REASONS TO CHANGE JOB EVERY THREE TO FIVE YEARS

It has been observed that successful people often change more jobs. It is said that one should change a job every three to five years. Read on to find the amazing benefits of changing jobs often.

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Here are 10 reasons why you need to change your job every three to five years for a successful career:

  1. Staying in the same organization over a period of time means losing touch with everything else. Your vision becomes constricted and your focus is only towards the priorities of the company. The more you stay at an organization, the more you get attached to it. This attachment often serves bad for your own success. You lose sight of your ambitions and only concentrate your energy on getting the next position, without realizing that the outside world may have something better in store for you.

  1. Many companies fail to give new experiences to their employees. Unless there is at least an annual growth of thirty percent in the current company, changing jobs is the only way to meet new challenges and get access to better scope. New experiences and new challenges means you get to learn new things in your field and get to explore your hidden capabilities as well.

  1. We learn the most when we are incompetent. As soon as we get comfortable in our jobs, understand the work, and starts managing our deadlines well, the scope of learning has already diminished. Good management of daily work often triggers the brain to sleep as it does not get any new tasks. Only once you get access to new information, you mind starts to work. Changing jobs makes you curious and opens up your brain. This results in personal growth.

  1. Each new office comes with new opportunities, new kinds of people, and new challenges. You have to set yourself to meet the expectations of your new work and reestablish your rapport with the colleagues. This in itself gives enough fresh perspective to your mind, a fresh beginning to your life, and a chance for you to fulfill your lost dreams. Even experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts need a fresh start as routine kills excitement, enthusiasm, and passion.

  1. Changing jobs makes you comfortable with taking risks, marking your way, challenging yourself. It also improves your interviewing and negotiation skills. Changing jobs also gives you a chance to get paid better and even land a better position. It also gives you an idea of where you stand in your field, improves your confidence in your worth and work, and helps you not lose hope. Changing jobs on will helps you identify that you stand somewhere in your industry and can get access to better opportunities with some hard work.

  1. Changing jobs helps you evaluate employers. It helps you compare and choose between companies. When you are working in a certain company, you are not versed with the kind of expectations other companies have. You neither understand the working strategies nor know the work environment of companies outside. The whole job search and interviewing process gives you ample time to evaluate companies on the basis on your criteria and choose the best according you.

So, what are you waiting for? Let your mind refresh at a new job, new environment, with new work and new colleagues!

The 4 C’s To Stay Mentally Tough For Job Search

Job searching can sometimes drain all your energy and hope. The fear of rejection, the stress of finding a good job where you won’t feel stuck later on, the tension to make it at the interview and so much more can make our minds exhausted. The result is that we end up not performing well and not using our optimum efforts. A lot of people don’t realize that job search is not only the task of finding a job, but also the time when one needs to reflect on their knowledge, be their own critic (which is in itself a challenging job), and improve their skills.

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In short, job search requires you to be mentally tough!

Everybody is tough but being able to use your mental energy to your best requires some special areas to pay attention to. Here are the Four C’s of every job search that mentally strong people know…Get insights here!

  • CHALLENGE

Qualities such as determined focus and dedicated support to oneself are important as they can help one see the job search challenge as an opportunity to grow, to improve, and to excel. Job search is like a game that you are playing against invisible players from around the world. The employers are the judges, and creating an ever-lasting impression is the goal. Only those who go an extra mile get the opportunities paved on that way. Remember playing Mario? We were always looking for some extra places to collect some extra coins. That’s the kind of passion we need during job search! A challenging game like Mario taught us how things could appear fun and simple even when we struggle to never lose hope and not give up, with just a hint of enthusiasm and inspiration!

  • CONFIDENCE

Confidence is a quality that can take you to the places fear doesn’t let you! A misconception suggests that confidence comes naturally! It’s not true. Even the most amazing leaders, experienced speakers, and great entrepreneurs have become nervous…the trick is how well they fake confidence to overcome all the negative feelings and doubts they have on the back of their mind. Just don’t let your under-confidence capture the moment. Tell yourself, “You can do it!” and you will realize the amazing difference it creates on your daily life. Practicing helps, too but the most important thing is to encourage own yourself continuously can stay committed to this choice. No one has control over your mind and thoughts.Use this to your benefit!

