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!
There is a direct correlation between physical health and a successful career. No wonder employers are seeing the benefits of fit employees and offering health incentives such as gym memberships and corporate race challenges. Learn more about the career-related advantages of fitness.
Choosing a career right out of college is a daunting task. Many of us still don’t know what it is exactly we should be doing even 5 or 10 years into our career! Here are some tips to make the change to a career you love, or to get even better at the one you’re in.
When is the best time to resign from your current job? There are some standard rules to follow, but exceptions always apply. No matter the reasons for wish to leave, you want to do it as gracefully and professionally as possible.
You shouldn’t hesitate or feel guilty about taking a vacation, but workplace problems are infamously unpredictable, and chances are, clients won’t care if you’re in the office or on the beach when one arises. Here’s how to prepare before your week of relaxation.
Do you leave your office for your lunch hour, sit at your desk and eat, or skip lunch altogether? You can probably guess what the healthiest option is.
Workers in the STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) tend to have greater job security and higher paying jobs. Statistics also show that STEM jobs are growing faster than non-STEM jobs.
After decades of jobs being shipped overseas, some companies are actually bringing back high tech and manufacturing jobs to the U.S. This is good news for Americans looking for jobs, although training will be needed to make sure there are workers available to fill the new positions
Landing the first job out of school can be frustrating—companies seem to want someone with experience, but how do you gain experience without a job? Why does it feel like a catch-22 situation? Here are some pointers to help you feel less helpless in today’s challenging job market.
Setting goals is essential to making improvements, whether you want to increase customer satisfaction for your business, earn a promotion or get in better physical shape. These free printable downloads can help you take specific steps toward those goals in order to achieve them.
If you want something done right, you should make sure everyone does it the way you do, right? It turns out those who micromanage are hurting themselves, their employees and their companies.
Even with unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many industries report thousands of jobs that remain unfilled. These are good jobs that require technical skills that the applicants simply do not have. We have to ask the question, is a college education really the ticket to the “good life”?
We’ve all experienced working with someone who doesn’t take direction, and thinks they are always right… but wait… what if YOU are that person? Learn how to become a teachable employee, and set yourself up for success.
Some of the best job openings aren’t posted. Learning about them—and better yet, getting your foot in the door for an interview—often depends on whom you know.
Think it’s not important to put down trustworthy references on your job application? Think again. Potential employers often rely heavily on references, and if they aren’t satisfied with the ones you listed, they may do some hunting of their own.
Can you be fired for what you post on Facebook, or even what you like? It’s happened before, and it is technically legal. Find out another reason to be careful on what you share on social media.
You’re job hunting and you finally see an organization you would love to work for, however, they have no open positions officially listed. How do you go about approaching them to see whether they have any openings? Use a letter of interest. Here are some example,
Along with the rise of more flexible work hours, some entrepreneurs and start-ups are participating in shared work environments or coworking. These companies are finding traditional office space unnecessary and instead meet in people’s living rooms or rented space. Learn more about this trend.
Do you check emails before you leave the house for work? Do you work after dinner at home, well in to the night? If you do, you are part of the workshifting trend. Workshifting is a recently coined term for doing work outside what are considered regular business hours (9-5, 8-4, etc.)
Way too many people spend Monday to Friday hating their jobs and only enjoy life on the weekends. How do you find a job you can actually enjoy? Maybe even love? Start by answering these five questions…
You’re sick and tired of the job that you’re in. It feels like the days just drag on and on and on. As a solution you have applied for a new position, got an interview, had your references checked and now you have an offer in your hot little hands. What now?