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How to be Mentally Capable at Work - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 19 Oct 15 no follow-up yet
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    The benefits are good, the company is stable, the workload is challenging but not something you can't handle, the people you are working with are professionals. There shouldn't be a problem. Yet, you seem to be depressed than ever.

    Work, as we all know and recognize can be redundant and stressful. Not only is it physically taxing but it can also affect our mental, physiological and emotional capabilities as well.

    According to reviews, 70% of employees resign from work because it can be mentally draining. Employees do not recognize this. Pressures and stress from the task itself and the environmental factors may be pinpointed as the main culprit but if we delve deeper to the root cause of the real problem, it will lead us to the fact that our minds and mental health is incapable of handling the issues. Far from what people know, mental incapability at work can also be as fatal and can sometimes lead to insanity.

    To live a better working experience and be able to prolong the days in your work, Westhill Consulting and Employment, one of the longest running career and personality development adviser, prepared these tips to be mentally capable and be able to digest the everyday scenario in your work:

    1. Use Your Mental Energy for a Good Cause

    Some people tend to stoop around and be concerned with everything that does not even matter. Don't dwell on unimportant things like gossip, complaints or heresies and get yourself sidetracked by these distractions. Focus instead on circumstances and information which can boost your mind's productivity.

    2. Be Optimistic

    Negative thoughts are far too deadly than we recognize. Mentally strong people never let these thoughts drag them down. Instead of agreeing with pessimistic predictions and criticisms, have a positive inner dialogue to drown those thoughts. It is best to talk to some people you trust and let it all out than dwell on it by yourself.

    3. Tolerate Challenges

    "Sometimes, the challenges that come can be too overwhelming but always remember that these challenges will not be thrown at you if you can't handle it", says Jared Trovenski, CEO of Turf Finances operating in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    While other people try to avoid tough hindrances, try to face it head on. Mentally strong people tolerate discomfort and do not nurse their fears as long as it serves a better purpose.

    4. Be a Little Narcissist

    Although we cannot avoid comparing ourselves to others every now and then, this can grow as a bad habit. Because of all of these comparisons, we tend to get insecure. Instead of always thinking of beating your competitors, try to ask yourself, "Did I do well?"
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How to Get Through a Job You Hate - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 23 Sep 15 no follow-up yet
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    Lucky for those people who find meaning and happiness in their jobs and here you are, stuck within the four corners of your office, trying to answer the question, "Why am I even here".

    Being irritated in your work can also affect your daily lives. Even external factors like being stuck in the midst of traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia, pushing your way through the busy streets of Tokyo, Japan or just strolling hurriedly to get home in the busy hours of New York can have great impact on the way you look at your work.

    You can't complain nor can you resign since you have to pay the bills, your child needs to be fed and you have to provide the basic necessities for your family. You promise to get out of there as soon as you can find a more suitable job but that promise keeps getting postponed with the growing demand of life.

    So here you are, currently stuck in where you are, dealing with uninteresting job, sloppy colleagues and unfair boss who doesn't know how to handle his subordinates. You are trying to find a good review on how to be happy at work but nothing seems to be fit for you. Already exasperated?

    Westhill Consulting and Employment, your long-time Australian partner in career advices and personality development, might help you find a meaning for the work you are currently in:

    1. Why?

    There is definitely a reason why you are currently employed in where you are now. Maybe you have been there driven by the fact that perhaps you have to send your sister to college or help your family pay your debts? While you are struggling, you are also sacrificing your personal happiness in front of your demanding and boring job to help others. For the others who find happiness in their jobs, that happiness is already their reward but for you who are doing it for others, a greater reward is reaped.

    2. Share your Positivity

    Instead of sulking and feeling pitiful for yourself, make use of your time and be positive as much as possible. If you can't do it, then, do it for others. Treat your colleagues to a lunch out or share a cookie to your seatmate. Their appreciation can create a sense of fulfillment within you. Little kindness virtues, creativity, honesty, social attitude and gratitude never go unnoticed.

    3. The Present is a Gift

    Try to remember the tough tracks you have been in the past and the sufferings you have been through to get to where you are now. Reflect on the accomplishments you have so far despite of all the hard work and the stress you have been from yesterday. Now, imagine the future you want to achieve, far from the career life you are despising right now. Count the few more steps you will be taking before finally achieving it. By reflecting and connecting things from the past and the future, you can make the present be bearable enough to endure.
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Enough is enough: Reasons to Give Up on Your Work - 1 views

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    In a relationship, there are martyrs, the ones who still stick even when they are already hurt or in pain. There are also playboys and playgirl, the ones who jump from one partner to another. Same happens in your work and depending on your personality; you can either be a martyr or a playboy.



