Few career paths are linear, and smooth sailing comes only between waves. Career resilience allows you to navigate the inevitable bumps, twists, and turns along your path to professional success. And twists and bumps don’t necessarily mean you’re on the wrong path. Rather, they can serve as an opportunity to reflect, re-evaluate and, possibly, recalibrate. Learning to bounce back from a career-related misstep or an unexpected shift is vital to achieving your career goals.
2020 will surely be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for those of us who spend a lot of time on LinkedIn, it will also be remembered as the year LinkedIn made a record number of changes and released some of its best features ever. Are You Taking Advantage of the best 2020 LinkedIn Feature?
The Covid-19 crisis has changed the way businesses and employees work. Now, companies and employees are increasingly adopting a remote work model. For many, this means entering embarking on a freelance career. Ditching the 9-5 grind and starting something on your own can seem daunting. The rewards, however, often outweigh the struggle. It’s not only about satisfaction, working for yourself can mean more money, more flexibility, and greater sense of purpose.
Soft skills are personal attribute-driven general skills, such as the ability to give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, and manage time. They are usually self-developed as opposed to hard skills, which you typically acquire in school or on the job. They’ll help you in a wide range of jobs, not just the target job you’re applying for. Plus, when candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. So, what are the most in-demand soft skills?
The holidays are nearing and they will look different this year! You can still take advantage of the fact that people will be in the holiday spirit. Please, for your own good, continue to work your holiday job search during a pandemic!
We all know the benefits of entrepreneurship… the excitement and freedom of having a vision and making it a reality, of potentially making riches. The question is, how do you go about it with the most confidence and the least risk. Why not learn a few start-up lessons from those who have gone before? There will never be a moment in your career when learning from those who have been there is inappropriate. But, while starting your start-up, it is essential to develop the healthy patterns and habits used by successful founders.