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5 Life Skills That Will Help You Find Your Dream Job

The dream job will never leave you dreading Monday mornings. If you have already decided on a career and set your career goals, it’s time to start looking for your dream job. There are several life skills most employers look for in candidates. It’s not difficult to develop those skills when you know where to start. These life skills can help everyone get a better job, get a promotion or just become successful in life.

1. Know basic details about the company
When preparing for a job interview, learn as more things about the company as possible. Find out what the company does, its management structure, things that set the company apart from its competitors, who calls the shots, the most important names etc. It’s also great if you know who their rivals are. The more information you know about the company, the more chances you have to get your dream job. The majority of employers always take note of candidates that are educated on the company itself. Plus, you will know whether you want to work here or not.

2. Organization skills
If you wasn’t organized in college, it will be difficult to stay organized at work. You should learn how to plan your day and manage your time properly, how to cope with a huge workloads and meet your deadlines. If you are serious about reaching your career goals, this skill is a must. Use a planner or a calendar to mark down meetings and important events. Try to come to work earlier to clean up your workspace and get ready for a productive work day. Your boss will definitely notice and appreciate it.

3. Verbal communication skills
If you have trouble expressing your thoughts and ideas verbally, you have to develop good verbal communication skills. Why? Because you need this skill in all avenues of life. When you are able to express your thoughts clearly, people understand you better. If you feel like you have poor verbal communication skills, it doesn’t mean you will never find your dream job. Start slowly. Practice expressing your thoughts or ideas to your family members or friends. Ask them to point out your mistakes and improve what you need to improve. Good verbal communication skills are also beneficial to future team leaders and public speakers.

4. Teamwork skills
Nowadays, most companies require teamwork skills. Unless you want to become a freelancer, you should know how to work in a team. If you don’t have an opportunity to develop this skill at work, you can do it in your everyday life. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with a stranger or a random person when shopping, commuting or walking in the park. It will be easier for you to hold a business conversation and meeting down the road.

When looking for your dream job, it’s important to decide if you want to be a team member or a team leader. It’s a big responsibility to lead a group. You should be confident, professional and a bit easy-going. Don’t be afraid to tell your potential employer that you want to work as a team member. However, if you are sure you can be a successful team leader, demonstrate this skill during an interview.

If you already have a good job, teamwork skills can help you boost your career and get a promotion faster.

5. Take initiative
Whether you have a job or you are trying to get it, it’s crucial to take initiative. When preparing for a job interview, try to think of what ideas you can suggest to your potential employer. Even if your idea doesn’t sound unique or smart, you will never know what they think about it until you say it.

Hunting for a dream job is one of the major goals of many people. Most of them fail to achieve that goal because they are not serious about it. You should never stop improving yourself and developing new skills. Even if you have a good job, you shouldn’t stop learning and taking initiative, otherwise someone can easily get your position and you may never get your promotion. These five life skills can help you become more successful and reach your career goals. What life skills do you already have?

5 Habits That Lead to Great Blogging

Blogging is becoming increasingly recognized in mainstream circles as an effective online tool for dispensing of useful information and entertainment. This has led to many writers joining the blogging community, yet not all of them know how to be efficient in creating their blogging habits. Following these 5 tips will help anyone have greater success as a blogger.

Habits That Lead to Great Blogging
Great bloggers are consistent
Imagine if a newspaper company did not announce which mornings they would be selling newspapers. Imagine if a television show came on randomly instead of as scheduled. No one would know when to expect their services and they would eventually look elsewhere for their entertainment. Bloggers should apply the same principle to their own vessel of information. Blogging consistently everyday or on specific days of the week will help readers know when to show up to see new information and they will be more likely to keep coming back for more.

Great bloggers share stories
No one enjoys reading a dictionary or an encyclopedia, but everyone wants useful information. One proven way of sharing a wealth of information is to explain it in practical ways with everyday situations. Sharing a personal story or clever anecdote will go a long way in helping readers enjoy and connect with blogs.