    According to previous articles written by Westhill Career and Employment, an Australian-based company centered on career development and professional etiquette, an average person is expected to change careers several time their lifetime. As pointed by a study conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20-40 years old employees tend to jump from one job to another at least 5 times. One of the main reasons for the career change is that people often don't make informed decisions or may want to expand their horizons.



    Reviews on how to find a career right for you or on how to stay in your job are frequent. This information is crucial in each individual's growth. Making informed decision can certainly increase the likelihood that you can be satisfied with your job and ensure your tenure.



    Changing a career may be tough for so many people since they don't have that much reason to give up. But how will you know if you already have to leave?



    Here are some of the main pointers to know if you have already reached rock bottom in your career:



    1. There is a big Change in your Life



    When you chose your career, your life may have been different than it is today. Unless

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You Will Never Be Too Old To Find a Job - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 27 Aug 15 no follow-up yet
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    With thousands of eager young minds who graduate from college every year, available jobs are getting more and more occupied and competition gets fiercer.

    Many young people argue that they cannot find a job because employers need individuals with experience. On the other hand, old people aged 45 and up who still have a decade or so years before retiring say that they are too old to get a job. Now, isn't it both ironic?

    In Asia, South Korea is reported to have the highest number of unemployed old people with meager or even without any income despite the growth of the country. In Jakarta, Indonesia, on the other hand which remains to be the largest archipelago and the fourth most populous country in the world, has been reviewed to be a home of middle-aged job seekers.

    In an earlier review by The Westhill Consulting and Employment, it was stated that age discrimination is currently an open phenomenon in every company especially to aging people who remain to be on the rank-and-file position. How do you get pass this though? When it comes the time of being old, how can you then be able to out-compete those who are younger and fresher than you? How can you be of a warning to other young people behind you who will eventually grow gray hairs in their own right?

    1. Your Experience is your Ace

    Many older job seekers have rich personal experiences that would make them qualified to succeed at jobs. But often, this knowledge does not translate into the more formal work experiences employers are seeking. Enrolling in a certification program or seeking college credit for such experience can develop the third-party credentials that would lead to a job.

    2. Create your Brand

    Aggressive personal promotion has become a standard employment technique. Yet many older people are uncomfortable tooting their own horn, and may not know how to use the social media tools that can be megaphones for job seekers. It's time to get away with tradition and live to the demands of today for you to really compete. Experience plus the knowledge of new things are both an advantage.

    3. Upgrade your Knowledge

    Today's workplace can be daunting, particularly for someone who's been out of the workforce for only a few years. Specific job skills, particularly involving computers, may need to be relearned. Job-search and interviewing techniques have also been transformed by the Internet, and the explosion of social media sites. Having a "go-to" point person to coordinate job placement services has proven helpful.

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Leader vs Boss - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 17 Aug 15 no follow-up yet
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    Hear people saying that a leader can always be a boss but not every boss can be a leader? Although leaders and bosses have nearly identical definitions, in effect, they are different in today's competitive world.

    Westhill Consulting and Employment, differentiates the two.

    Just the term "leader" evokes more positivity than that of "boss."

    While a boss is mostly concerned with outcomes, a leader is concerned with the overall process and the people who work for the outcome. A study conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia even showed that many people prefer a good leader than a good boss but on a different study, when people dream of getting more advances in the future, what they visualize is having a characteristic of a boss.

    1. Leaders lead rather than rule.

    We all know that we prefer someone who does an example first rather than someone who just demands and boss around. Of course, we can expect some complaints when our leader invokes rules and don't follow it. We like it more if our leader experiences what we do since we are more likely to follow when he can relate to us.

    2. Leaders listen and speak rather than command.

    Bosses tend to give orders; they need their employees to listen and to obey. However, leaders always listen to the opinions of their colleagues and regard them as important.

    Leaders are always ready for advising, discussion and any feedback an employee has to offer. This reciprocity makes any individual employee feel stronger and gives him or her confidence to follow the leader.

    3. Leaders motivate

    While working on projects, people have their ups and downs. Through this roller coaster, bosses are more likely to intimidate into action while leaders will motivate to action. Those who demand and demand are the ones who are annoying and irritating.

