What you wish you’d known before your job interview!

Cause of Death: Sitting at a Desk for Long Hours??

Yes, sitting long hours can kill you, and yes, at first I thought it sounded a tad overly dramatic, but two minutes and a few smiles later I was convinced. Want to know why sitting long hours for a long period of your life can be life-threatening and what simple solutions can prevent it? Check out this awesome animation!

How IKEA Conducts Job Interviews!

Well this would certainly make for an interesting interview! So if the first interview requires installing a chair to sit on, I’m assuming a second interview would require your chair to make it through all questions without falling apart!

The World’s Most Amazing Job

For those of you who think work and fun simply don’t mix,

prepare to have your minds blasted!

Motivation Made Easy

Stay thirsty, my friends

 

 

Three Simple Rules in Life

 

Stay thirsty, my friends

 

How to Know When it’s Time to Change Careers

This could be you (but please pick up your trash afterwards)!

The worst place to be in work (as well as most walks of life) is stuck— that is of course unless you use your undeniably clever brain to trick being stuck into helping you be awesome.

Solution: Aaron P. Arnold’s 90-Day Rule
Here’s how the 90-day rule works: If you’re unhappy at work for 90 consecutive days (long enough to make sure you’re honestly trying to conquer your job’s challenges but short enough to prevent you from living a lifetime of regret), then it is time to make a move.
After 90 days, here are a few key steps to follow
  1. Muster your courage — the time is now. Ninety days have passed. Why waste another minute, hour, or day in the situation that’s making you unhappy? Muster up the courage or faith you need, and begin to plot your next move ASAP. For example, I realized it was time to pivot when I no longer cared about a job that was paying me good money. And the disdain I had for going to work everyday made me sick…literally. Stress and unhappiness does indeed kill the mind, body and soul.
  2. Put bills and money aside. You must determine what makes you truly happy. Ask yourself, “If I had no monetary responsibilities, what would I do for FREE?” It might be clichéd, but this is the most honest way to figure out your true passion. Once you have determined what that is, settle on the path you need to take to get there and pull the trigger (i.e, execute).  Remember, there’s never a “perfect” time. Just do it.
  3. It’s OK to be the underdog. Once you’ve made your choice, don’t expect the heavens to open up so that amazing opportunities just drop into your lap without the groundwork being laid first. Be persistent, but exercise patience — never lose faith. The world may seem against you; people from afar and people closest to you may discourage or even doubt you. However, this generally means that your next move is not just good, but great. People often fear what they won’t do or do not understand.
  4. Trust your body, mind and heart. Much like those wilderness guys you see on TV in extreme situations, you too must use your survival instincts in this new environment. Trust in yourself, trust your heart as you maneuver, and enjoy the ride.
  5. Teamwork makes your dream work. Yes, it is a cliché, but the simplicity of it holds much power. Build your network of support.  Put people around you (mentors, mentees and colleagues) and create a “mastermind” group or support network. This group will be integral to your survival and success as you pivot.
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