  • COMMITMENT

The moment you leave, you lose! Stay committed to staying committed while on job search. When it comes to success, commitment is a very important factor. The will to do something and the dedication to fulfill it can help you achieve your goals. A lot of people struggle from sticking to a single task either due to repetitive unsuccessful approach or because they lose hope much before they find a solution. The best route to staying committed is staying positive. Competition can either create a drive in you to stay committed and become successful, or make you give up. Though one needs assurance to help them stay committed to their efforts, it is no surprise that people who stop working and stop trying never become successful.

  • CONTROL

Taking control of your situation depends on how well you take control of your thoughts and actions. Rather than getting affected by the negativities of life, taking control of events helps one to perform much better. Controlling the feelings of despair and the anxiety one faces after losing a job can many a time disturb the focus. To control means to take in charge of your life and change it for good. Most of the things associated with job search are usually not in control of the candidate, but there is still one which matters the most- Your ‘conduct.’ Everything depends on this! Don’t you think so?

THE BEST CAREERS FOR EARLY BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS

In today’s modern times both early bird and night owl categories are fortunate enough to choose careers that suit their lifestyle and their biological cycle. What’s interesting is just how our genes determine our personal body alarms or biological clocks, thus turning us out as early or late risers. This genetic feature of ours is generally mirrored by the time we pick to give our most productive work. If you choose to work when the sun rays hit your room, you’re an early bird, but if you wait for the sunset for you to set on your work desk, you’re a night owl!

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“Bravo if you’re an early-riser!” “Bravo if you’re not!”

Let’s acknowledge and appreciate the qualities of the Early birds and Night Owls amongst us and the careers they can persuade and prosper in. So check this list out and don’t be afraid to choose the job that is the most suitable for you!

JOBS FOR EARLY BIRDS

If your sleeping hours end when dawn does and you never needed to set more than one alarm to wake up at the desired time, you’re definitely a morning person! If you’re looking to be a part of a world that runs in the morning, here are a few careers you can choose:

Morning Show Host/Production Staff:
If you love being the centre of attention, aren’t shy or afraid to be on camera and love to talk, this is the perfect job for you- Morning Show Host! If on the other hand, being on the camera isn’t your cup of tea, you can work in the production staff, or as a researcher or writer for morning shows and events.

Teacher:

If you believe in spreading knowledge, are patient, and love children, a career in teaching will suit you best! You will get plenty of holidays in summer breaks and winter breaks and other occasional off days. But the high point is that you’ll get to frame young minds, show them their path, make them better leaders and humans and give this world a chance to be enriched with an awesome future generation!

Bakers & Pastry Chefs:

Yummy bagels and donuts and cookies we eat in our breakfast, but forgot to give a credit. I think the bakers and pastry chefs don’t receive the amount of appreciation they deserve for making our morning meal so much tastier and making the whole day better. While the nightowls are asleep in their beds, these early birds are working hard all morning to make our tummies happy!

JOBS FOR NIGHT OWLS

 

While others are reaching to their beds like they found the long lost peace, you’re all set on your desk ready to give an impressive work. The typical 9-6 world doesn’t influence you, and you’re wondering how your nocturnal productivity can help you earn a livelihood? Here’s what to do:

Customer Service Representative (BPO):

BPO companies and call centers admire night owls. If you can thrive the late hours and find it interesting to solve other people’s problems, then opt for a night shift BPO job. You can get many vacancies and choose an MNC that is offering the best salary.

Bar Staff:

Don’t mind loud noises, drunken party people, and getting strange compliments. Learn the art of making cocktails and voila! You’re a bartender with the knack to impress your customers while you enjoy a party environment every night of your life. Make everyone’s heart go pound and their clubbing experience get way better!

 

Late Night Radio DJ:

You love music and spend your nights listening to Radio? Why not make a career with this interest? If you have been complimented for your sense of humor and are a smooth talker, your amazing communication skills can make everyone else’s nighttime worth staying awake!  Shows begin by 9pm and go on till midnight while there are some radio stations operating all day long (yes 24/7!) so you can be on-air all night long!

I’m sure by now you must have got a pretty good idea of which career to opt. If you find yourself still yearning for the 9-5 job, then there’s no end to the numerous vacancies offered on job portals. Find one that suits you best and make a dream career.