    One of the best things about leaders is that they offer empathy and prepare a group for the tasks at hand. This is very important, seeing as whenever colleagues are not prepared for certain duties, leaders are there to support, teach and back them up. Leaders know that each employee is on the team for a reason and they have faith in every concerted effort.

    4. Leaders learn and teach

    A true leader is someone who stays humble and admits that they have more to learn. Reviewing mistakes and correcting them so as not to repeat them is a true leader's strength.

    This explains the tendency of leaders to always pay attention to their colleagues, knowing there is always more to learn from them. Moreover, leaders are not only takers, but givers, as well. A good leader is not greedy for sharing knowledge and experience with someone else; instead, the leader teaches and nurtures new professionals.

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Why a Career Plan Can Fail - 1 views

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    Some of us are already oriented what we would be in the future. I, for one, had been planning my career path ever since I was young.  When the time came for me to enter college, there are so many choices. When I graduated, greater challenge showed itself when I can't seem to find the right field to enter and the once simple and clear career plan seemed too far-fetched.

    Nevertheless, a lot of us still set something to have a goal for ourselves. Having a career plan permits us to become clear in what path we want to take.

    According to Westhill Consulting and Employment recent surveys, a lot of employees who had planned a career path when young are not able to reach it. They have been swayed by so many factors and priorities change.

    Same goes for young minds who think they have a clear path, straight with the end line ahead of them. However, change, development and need are always changing. There may be other paths which are more enticing than the straight one. To those who followed their paths and continued without wavering, they sometimes find the end of the line less satisfying than it should be. When you have reached the end, what then? Where do you go next?

    A review with some top entrepreneurs in Jakarta, Indonesia says that the real world may not be the one we really thought it would be. What we are taught may no longer be there anymore. While setting your career, you should also see the world in the next five or ten years and base your decision through that.

    Well, before you complain of destroying your dreams, let's deal with the exceptions first.  If you want to work in a field that is fairly predictable - say nursing or teaching-then plan away.  The courses you need to take to gain an entry position are well known and so is the career path and the things you need to do to advance. So, simply fi

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Careers for the Future - 2 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 10 Jul 15 no follow-up yet
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    As the world evolves, so does the demand for jobs. There may be departments and workloads the world now doesn't have. What would be the classified ads look like in the near future? In five years? Perhaps 10 more years?

    What does it concern you if there will be new jobs?

    Westhill Consulting and Employment thinks it is important to structure your career now so that when the time comes for your work to be in demand, you will on the top of the game. In recent reviews, here are the top careers predicted to have a big impact in the future:

    1. Healthcare



    According to recent Labor Department data, an aging population will put healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, home health aides, and pharmacists in more demand.


    Developing nations will need more and more health workers as the world begins to turn its back to a healthier lifestyle.

    Less-skilled and lower paid workers such as aides may require as little as a certification course, depending upon the state they are living and working in, while doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and pharmacists require specialized schooling after graduating from college.

    2. Information Technology

    This may be one of the obvious fields to boom in the near future. Think of all the technology we didn't have just a few decades ago. Computers, internet, smartphones have changed business and communication. As technology slowly becomes more developed, IT professionals such as programmers and security specialist are in high demand.



    Those in this kind of field are enjoying analytical skills but should also be creative problem solvers. Asia is currently considered as home of IT specialists with promising practitioners from India, Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore

    3. Alternative Energy

    People are currently realizing the problems we are facing in the environment. With warnings on natural hazards, calamities and disasters, people have become more conscious of energy utilization and will continue to do so. In response, alternative energy is being sought after as solution to the worsening uneven global climate.

    Don't say good-bye to oil and gas quite yet, but alternative energies such as wind power, hydrogen power, geothermal power, and solar power will create dozens of new careers, from mechanics and plant managers to scientists, engineers, and even sales and marketing professionals, as these energies become more mainstream

    4. Ethical Hacker

    Is it possible for a hacker to be ethical? It turns out that many companies hire these experts to purposefully hack systems in order to pinpoint problems in security measures before their less-ethical counterparts get the chance. You can even become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), a professional who's tasked with network policy creation, intrusion detection and virus creation.
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Finding Experience Even When You Are Inexperienced - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 07 Jul 15 no follow-up yet
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    Many new graduates are scratching their heads when they are told in an interview that they are not qualified due to inexperience. Since they are fresh grads, it should be understandable if they have no experience, right? They need experience to work but cannot work without experience. Now, how can we solve this?

