The workplace is always changing. With working from home policies, AI, and new industries, it’s hard to know what work will look like in a few years. On top of that, what hard skills you need to succeed in your career shift over time as technology develops and roles adapt. Despite these constant changes, there are a few soft skills employers always look for no matter what the role or industry is.
You’re well aware of brands that are a part of your everyday life, but how often have you thought about your own brand? Whether you’ve spent time intentionally building it or not, you already have a personal brand. A personal brand is who you are, what you have to offer, the values you embrace, and the ways in which you express yourself. Think about it as a set of perceptions people have of you based on how you’re interacting with the world. As you start thinking about your own brand and what you want to express, consider these do’s and don’ts of personal branding:
Even those who experienced events such as the 2008 financial crisis or the dot-com bubble of the late nineties agree on one thing: the current coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything that preceded it.
The global workforce is changing in a way we’ve never seen before. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced and changed the way we work and connect, a study published in November showed that 61% of workers believe that technological advances like AI and robotics are greatly affecting their jobs and will continue to do so. No matter what industry you’re in, the jobs needed and the skills required to do them are constantly being redefined. The ability to adapt to and prepare for change is more important now than ever.
Working from home during the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t mean you have to put your career ambitions on hold. Seize the moment with these helpful tips.
We all need some motivational reminders to keep us moving. As we enter a new season use these inspirational quotes to help empower you on your journey to success!
It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to choosing a career: our salaries. When we’re planning our future, we’re often told things like “find your passion” and “do what you’re good at.” We’re rarely told to think about how much money we’ll make despite the fact that getting a paycheck is one of the main reasons we’re going to work in the first place. Even if we’re doing what we love, we need a salary to pay our bills and live our lives. Where should salary fall on the priority list when looking at career paths? The answer hinges on looking past the dollar amount to figure out what exactly you get out of a salary and what you value most in a career.
Picking a career path seemed so simple as a child. You proudly told everyone you wanted to be a doctor or a dolphin trainer like it was as simple as choosing your favorite toy. Then you grew up and realized careers seem a lot less like paths and more like roller coasters. They’re full of highs and lows with unexpected changes and moments where you question it all. So how do you find THE career that’ll fit into your life and make the roller coaster worth it?
Questing for a perfect work-life balance can seem as elusive as the quest for the holy grail. It’s something companies love to talk about, but 66% of employees don’t think they have. Why is something as simple as having work-life balance so hard to achieve? A lot of it has to do with commonly held beliefs about work-life balance setting us up for failure. Here are four work-life balance myths busted:
Let’s be honest, ringing in as big of a year as 2020 can be stressful. Closing out an entire decade is a lot to process. There’s pressure to make resolutions and reflect in a way that’s bigger than just any other new year. I’m sure you’ve seen the lengthy posts on social media with friends and family summarizing their epic 2010's. When looking back at your decade, it can be easy to feel that you didn’t do as much as you thought you did or that you're experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out) when comparing yourself to others. Ask yourself these questions to make the start of 2020 a moment of reflection that celebrates you and all you’ve accomplished during this decade: