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!
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.
Is it possible to find the exact job you want—something you love so that when you go to work each day it doesn’t feel like work? Or, should you stop dreaming and settle for just any old career? There are those who say you must love what you do, but is that always possible?
Whether you choose a military job or it chooses you — based on needs and aptitude test results — the future of military careers remains favorable. Subsequent transferability of training to the civilian job market is possible. What are your options during enlistment and after service?
When it’s time for you to face a job search after losing your primo job what happens if you feel overqualified for every job you find? There are ways around your extra-expertise and here, we’ll offer a great cover letter with tips and advice to help you get the interviews you want.
At the outset, working from home may sound like a dream come true, but is it as promising as it seems to be? Here’s more on the inside story of modern telecommuting.
Do you use Facebook or other social networking websites while at work? If so, your job might be in danger! Find out how your Facebook addiction could land you in the unemployment line, and what to do to make sure you’re not fired for using it.
Some people do very good things when they’re putting their resumes together. Other people make mistakes that are just bad, and sometimes we do things that are downright ugly! If you want to dazzle people like the Man With No Name, then get out your word processor and fire off an effective resume.
If you think you have to sacrifice time with your family or discard your integrity to succeed in corporate America, you’ll be glad to know that those concepts are just misconceptions about what it takes to climb the corporate ladder. Test your knowledge and learn more about the truth with this quiz.
If you’re itching for a job switch, you should first stop and ask yourself why you want the change. Have you conducted a self appraisal and considered whether your skills will stand up to new responsibilties? Have you updated your resume? This guide will tell you if you’re really ready.
Are you having trouble finding a job? If so, following are ten ways not to get hired – it might be the case that you’re making one of these mistakes. How many of these things are you guilty of? Learn what you should never do in your job search and how to put your best foot forward instead.
Having a job interview over the Skype is very different from chatting with your uncle who lives in Australia. Having worked on three continents in as many years, I’ve had my share of Skype interviews and along the way I’ve put together this short list of ways to ace a Skype interview.
A recruiter forms an opinion of a job seeker before the question and answer session even begins. Is it possible to lose the position within the first minute of walking into the interview room? Yes! At the same time, you can take steps to make an excellent first impression at your job interview.
Stress zaps energy and reduces work productivity. Short 10-minute breaks in the workday are designed to recharge an employee’s ability to focus, concentrate and put in an excellent job performance. Are you sabotaging your break time? A list of 10 stress relievers helps you relax.
Surviving a bad job market is made more difficult by entitlement program fluctuations and shifts in the unwritten rules that govern today’s job searches and recruitment efforts. Follow a carefully laid out path with plenty of signposts to find — and keep — gainful employment.
Mom told you that you could to anything you want in life — after you get your college degree. Now it seems that college grad jobs seem to favor all degrees, except yours. Really? Learn some innovative ways for making your degree work for you.
Ever want to know how other people find jobs that you cannot find? A lot of hiring managers, job recruiters and decision makers are turning to Twitter and other social media sites to find employees. There are many great resources on Twitter that a job seeker can use when looking for employment.