    Westhill Consulting and Employment states that it would still be possible to find experience when you are inexperienced.

    1. OJT

    One of the best sources of experience is to get a job internship in the industry you are interested to work in. There are companies which offer on-the-job for incoming graduating students during summers. You will probably start getting coffees or run errand but you shouldn't have any complaints. While it would probably be a long way to reach CEO, almost everyone experiences this kind of phase. Besides, you can still learn by observing

    2. Volunteer

    To those who hadn't had a chance to get to an internship programme while still in college (yes, there are colleges who do not have internship on their curriculum, take for example those in Jakarta, Indonesia), you can start off by volunteering to your field. Many nurses, in order to get enough experiences undergo volunteer programs in hospitals and clinics for some months before finally finding a salary-paying job.

    3. Setting up your own business

    You could provide advice, sell products online or chase advertising revenue. Even if you don't make much money, you'll develop great networks and an attractive CV.

    4. Try casual jobs

    Any job can help you so don't be too proud. You can apply as one of staff crew in McDonalds for a few months. This way, you can toughen some skills you have. In terms of communication, you can talk to the customers and engage them. If you are finding experience for accounting, you can count and take data of the profit you have gotten for that day. If you are a graduate of Marketing, you can find ways on how they can gain more customers. These casual jobs are a den of many other jobs

    5. Extra-Curricular Activities

    Getting involved in groups and societies will enrich your CV but also open doors. For example, joining the wine society at university could give you access to professionals in viticulture and provide you with good references and reviews; sales and numerous other fields.

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How to Manage Your Time - Westhill Consulting Employment & Career Builder - 1 views

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    Many of us are not able to push our productivity efforts to the limit. We know we still have something to show and give in terms of our work but time always seems to run so fast. At the end of the day, we are left with a lot more on our plate than what we have hoped for.

    Westhill Consulting & Employment, a well-established online source for the best and the most suitable career tips have this list of pointers on how you can manage your time wisely:

    1. Know Your Priorities
    You should know which ones are your top priority and the most important thing to finish first considering the given time frame of your task. If something looks like it will take less than two minutes - get it done straight away. But do not allow the smaller issues to delay working out the big problems, which will only get bigger while you spend time sorting out the smaller ones.

    2. Plan Productively
    Use the most productive time of the day to your advantage. In a survey conducted to one of our partner companies in Jakarta, Indonesia, many employees consider the morning right after they arrived as the best time to work but there are also some people who would need to organize their thoughts first before they can dig in. Concentration level can change on the different times of the day. Decide when you feel most productive and use this time to tackle the big tasks.

    3. Don't Be Afraid to Delegate
    It is not possible to do everything on your own. That is why there are different members of people in your team. You shouldn't be thinking of their complaints especially if you are in the position to give them their designated task. First decide if a set task can only be achieved by you; if not, transfer it to someone who is equally capable.

    4. Keep Notes
    Notes can keep you organize. At the end of your day, you can list the things you need to do the next day so as not to forget anything. The next day, you can just review it and follow the written outli
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Starting your Career in mid-20s - 2 views

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    Once you graduate college, you are expected to find a job as soon as possible. Competition during this time is very fierce. Westhill Consulting and Employment has encountered so many eager new graduates who always ask for advice on how to make it through a very challenging real world. We have gathered a lot of responses from different twenty-ish individuals in Singapore, Ghana, Africa, Jakarta, Indonesia, Tokyo, Japan and Illinois, USA to know how they have faced the challenge in their own culture and values. The following are general guidelines that can help anybody in their work adventure.

    * Always show gratitude. If someone has done you a good turn, take a moment to express genuine gratitude by mail, email, text, or a few words and smile. It's a gracious way to live. As old-fashioned as it seems, mailing a hand-written card to a potential employer or dinner party host leaves a lasting impression.

    * Remember this, too, shall pass. Never be early to burst out your complaints. Whether you're riding high on good fortune or you're wallowing in the dumps of tough times, things move on and so will you. Be grateful when things are good. And be grateful for the things that are good when other things are crumbling around you.

    * ever expect someone else to advocate for your best interest or to navigate major life decisions. While there are people who will want to help you, you know yourself and what you need best. Take whatever time you need to review, to research, to learn and to create your best options. From great options, make good decisions.

