By Janice Maxwell
Whether you are on the island or in the diaspora, employment opportunities are restrictive. With such rapid changes that are occurring in the job climate, one has to be prepared. Here are four common mistakes to avoid:
The thing for sure is change. You may be in a company for 5 years; you are vested in the company’s retirement plan and your boss likes you. Then one morning you come to work and learned that your boss died over the weekend and the replacement boss does not like you, so now what?
2) Professional Neglect
Office protocol has changed over the years. No one faxes that much or send the large brown envelop around the office with correspondences. Did you learn how to email or text yet? Have you heard of Facebook or Twitter? Do you have such accounts? Did you take advantage of the free classes the company offered?
3) Tighten up your inner circle
Just because someone is by your side does not mean they are on your side. Eliminate the energy drainers and manipulators in your life. They will feed into you self dought and stifle your growth.
4) Over talking yourself out of a job
The stars aligned and you did get that interview. Don’t tell the HR person something negative unless there in a learning lesson you want to impart. Inform them in a tactful manner of possibilities, flex abilities and how you will be an assent for the company.
Finally, here are some income ideas for the entrepreneurs, who don’t want a 9-5 job.