33 Things you can do today to improve your career ~ Pop Your Career

33 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Career

If you're anything like me, you know that there is always room to improve. Always! Even if you have already found your dream job or career, there are steps you can take to move forward - remember, if things stay the same for too long, you'll become stagnant!

Here is a list of 33 things that you can do today to improve your career. ​You can start at the beginning of this list and move through the items in order or pick one or two that take your fancy and start with those. The main thing is that you don't spend too much time thinking about it. Start making a change for the better today!

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Your Annual Performance Review shouldn't be scary! Think of it as a development opportunity - use these tips to prepare so that it is a positive experience!

Preparing for your Annual Performance Review

Annual performance reviews can be intimidating and not many people look forward to them. I think this is a shame. An annual performance review should be a development opportunity. It is a chance for you to reflect on your performance over the past 12 months. It is an opportunity for you to think about what you want to achieve in the future and garner the support of your employer. Your annual performance review should be a positive process, but just like anything, you will only reap the rewards if you put in the effort. Here are my tips for making the most of your annual performance review.

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Are you thinking about referring a friend for a job with your employer? Read this post before you decide!

Employee Referral Programs and Hard Decisions

I know what it is like. You have a job you love with a company that really takes care of you. Your friend wants a job with a company that really takes care of him. Your employer is recruiting and they may even have an attractive employee referral program. It seems like a match made in heaven. But before you call yourself “Cupid” and reach for your bow and arrow, you should think long and hard about whether this is the right decision for you. If you are thinking about submitting your mate’s details for a job with your employer, keep this advice in mind.

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Creating a personal website is a great way to show off your portfolio and build your personal brand. It's a digital age - don't get left behind!

Going Digital: Creating a Personal Website

I have been talking a lot lately about building your personal brand and in this post I am focusing on going digital and creating your personal website. A personal website or online portfolio is fabulous for getting noticed, building connections and tapping into a new network of opportunities. It is a great way to build your profile, even when you haven't yet had the opportunity to meet your potential employer for an interview.

By creating an online presence you can actively promote yourself to a wider audience and can tailor your content to specifically suit the types of businesses that you are trying to get the attention of. Here are just a couple of things you should consider when you are creating your personal website:

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5 Networking Tips That Won't Make You Cringe

5 Networking tips that won’t make you cringe

Networking events can such be a great way to develop contacts and strong working relationships with influencers in your industry. The hidden job market is becoming even more prominent and according to Youth Central Victoria, 75-80% of job vacancies are not even being advertised. It is not always what you know, but instead can be about who you know!

Perhaps you think networking events just aren’t your thing (hello fellow introverts!) or maybe you aren’t sure how to get started – it can be pretty strange if you are entering this unchartered territory for the first time. Here are 5 networking tips that (hopefully) won’t make you cringe.

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How to ask for a pay rise

How to ask for a pay rise

This is a question that I get asked quite often and I completely understand! Asking your boss for a pay rise can be totally daunting. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and ask the question. That leaves you with one key dilemma… How do you ask for a pay rise and get a resounding “yes” as the response?

Well, I’ve got the goods my friends and I am willing to share. These are a few things you to need to think about when asking for a pay rise – here are my top tips!

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