Career Planning & Development

Welcome to Bright Hub’s Career Hub! Explore expert articles, guides and tips on career planning and development from landing your first professional job, to succeeding at work and getting promotions! Today it is rare for a person to work at the same job for his or her until retirement. If you’re like the average US citizen, you may change jobs or careers between 3 to 10 times in your lifetime! Quitting your job or changing careers could be because of financial reasons, boredom, relocation or personal reasons. Luckily, Bright Hub has all the information you need to make your career planning and job transitions smooth. Start by reading profiles of different occupations to find out what job is best suited to your strengths, education level and location. This is the first step in planning your career path.
Bright Hub also offers tips and advice on searching for a job, creating a resume and preparing for interviews. Learn how to negotiate job offers, ask for a promotion or a pay raise, and learn how to get along with co-workers. Also know your employee rights and gain valuable insight into employment law, unemployment benefits, maternity leave, sexual harassment, discrimination and other issues. Read expert articles and guides, network with peers and professions, comment and share your experience. We’re happy to join you in the ever growing process of your career development and planning!

Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Preference for hard skills versus soft skills is a key career development consideration.  Hard skills, where there is definite knowledge and expertise, is preferable to many people.  Soft skills, which includes such things as communications and ‘people skills’, may be your preference.  Ideally, anyone will have some combination of both – but there is an …

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Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

You may prefer a more structured environment…or a more loosely structured environment.  It’s a personal preference, and in all likelihood any environment will necessarily have elements of both.  Your preference, and the jobs and environments that you desire will surely have a clear influence on how you develop your career – and your skills.  In …

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Employees Get Chipped: Embedding Microchips

Employees Get Chipped: Embedding Microchips

For medical reasons, implantable technologies such as a pacemaker, help to regulate someone’s heart.  Other implanted functions have been used to help the deaf hear and may one day be used for treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and Tourette’s syndrome.  They might also in the near future be engineered to help control obsessive compulsive disorder …

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Senior Citizens: Going Back to College

Have you already logged your time in the workaday world? Maybe you just want to be intellectually stimulated. If you are digitally savvy or have lots of valuable life experience, you may just want to return to college to continue learning or even to accelerate a new career.

In-School Initiative Ideas for Businesses

What’s the most popular course at Yale University this year? It’s not English Composition, American Government, or any other foundational course; it’s Psychology and the Good Life. This semester, nearly a quarter of Yale’s undergraduates signed up to learn how to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.