For anyone, job hunting can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult. For those actively searching for jobs now, opportunities are scarce and the first job that appears remotely related to an individual’s interests is normally as good of a choice as one can hope for. But if you’re one of the lucky few given the luxury of choosing between several options, how do you gauge which job offer is right for you? Here’s some criteria that I examined this past week, when I was pitting two job offers against each other:
In the workplace, we’re surrounded by many types of people, from co-workers and team leaders to supervisors and managers. Some of them have an interest in your success, and others…not so much. After all, they have their own self-interests, problems, challenges and priorities too. A mentor, on the other hand, is someone who has taken a direct, unselfish interest in your success.
Thanks to personal branding and the advent of web 2.0 the world is becoming flatter! Not literally of course, but between Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, the world does seem a little closer every day. Anyone is really only TWO people away. This means that the 6 degrees of separation has now become 3 degrees. So if you want to meet someone, that means if your friends don’t know him, then your friend’s friend does and this is changing the way that we’re doing business!