LinkedIn is easily the most popular ‘social network’ of the business world. It is full of extremely useful functions, that – if used intelligently – can be utilised to really help your business or career progression.
Over and above the basic offering, which is free, LinkedIn offers a paid-for premium service. But the question is, is LinkedIn Premium worth the cost?
When was the last time your boss came over to your desk with a friendly smile and said: “Let’s talk about a pay rise“? For most employees, this is a rare occurrence – indeed it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. As a rule, it’s you who has to muster the courage to approach your boss and bring up this somewhat awkward subject. And that’s not the end of it. After all, they don’t call it ‘salary negotiations’ for nothing. A manager will seldom reward your courage and simply agree to your request. Instead, he or she will think up a host of good reasons why it’s a not a good time for a pay rise right now. So there you sit, with two options ahead of you: One: you hide your dissatisfaction as best you can and resign yourself to the idea that there’ll be no extra money coming into your account any time soon. Or two: you try to convince him. Only the second option has any prospect of success. If you’re asking for more money, however, you should choose your words carefully.
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Dress code has always played an important role in both, doing business and job interviews. Whereas traditionally these codes have been strictly followed, nowadays more and more people cross some limits and new trends come out. In this ever changing world choosing the right style has become more and more difficult.
Today we have the advice of Caleb Wells, Visual Consultant for T.M. Lewin. Since its beginning in Jermyn Street in 1898, T.M. Lewin has become famous for having the first coat shirt to feature buttons down the whole length of the front. Fashions may have changed since then, but excellent craftsmanship, quality, service and value remain the unique features of the brand.
How can dress code help you to get a job?
Research has shown how crucial the first 10 – 40 seconds of your introduction are. 90% of people form their opinion about you within this time. Besides, some experiments conducted by psychologists at Princeton University state a tenth of a second is enough for someone to form an impression of a stranger (and just based on their faces!). So this decision could be taken before you’ve even said a single word. Choosing the right outfit plays a big role to convince them and get hired. But, how can you be sure you are making the right decision?
Did you know that everything you do on the Internet stays on the Internet? That’s also called our digital footprint and has raised some issues about privacy. Let’s see the effects it can have on your job search.
What does your digital footprint reveal about you?
Since its emergence, Internet has brought us democratization of communications. Traditional media messages used to be completely controlled by companies. However, nowadays you have the opportunity to express your opinions about them. Play your cards right with Social Networking and the job will come to you. But, be aware of the digital footprint you leave behind.
The rush of summer is winding down and if you’re looking for a change of pace, why not look to Barclays?
With more than 300 years of history behind them, Barclays could be your next choice in a career in Finance, IT-Telecommunications, Marketing and Media. Operating in over 50 countries worldwide, and with a customer base of over 48 million, you’re sure to find your fit!
Headquartered in London, Barclays also operates in more than 1,500 branches throughout the United Kingdom!
Why work for Barclays?
The best reasons we’ve found to start a career at Barclays.
If you’re just starting out. Barclays offers two create career initiative programs for its future employees. Apprenticeships are aimed at youngsters over the age of 16; the apprenticeship recruitment is based solely on attitude and not experience. Once a part of the program, the students will develop crucial work experience and even earn a competitive salary! They’ll get specific on the job training and learn everything they’ll need to know to succeed in the future.