Being stuck in one’s career is one of the worst places to be.
Lot of questions. But no answers!
But in today’s times there are a variety of options to follow and myriad ways to break into the next level. The level YOU aspire to be at.
First of all, how do you know if are ready for the next level in your career? Here are a few signs:
- You feel unhappy and dissatisfied with your current work
- You’ve been at it for quite some time now
- Your work feels repetitive
- You think you can do/achieve more
- Your potential doesn’t seem to be getting utilised to the fullest
- You want more in your life and career
So what do we do?
Let’s accept it – the rules for men and women are different!
And when you read books by Sheryl Sandberg and Jessica Bennett, you realise that the struggle is real. Women across the world face the same challenges at the work place. But there are a few things that you should do as a woman to ensure that your presence counts. And people listen when you begin to talk. Here are a few things you can do:
Customer service is the key to retaining customers. In today’s busy times, tele-service and social media play an important role in keeping in touch with your customers.
Great customer service on the phone is one of the best ways to retain your customers
While some encounters are face to face, customers rely heavily on calling up to sort their issues. And easy and timely service on the phone can go a long way in strengthening your brand. Here are a few sure fire ways to achieve that:
Looking for a job and finding one that you love are pretty strenuous tasks – for most of us. It’s not an exact science and one needs to go through the motions to see what comes up. Although looking for job profiles that fit the skills you have could be a logical starting point.
11 things to do while you are looking for a job
Before you start looking for a job, it’ll be a great idea to take stock of what’s in your skills inventory. Jot down your skills and the jobs/experiences that justify it. It’ll be very helpful when you write your cover letters for different job roles you apply to. This inventory can also build the foundation for your answers during the interview. This will be like master sheet for your reference. (a helpful master sheet for your job applications coming up later)
33 effective ways to stay off social media
I have a confession to make: I was a social media junkie till the end of last year. I woke up with social media on my phone and went to sleep reading on my Kindle app. I just couldn’t live without my phone even for a second. I was anxious and jittery all the time – checking for notifications every few minutes even when there were no new ones.
And then one day, I went cold turkey. My phone became a device it was originally meant for – calls and SMS (and Whatsapp – after a few weeks of absence on it too- since there is nowhere else to put it) Now, I don’t sleep with my phone or even have it next to me through the day. I am a lot calmer and the jitters are gone with the addiction. I’m not off social media but choose to be there when it suits me. And trust me! The feeling is truly liberating! Here are a few tips that I found are helpful to unplug and stay that way. So, let’s start:
The result of Google’s latest survey on what makes a manager great is out! And there are 10 behaviours that can make you great as a manager. Some of them are predictable, some are new. Check out which ones you have and which ones you need to develop: