Career Development

Corporate Culture and Values

Are your Values and Beliefs Aligned?

Consider the industry, the organization, or the company and their overall corporate vision and business goals before you accept that job offer. What is the public opinion of that company or the industry you are about to enter? Is your long term career goal in line with the business activities this potential employer displays?

This personal and career evaluation may appear simplistic; however if the company or organization is at significant odds with your own personal beliefs and values, you may want to consider the on the job workplace conflicts that may arise. For example, let’s […]

Proactive Workplace Conflict Resolution

Before You Accept that Job Offer, Ask Yourself…

Who is the boss?

Your new boss or immediate supervisor may not necessarily be the one that interviews you. If you have an opportunity before you accept your new job offer, try to meet with the person that will be your new boss or supervisor. Your specific job position or job role will determine how much direct interaction you may or may not have with your boss. Although, at some point you will have to interact with someone in an authority position, whether your boss, a department supervisor, or a team leader.

As you know, […]

Commuting to a New Job Opportunity

Can I get there on time?

How far is the commute to your new job? Do you have dependable transportation or are you utilizing public transportation? Is your work schedule or shift variable or fixed?

A long commute may seem reasonable during the honeymoon period of your new job or when you are considering accepting the job offer. However, do consider the long term challenging affects a long commute may have throughout your employment with your new company. Are you prepared to make a long or difficult commute every single day? Will inclement weather introduce any unforeseen challenges? If you are unable […]

Responding to a Job Offer Letter

Next week, we will begin a five part article series on responding to a job offer letter. Before accepting a job offer or declining a job offer there are many questions you need to consider. What room do you have for negotiations if the job market is challenging. Will you get paid what your skills are worth? How do you compare several offers? What compromises if any will you be faced with and how should you respond to value conflicts? In this series we will examine several job offer letter questions and responses for various situations.

A Career Change just maybe the Best Career Choice

Tip #7: Revisit your Long Term Career Choices

What long term career planning steps have you considered throughout your professional career. Often times we can become comfortable and somewhat complacent within our chosen occupation after we have met certain education and experience requirements. However, over time we can loose our job security if our skills are not continually up to date or with economic shifts, technology innovations, or company restructuring.

If you find yourself in a position where there does not appear to be any jobs in your career field, they you may consider changing industries. Change can be good, but when […]

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