Great bloggers find solutions to problems
Many new bloggers start their writings by ranting and raving aimlessly without a care as to who might want to read their thoughts. A more useful way of writing is to find what readers might want to know and then answering those potential questions. Blog readers come along for the ride when they feel their own needs are being met with real solutions.

Great bloggers engage on social media
It is never enough for a blogger to write great content and submit it to the Internet. The only way for a blog to gain any recognition today is to share it with as many outlets as possible. This all starts with engaging with other users on social media. Interaction on social media is simply the best way for information about a blog to get from one reader to the next possible reader, so implementing social media engagement is a must.

Great bloggers create products
It is not enough to have consistently great blog posts, there has to be an end to the means of creating such engaging information. The best bloggers know that they can provide their readers with more than just what they have posted on their blog, they can also provide them with other products. Many brands build up a blog exclusively to sell their products, while other full time bloggers use their blog writing to help them sell books or other fan friendly merchandise. The best bloggers extend their usefulness beyond just their blog.

Blogging is a very popular career choice these days. You can work from home, make good money, and do the job you love. Bloggers often say,”Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” (Confucius), and it’s so true. Although blogging doesn’t feel like a job, a blogger should have certain skills and habits in order to be a successful blogger.

Not every blogger starts writing with the intention of being the best in the world at what they do, but everyone wants their stuff to be read by someone. Following these 5 habits will help any blogger expand their audience by leading them to great blogging. Do you think blogging is a good career choice? Share your thoughts with us, please.

5 Surprising Reasons Women Make Better Leaders Than Men

Men are confident about their leadership skills, and while they are just confident, women do use all their skills, becoming much better bosses than men. Like many others, I used to believe women were weak so I felt like an outsider when I got my senior management position 2 years ago.

Now I am realizing any woman from any part of the world is able to land her dream job and become a successful leader. The issue is, most women underestimate themselves. No offense, guys, but women make better leaders and here is why:

1. Women have better listening skills

Women have a tendency to listen even when they feel bored, while men are less patient and prefer to take actions instead. Every leader – be it a male or a female – must have excellent listening and communication skills. Women usually take each point of view into consideration and rarely interrupt a conversation.

2. They trust their gut instincts
Our intuition usually kicks in to warn us about bad or dangerous things. While men ignore their gut instincts (you know how confident they are), we women tend to overthink the issue and trust our intuition. Intuition is particularly crucial for people in a leadership role. Sorry, guys, but you need to learn how to trust your gut instincts first.

3. Multitasking is their talent
Hesitate over this? OK. Then, show me a man that can do a few tasks simultaneously without moaning and groaning. A woman can accomplish a project, make a dinner, do the laundry, wash the dishes, vacuum and nurse simultaneously and you will never hear about how tired she is. Men have trouble multitasking and this makes them worse leaders than women.

4. They are more patient
Girls have a weakness for the clothing and jewelry, but when it comes to a leadership, they are more patient than men. They do not jump to hasty conclusions and never make quick decisions. They will rather help their subordinates than get them fired. Men usually compete in a who-is-the-boss-here-contest and prevent other employees from boosting their career.

5. They are generous in giving praises
A male boss considers praises as useless words. A female boss, on the contrary, believes praises help to lift employees’ spirit and boost their productivity. No one wants to hear the negative feedback throughout the day. We all crave a little bit of praising at least once in a while. So, male bosses, if you want to be better leaders than women, you have to learn how to appreciate other people’s work.

Although there is always an exception in each aspect of life, lots of women have qualities that most men lack. Despite all the myths, a successful leader has to take enormous responsibility. Let’s not forget that a leader does more work than others in the company.

If you a woman, who is afraid to be a leader because of all those old beliefs that only men can be bosses, call on all your courage and climb the next mountain in your career. Is there any one of you who believes men are better leaders than women?

5 Simple Ways to Set Boundaries at Work

When you have been working in the company for many years, and you see no improvement but only complications, it means you need to learn how to set better boundaries in your workplace. Everyone in the office has the same basic needs and wants.