    * Maintain your professional reputation. Avoid burning bridges with those you've worked with. If anything, invest a little time to continue cultivating your past relationships with colleagues. You never know when you might cross paths
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Get Ahead - 1 views

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    Who would not want a promotion among us? I am sure than anyone of us would want to get ahead of others in a healthy competition. Westhill Consulting and Employment, an Australian based employment consulting company recognizes these needs.


    Workers seeking to get ahead in their careers need to rely less on their talent and their experience and more on personal brand and relationship with their boss, especially in cities of developed and developing countries like America, Jakarta, Indonesia, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore which focus on their employees for economic development.

    1. Diligence
    - If you want to get ahead, you need to take on projects outside of your job description. If you see a new opportunity that your company could take advantage of, or you see something that can be improved, come up with a solution. Review, do research, develop a presentation outlining the opportunity, and present it to your management. Before you engage in any entrepreneurial initiatives, of course, you have to master your current role and prove yourself - because no one will invest in you unless they trust you first.

    2. Engage in activities outside of the office.
    - Extra outside projects and roles and learning opportunities can enhance their reputation at work. You can join professional organizations and social groups to expand both your network and knowledge of your industry and profession.

    3. Think twice before you friend your manager on Facebook.
    - Most managers don't want to add their employees as contacts because they want to separate their personal and professional lives. Before you decide to friend them, think about the type of relationship you have with them and ask them what their comfort level is. You might have a lot of complaints filed at you when you cross the line. If you tend to share personal matters with your manager at the office, they would probably be more inclined to have the same relationship o
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Stand Out, Never Stand Down - 1 views

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    Equally as important as learning how to get a job is learning how to keep one. Working is much like dating: Keep the relationship exciting or your employer might get a wandering eye for greener pastures. You need to stay at the top of your game to prove to your employer that she was right to pick you in the first place. You can stand out at work by being a stand-up person. Be honest, act with integrity and treat everyone with kindness and respect. Westhill Consulting and Employment in Jakarta has recognized the need of many employees to stand out among colleagues. You cannot expect any development when you continue to stand down to others.

    1. Make a habit of introducing yourself. Whenever you walk into a meeting, go up to someone you don't know and introduce yourself. People with the confidence to do this stand out. Work out a few questions to ask to get to know people, and you'll quickly boost your visibility. More people you know more chances of being popular.

    2. Sit next to new people. As an extension of tip one, if there's an opportunity to sit next to new people at a meeting, a talk, at lunch, on a training course - you should take it. Whether they may be from different nations like Jakarta, Indonesia, Ghana, Africa or Tokyo, Japan, treat them with respect. Often the shared experience creates an opportunity to build a relationship. Not only does this again demonstrate your confidence, but it's also a great way to show senior managers you take an interest in other people and have the skills to develop a widespread network. If you can show that, it will be noted.

    3. Be first to act. If you've heard someone ask for a volunteer, or open the floor for questions after a presentation, you've likely experienced the awkward silence that follows. But by being the person to stand up and volu
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Introverts: Why They Shouldn't Be Underestimated - 2 views

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    Are you an introvert? If you are not, then, perhaps someone you know is? Studies show that one-third to one-half of the population is introvert. All of us have introvert and extrovert personality within us but experts say that one or the other is dominating in each individual.

    Some people would think that introverts have no hope of finding an honest job since they only keep things to themselves and too shy to face people. However though, many experts in a study held in Jakarta, Indonesia say that there are better chances for introverts to pass and interview as they are better listener which many employers really need from their employees. Moreover, they can switch back and forth between introversion and extroversion depending on the environment.

    Introverts have become the headlines - albeit ironically since they do not want to get attention for themselves- to many major media reviews and press releases. We at Westhill Consulting and Employment also became intrigue in this personality that we also made our own research regarding this.

    Brian Little, author of Me, Myself and Us: The Science of Personality and Well- Being said, "Being a high self-monitor, a standup chameleon as I like to call them, that can shift positions to suit the situation is most effective in the early stages of entrepreneurship". His reviews and research has been too intriguing that we cannot help but make an article about it. He points out the introverts' following traits:

    1. Introverts Should Avoid Coffee
    - According to Little, introverts are more receptive to brain stimulation, and too much of it can actually deter from clear and effective thinking. Similarly, being in a noisy, crowded environment also can over stimulate an introvert's brain activity. They do their best work under relaxed circumstances.

    2. Introver
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Increase Your Career Confidence - 1 views

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    Westhill Career and Employment's six things you should do before any big ask.

