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!
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?
You’re at work and you look at the clock. It’s only 2pm. And it’s only Wednesday. Two days and 3 hours to go until the weekend. And time feels like it’s standing still. Aaagh!
Just because you have finished college doesn’t mean you give up homework! Life-long learning is the secret to success in your career and personal life. Learn five reasons you should keep learning in your adult life, both professionally and to achieve personal goals.
If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, but unsure or afraid of what to do next, then this article can help! Get tips on overcoming hang-ups and advancing in your career.
Lately I’ve been wondering how long the traditional resume will be around for. In a world where everything is changing at such a fast pace, the current way the resume stands, seems slightly outdated. What will the resumes of the future look like?
Yes, there aren’t as many positions out there at the moment as we’re coming closer and closer to Christmas and the silly season. That doesn’t mean though that it’s prime time to take a holiday on the job-hunt-front!
If you’re a savvy professional, you can’t afford to not pay attention to LinkedIn. Not only does it put the world of interesting career information and executive feeds at your fingertips, but your profile can get you opportunities that otherwise would not be available to you.
We’ve scoured the Internet to come up with some of the most obscure, unheard of jobs to include in our unusual career quiz. If you’ve always wondered just what, exactly, a comb capper does, you’ll find out if you can make it through all 15 of our tricky and hilarious quiz questions. Good luck!
Do you possess what HR experts call the double-whammy? Are you over 40 and considered overqualified for today’s job market? Age should not be a factor when recruiters are looking to hire but if often is and if you’re overqualified, you have twice the chance you won’t be picked for the job.
Just what do you get your boss for Christmas? You want him (or her) to think your gift is, well,…clever or classy, unique or intelligent. Certainly you don’t want to seem obsequious or inept, and just imagine how bad you would feel knowing that your boss tossed your gift aside as unusable.