However, one thing becomes crystal clear – you are not them. You have your own needs and wants, and just because your boss wants you to do that extra task does not mean you want it. Here are five ways to help you set boundaries at work:

1. No hesitation

Your personal life must be a priority. Working those extra hours after the work day is over will not make you rich unless you are working for yourself. Don be afraid to say ‘no,’ when you have your own plans, or you do not feel like doing that task. Your health is much more precious than your boss’s respect. If they do not accept your ‘no,’ it is their own business. Do your job well during the working hours and say your office goodbye once it is time to go home.

2. Never accept more work than you can handle
This one goes hand in hand with saying ‘no.’ Stop trying to impress your boss, especially if they are one of those who do not care about their employees and their salaries. Impress your boss with quality rather than quantity, and let them know that you work only withing your working hours.

3. Practice self-care at work
No kidding, relying on vending machine stuff to satisfy your hunger is one of the worst things you can do for your health. Stop skipping lunch and bring healthy meals to work. Your body needs nutrients to work properly so make sure you eat healthy food during your lunchtime.

Moreover, try to take short breaks between your tasks and avoid negative talks, including gossiping. Practice positive thinking and do a few office-friendly exercises, if possible.

4. Do not set high expectations
It is easy to trick yourself into thinking that that extra task will bring you extra money. Do not set high expectations. While hard work is often rewarded, it all depends on your boss’s conscience.

Staying at the office until 9 pm to help your coworker to accomplish a project or do that extra task will not be rewarded. Focus on your family and strive to spend more time with them rather than with your projects.

5. Leave work at the office
This means no checking email after 6 pm, no bringing projects home, and no work over the weekends. Get it? Enjoy your time away from work and do things that bring you joy. Volunteering may bring you more pleasure than doing an extra project that only will make your boss richer, not you. Spending time with your nearest and dearest is a great activity that is much better than your work.

I know, working hard is great, but do not forget that we are on this earth for a short time, and we never know what tomorrow will bring, so stop making your job a priority, and start doing things that will add meaningfulness to your life.

5 Things to Remember While Job Hunting in November

No matter what time of year, job hunting is a daunting task that makes even the most polished professional flustered and disgruntled. The funny thing is that most of us have what it takes to nail every single interview or job offer we receive, but we somehow lose sight of the simplest, most useful tips out there.

1. Do not be seasonal

Sure, you might sign up for seasonal work because business is surely booming wherever you are. Every retailer is out there, recruiting people just like you to keep shelves stocked, perch children on their lap, or even do some heavy lifting. So, you might be thinking, “Well, it is cool that I might get a job for the holidays, but then I am just going to have to look again after the New Year.”

Well, no. Not always. Show a little ambition when you are at your interview. Have a goal with no end. When you show Human Resources and the hiring officer that you are full of potential, you also show them you are the kind of person they will want to hang onto. You know what they say, “Good help is hard to come by.” So if you deliver above and beyond their expectations for “seasonal” help, you will not be just a “temporary” add in.

2. Do not only do online applications
The convenience of online applications is great… but it also seriously cuts into face time. Very rarely have I ever been called back for something I submitted online. What gets me attention is dropping off a smashing resume or inquiring with management about open positions at their establishment.

Once you have them interested and expecting you to apply, you might receive a paper version or then get invited to do an online application. They will be waiting for your application if they are serious about you.

Plus, by speaking with company members throughout the ranks, you built rapport. You earn gold stars for setting yourself apart from the faceless people sending in just words. Most of all, you can show just how much getting the position would mean to you – and that earnestness is what employees seek out. Remember, networking and connections equal success.

3. Your resume is not set in stone
I know, I know. Doing a really awesome resume takes hours and you should not have to change it. But well, not every job you apply for is going to be the same. Not every employer is cut from same cloth. So, neither should your resume.

I am a personal fitness trainer, yoga instructor, bartender, freelance writer, translator, and professional dancer. Guess how many resumes I have? Okay, I have lost count. But case in point, my yoga resume is nowhere near the same as my bartender resume.

Modify words. Break out that thesaurus. Switch up experience and credentials. And always be sure to apply unique skills that will make you value for the position in which you are applying for.

