Category Archives: Snippets

Snippet: Love what you do

We often say to “do what you love” but recently, a very wise person told me that it was sometimes equally important to “love what you do.” There is a lot of wisdom in that statement as there are times … Continue reading

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Snippet: put a smile on your face

A smile does make a difference during an interview, but only when it is done earnestly. Some candidates are so worried about answering the questions correctly, that they often forget to smile. It makes a difference when you smile, as … Continue reading

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Snippet: joining a new company

Now that you have managed to join that new company, it is time to get down to work and demonstrate that you are worthy of the job. So what are the key things that you should do? First, do demonstrate … Continue reading

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Snippet: the resignation letter

Handing in your resignation? The resignation letter should be as diplomatic as possible, without any potential landmine that could cause you to burn your bridges. Even if you are leaving a job that does not do anything for you, or … Continue reading

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Snippet: leaving a job

So you are prepared to assume a new position at a new company, but what should you do to make the transition away from your old job as smooth as possible?┬áDo what can be termed as the common sense stuff … Continue reading

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Snippet: age-related career-change myths

If you are above 35 years old and seriously considering a career change, there might be a number of popular but ultimately fallacious myths you might need to dispel. The main myth that you should definitely disregard is that you … Continue reading

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Snippet: researching companies

It really is worth your while to do some investigation into the industry you intend to work for. From the research, you should be able to determine which companies are the prominent ones, which ones are hiring, and what kinds … Continue reading

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Snippet: transferable skills

The idea of transferable skills is playing an increasingly important role in job-seeking quests. But what are they, actually? Simply put, transferable skills are skills that you have acquired doing any one of a host of otherwise common-place activities in … Continue reading

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Snippet: negotiating salaries

The art of salary negotiation is certainly a tricky one, whether you are a novice job-seeker or a seasoned job changer, and knowing a few common-sense pointers will obviously help you get the offer that you really deserve. First, do … Continue reading

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Snippet: networking through volunteering

Volunteering might seem a rather odd tool to use in your job-seeking quest, but it does have its benefits. When you volunteer for a particular cause, you will inevitably work with a host of different people, and these people are … Continue reading

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