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How long should you stay in one job?

Three years is the maximum length of time anyone should stay in a job, declared actor Peter Capaldi when he explained why he was stepping down from the Dr Who role after four years. "I've never done one job for three years. This is the first time I've done this and I feel it's time for me to move on to different challenges," he said. It's a pretty short tenure compared to the old days when people secured a job after leaving school or university and then stayed there until they collected their golden carriage clock. But increasingly, changing one's job every few years is considered the norm.


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Are You Ready for an International Job? Part I

Marina, a dynamic, superbly educated and extremely charming woman I once knew, had the great fortune and misfortune of having her dream coming true. An American attending an MBA program in Europe, her fondest wish was to live and work in the Middle East. Her enthusiasm was rich: She loved the cuisine, passionately studied the culture and politics of the region, enjoyed its splendid literature and art, took courses in Arabic and even dated Middle Eastern men. Finally, Marina’s deepest wish came true: She was hired by a sophisticated marketing firm headquartered in Cairo, Egypt which also has offices in China and the U.S.

Within a week of moving to Cairo, however, Marina suffered a complete mental, emotional and physical breakdown. A couple of days later, her mother flew out to pick up her up and carry her back home to the U.S. Marina’s international career was over. What had gone wrong?


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10 things successful people do in their first month at a new job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.

Once you've decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might think you're in the clear. But people are still watching, which means you still have an opportunity to impress.

Read on for 10 things successful people do in their first 30 days at a new job.


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The Perfect Answer for Tell Me About Yourself [7 Examples]

the tell me about yourself interview question is the hardest part of the interview for some job seekers. It often comes first, and it’s mystifying. 

That’s why you need to prepare.  

But how do you know where to start?

It takes a bit of research and practice. But it’s worth it. And at least you can be sure that you won’t start your interview with a rant about your early childhood diseases.

This guide will show you:

What the interviewer is really asking.

How to answer the tell me about yourself interview question.Several examples of the best way to answer and why.

 


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Principles for Professional Excellence

  1. Create a portfolio of personal successes
  2. Get important things done
  3. Always seek out and expose truth and reality
  4. Take on only that which you can successfully complete
  5. Understand how your company makes money
  6. Understand how you contribute to your company’s success
  7. Do things to increase your capacity to contribute to your company’s success
  8. Maintain a positive balance in your value account with the organization
  9. Always do what you say you will do
  10. Build strong working relationships with people


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