4. Use LinkedIn
Using social media to get hired? Blasphemy! Maybe in the 1900s it was, but this is the 21st century, and if you are not up to par with 90% of all recruiters out there, you will not ever get noticed. Ever.

LinkedIn does not require a lot of work. Nor does it need to become your social feed like Facebook. But it is a place to create links with professionals and entrepreneurs with similar goals. On LinkedIn, you can build references, get invitations to job offers, and also be easily found by those searching for someone who fits their needs perfectly.

5. Be thankful
There was a public speaking class I took a few years ago where one of our “tests” was to hold a formal business interview for our “dream job.” One of the tips the instructor gave us that has forever struck a chord with me was this: Be thankful. And since you are searching for a job around the holidays, there is no better time than to spread a little cheer. November is all about being thankful, after all.

Here is how it works. You get interviewed and are neck-and-neck with another candidate. After the final set of interviews, one of you decides to send a heartfelt thank you letter to HR or to whomever you spoke with throughout the course to getting hired.

The other one does nothing. Guess who looks like the better human being? That is right, the person who extended a thank you, albeit they might not have known whether they were getting that position or not. No one wants to hire an automaton. And heck, if you can write something kind, that shows a whole lot of character.

Remember, when it comes to getting hired this November, you are facing a massive amount of competition. Do not try to conform to the rest of crowd. Go the extra mile, and you might wind up clinching the job of your dreams instead of a dead-end.

5 Stupidest Things People Told Me When I Was Starting My Business

When it comes to the world of business, it seems that everyone is an expert. Or so they like to think. When I started my first little side business back in 2012, I received far more unqualified advice than support or encouragement.

Last year I started my first full-time business. This time I was braced for the same storm of negativity, but I was pleasantly surprised when it did not come. The difference was that I had expanded my social circle and was spending more of my time with like-minded people.

I had stopped spending my time with naysayers, and my friends today are positive and inspiring people. Many of them are entrepreneurs themselves or open-minded, kind-spirited people who want to see others do well.

If you are hearing any of the following dumb things regularly from your inner circle, then it may be time to network and find a more supportive crowd. Starting a business is tough, and having the right people to encourage you is helpful beyond measure.

1. It is too hard to start a business

This is often someone else projecting their own insecurities onto you. When someone tells you something is too hard, it is really too hard for them. They are not you and they do not know what you are made of. Have the self-confidence to thank them for their input, but not to take it to heart.

2. The market is flooded
If you are entering a niche that is already very competitive, that does not mean the game is over before you have begun. On one hand it is a good sign that there is a demand for what you are offering. And of course, today the micro-niche is where it is at. In any market, however popular, your unique skills and values will claim you a corner for yourself.

3. You can’t do it all yourself
I beg to differ. Some business owners need a team around them, so they grow a team. Some business owners, like myself, are lone wolves until the day they die. That does not mean total isolation; there are other ways to get help without needing to employ people.

There are many websites that make it incredibly easy to outsource anything from admin and customer service to website building. So if you are flying solo with your business, just know that there are affordable services out there if you need them.

4. You risk losing everything
Hmm, not if you are smart and careful. Many first-time business owners opt for the sensible, part-time launch. They perhaps reduce their working hours at their day job to part-time and make the most of what time they have left to get their business off the ground.

This is a particularly good move for service-based businesses such as coaching or consulting. Many first clients come from referrals, so business builds up slowly over time. Jumping ship from your day job straight into a full-time business is, of course, riskier.

If the business is brand new, then you have not proved your business model yet, so how do you know you can pay the bills? Entrepreneurs understand this and take calculated risks. And yes, sometimes it does not go our way and we lose money. But we always learn from it and come back with a reinforced business plan.

A failure is only the end of the world if you allow it to ruin you. If you have been smart, put emergency financial measures in place, and not burned your bridges at your old job, you can get through the tough times.

5. It is a jungle out there
Really? You don’t say! We knew that already and we would prefer to be encouraged and supported, not belittled. People starting their own business are doing a brave thing and stepping right out of their comfort zones, and that should always be celebrated. We know it is a jungle, and we were born tigers.