    (Westhill Consulting & Employment is based in Australia. It is a well-established career tips and information for Ozzie's website that specializes in providing information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about finding work in South East Asia such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more.)

    Practice makes perfect: Despite the fact its factual some people are born in nature confident, for the rest of us it takes practice. See confidence as one more skill you must to practice, learn, perfect and earn.

    Dress in a power outfit. Today we must be dressed with a modern suit of armor. Get a go-to power outfit. Whatever you pick must make you look great while correspondingly feeling confident and powerful. When we look our best we're usually more up for a work challenge.

    Identify your fear. We frequently lose our confidence when we aren't ready. Confidence is realized through experience. Do your homework in advance to your next meeting. Do the research and distinguish the hard numbers and facts off the top of your head as contrasting to checking notes while in a meeting or presentation. Don't let yourself be in the situation to fail. Focus on using your knowledge and expertise to persuade your boss, co-worker or client.

    Videotape. It's very hard to picture ourselves in high stress circumstances when we aren't at the office. Videotape yourself the night prior to a presentation, business trip or sales meeting. You'll discover points where you stumble or use filler words. You are stumbling in these sections because you aren't as ready as you should be. If you haven't persuaded yourself of your words then you won't be able to influence anyone else. To learn more how to increase your career confidences just visit Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Asia,
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Handle Your Energy Better and Avoid Burnout - 1 views

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started by thomas lloyd on 01 Dec 14 no follow-up yet
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    Take a break. Your work will be better for it and you will be more productive

    Westhill Consulting Career & Employment is based in Australia. It is a well-established career tips and information for Ozzie's website that specializes in providing information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about finding work in South East Asia such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more.

    Here's the simple truth: Your habits disturb your health, and your health influences how you work and how you live. When you're going 24/7, it's unavoidable that you will hit a wall at some instant. This wall could display as a lingering health issue, loss of energy, or just a gradual disconnection from work and will certainly lead to many complaints in life in general.

    If you don't replenish, your stamina, mental capacity, creativity, and focus will be affected.

    Having worked with countless top athletes and executives on the verge of burnout, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, in their article "The Making of a Corporate Athlete," in Harvard Business Review's "Bringing Your Whole Self to Work," put forth their recipe for energy management and high performance: Establishing rituals that energize you physically, promote mental focus, emotional connection, and spiritual alignment.

    A minor but powerful carryout is the advantage of just taking a break.

    After 90-120 minutes, our mental and creative capacities naturally begin to decrease. To remain trudging away on something yonder that point interprets into more errors and lower overall work quality. So even if it's 5-10 minutes -- just take a break.

    And how about food, the connection between food and mood is genuine and can modify your energy, focus, and attitude. Yes, it's that enormous. If you need some mental clarity, fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries upturn attentiveness and increase energy. Why, for the reason that they are packed with polyphenols that support brain cell communication.

    Furthermore great are plant foods that contain folate, and vitamins E and K, such as spinach. Spinach's antioxidants can improve motor skills memory as well. One more great source of folate is avocado and don't fear the fat -- its good fat!

    Better yet, toss all of the above into a blender and make your own power smoothie. Actual, maintainable alteration occurs over time. Begin small and see what come about.
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Here are the reasons why you are tired all the time - 1 views

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    According to New York clinical psychologist Michele Berdy, whose clientele includes many in their 50s and 60s "Exhaustion is the expression not just of a lack of sleep, but a much more profound underlying response to the conditions in which we live."

    Westhill Consulting & Employment is based in Australia, a well-established career tips and information for Ozzie's website that specializes in providing information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about finding work in South East Asia such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more, will share you these reasons why you always feel tired at work all the time.

    Running At Full Tilt
    Economics and technology enhance the exhaustion cocktail. Whereas one's 50s and 60s were supposedly a time to slow down since they are heading toward retirement, today's boomers are usually still in high gear working and achieving, on occasion playing catch-up to replenish retirement funds after being laid off or taking a financial hit.

    This feeling of having to defeat the clock, so to speak, has trained them to a 24/7 work life. "It's not unusual for people to feel like they have to be available to work at all times through smartphones, texting and email," says Berdy. "That creates a sense that work is not bounded, which means leisure is always poor. There is never a sense of fully being on your own time."

    Warning! Numerous boomers who came of age with a profound sense of idealism and possibilities see today's world - with its economic realities, unwelcoming job market and even global terrorism - and answer back by feeling tired, an existential tiredness.

