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Posted September 16, 2014 by

Career Courses You Can Join After 12th Exam

Young woman working as a fashion designer and tailor

Young woman working as a fashion designer and tailor. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After passing the 12th exam, you have to decide your career goals and join a career course to secure your future. Arts students think that they have less career options than science students, but it is a completely wrong concept. Arts students have equal or should I say even more career options than science students. If you have just passed the 12th exam and thinking which career course can be ideal for you, here are some great career options after 12th for you. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2014 by

College Graduates, Starting Those First Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These 5 Rookie Mistakes

For college graduates who don’t want to get off on the wrong foot on their first entry level jobs, be sure to avoid these five rookie mistakes in the following post.

This is a guest post by Vicky Oliver A new study found that 2014 college grads face a challenging job market–and may end up having to take a low-quality job to start with. (Here’s the link.) But whether your starter job will put you on the path to your dream

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Posted September 26, 2013 by

7 Ways to Become a People Person

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

In the words of a legendary fairy tale, maybe you’re Grumpy, maybe you’re Bashful, or maybe you’re just not all that Happy.

No big deal, because you’re terrifically Talented, and everyone knows it, right?

Not in the real world, no. When it comes to getting promoted, you’re more likely to be chosen if your boss counts “people person” among your many assets. In fact, a recent study that followed 20,000 recent hires found that nearly half of them (46 percent) failed within 18 months–and it wasn’t because they lacked skills. Eighty-nine percent of the time it was for attitudinal reasons: inability to be coachable and get along with others.

Contrary to what many believe, anyone can become a people person–that is, anyone can acquire the behavioral skills others find attractive and compelling. You may not feel at ease schmoozing with others and endearing yourself to them–but they won’t know that. Here are seven skills that will make you seem friendlier, more approachable, and come across as a more appealing employee to bosses and prospective employers. With some attention and a lot of practice, you might just become a people magnet! (more…)