I’m sure you’ve heard this advice tossed around the place: Just act the part; that’s what people respond to. Be confident and the job is yours.
With the national budget having just been presented in Parliament, all eyes are on government spending. Analysts are reviewing budget allocations to see what they might say about the Government’s priorities and the country’s economic future. Likewise, making a personal budget can help you define your priorities and set up your financial future, too.
Fashion entrepreneur Stephanie Ramlogan. If you are unsure about pursuing a career in fashion in Trinidad and Tobago, don’t. This warning comes from stylist and blogger, Stephanie Ramlogan.
Most successful people agree that failure is inevitable. But that doesn’t make it easy. When you don’t get the results you want, it can be disappointing.
When you are searching for a job, you need to stand out. And you will be fighting with really qualified people for the best jobs. Employers are in the driver’s seat, especially when it comes to candidates who are just out of university. They know you want experience, a leg up. And they know that you are desperate to get it.
“Are entrepreneurs wired differently from managers?” asks visiting MIT professor Maurizio Zollo in a post on the MIT Sloan blog following a 2013 study of how entrepreneurs think.
Life can be expensive. Even someone working full time can struggle to stretch their budget or reach financial goals. But instead of living pay cheque to pay cheque it may be time to stop making excuses for not having a side hustle and get in some after-work work.
The job history is perhaps the most important section of your CV, and writing a good one could be the best way to secure an interview. This is where you sell yourself and show potential employers why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
Three years ago, with no job lined up and no plan, I left an engineering job in Trinidad which paid me more than $300,000 a year. What I did have was one year to figure it out before the balance in my savings account went to zero.
Simmone Taitt volunteering in Moshi Tanzania We all know that volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, but could doing good actually be good for your career? It can, says Noel Jones, human resource manager at Methanex Trinidad. Recruiters such as Jones see volunteerism as a sign of a well-rounded employee with real-life experiences that could add value to businesses.