Social media in professional development is a controversial topic. It can be highly distracting and prevent you from achieving success in your professional life. But, how can you profit from social media as an individual in a professional environment? The answer is: yes, but only under certain conditions. In this article, we list five rules which will help you benefit from social media to the maximum while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls associated with using social media.
Once you are prepared for applying for a particular position and build a know-how about the employer, you can get down to writing your motivational letter. Currently, LinkedIn and other platforms for job seekers try to rule out the necessity to write a letter. However, motivational letters are the key part of the job application process. Even if you don’t need a letter, it is a wonderful preparation for the job interview.
Many people get tattoos these days as a form of self-expression. However, despite the growing popularity of tattoos, exhibiting tattoos in the workplace in visible spots on the body is still not welcome in multiple professions. Therefore, if you are considering getting a visible tattoo, it’s essential to research and ensure that it won’t limit your job prospects. In this article, we review the main branches of the job market in which you can get yourself into trouble by proudly wearing a tattoo and list the reasons why this is so.
Many professionals wonder: “Am I good enough for this job? Perhaps, I am just not competitive enough… I am too young, too old, too inexperienced, too experienced, I have too few jobs on my resume, I have too many jobs on my resume…” They blame themselves for every rejection they get in the recruitment process. Well, surprise surprise: more often than not, this is not the case! The vast majority of such cases boil down to the wrong pitch. The recruitment process is a game with quite simple rules when you think about it.
The tips we usually list on this blog, help in finding and landing good jobs. But, they won’t let you maneuver between your current and future employers with class — without hurting anyone’s feelings and leaving everyone involved in the process with warm thoughts about you. So, how to make sure that you know the rules of savoir-vivre in the job application process and that you won’t ruffle any feathers in the process of looking for a new job?
Today, you can connect with other professionals via LinkedIn, look for jobs, find top professionals of all sorts, exchange resumes, and learn new skills to enhance your repertoire of professional competencies. Companies search for talent on LinkedIn. Startup founders search for business partners, from co-founders to private investors. Since LinkedIn has become the to-go-to place for professionals, presenting yourself in a good light on the platform is crucial to your professional development. With this tutorial, you will build your professional profile on LinkedIn like a pro!
We are clearly on the edge of recession. Small businesses will probably get hit by this recession even more than large companies. Small entrepreneurs will need to go through harder times than most employees. Do you have a friend or a family member with a small business? Would you like to help them — but without spending your own funds or investing too much of your own time?
Dr. Chris Golde is a career coach working with PhD students and postdoctoral scholars at Stanford Career Education, the career center at Stanford University. She is on a team of coaches working with PhD students and postdoctoral scholars, from all departments of the University. For over 25 years she has worked in a variety of roles in graduate education, as a student, faculty member, administrator, advocate, researcher, and scholar. She also co-principal investigator on the AAU PhD Education Initiative; the mission of which is to promote more student-centered doctoral education at AAU universities by making diverse PhD career pathways visible, valued, and viable.
Dr. Chris Hartgerink is a meta-researcher with a broad interest in how the systems we operate in affect the decisions we are able to make, shifting the balance of responsibility from the individual to the system they’re in. In 2020, he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Contributions towards understanding and building sustainable science” from Tilburg University. Integrating meta-research, sociology, and economics, he’s now building an organization, Liberate Science, an organization that aims to liberate (research) workers by bringing democracy and equality to academia.
Cosmin Gafta is a 21-year-old, self-describing as “all-out web3 fanatic, halfway between blockchain and music.” Cosmin is the founder of Puppeteers, an upcoming creative project aiming to create the first virtual music artist to be featured in the Billboard top 100. He is also a core team member at W3b Lab Community, building towards becoming a Layer 1 web3 event organization (functioning as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization).
Are you an office, white-collar employee who tends to feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or unproductive at work? Well, it might be nothing else than a form of impostor syndrome. Perhaps you are much more capable and productive than you think! Anyway, it can always get even better! So, how to quickly improve your productivity when working in the office? In this article, we introduce 11 REAL tricks for how to boost your productivity when working in the office – right here, right now. Some of them are backed by science, and some are backed by common sense only!