It can be fun, but mostly daunting to think about your real answer the question, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Extrapolating that to 10 or 20 years can be downright overwhelming. But while the idea of setting career goals is a good one, there’s something to be said about career goals that suck and that shouldn’t exist. Let’s take a look at these career goals that suck; goals that will cause you more pain than success in the long run. Once you’ve gotten a good idea of what won’t work, we’ll share a framework for creating career goals that can actually take you to the next level in your profession. Career Goals that Suck Working so hard that you never take a vacation. Did you know that 55% of Americans don’t use all their paid vacation days? The United States is perhaps the worst place to find the ideal work/life balance. Citizens work hard in pursuit of their dreams, ignoring the rejuvenating benefits of occasionally taking a break, or the ability to build cultural … [Read more...] about Career Goals That Suck
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Jobs for social anxiety; jobs with your mental health in mind. Do you suffer from social anxiety? A large amount of the population does, which is exactly why jobs for social anxiety have recently risen to prominence. As people come to understand that their career has a direct effect on their overall lifestyle, it’s important that you’re doing something that’s good for your health - and not just your bank statement. … [Read more...] about Jobs for Social Anxiety Sufferers
If you don’t mind us paraphrasing Gordon Gekko, growth is good. One of the best ways to showcase and put that growth to work is to expand your business. Depending on the type of business you run, a responsible expansion step would either be to open a second location or to branch out into a new city. Second local sites are best for retail and service based businesses, like clinics, etc. For firms that are consultancy or tech-based, opening an office in a new city is the next big step. … [Read more...] about Expanding When Your Budget Is Limited
I can't believe this New Yorker is about to drop a Tom Brady quote on you. "Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations." Grrrr. The man is right. 100%. And I don't care what people say, work happiness is often directly tied to choosing the right career. Our buds at CareersWiki have put together a great infographic for Jobacle that features expert tips on how to choose a career. … [Read more...] about Expert Tips on How to Choose Your Career
The voice assistant craze is in full effect! Chances are you’ve seen products like these. Amazon is famous for their Alexa devices, Mattel has Aristotle and even Google has Google Assistant. All of these things are made to make your home “smarter” - playing your music, doing your groceries and even turning off your lights. The future is now, thanks to the growth of these voice technologies. … [Read more...] about Voice Assistant Jobs On The Rise
It's been said by many that if you love what you'll do, you'll never work a day in your life. Some people tend to tune out this advice, thinking that it takes a high-flying career as an entertainer or heart surgeon to yield this kind of satisfaction. That idea is wrong. The fact is that when there are routine things that you love to do or unique aspects of your personality, you should try to find work that lets you direct that natural love into what you do for a living. … [Read more...] about Do You Love Finance? Put That Love to Work!
Regardless of what industry you're in (or want to be in), things change on a near-daily basis and you will want to learn something new every day in order to advance. Whether it's new knowledge or learning a better process for getting something done, it's important to stay current to be competitive in today's tough job market. If knowledge truly is power, then you should do your best to learn something new every day. It doesn't have to be hard, or boring. And it definitely doesn't have to take up a lot of your precious free time. Here are several different high-level ideas to learn something new every day, for any person in any industry! … [Read more...] about Learn Something New Every Day
It’s heartbreaking to think of the number of people who go to work day after day, year after year, and absolutely hate their jobs. Most people push down their distaste and apply themselves to “the grind,” hoping that someday they’ll magically fall into a job that they truly love. But finding your passion in life and working in a job you love is not something that happens by accident. The people who are working in jobs they love have worked hard to get there, dropping hints and making their true desires known along the way. If you’re wondering, “How do I find my passion?” and how to transition to a career that’s more in line with it, here’s what you need to know. … [Read more...] about Finding Your Passion in Life
Between open-office floor plans, high-stakes networking events, and constant pressure to "speak up" in meetings, a typical office can be a minefield of anxiety for introverts. Unable to produce creatively and often misunderstood, introverts come home from work frustrated and socially exhausted. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. If you are an introvert working in an extrovert's exhausting world, it's time to plan your escape. There are plenty of in-demand careers for introverts just waiting to be discovered. Careers for Introverts Research suggests that introverts have their own unique power in the workplace, including a quietly influential leadership style that can be even more effective than the extroverted variety. The best jobs for an introvert may be less people-centered, but they can be just as impactful on our world. For example, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken introvert, had the quiet confidence to ignite the Civil Rights movement. If you count yourself in the company of … [Read more...] about 11 Best Careers for Introverts
At some point or another, we've all found ourselves with nothing to do at work. This might be because we simply don't have any interest in the work we're doing, we're not being supervised properly, or the work we're doing is so simple that we finished it hours ago. Finding ourselves scrolling aimlessly through clickbait, wikipedia articles, and google search results, we can almost feel our souls escaping our bodies. … [Read more...] about Nothing to Do at Work? We've Got Ideas!