Grammar mistakes can be a serious issue for hiring managers and recruiters. Those candidates who have grammar or spelling mistakes on their resumes can be thrown to a “No” pile right away. To avoid disappointing recruiters with dumb mistakes we want you to check out the most common resume errors you should never make.
Westeros is nothing like a real world. We don’t have dragons, white walkers, faceless people, in a GOT world there are no cell phones, cable TV that we use to watch Game of Thrones series. Our two worlds are completely different. However, we still can learn some great lessons from it. To attain power and end up sitting on the Iron Throne main characters do whatever it takes. Different characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Varys, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen all have different approaches to maintain this power. Cersei Lannister said in one of the series: “When you play the Game of Thrones you either win, or you die”. Career life is not quite similar to Game of Thrones “win or die”, however, if you feel stuck at a job you don’t like or want to get promoted, it can feel like you’re running from white walkers. To obtain a dream job in a real world you can implement Game of Thrones success stories and career moves to end up on top of the career ladder. Check out the top 9 lessons you can learn from Game of Thrones strategy game.
1. Establish Smart Alliance
Game of Thrones help is needed to achieve some professional growth. If you’re born in Westeros, you are constantly in danger. Your main task is to establish friendly relationships with the right people. You need someone that you can ask for help in case something happens whether to join a person on an important mission or stop them from drinking poisoned wine. The same rule is applicable in the career world. Grow your professional network, establish communication on LinkedIn with employers, recruiters, companies, and employees. This alliance can come in handy in the future. Remember, that your best chance to survive and win is to work together.
2. Play Fair Game
To get on top many people in Westeros are plotting against someone else. For Queen Margaery, for example, it played off in the short term. But generally, it never ends up well.
During your professional career you will have situations when you can choose a shortcut or lie to go ahead, or even take credits for someone's else work. It goes without saying that it will work at first, but then the truth will be definitely revealed and it will just worsen the situation or will lead to some serious consequences for your career. Playing fair is much harder but you will get the reward for your efforts, you will gain new skills and you will expand your expertise to make your future career endeavors easier for you.
3. Know Your Strengths
Tyrion Lannister loved spending time in a brothel with a good drink. He was not a good warrior at all. However, he knew his strengths and played them. He was witty and well-rounded that helped him get out of the most difficult situations and troubles. You should also know how to sell your skills and stay cool in the most stressful situations. The faster you do this the faster you advance your career.
4. Know Your Weaknesses
Be aware of your weaknesses as well as of your strengths. Don’t let them keep you away from your success. When Cersei visited her father in season three, he told that he didn’t trust her not because she was a woman, but because she was not smart enough as she could think of herself. She’s unable to delegate and to inspire others to follow her. A good leader has to know his own weaknesses and how to turn them into strengths to achieve results.
5. Leadership Requires Sacrifice
Game of Thrones is all about the price of power. When Ned Stark was asked by Robert Baratheon to be his right hand, he knew that it would put his life in constant danger and separate him from his family. Despite this and the frustration of his wife, he had done this for the king. This example is very simple. It shows over and over that, only a person willing to make big personal sacrifice can be the best leader and a person who’s not ready will never succeed.
6. Never Be Intimidated
Lady Mormont is small but the way she behaves and speaks only evokes respect and admiration. Take her as an example and never be afraid to stand up and make other people hear you, even if other people underestimate you and your professional skills. Lady Mormont is just one of many other examples that demonstrate the enormous force of self-belief and confidence. No matter what, don’t let other people take away your career prosperity. Remember that you are worth it.
7. Ask for Help
Daenerys Targaryen has done some great job. From an orphan, she became a Mother of Dragons. However, she’s proof of the importance of help. The fact that you achieve something without help is great. However, you have to learn to admit that you don’t know anything. Asking other people for advice or help is ok. Figure out what tasks at work you can handle alone and what you have to do with someone else.
8. Know when it’s Time to Move On
Sir Jorah Mormont is desperately in love with a woman that swipe him left all the time. His determination to conquer her heart is admirable on the one hand, but on the other hand, it’s completely pointless. Meanwhile, he could channel his energy to do something valuable. The lesson is to know the right time to move on with something. Don’t waste your time on things that are not working out. Try to set and reach another goal or give life to another idea.
9. Fight for Things You Deserve
No one will fight battles for you in Westeros. To get some things done you have to put some efforts and handle all issues on your own. Same here with your career. No one will ask for a promotion or a salary raise for you, no one will explain why you deserve this. Fight for your success.
The tips taken from Game of Thrones work in real life world! Give them a try today and become successful tomorrow.
Amazon is the largest online trading platform, which sells and purchases tens of thousands of various products every day. The main site of the company is Amazon.com, operates in the US, the company also has divisions in France, England, Germany, Canada, China, and Japan. Initially created to sell only books, Amazon has grown into a giant trading platform with a huge variety of goods from fishing rods to guitars and designer handbags. Actually, according to the Amazon Annual report 2017, the company ships more than 5 billion items! Thus, it’s no wonder the vast majority of people are literally obsessed with an idea of getting a job at Amazon. So how the company works from the inside?
A cover letter is a great tool that can enhance your resume. Don’t think that cover letters are old-fashioned. It is so not true! More than a half of recruiters will appreciate a well-written applicant’s cover letter. But writing a good one can be challenging for job seekers. So let’s discover how to write a great cover letter that will set you apart from other candidates.
If you decide to apply for some job, academic program or you want to go volunteering, you will be required to write a motivation letter. It is a key document for your application. It can make a big difference and the final decision, in fact, depends exactly on your letter of motivation. This document is the most personalized and it is an opportunity to make a presentation about you as a person and as a candidate
Sometimes, it is not enough to be an outstanding professional to build a successful career. Networking is important. And in order to socialize successfully in a business environment, one should know the rules of business etiquette. Therefore, if you want to earn respect at work and demonstrate perfect professionalism in the workplace, follow this list of good manners.
Landing the desired job is all about convincing hiring managers that you’re the most qualified and suitable candidate for the position. Let’s see what resume sections should be included in your resume, especially if it should pass Application Tracking System (ATS).
“Habits are actions that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought”. This phrase gives the best definition of a habit, but one thing that is missing here is that a habit is a very useful thing in our everyday life. First of all, it saves our time. We don’t need to spend hours to choose the cafe we want to have breakfast at if we have a habit of having breakfast at one we like most. Of course, you may say that there are good and bad habits. And you’re absolutely right, but here we’re going to talk about 5 backed by science habits that make your career super successful. Because the second good thing about habits is productivity growth.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the prices for higher education have grown by 52.7 percent from August 1997 to August 2017 and these numbers tend to increase. We have good news for you though – your head-ache-debt can be repaid by your employer. Certain companies provide grants to pay off student loans although these benefits are not so popular among the vast majority of the employers. The financial aid you receive depends on such factors as job tenure, time since graduation, eligibility and loan type. Let’s take a look at them first.
What is success? It’s been defined many times so far. Scientists used to attribute it to wealth, great career, happy family and self-realization. If only it has been that easy! In fact, it means different things to everyone. The real answer is inside of you—not in Google or encyclopedia. What is success to you? Let’s give you some time to think it over and focus on myths of it instead.
I bet that you have a great range of things to do in college and attending lectures take a lion`s share of your time. However, even if you are successful in college, it doesn`t mean that your career will be astonishingly great and you become a CEO in a year. College can`t prepare you for everything real life holds for you, so the first thing to do is to make use of career development center. Afterwards, you can still ask yourself the question «what to do in college to advance my career?» Keep reading to be all aware.