    For more information:
    Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Asia, Hong Kong, Jakarta Review

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Circumstances Your Personal Brand Could Be Damaging Your Career - 1 views

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    Review yourself. Are most of your co-workers has complaints against you? If you're not certain which employee you're more like, think through these three circumstances your personal brand could be harming your career. Information gathered by Westhill Consulting Career & Employment, world's largest free online jobs website which is funded by UK government however headquartered in Australia until it expanded and now almost every country is being served by the company, such as Jakarta Indonesia in SE Asia, Toronto in Canada, New York in the US and many more. Westhill Consulting Career and Employment

    You Have an Excessively Wild and Crazy or Unfavorable Online Image

    "Nearly 80 percent of employers Google an applicant's name at the start of the evaluation process," says Mary Rigali, director of career services at Post University. What they discover when they do this search can conclude if you get the job or not.

    Social media profiles that show or deliberate drug use or drinking, make orientations to other unsuitable matter, or even consist of recurrent errors can all ban you before you even reach the interview phase. Rigali furthermore warnings that undesirable comments about prior employers or educational institutions can be a huge turnoff to possible employers.

    Rigali says she advises her students to look over their social media presences, keeping in mind that any negative information will appear to potential employers without context and may be interpreted as a lack of professionalism. "While I always recommend turning on any available privacy, it is imperative for job seekers to clean up both their public and private profiles. After all, you never know who may be looking."

    Your Relations with Professional Contacts Are Impolite or Absurd

    As significant as your online appearance is, your behavior when you're interrelating with professional contacts in your industry may be even more so. Through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, your writings and retweets can rapidly return you a status as being humorous and outgoing, a hot-headed bully, or an unyielding whiner, amongst others. If you're cuddling the wall at meetings, no one will recall you. If you make a squelch saying dirty jokes or with boundless witty cracks regarding your old job then you'll be unforgettable but not in a upright way and you may look like a fraud in the future.

    Tim Halberg found this out the hard way. The Napa, California-area wedding photographer says he started calling out some leaders in his industry when he didn't agree with them or when they made mistakes. Rather than showcasing his own innovative ideas and expertise, pointing out others' flaws earned Halberg "more enemies than supporters."

    "I basically stopped using Twitter because I found myself only getting involved in conversations where I was calling people out," he says. When Halberg recognized his behavior was limiting his brand and his business, he put a stop to the negativity.

    You're Appearance

    Unfortunately, society critics people by their appearances. It doesn't count how fit you are for that promotion, if the boss has to doubt if you'll dress suitably at that conference next month when she's not present, you won't step to the next level.

    Everybody should appear fresh, clean, and well-rested at their job at all times. It's also important to invest in well-fitting professional clothing and tasteful accessories, including shoes that "aren't used for hiking," says Ron Hequet, entrepreneur and career author. Pay attention to your personal grooming, as well. That comprises facial hair for men, makeup for women, and hair and nails for both sexes.
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Techniques to be Very Successful at Your Performance Review - Westhill Consulting Emplo... - 1 views

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    Performance reviews are nerve-racking for everybody concerned. Managers do not pleasure evaluating their employees, and staff members seldom relish the extra inspection. Augment into the reckoning that promotions and bonuses can center on these reviews, and it's not a shock reactions can course high when review time starts.

    Preparation is the secret to being successful in reviews as easy as possible and by this you can avoid complaints against yourself. Whether you're anticipating a painstakingly optimistic review or an undeniably terrible one, there are points you can do prior or while the meeting to aid it go more effortlessly and to leave with your dignity and job definitely intact.

    Shape a praise file from day one (or start one now)
    In the condition that your company does reviews only once a year, it can truly extend your recall to contemplate of all the jobs you worked on ever since your previous evaluation. Maintaining an email folder, computer file or document of all you worked on will benefit you to ensure nothing falls from the cracks. You should have a warning to yourself so that you will be always ready.

    "As soon as a deal or initiative is completed successfully, employees should maintain details of their contribution in a 'kudos file,'" advises Tatum Soo Kim, director of advising and student services at New York University. "The kudos file is a self-maintained record of achievements and impact. Impact should be supported with hard evidence such as quantitative data, internal reports, public record or even the boss's previous feedback."

    Have the right attitude
    Decide before your meeting that you won't just "weather the storm" and get it over with as soon as possible. Instead, you should view this as a chance to bring attention to accomplishments your boss may not have noticed, says Mat Durham, director of Skyblu, a Web design company based in Worcester, U.K.

