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?
Career is of paramount importance for anyone who aims to live a luxurious and successful life. When a graduate exits from college and enters the corporate world, he is full of new ideas and enthusiasm to change the business scenario and carve a niche. But soon everything changes, once the passionate and optimistic guy turns hostile and lacks the motivation to even go to the office every day. Ever wondered why? He gets a taste of reality and understands that he just another employee who has to deal with demanding bosses, employees with a different mindset and amidst all the chaos he has to meet the targets. … [Read more...] about How Can Inner Restructuring Transform Your Career and Life?
“YOLO” or “You only live once” has become a popular quote for today’s millennials. Many young professionals are torn between securing their career and living the life so they try hard to find jobs that will provide them with the freedom to roam or travel. Education and teaching are viable careers for those who seek location independent jobs especially those who are still studying. So if the thought of being caught up in an office job doesn’t appeal to you, Learnok has promising career offers for students who wish to work part-time without any time or location constraints. … [Read more...] about Location Independent Jobs on the Rise: Online Mentoring and Tutorials
If you think you’d love being a nurse, but want the authority and responsibility to be able to diagnose illnesses, write prescriptions, and maybe even run your own practice, you should consider becoming a nurse practitioner. You must be an RN and hold at least a Master of Science in Nursing in order to become a nurse practitioner, although a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree can open many more doors and may soon become the entry-level standard for nurse practitioners, including nurse anesthetists and nurse midwives. … [Read more...] about Join the Health Care Industry With a DNP
If you’ve ever pictured yourself running a government agency, working in a congressional office, or representing your country overseas, you might be a perfect candidate for a public administration career. Despite what many people think, public administration doesn’t mean spending your life in Washington, D.C. You can use your experience, along with your management and analytical skills, to serve your country in Washington, in your local community, or in other parts of the world. … [Read more...] about Is a Career in Public Administration Right for You?
Australians, like most other people, do not usually stay at one job—or even in one field—for the entirety of their working lives. But, as one might expect, the time spent in the same job varies from person to person, generation to generation, and age group to age group, among other things. This variation within factors is fascinating to observe, and thanks to Valued Opinions™ online surveys in Australia, we can see some trends. Here's what you need to know about job longevity for Australians. Initial Jobs The job landscape has altered dramatically over the previous years and decades in Australia. Australian workers decades ago would usually enter the workforce in a field that they hoped to build a career in. Slowly, over time—and due largely to innovation, technology, and the infinitely more diverse modern market—first jobs became more about getting your foot in the door, making connections, and saving money, and less about landing your long term job on the first shot. … [Read more...] about The Longest Aussies Stay With a Job
There are certain expectations that come with life and one is the ability to manage personal finances a little better than your peers. Surely someone studying finance should know how to balance their own books better than a history, engineering or drama student? Well, when it comes to money management, book smarts don’t always translate into street smarts. Those opting for an undergraduate major in finance are just as capable of running into a personal budget crisis as anyone else. If you’re thinking of choosing finance course or already belong to this group, here are a few ways you can apply your macro knowledge on a micro scale. Determine Your Income As your finance professors will teach you, an income statement is one of the essential tools for determining a company’s financial health. There’s no reason you can’t apply this to your own life. Keep track of all your incoming funds - your monthly salary from that part-time pub gig, money from mum and dad, etc. - and balance … [Read more...] about Practice What You Preach: Good Money-Management for Finance Students