If youâ€™ve just landed your first real job, congratulations! No, really. Youâ€™re one of the very few people out there who are able to kick start your career, so youâ€™ve made a real achievement. However, simply getting a job is only half of the challenge. With companies so focused on balance sheets and keeping in the black, you will need to prove your worth as an employee in order to make sure you keep that job.
If you take on a permanent role at a company, it is highly likely that you will be asked to complete a probationary period before you are taken on permanently. The main aim of the probationary period is to check that you are right for the job and that you and the company are a good fit together. So how can you make sure you get through this period?
Getting a job offer is always an exciting event for anyone. It starts to look like all the hard work done by you is finally starting to pay off. However, if you are lucky enough to get more than one job offer, it can be a difficult choice picking which one you actually want. To help you out, read on for some advice on how to choose between job offers.
Getting promoted is a goal that most of us have, but it can be hard to know exactly how to go about it. After all, there can be a fine line between chasing opportunities and being annoyingly pushy, so it does take some care. It also takes planning â€“ before you get promoted, you have to prove why you deserve to progress, so make sure you budget for the time this will take.
Asking for a raise is probably one of the most awkward things any of us has to do as part of our working lives. However, it is something that we all have to do at least occasionally, so itâ€™s definitely worth being prepared for when the time comes. Read on for some top tips on how you can go about getting that raise.