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8 Steps to Rejoin the Workforce after a Break

With many professionals taking a break for family care, traveling, or volunteerism, career breaks are not as uncommon as you may think. According to research, approximately 4% of the workforce has taken a career break for six months or more. In the UK, 90,000...

Motivational Career Quotes

Advancing your career will not always be a walk in the park. Even with the best efforts, stress cannot be avoided. In such a case, enthusiasm and motivation can be challenging to sustain. While there are many new and creative ways to handle stress, reading...

Careers in Demand Now – 2021

COVID-19 has reshaped the hiring arena and the job market. In early 2020, there was an onset of layoffs and downsizing in most sectors. With most companies moving to virtual workspaces, the challenges only stacked up in terms of coordination, network, and security....

Career Development: Definition and Tactics to Thrive

How easy is it to manage your career as a professional? How much effort should you exert to step up the career ladder or make a transition to a more fulfilling job as a senior? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to these questions as every career path is unique...

Practical Tips to Stay on Track with Career Goals

Do you ever find it hard to stick to a desired career goal because unexpected challenges blocked your way? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. In most cases, career goals need time and effort to nurture, especially if they’re long-term. So how can you overcome...

How to Set Long-Term Career Goals Effectively

Greg used to be a successful accountant but he recently decided to change career paths and landed a brand new role in sales. His end-goal is to become a sales manager, but he is aware that he should gain sufficient expertise first, in order to accomplish it. This...

Top Career Trends For 2021

Last year, the pandemic urged abrupt shifts in the way we work. Mandatory transitioning to remote work, precautionary health measures, and forced layoffs caused uncertainty and doubt to employees and job seekers. As a result, new career trends have started to surface,...

Should a Candidate Accept the First Job Offer They Land

Economies have been severely hit by the pandemic and layoffs have taken place on a massive scale. It is undoubtedly a tough job market for the candidates.  The decision to accept or reject a job offer in these times should be well thought of, taking into account all...

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12 Career Planning Dos and Don’ts

A successful and fulfilling career does not happen by chance. In order for you to build one, you need to take the time to reflect on what you want and plan how you will get there. Doing so would allow you to manage the direction of your career, the job skills and...

Five Signs that You Need Career Strategy Support

According to statistics, nearly 85% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. This means that the majority of professionals don’t find purpose and meaning in their work. Despite this, not everyone is willing to take a leap of faith with changing career paths. As...

Getting a Job through a Recruitment Agency

A recruitment agency is an organization that assists companies to fill in their vacancies. These agencies serve as a bridge between candidates and employers. As a professional looking for your next career move, recruitment agencies can prove to be a great resource for...

Differences Between Internal and External Job Search

Working professionals on the lookout for a new opportunity can target jobs with their current organization or from the external market. Internal and external job searches are not mutually exclusive, as candidates can combine both to find the best role. However, to...

Choosing between a Technical or a Management Role

You are a professional with a considerable amount of experience looking for your next role. However, you are still deciding the type of role you would want to go for. Based on your experience and skills, do you want to go for a technical role or opt for a management...

How to Job Hunt for Executive Vacancies

Unlike entry and mid-level positions, executive jobs are not advertised publicly on job search sites or career pages of the company website. This makes it difficult for candidates to identify such vacancies and apply for them. In this article, we will discuss some...

Prioritizing Your Mental Health during a Job Search

A job search can be exhausting, challenging, and emotionally draining. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a candidate takes 27 weeks or more on average to find a job. 27 weeks is a long time! Thus, it is important to take care of your well-being while...

7 Signs You Need to Change Your Job

According to the Office for National Statistics, an average of 9% of people changed jobs per year between 2000 and 2018. Some common reasons for changing jobs are lack of development opportunities, poor management, and unsatisfactory rewards. Changing careers is a...

Everything you need to know if you are considering an industry change

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Building a Career in the Biotech Industry

The COVID-19 outbreak has amplified the need for biotechnology products, such as vaccines, diagnostic tests, and drugs. As such, the global biotechnology market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.83% from 2021 to 2028. This...

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Receiving an offer after a challenging job search can feel like hitting the jackpot in a lottery for the chosen candidate. While it can be tempting to say yes on the spot, you need to take a deep breath and contain your excitement. Remember that the decision you’ll...

Communicating Your Value to Your Prospective Employer

“No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth.” This is what Casey Brown,  a workplace consultant, said in her TEDx presentation. Intriguing, isn’t it? No wonder why the video has generated a great deal of...

Building a Career in the Professional Services Industry

Being stuck in your current job can impact your emotional and physical well-being. The reasons for this may include lack of growth opportunities, low income, your desire to explore new work domains or your inclination towards pursuing your passion. Changing careers...