My top tip for aspiring business owners is to talk to more experienced entrepreneurs. You need to know the truth without it being sugarcoated, but also without superfluous negativity.

Finding a great mentor is an awesome business hack too. If you can take advice from the people who walked the path before you, and you have the desire to start your own business, then why should anything stop you?

5 Tricks to Help You Make Faster Decisions at Work

Whether you are employed as a member of someone’s team or run your own business, work-based decisions carry a lot of responsibility.

We all feel this weight on our shoulders, it is just part of adult life. But there are some decision-making tricks and tools to make the process a little less stressful, and give you a better chance of a great outcome.

Here are five things I have learned to do from both my past as an employee and my present as a small business owner.

1. The 5×5 rule

This one has been doing the rounds on social media as quote cards and motivational posts. But despite its personal development cheesiness, it still rings true. If it will not matter in five years time, do not spend more than five minutes worrying about it.

I know it might sound a bit harsh, to not give something more than five minutes, but seriously, we are all so time poor. I like this because it is about the big picture.

If something will not matter in the long-term, then it is not worth disrupting your working time for. Focus on the things that do affect the long-term of your company.

2. What does your gut say?
This is a super-quick one. If you allow your monkey-mind to think about the question, you will not be able to hear your gut. So you have to get in there quick.

When there is a decision to be made, quickly and before the mental chatter sets in, ask your gut and write down the answer. That is right – do not act on it, but right it down.

You need to write it down so that you can come back to it later. Because your mind needs to do its thing too. You will have to make sure that your gut instinct was not to do something crazy.

But once your brain has checked your decision for common sense, go back to what you wrote down. Does it feel right? This, I have often found, is the safest way to make an authentic decision. Your gut gets to have its say, and so does your anxious monkey-mind. But ultimately, you get to listen to your intuition.

3. Pros and cons
Ah, the good old pros and cons list. This is less about listening to your intuition, and more about satisfying both your busy mind, and your employer, or partner, or bank manager.

Whatever decision you make, if you can show that you considered all options carefully, that goes a long way to covering your back if your decision does not turn out to be for the best.

At least you can demonstrate your efforts to do your best. Knowing this can help you to stop putting off your decision out of fear.

4. Set yourself a deadline
Speaking of fear-based procrastination, sometimes a time-bound goal is the best solution. If the decision you need to make carries a lot of responsibility, then it is only natural you will want to put off making it. Set a time and date in your diary, and get a manager, colleague, or friend to hold you accountable to it.

5. Limit the advice you seek
They say, “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”

For the sake of making your decision sooner, and for your sanity, do not ask everyone in the office what they think you should do.

You will get too many conflicting answers, and not everyone is qualified to help you. If you want other opinions to consider, then go to just a couple of senior teammates that you trust.

At the end of the day, if you are tasked with making a decision, then remember it is not all about the pressure and responsibility. You have been trusted with something important and you can be proud of that fact.

More: Why You Have to Stop Checking Your Email Over the Weekend

Often there is no right or wrong choice either, so you do your best with the information that you have. So do not procrastinate or try to avoid the situation. Trust yourself and do what feels right. No one can ask more of you than that.

5 Things You Should Definitely Thank Your Ex-Boss For

There are many things people might want to say to an ex-boss depending on whether the leave was a good one or not. But, I like to think positively, so when I think of things I could thank my ex-boss for, they would be things that made a difference in my life. Here are five things I would thank my ex-boss for that you might want to consider for your ex-boss.

1. The opportunity to learn

Any job is an opportunity to learn something new. Not only could it be skills that help you do the job, but it could be behaviors or attitudes that enable you to improve.

Maybe you learn how to work with people that you did not think you could work with before. Or, through your job, you learned something about yourself you did not know, all because your ex-boss gave you a chance to learn.

2. The opportunity to grow
Thank your ex-boss for the opportunity for growth, personally, socially, and professionally. Often times, people set goals to reach within their profession to improve their skill set or their knowledge.

Maybe your ex-boss helped you advance in your profession to your current job based on how well you grew within the company throughout your career there. Having that opportunity to grow as a worker and as a person is definitely something I would thank my ex-boss for.

