It is said that a huge percentage of people currently in school or at a university will end up working career paths that currently do not exist. This saying was coined some 10 or 20 years ago and referred – accurately – to the precipitous boom in information technology, but it is still valid today for a vast range of industries. One of the sectors poised to boom in this dramatic manner is the Renewable Energy field.
When you’re running a business, there are a million tasks you could, should or are doing every day, and there is always something extra on top. Building a great team to help share the load is key to growing your company and ensuring its success, and that’s where a recruitment company comes in.
Writing a good CV is very important when you want to apply for a new job. It is the best way to introduce your experience and skills to a prospective employer and the primary method of selling yourself to a company. You may have the qualifications and skills needed for a job, but without an up to scratch CV, you won’t even make it to the interview stage. Creating a great looking CV is easier than it may appear. All it takes is some practice and these useful tips:
Time management is a key area to get right. Ensuring you prioritise, delegate where appropriate and produce work on time and budget are crucial factors in delivering successful projects or becoming a strong leader and manager.
We all think we’re worth more money in the workplace, but the difficulty is convincing the boss to feel the same way. Having ‘the talk’ with your manager is often a nerve-racking experience, but it really shouldn’t have to be. Here we look at eight steps you can take to ensure this conversation is a positive one and, fingers crossed, to help you come out of it with the raise you had in mind.
Whether you’re on the job hunt, preparing for an interview or you’re looking for the perfect new employee, it’s always a good idea to understand the strengths and weaknesses that comprise human nature. This can be achieved by utilising psychological techniques like the five-factor model, which is also known as the big five personality traits. The five-factor model was designed following in-depth study and factor analysis to help psychologists better understand the nuances of the human personality.
The very mention of performance reviews is enough to induce groans in most employees, and who can blame them? No one likes getting negative feedback, and everyone likes hard-earned pay raises. However, there’s no reason why managers can’t make performance reviews a positive experience on both sides of the table. The overarching goal of performance reviews should always be an outcome that benefits both the staff and the larger organisation.
Setting career goals is not an easy process because, by definition, you’re attempting to influence something that hasn’t happened yet. You could be talking about the far future, and you don’t know how the work landscape will look in two weeks, never mind two years.
What does the arrival of summer mean for you this year? Is it just an opportunity to start soaking up the sun, or are you hoping to transform your life with a brand-new career?
It’s funny how fast the months seem to pass isn’t it? I was chatting to a candidate we placed earlier this year, and I was surprised to realise that it was way back in February that they started in their new role.