20 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR JOB SEARCH

A hope lost is a dream gone! Here are few inspiring quotes that will help you see the stars at times when the skies are dark. Whether you believe it or not, there is nothing lacking to stop you from achieving big. All you need is a little motivation to get what you’ve always desired. An amazing career, a wonderful lifestyle, a dream fulfilled!

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Check out these interesting quotations…

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” –Florence Nightingale

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –Amelia Earhart

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” –W. Clement Stone

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford

“The best revenge is massive success.” –Frank Sinatra

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” –Bill Cosby

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” –Vincent van Gogh

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –Farrah Gray

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –Confucius

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou

‘You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” –Beverly Sills

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” –Benjamin Franklin

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” –Napoleon Hill

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” –Tim Duncan

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

Share your favourite motivational quote with the marajobs community, through the comment section below…

 

HOW WORKING AT A START-UP IS BETTER FOR CAREER GROWTH

While hundreds of fresh graduates get in line to get a job at the best firm they know of in their field of work, only a few explore the amazing opportunities which start-ups offer. The idea of working at a big company is definitely alluring, especially because you are not just looking at a good package, but great employee benefits, undeniable career growth, and the possibility of transferring abroad. Although, the truth is 73% of people who take up a ‘Big Company Job’ after graduation end up leaving it within 2 years due to work pressure and an inability to balance work and life.

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Starting your career- What you need?

In the beginning of a career, what one needs is stability to set in a particular job role. This is one of the hardest struggles freshers have to face. This is mainly due to reason that most of the new graduates are not very clear about the kind of job they are looking for, the job profile they want to work with, the kind of skills that they have, can acquire, and what the employers seek. The best thing to start a career is to choose the field in which you are most interested in and research on start-ups in that field. You will notice, that most start-ups do offer a good package, though not every start-up will offer many employee benefit, the kind of experience they provide a graduate is incomparable.

Big or Small- What’s the Difference?

At a big company you go to work, at a small company you go to expand the horizons, that’s the difference. A big company has already broad horizons, with the managers working towards new concepts, better ideas, and more credibility, while the trainees and the juniors merely follow procedures, rules, and orders. There is less scope for expanding your knowledge on how a company works, in spite of their well-crafted presentations, and even lesser scope for acquiring knowledge beyond the role of your work. Now, this can be a disadvantage, especially for those who are still confused or who have not yet explored all their skills.

Start-ups offer great opportunities for personal growth. You get to learn while working. One of the benefits, which many feel is a disadvantage of working at a start-up, is doing work of other job roles. For someone who is starting his career, this is actually one of the best experiences to gain.

How working at a start-up is beneficial to your career growth?

It is a good idea to learn a few things in the start of your career. While working at a big company silently forces you to act professional, working at a start-up actually teaches you these qualities. You automatically become more capable in multi-tasking, time management, and problem solving. While you are required to excel in the work you do, there are always your seniors who are pushing you to push your boundaries. You are allowed to pitch in ideas, explore new ways of doing your job, as well as making a great impact on the work culture.

At a start-up you are required to learn more than what you know. Your job role is not limited to the profile you are hired for, which results in knowledge in and about other roles as well, letting you access your untapped talents and groom your skills for another profile which you may find interest in. You are groomed both professionally and skill-wise. Working at a start-up allows you constant growth and if you do well promotion is usually faster. Besides, there are unimaginable benefits of being one of the firsts and oldest employees in a company.

On the other hand, you can always apply in a big company in 2-3 years when you are able to handle the work pressure better, you have idea of how other’s in different job roles work, helping you delegate and co-ordinate accordingly, and when working smartly has become an innate habit for you.

Start-up Jobs are for All-rounders- Myth or Not?

Well, employers at start-up are not really looking for candidates who are all-rounders; in fact, honestly, no one really is; they are definitely looking for someone who can tap into different roles when required to. They want somebody who is motivated to learn, somebody who is enthusiastic about making a difference with his/her efforts, and somebody who is open to challenges! The big question here is: Are you?

Explore a world of professional opportunities, learning prospects and fast career growth working in a start-up!

 

What interviewers are looking for in 2017?

