Am I the only one that can’t believe the first month of 2012 is almost over? How quickly is the year going by? I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year and all those resolutions are being kept! Here’s my roundup of the last week in the career advice world;
Only a couple of new posts this week – been busy tinkering with the website (and frankly it’s driving me a little crazy, so looking forward to getting back to writing more when it’s all done!). Lot’s of nice changes coming up soon, so watch this space.
One of the things I wanted to do when I relaunched the website this month, was to review some of my older articles and do what I can to improve on them. Some of them are almost 10 years old! One of the first articles I wrote when I was setting up this website was this one on how to prepare for a job interview. I revised it this week and included some more up to date information – I plan to review it again and write a more comprehensive guide over the next few months.
I also found this article on how to become an accountant. A friend wrote it for me some time ago, while I was in the middle of another project and I completely forgot to add it to the site! Doh! Still, it’s here now and a good starting point for anyone looking to start off their career as an accountant.
Finally, I shared some of my experiences as a freelance consultant to help you make the transition from employment to self employment.
From around the web
7 things to do to progress your career by Duncan Brodie
Some great tips on how to move up your own personal career ladder:
Sit down and do an honest assessment of what you do really well and what are your weaker areas. Chances are your strengths will far outweigh your weaknesses.
A Q&A sessions where the question is asked, how do you address a misunderstanding with your boss?
If you have a review coming up at midyear, I’d wait and see if your boss can make good on her word. Help her do so by asking what you need to do to make sure you are prepared for the review and so you can make it easier for her to get you the raise and bonus.
One for the recruiters (and designers) – some tips on designing and branding the perfect recruitment website.
Web designers are not recruiters, they DO NOT understand your business, nor can they expected to be! They will be guided by your brief. If that brief is crap (sorry!) or lacking in specifics, well then don’t expect a brilliant end-result! The proof is in the planning.
So what have you done this week to progress your career?
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