding, jobs available. Positions and pay vary, but there are many fruitful opportunities for employment within the industry. If you’re not into the 9-to-5 scene, and are constantly yearning for different scenery, a traveling career can break you out of the office routine and expose you to an array of new experiences. Consider this when weighing your options for a travelling career path. … [Read more...] about Alternative Career Paths for the Undecided