Do you have what it takes to land that job you have had your eyes on for ages? Or better yet, do you have any idea on how to score at that dreading interview? Well, no need to panic! Here are some interesting things that you would like to know if you are planning to take up a job in 2017 or planning for a job change. Read on and find out how to make sure that you do not leave any chance of getting hired in your favourite company through these amazing tips…

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  1. Be proactive

Make efforts. Finding a job on a job search engine is not enough if you really want that job. There must be other candidates who applied for the job, and you, invisibly, have to fight them all. After you have applied for the job through the job portal, check out the company’s website. You can also drop a mail to the HR, telling him/her that you liked what the company is in to and would be interested to work with them. Attach your resume and make sure that the mail is not more than 2-3 short sentences. Write in clear words that you are looking forward to a face to face interview in the coming days. Chances are, if your resume meets their requirement, you would get a positive reply.

  1. Let your voice be heard

The interviewer wants to select someone who can talk, who can work in a team or even alone, and one who can take initiatives. Don’t stick to yes and no and short sentences. Interact! You know that the interview went well if it is a two way communication and not a question-answer round. Don’t be afraid to show your true personality, whether you are a little chatty, or reserved, or into adventure sports or you hate reading. Be confident and self-assured in who you are. Don’t be afraid to take the topic to the next level, but make sure that your interviewer is ready to follow.

  1. Give your formals a twist

Don’t dress like a fashion-dumb nerd. No interviewer looks at your well clad pant-suit and says to himself, “Great! He looks sincere.” Even if he feels so, he may not be interested in you. So what makes a interviewer feel interested to talk to you? Simple, wear something interesting! Now you don’t have to call your fashion forward friends for advice. Simply, make a lasting impression by choosing semi-formals and sophisticated accessories. Don’t be afraid to use a pop of colour or unconventional designs, but keep your experiments as minimalistic as possible.

  1. Update your social accounts

Now, you may think why? However, it is important! Your social profiles show the kind of person you are, and companies are interested to know that. Your interviewer may want to know what’s beside the ‘sincere work personality’ which you showcase during the interview. Remove anything which you can be embarrassed of. Even if the interviewer doesn’t want to see it, there are high chances that you will make some new friends in your first week, and add those friends on social networks. Just saying, first impressions last forever!

  1. Know your USP

Everything has a Unique Selling Preposition, so does every candidate. You are there to sell your skills and your talent. Know yourself! Understand what makes you different from others, in a good way. Ask your friends or previous colleagues. The main thing is to know your strengths and weaknesses, and talk about them confidently. Don’t say that you are a perfectionist! Tell your interviewer things which are true and useful to the job. Talk about time management, team work, about the way you research, or what you have learnt through your previous experience. For your weaknesses, you can talk about how you get stressed if you miss a deadline because of someone else’s pending work, or about how you don’t like to be interrupted while on a certain task.

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask

The interviewer asks, at the end of the interview, if you have any questions, but you say ‘no’…what does this mean? Not having questions may suggest a lack of interest or even a dull presence of mind. After all, curiosity is the mother of talent. Interviewers want you to be curious about their companies, and no matter how many times you go through their websites, you will never know everything. Ask questions related to your research on the company, the work culture, and the way the company thinks and works. Compatibility is very important in relationships, even professional! Be informed that the company not only does the kind of work you are willing to get in to, but also works in a manner that you will be glad to be a part of. This ensures, both for the employer and the employee, that you will not leave after 2-3 months.

  1. Get back in touch

You have given the interview and you have been informed that the company will get back to you. Now, what do you do? Sulk day and night with the feelings of not being able to perform as you had expected or blame the interviewer’s attitude for not letting you open up? None at all! Wait for two days, while working on your interviewee skills, searching other job options, or even just chilling around…then, get back to the company! In this case, it is best to get in touch through a friendly mail. Tell them that you came across some interesting facts about the company and you are looking forward to be working with them. The mail should not be more than 2-3 sentences. End your mail with the question on your mind, i.e. ‘what is the response to the interview?’ Getting back helps the interviewer see your interest and may rule out confusions between you and other candidates, if any. No reply would suggest that you move on!

