Author: Nikki Gill (Page 5)

4 goals you need to make right now

An important part of the job search process that is often overlooked, is goal-setting. Goal-setting is a skill we are taught early in our academic careers. We set goals for what we plan to achieve academically and how these goals will eventually lead us onto our career path. In reality, the very first step in your job search process should be to set your goals. If you are unsure of where you want to go, how will you ever determine [...]

Interview tips: how to stand out

It’s interview day. You’ve got your best suit on, you arrived early, and you brought your resume with you. You practiced your best smile for about ten minutes this morning, and you blended the perfect combination of friendly and professional. Now you just have to go in there, give the best possible answers to each question and you nailed it, right? Wrong. Everything you’ve done is standard; these are things that almost every candidate will take the time to complete. [...]

How to get a promotion: 5 steps to success

No one likes standing still when it comes to their career. If you’ve been fulfilling the same role for over a year without any additional responsibility or additional income – you’ve hit a roadblock. Don’t sit around and wait for your employer to notice that you deserve a promotion, prove it to them. We’ve developed a 5-step process to follow in order to get that promotion. If you’re not willing to put in the effort and take the initiative to achieve [...]

How to network in-person

When professionals refer to networking to advance their career, many times they are simply referring to their use of the social networking site LinkedIn.com. Yes, LinkedIn has done a fantastic job of branding itself as the #1 method to grow your professional network, but let’s not throw away the traditional methods just yet. Humans are more likely to remember an individual they’ve met in person, rather than a name they’ve viewed on a screen. Therefore, networking in-person will remain the most [...]

What To Wear To Work: How Your Style Affects Your Career

Just because you’re following the dress code, that doesn’t mean you are dressing acceptably for the company image. A dress code is a simple guideline to ensure you maintain the most important aspects of the company image, but it doesn’t tell you about the appropriate style to maintain. It’s true, many people don’t have a care in the world when it comes to being “stylish”, but that can also affect your career. We’re not talking about keeping up with the [...]