Phone interviews are popular these days for a good reason: efficiency. They save everyone’s time and effort.
However, they also miss communication cues that are present during
typical face-to-face interviews, which makes phone interviews a little
Here are some tips that might help you prepare, as compiled by Ladders:
1. Remove distractions
Distractions are your worst enemy. Beware of anything that might take your attention away, whether its sound or vision.
Try making the phone call indoors and pay attention to the slightest
sound, like traffic or washing machine, as smartphones might pick them
Turn off phone notifications beforehand. Make sure the area is clean before you start the phone call. The less distraction, the more focused you’ll be.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/11/12/8-tips-for-a-successful-phone-interview.html
Feeling long drawn exhaustion, unsatisfied with your job and unproductive? You may be heading toward “burnout”, according to a newly recognized World Health Organization (WHO) diagnosis.
Around 1 million people skip work every day for reasons linked to professional stress. While it is hard to undo the damage, here are the things you can do to avoid burnout at work according to Business Insider.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/11/20/how-to-avoid-burnout-at-work.html
Young professionals appear to prefer freelance work to experience a
new way of boss-free job and control over work and career growth. But
older professionals opt for freelancing mainly to strike a perfect
In a 2015 study on Chinese people’s happiness conducted by Tsinghua University, respondents chose freelance work as one that would produce maximum happiness for professionals.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/01/11/work-life-balance-is-new-goal-for-many.html
The World Economic Forum predicted last year that 133 million new
jobs would replace 75 million existing jobs in the next four years as
the result of technological development. Hence it is crucial for
Indonesia to develop human resources with relevant skills to face the
challenges in Industry 4.0.
A 2017 survey by the Tanoto Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization focusing on education, found that 20 percent of its scholars were still unemployed six months after they graduated. “We limited [the survey] to only six months because they’re supposed to get a job within that period,” said Satrijo Tanudjojo, CEO global of the Tanoto Foundation, during a leadership forum in Jakarta on July 3.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/07/07/leadership-program-seeks-to-prepare-younger-generation-for-industry-4-0.html
Employees acting out or sabotaging their own companies might be caused by bullying bosses, new research suggests.
For a study published in the Journal of Management, an international team of researchers explored the negative outcome of bullying behavior. It turned out that workers suffering under “abusive” supervision are more likely to sabotage their own workplace by purposefully messing up tasks, arriving late, taking excessively long breaks and putting in minimal effort, Newsweek reported.
The era of technological disruption and advancement has led to the
disappearance of many jobs. Some people may find it difficult to land a
job, but if we look on the bright side, there are so many new kinds of
jobs available, among them those we never imagined would exist.
Some of these new jobs can be done with the help of smartphones, instead of complicated tools and equipment. Kompas.com lists five jobs that require a smartphone and almost nothing else.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/07/22/five-attractive-jobs-using-only-a-smartphone.html