    Durham says there are two other po
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Career guidelines for every single decade of your life - Westhill Consulting Employment... - 1 views

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    Lots of essential career tip is appropriate all over your working life; however additional guidelines is farther time-sensitive and simply works at definite periods in your career. Here is the top career advice for every decade of your life gathered by Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia (the company is also accessible at SE Asian countries such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more):

    Teens
    Go for variety and review you opportunities. "To find a career later that you enjoy, be certain to try out as many different careers as you can," says Carole Stovall, president and CEO of SLSGlobal. Look for summer jobs, after school work, summer programs and internships.

    Todd Cherches of BigBlueGumball agrees. "Don't be afraid to try or to fail. That's what these years are meant for. Don't feel that any job is beneath you, because it's not. At this stage of your life, everything is a learning experience."

    20's
    Today is the period to catch a job in the area where you'd love to engage in a career. "There are many things to consider, but the most important issues is to consider a job that you actually like, whether it is in your major or not," Stovall says.

    It's correspondingly a upright plan to begin forming your individuality. "Stop comparing yourself to your friends, especially the ones you went to college with," says Christine Sirois, a freelance journalist in her 20's. "Once you're in the job market, it's not a level playing field and comparing yourself to your friends is a recipe for feeling inadequate and unhappy. Instead, set goals and work at your own pace to achieve them."

    30's
    At this period, you're reaching your pace, however you must continue being adaptable in an event something fresh and fascinating comes up, Cherches says. "You want to be working at what you are good at and what you like to do, an
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How to Shape and Grow Your Career Network - 1 views

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    Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia: Proven Techniques for Job-Seekers

    Inquire to the members of your present network for recommendations. No easier exists method to grow your network than to just ask your present friends, family, and connections for the contact information of others whom they consider would be helpful for you to know. At least you can likewise be certain that they are not a scam. The "friend-of-a-friend" connection is fairly sturdy and generally very successful.

    Join professional or trade organizations. No better way exists for finding people who part the similar professional interests and goals than joining one or more industry organizations. As soon as you're a member, you'll typically get entrée to the membership list, which can exposed many new potential network contacts. Many organizations also run regional or national meetings and conferences, which steers to the next method for constructing your network of contacts.

    Be present in professional/trade meetings, shows, etc. The great thing about trade shows and industry meetings and conferences is that you'll meet different people to -- and opportunities for both "meet-and-greets" and in-depth meetings. Pursue peers as well as per more experienced members -- and even speakers -- to increase your network.

    Volunteer. Given that your time and effort to a destitute cause is maybe one of the sturdiest venues for networking -- since you are working with people who share your desire for helping others -- but frequently disregarded by job-seekers either exceedingly busy or excessively attentive on discovering industry contacts. Locate an organization that wants your help and begin volunteering.

    Be there at networking events. This practice is a no-brainer for adding up more people to your network of contacts. Many groups organize networking events, counting colleges, professional and industry associations, chambers of commerce, and the like. Review community calendars online or in your local newspaper for details, this will lead you to good networks.

    Contact former professors, college alumni association, and/or career-services office. One of the sturdiest ties that benefit in constructing new and strong network contacts is sharing the tie of a college or university. Creating additional contacts with people associated with your college offers you a firm base of common experiences -- and a sturdy connection to build upon.

    Join or ramp up your activities on social and professional networking sites. As soon as you're a member of Facebook, LinkedIn, or a similar networking site, you'll instantly be delivered with strategies for adding friends or connections, like connect up with people who joined the same schools. Electronic connections are not closely as strong as personal connections; however that should not prevent you from at least attempting this method. You can use your virtual connections to as a way toward face-to-face meetings. (Keep in mind to develop and keep a professional profile on these sites, never post negative reviews and complaints here.)

    Join or begin job club. In some means, a job club is the greatest networking experience since the people you meet there all have shared experiences and the craving for a new job. Run the right way, a job club is an extremely optimistic and satisfying experience, an opportunity to help yourself and others.

    Manage informational interviews. There is no better tactic for entry-level job-seekers and career-changers to discover and add people to your professional network than to run numerous informational interviews. Review your possibilities.

    Contact previous co-workers, vendors, customers/clients. Many times as we transfer from job to job, employer to employer, we lose touch with former co-workers, customers, and the like. These people all had a connection with you before and could again -- you must to reconnect with them. More especially if they are already working overseas like in Jakarta Indonesia, in Canada or in USA.
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