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Posted August 04, 2015 by

Ten Tips For A Successful Graduate Year

Caroline Schmidt

Caroline Schmidt

For many graduates across the world, graduation signifies both the end of something and the beginning of something. For many it is the ultimate progression they have been longing for. A chance to step forward from what feels like a lifetime of learning and finally into a career. Here are some essential tips for your graduate job search success. (more…)

Posted January 02, 2015 by

Choosing a meaningful career

Career choice options - student thinking of future education. Young woman contemplating career options smiling looking up at thought bubbles on a blackboard with images of different professions

Career choice options – student thinking of future education. Young woman contemplating career options smiling looking up at thought bubbles on a blackboard with images of different professions. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People often get so caught up in how to make a living that they forget to make a life. Let’s face it; we are living in a world where what we do for a living has become a big part of what defines us. Our lifestyle demands and responsibility lists are so long that we have no time to pause and think if we are actually doing something we like with our life. A lot of youngsters today are riddled with what career to choose in order to lead a life that is financially stable and emotionally rewarding. A very small percentage of people are actually satisfied with their career; for most people it’s dragging themselves from Monday to Friday and waiting for the weekend. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

10 mistakes that should be avoided when negotiating a salary

"Before you start negotiating for your client. I should remind you this job only pays $30,000."

“Before you start negotiating for your client. I should remind you this job only pays $30,000.” Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you’re a newbie at hunting for the perfect job or a seasoned professional, whether you hate salary negotiations or love them, the truth is it’s important to master salary negotiation strategies. Avoiding traps is essential to landing an offer that you deserve. Here are 10 mistakes you should steer clear of when bargaining salary terms. (more…)