The weather affects us in different ways. In Ireland, it can be tough getting through what feels like 11 months of winter – layering up before we leave the house, feeling like our faces are being kissed by sandpaper on the way to work.
Interviews can be a minefield. Many people feel totally in the dark as to what interviewers want, and for thousands, the fear of sitting an interview widely surpasses the fear of death. But be not afraid, Budding is here to make sure you shine. Below are revealed the ‘seven wonders of interviewing’, a list of lesser-known gems that help take the mystery out of the madness.
Did you ever feel completely at home doing something? Fully immersed, fully energised, fully involved and really enjoying yourself. Close your eyes for a moment and see if you can connect to those feelings, if those memories come back to you. When you feel like this you’re in flow. You’re tapping into your inner strengths.
Most people have a rough idea of how to write a resume that is passable. The ‘good enough’ approach is adopted all too often, with job-seekers frequently opting to send one generic resume to many rather than spend the time tailoring their resume to each role.
It stands to reason that a resume that speaks directly and specifically to a potential employer is more likely to succeed than one that doesn't.
I asked my father for his definition of a “good job”. Without looking up from his paper he replied, “good pay.”
The profit maximisation paradigm has been the dominant approach to business and to choosing a career for the past century. Indeed, the Kelly Global Workforce Index found that the main driver for career change among Generation X and Generation Y workers is the need for a higher income.
But here’s what’s interesting.