In times of emergencies and natural disasters, often it’s the police, rescue teams and firefighters who get much of the credit in helping the community. Little do some people know that social workers also play a significant role in helping victims recover and lead a normal life after the storm. But social workers do not [...]
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Do you deal with an avalanche of emails a day? Do you spend hours checking, replying, deleting? Have you ever wasted valuable time trying to find that one important email amidst the junk mail and stupid forwards? Here are some ways to take charge of your inbox and deal with your email productively and efficiently. [...]
Gone are the days when decades-long loyalty, professionalism, and devotion to duty were rewarded by lifelong employment. The economic crisis has triggered downsizing and the new demands of the digital age have rendered some positions useless while forcing others to learn new skills. Here are some tips on how to navigate the new corporate world.
You’ve just been offered a new job. The salary’s higher, the list of perks longer—but the decision to take it or reject it goes beyond mere numbers. Here are some things you need to consider while weighing a job offer. Stress levels A perpetually screaming new boss who gives you skin rashes every single time [...]
The resume is typically the first thing a potential learns about you. Through a well written resume, one is more likely to get shortlisted and be scheduled for a job interview. On the other hand, a resume that the employer does not approve of can be the cause of an applicant’s rejection. To write the [...]
It isn’t necessary to have an in-depth knowledge of employment laws to understand your basic rights as an employee. There are minimum requirements that all employers must adhere to and that apply to all employees, even if they are not specifically outlined in your contract or employment agreement. It is also important to remember that [...]
I have a confession to make: my desk is usually a mess. Papers, CDs, and the remains of my lunch are strewn over its surface, and it’s getting distracting and even a little embarrassing. What would my boss think if he happened to pass by and saw the ketchup –stained printouts? That’s why I asked [...]
Your resume is your gold ticket to getting the job of your dreams. But considering the pile of resumes that you’re competing with, you can’t just turn in a humdrum list of your past work experience. Here are some tips on creating that power resume that will stand out from the rest.