3. The support
I have been blessed with a boss who supports me in my professional life, but also in my personal life. She has supported me through some tough family times the past several years and because of that, my stress level has been lower than if she had not supported me at all.

Bosses who believe that there is life outside of a job will be willing to support you in your personal life because they know that not only will it make you a better person, you will be a better employee too. That is something to be thankful for.

4. The time
Thank your ex-boss for the time they invested in you and your advancement in your career. Without that investment, you would not have grown or learned new things about yourself or your career. That is a life-changer.

5. The belief
Just the fact that my boss believes in me as a person and in my professionalism as an employee is a reason to say thanks. There are not so many bosses out there that even care who you are, let alone know your name.

So, if your ex-boss knew your name, knew your passions, knew your goals, knew more things about you than just your work ethic and had a belief that you could be the best you could be, you might want to give them a big thank you.

Thinking about your ex-boss, would you thank them for any of these things, or would you come up with your own list of things? Remember to think of positive things, because even if you had a negative experience, you still learned something from that situation, and that is reason enough to say thanks.

5 Ways to Start Eating Mindfully

Let’s be honest, everyone likes to eat and there’s nothing wrong with it. The key is to eat mindfully. I personally appreciate different textures and flavors and I love to try different meals no matter how many calories they contain. When I was younger, I used to eat a lot and I often ended up feeling terrible and what worse I was prone to weight gain.

I always had guilt about how much I ate and I could also feel physically uncomfortable at times. When I started my weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey, I was astonished at how terrible my eating plan was. Really, many people don’t pay attention to their diet, maybe because of the lack of time or just because they don’t think their diet is not healthy.

From personal experience I have learned that it’s not only important to pay attention to what you are eating, but it’s also important to pay attention to how your body feels after eating and how you actually feel about your body. If you feel like you don’t eat mindfully, let me help you here. Follow these 5 tips and you will start eating consciously on a daily basis.

1. Realize that food is a great source of energy
When people are trying to lose weight and they realize that they don’t eat consciously, unfortunately, they start feeling bad about eating and some people even stop eating. This is the biggest mistake we can make. We need to eat to survive, so never feel bad about it.

One of the most important things you should realize is that food is an excellent source of energy, which you should use. If you workout on a regular basis, your digestion will certainly improve. Even if it’s just a short stroll after or before a meal, it will help increase circulation and boost your metabolism.

2. Be thankful for your food
It may sound a bit silly, but taking a moment to think about the person who cooked this meal, or where your food came from, can give you a completely new perspective and help you be thankful for meal you are going to eat. We often eat in a hurry and this is one of the reasons why you overeat and why your diet isn’t working for you. Before you start eating, bless your food and know that you are lucky enough to have this meal.

3. Use small plates
This is actually an old trick that I learnt from my mom. Using smaller plates is one of the most effective ways to eat mindfully. The point is, your stomach can fit and digest the amount of meal no bigger than that can fit in the palms of two hands.

Often, the portion you eat, especially at cafes and restaurants, is too big and it’s important to realize it. To control your portion, choose a smaller salad plate or a smaller bowl and eat the amount of food that you need. This way, you will never overeat.

4. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully
Numerous studies show that people who eat slowly and chew their food thoroughly, tend to eat less. The thing is, it takes a little time for the stomach to send messages to the brain that it’s full. So slow down when you eat and chew your food thoroughly. Not only does it help you eat less, it also makes less work for the digestive system. You will feel fuller quicker and it will help prevent a stomach ache.

5. Take breaks
Even if you’re hungry and you want to eat more, take little breaks while eating. Stand up for a moment and see how you feel. Maybe you want to drink a glass of water. Many of us mistake thirst for hunger, so try to drink a glass of water before or after your meal and see how you feel. This is an important step to eating mindfully.

I hope these tips will help you to eat mindfully and reach your weight loss goal. At first, these tips may seem simple and small, but remember the little things can make a huge difference. Enjoy your meal, eat what you want, but make sure you do it in moderation. So, did you find these tips and the whole article helpful? Please share your thoughts in the comments section and thanks for reading.