Building a Career in the FinTech Industry

In many cases, professionals choose to move to a new domain after working in an industry for years. Such changes are usually inspired by the need for personal growth, skill enhancement, higher salary, or new work culture. They seek new opportunities for new...

Should You Accept Your Employer’s Counteroffer?

A counteroffer is an offer typically made by companies to retain a resigning talent. As an employee, receiving a counteroffer from your current employer can be flattering and make you feel valuable. It’s as if you hear your boss tell you, “Don’t leave. We value you...

Building a Career in the Financial Services Industry

With more people expanding their horizons professionally, career shifts to entirely new industries have risen. Candidates are driven by personal reasons like growth, salaries, job stability, and exposure to fresh opportunities. For those of you looking to make a move...

How to Get the Salary You Deserve During the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many professionals lost their jobs. Although the light at the end of the tunnel is slightly visible now, finding a job remains a challenge for some professionals. According to BBC News, about one in 20 people remain jobless, as of the...

All you need to know to screen your employers of choice

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5 Common Characteristics of Corporate Employers

Like industry, the scale of business is another important factor for professionals to identify target employers. Based on the size, companies can be small and medium or large scale. Small and medium-sized companies can have up to 250 employees. This includes...

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Receiving an offer after a challenging job search can feel like hitting the jackpot in a lottery for the chosen candidate. While it can be tempting to say yes on the spot, you need to take a deep breath and contain your excitement. Remember that the decision you’ll...

Communicating Your Value to Your Prospective Employer

“No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth.” This is what Casey Brown,  a workplace consultant, said in her TEDx presentation. Intriguing, isn’t it? No wonder why the video has generated a great deal of...

Should You Accept Your Employer’s Counteroffer?

A counteroffer is an offer typically made by companies to retain a resigning talent. As an employee, receiving a counteroffer from your current employer can be flattering and make you feel valuable. It’s as if you hear your boss tell you, “Don’t leave. We value you...

How to Get the Salary You Deserve During the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many professionals lost their jobs. Although the light at the end of the tunnel is slightly visible now, finding a job remains a challenge for some professionals. According to BBC News, about one in 20 people remain jobless, as of the...

How to Assess an Employer as a Candidate

Vague core values, unaligned processes, and a ‘that’s the way it has always been done’ attitude are some factors that can make a workplace toxic. However, by the time employees realize this environment, it is usually too late for them to opt out. Their next best...

How to Mitigate Stress at the Negotiation Table

Stress during salary negotiation can be triggered by various factors. Some of these include lack of negotiation skills and fear of conflict and losing the job opportunity. While these are valid reasons for distress, these can make you a less effective negotiator,...

Salary Negotiation Tips for Remote Roles

COVID-19 has caused an abrupt shift to the way companies operate. Remote work that used to be a perk for some companies has now become the norm. In fact, remote job postings have doubled during the pandemic and continue to rise. With the pandemic and profound changes...

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US Job Market 2021 in a Nutshell

Are you a professional working in the US? Or are you planning to start a career in the US? Well, if the answer is yes, this article may be the right place for you to see what’s happening in the US job market. Like any other job market around the world, the United...

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Receiving an offer after a challenging job search can feel like hitting the jackpot in a lottery for the chosen candidate. While it can be tempting to say yes on the spot, you need to take a deep breath and contain your excitement. Remember that the decision you’ll...

Communicating Your Value to Your Prospective Employer

“No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth.” This is what Casey Brown,  a workplace consultant, said in her TEDx presentation. Intriguing, isn’t it? No wonder why the video has generated a great deal of...

Should You Accept Your Employer’s Counteroffer?

A counteroffer is an offer typically made by companies to retain a resigning talent. As an employee, receiving a counteroffer from your current employer can be flattering and make you feel valuable. It’s as if you hear your boss tell you, “Don’t leave. We value you...

How to Get the Salary You Deserve During the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many professionals lost their jobs. Although the light at the end of the tunnel is slightly visible now, finding a job remains a challenge for some professionals. According to BBC News, about one in 20 people remain jobless, as of the...

How to Mitigate Stress at the Negotiation Table

Stress during salary negotiation can be triggered by various factors. Some of these include lack of negotiation skills and fear of conflict and losing the job opportunity. While these are valid reasons for distress, these can make you a less effective negotiator,...

Salary Negotiation Tips for Remote Roles

COVID-19 has caused an abrupt shift to the way companies operate. Remote work that used to be a perk for some companies has now become the norm. In fact, remote job postings have doubled during the pandemic and continue to rise. With the pandemic and profound changes...

How to Avoid Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes

Salary negotiations are a part of an effective, high-quality interview. Despite this, a CNBC report stated that only 39% of Americans engaged in salary negotiations during their job search. Furthermore, another research by CNBC reveals that by not shying away from...

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