Another year has come to a close and we, at VacancyCentre, believe that every end of a chapter brings about new opportunities at the next open door. It is well known that many individuals give themselves new year’s resolutions for the upcoming year and work hard at achieving their goals and ambitions, whether they are to stop eating as much chocolate, or to earn a new qualification in their field.
‘A victory or a triumph’ according to Google, and according to our families, ‘Getting a raise or passing all of your exams’. What is success to you and what if what Google, or what your family says, doesn’t align with your own meaning of success?
Over the recent years, the Gaming industry has been growing rapidly, and especially within the Maltese Islands. With numerous benefits for Gaming companies on the island including: favourable gaming regulations, low tax rates, vat exemptions and high salaries, among the beautiful Mediterranean climate – it is no wonder that a multitude of business operators have decided to pack up from their originating countries and choose Malta to set up shop for increased success.
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” – Margaret Thatcher
Improvement is one of the key factors when considering one’s work life, a necessity to grow personally and professionally whilst enhancing opportunities, skills, remuneration and work environment. Having a career plan, and developing it, is a topic that many discuss nowadays and would consider vital to an individual’s career. Being able to create, follow, reflect and focus on a goal, and being able to achieve it, is a satisfying feeling for all successful people who have put in years of hard work into what they do. Having a career plan allows you to do exactly this.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
When seeking new opportunities, one may find themselves wondering whether they will be fulfilled in a different industry or position, and it turns out, that finding a career that makes you happy can be a big challenge in itself. We believe that understanding what your greatest strengths and weaknesses are, can help you to learn more about yourself and what you look for in a career. Knowing certain traits about yourself also allows you to know what to look out for in certain jobs and their working conditions, so that you can be the happiest version of yourself in any position you land. There are a few ways in which you can identify your strengths, weaknesses and everything in between, just read on below to find out more.
Have you recently finished university or caught yourself in a career plateau which seems never-ending? Whichever category you fit in, we understand that it may be difficult to get offered the job of your dreams right away, so we prepared a few key points that tend to prove vital when pursuing your ambition.
For the majority of workers, experiencing a bit of job related stress comes as no surprise.
Many individuals thrive on the minor stress that comes from a tight deadline or difficult project, but the presence of excessive stress can often lead to serious mental and physical health difficulties for employees.
Effective leaders remain vigilant for signs of excessive stress in their employees, and offer coping strategies to ensure their success in the workplace.
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The philosophy of Chinese politician Confucius highlighted the importance of job satisfaction as far back as c. 500 BC. It is no surprise that his preaching’s were later turned into an elaborate set of rules and practices.
Fundamentally, the concept of job satisfaction strikes many as being idealistic. How else would one explain why some people remain stuck in a role they are not well-suited for or rather not enjoying? Is it because it is so much simpler to get stuck in a rut and get out of our comfort zone? How is one able to attain a status of complete job satisfaction? These questions lead me to ask yet another question – ‘how hard is it to find a job that you love that is truly satisfying?’
Workplace recognition is highly studied to understand its real benefits. It is a known fact recognition improves employees’ performance especially if this is regular and accompanied by rewards. Studies also show that the benefits are not only reaped by the receiver but also by the recogniser. Employees whose co-workers and subordinates are recognised for their accomplishments often feel more confident, are more driven, and are more dedicated to the success of their organisation.
When interviewing a candidate, interviewers would want to get as much information as possible in order to ensure that the interviewee can be a good fit for the vacant job. As the persons being interviewed, we may be eager to reply to any questions imposed on us to look complacent and obliging. However, there are certain interview questions that cannot be asked as these can sound unethical and in some countries are even considered as illegal.