Soar in your career with these reads. Enjoy!
Here are interesting statistics about job interviews captured in this infographic. Are you going for an interview? Watch out for the non-verbal mistakes that you might be making – lack of eye contact, fidgeting, weak handshake etc. Make a good impression on your interviewers by wearing the right clothes (not too striking or trendy!), learn more about the company you are being interviewed for and preparing for the top 5 questions that are most commonly asked in interviews – “Tell me more about yourself” etc.
Jobs are rated based on 5 criteria: Work environment, income, stress, hiring outlook and physical demands. Are you thinking of becoming a reporter, flight attendant, or even an actor? You might like to rethink your career options.
Regardless, in our opinion, it’s not the job you do that matters, but how you do your job. Do a job that values and seeks to uphold human life and dignity, and work at it with diligence and integrity.
RSA, Dan Pink
A speech by Dan Pink reveals what really motivates us at the workplace.
Contrary to popular belief, the carrot-and-stick method of rewarding employees don’t apply to jobs that require creativity and complex thinking. This is something for managers to chew on when thinking of how to incentivise and motivate staff. Studies also found that when it comes to work performance, people are driven by purpose, and having autonomy and mastery over what they do.
LifeHacker, Melanie Pinola
So you got your job offer – now what? Here are some practical advice on things you ought to do before accepting that job. Advice includes ensuring that you have a written job offer with the critical facts inside, meeting up with your future colleagues that reports to your boss to find out more about him/her etc.
We will like to add the 13th step, and that would be to learn about your prospective employer on Jobiness.
Harvard Business Review, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
Since we spend most of our waking hours working, why not make the workplace an optimal and enjoyable one? How does the company of your dreams look like? Findings have shown that the best working environment that help maximize our full potential to work have these qualities: Allowing people to be themselves, communication that flows freely, a place that let’s people work for more increasing shareholder’s value and in creating rules that employees can believe in.