Each week, we post up reads that we have come across that can help you move up in your career.
Mashable, Elisha Hartwig
If you do not have mentor yet, it’s time to look out and approach one. There are many benefits to having one, as a mentor can provide the guidance you need to help you achieve your career goals. Cut short your learning curve by tapping into your mentor’s wealth of knowledge, as well as expand your connections with the one he/she has already established over the years. Your mentor should ideally be someone you see yourself to be in a few years time.
Mashable, Alexis Grant
Leverage on your social media networks and keep working hard at improving your online profile and let your personality shine. Who knows a company that finds you to be a good fit for their organization whilst surveying your profiles?
Harvard Business Review, Jordan Cohen
If you have people that you are managing, this article is for you.
The most effective way in getting the most knowledge out of your employees is to describe the outcome you would like achieve and specify the requirements, whilst giving them the autonomy as to how to arrive at that outcome without tell them exactly how to get it done. Studies have found that people like to be in control – and without it, it affects productivity negatively.
If you are looking for a job, there are readily accessible ways in which you can find one. Search within your network, tell your friends that you are looking for job, go through contract agencies and recruiters, put yourself out there and of course, visit online job portals including on this very site.
Wall Street Journal
Will you disclose how much you earn to your fellow colleagues? For many companies, among their guidelines include keeping salary information confidential. Information is power and comparing salaries can cause feelings negative feelings like resentment, envy and dissatisfaction among workers – especially when you are on the low end of the salary scale. The general advice is, to reserve sharing salary information to colleagues that you trust.
With sites like Jobiness, where people get to give feedback about their companies and share salary, such salary data is no longer private and you can satisfy your curiosity as to how much the co-worker sitting next to you at work is earning.