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.” 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.
Many who experience bullying during their childhood may perceive going into adulthood as a solution to their problematic situation. But does bullying really stop when you leave school? Unfortunately bullies are not only found at school but quite a few are represented by adults who may resurface at your workplace making your day and your job you worked so hard for less rewarding.
If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be suffering from a burnout.
We all wish that there was more time in the day when the day is over we look back at what we accomplished. Oftentimes we wonder where all of those hours went. If you find yourself in this position, then time management might be an issue.
As a jobseeker, a first impression is always critically important. First impressions about people often turn into long-term perceptions and opinions.
First impressions are important, so how can you improve your chances of making a great one when you’re starting a new job? Follow these 10 tips to help you make a great impression and avoid the mistakes typically associated with starting a new job.