Have you ever woken up in the morning and wondered where your career was going? Once we get to a certain point in our lives it’s fun to look back and see where we came from and how we got to the place we’re in, but understanding and making things easier along the way can actually help you a great deal. With this in mind you should consider these three articles below and how they can help you find the right places to search for a new job, create the right pre-performance ritual and build a team of advisors to help get you where you want to go. Review these articles and see how your career can benefit.
The Best Job Sites
When it comes to searching for the right job site do you know which ones you should trust and which ones leave their posts up too long? Do you have the ability to connect and receive updates from the job posting site with a mobile app that can be quickly downloaded? With our on the go lifestyles we need all the help we can get so that a new job is easier than ever to find. This guide to the best job sites takes into account those items that are important to you such as notifications of new jobs, the scrubbing of old jobs and the constant updates that you need when you’re transitioning from one job to another. Let this guide help you make that time in between jobs shorter than you’d ever expect it to be so that you can get back to work making a strong career for yourself.
Research: Performing a Ritual Before a Stressful Task Improves Performance
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Do you have a ritual you perform before stressful situations? If not, you should adopt one. It’s been scientifically proven that when you perform a pre-performance ritual, no matter how silly or odd, you will be able to relax and perform better. Watching MLB players head to the plate to take and at bat shows you a wide variety of pre-performance rituals that each of these professional athletes have come up with to calm themselves and make sure they’re ready to face the pitch with a calm mind and heart. Whether you need to color a picture, sing a song, give yourself a pep talk or read a chapter in a book before you head into the big meeting to show off your presentation, you need to have a ritual that can help you relax and be ready to perform.
How to Build Your Team of Personal Advisors
The best time to build a team of people who can give you advice on your career path and the importance of a continued upward trajectory is right now. Make sure you know who these people should be and that you know how they should be utilized. Your advisors need to bring experience and expertise to the table and you need to be able to benefit from that, but remember these are advisors, not where you’re going to get leads from or your therapists. These folks are busy and if they agree to meet with you and give you the advice you need, it’s important to understand how they can help and the fact they are also very busy. As long as you maintain an advisor role for this group you can benefit and have the success you’ve been looking for.