While Baby Boomers are busy finding ways to deal with vanishing or diminishing old age pensions or social security money and Gen X claims its right to retain power on the work front, Gen Y wants the control of the mahogany desks for itself. Gen Y generation members mean business and â€œthey are far better educated and more globally aware and technologically savvy than any generation before themâ€.
Not so many years ago, applicants were required to apply for a job posting in their â€˜own handwritingâ€™. Present generations would not only find that archaic but strange too. However, a new trend in European countries is emerging where they evaluate a personâ€™s handwriting to find out about his/her personality and suitability for a job position. This handwriting analysis is called Graphology.
A career change can bring up unforeseen challenges for most of us. It is a decision to be taken after careful thought and minimizing any risks involved. The safest way to go ahead for a career change would be to get well informed about all the positives and negatives and work out a wise solution based on an individualâ€™s priorities.
Job seekers put in hard work in writing a resume and then tweaking it painstakingly to make a strong case for their selection for a job. Many a times, they finish it with a flourish by adding a final line at the bottom in italics saying â€œReferences available on requestâ€ – and then promptly forget the next necessary step to take in this regard.
Most people make careful preparations when applying for a job and subsequently interviewing for them. Yet, there are so many instances where a clearly avoidable mistake may cost the applicant not only the job but leave a bad impression too. These mistakes can range from outrageous acts or attires to an unprofessional comment.
Being an intern at a non-profit organization is one of the best ways to start a career for fresh graduates. Non-profit organizations also give you an opportunity to create a respectable network of professionals and make new connections. The work culture at a non-profit is, obviously, not profit oriented and more steeped in humanistic values, creating a warm work atmosphere.