No one gets the perfect job at once, not even a CEO looking for a job change with his impressive CV. It is not always your fault or lack of skills. Think broader! Go to companies that are tend to like you because you have the skills that they need. Show them through your communication skills how your being in the company can bring about a positive change in the work environment. Don’t rush your job search or you’ll end up at a job you would want to leave after a while. Take your time and the best will come to you!

This one skill can help you earn a Fortune!

To start with the truth of the modern era, there are many freshers each year with not a single clue of what they should do or even know how to do, let alone what they actually want to do in life.

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The Bitter Reality-

You have passed college after flunking a few times and have finally made your way to the world where everyone is looking for a job.  A job..what?? Well duh! You need to earn…don’t you? You are yourself surprised on the thought! What can you do.. what had you been doing all those college years? Not a single skill, no knowledge about where to apply. May be an IT company?..but you have no IT skills except may be hacking your friends’ account passwords; may be sales and marketing would do..but then you don’t have the right pitch or interest in the efforts required to make a sale; You can’t be a graphic designer, or a writer, or a doctor/engineer/lawyer..you can’t even have enough capital to set up a food-truck…Wow! You are doomed!

Let these Feeling Go!

Well, we have something which is easy to learn, promises good pay, and will earn you all the respect that you deserve at work. Spreadsheets! Okay, okay!..We know you have always been scared of that word..But then if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you! Agree? The thing is a lot of people get afraid of even beginning to learn. Spreadsheets are boring, they require too much work, and you need to learn many formulae, blah blah blah!…Not at all (Good news guys!)

You love money, you like solving puzzles, don’t want to write too much, you want to stay above and ahead of everyone, well that’s it..you need to learn the art and science of making spreadsheets, and it is EASY! There’s a reason why every office in the world has MS Excel installed. They need someone who can work on it! They need you!

Why MS Excel?

Today, it’s hard to find a sector where spreadsheets have no use. From teaching, to marketing and accounts, every company needs an excel expert. MS Excel has become popular due to its low cost, high usage, and a number of tasks it assists us in. From data storage and resource management, to major calculations, as well as data analysis, MS Excel is one of the most useful software to learn. No wonder why Excel experts are paid well!

Excel sheets can be used to store employee or customer information, check trends, calculate profit margins, project sales figures, identify recurring issues, keep a tab on the areas which are performing well, document information about different days/ months/years at one place. Excel sheets allow us to put filters, add comments, and have unlimited rows and columns for unlimited amount of information that we would like to store.

How to Learn MS Excel:

It totally depends on what goes well for you! Whether you would like to spend an amount, take up a course, and spend a few weeks learning, or you want to rely on internet tutorials and YouTube videos etc. to get some practice on the tool. The thing is you need to determine what the main areas in the tool are which you need to focus on. The easy availability of the software through Microsoft Office 365 as well as Android app for it, allows you to learn/work on it, wherever and whenever you need.

For the best and the fastest way, I would suggest getting access to internet, finding some good video tutorials, and working side by side to learn the most in less time. Now wait a minute! You have learnt how to make spreadsheets, you are no more afraid of that word, and now you have one skill which we promised can help you earn a fortune, so what do you do next! Apply for a job..of course!

Where To Apply?

First prepare your CV and proudly flaunt your newly learnt MS Excel skills on the CV. Do not worry about experience, and don’t show fake experience. If you are nervous to work professionally, take up few months’ internship first where you get to polish your skills, while learning and working in a professional environment. Start using excel to manage your personal accounts, and start storing important data like friends numbers or birthdays, your daily chores and yearly goals, or anything that you can think of, to keep yourself in practice.

Finally, open the most reliable job portal website and apply through the portal. Mention your skills, and add strengths like good at meeting deadlines, working in a team, and managing time well. Also, include any internship that you may have.

The upside to a MS Excel Job:

The best thing about this job is that the salary graph is usually higher than most others. For the starting, you may have to compromise a little, but make sure that the first year of your career in making spreadsheets, is the most productive year both in terms of learning and working. Learn as much as you can, & work as well as you must. With one year of good experience, you would realize that you are earning more than most of your friends, the same ones who have been cracking their brains on science books and math problems.

 A career in this line will ensure that you are not simply in a job but in one that promises good pay and a lot of respect. While excel does all the complicated calculations in simple steps, everyone gives you credit for all the complex work! Can something be better?