If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times--networking is
vital to getting ahead in your career. While this may be the case, there
are still many mistakes people make and tricks they have yet to try.
Switching careers can be an extremely tough challenge, so it is not
surprising to note that those who are toying with the idea of making a career change are actually terrified about taking the leap. Check out our tips to help you manage your fears when changing careers.
Thousands of people use social media to find employment. In fact,
according to a study by recruiting software platform Jobvite, more than
22 million Americans used social networks to find jobs in 2011. And one
in six found a position via social networking. A whopping 54 percent of
job seekers use Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to search for jobs.
If you spend your weekdays counting down the minutes until you get to the weekend — you’re not alone. Only
13 percent of people feel a sense of passion or a deep connection to
their work, while 63 percent are unhappy — or disengaged, according to
an October report by Gallup. It’s possible, however, to use the skills
you’ve already got and apply them to a new career.