Advice

Personal Items at the Workplace

February 6th, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

Personalizing your work space can make a huge difference for your motivation and mood at the office, especially during those busy, crazy days. Having items at work that remind you of happy times, of home and of your family and friends is a great custom which has lasted in time in spite of all the [...]

Should Your Coworkers Become Your Friends?

January 22nd, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

There is a reason we use two different words for people we work with and people we enjoy spending our spare time with. The first fall into the category of people we did not exactly choose to spend time with, but we have to because we work at the same place. The latter fall into [...]

10 Must Have Soft Skills for Software Developers

January 9th, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

The definition of soft skills is: “Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” Keeping in mind this definition we could say that all jobs require more or less the same set of soft skills. Yet, software developers usually work individually and only periodically communicate about the work with their [...]

Job Benefits Expected by People from Different Generations

December 12th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

Instead of using terms such as Millennials, Generation X, Z or Y and dividing groups of people in 30-years periods, we are going to take a different approach and divide groups of people, born in different decades, since we believe people’s values change more rapidly. Some value the sense of security and fear the lack [...]

How to Communicate Professionally at Work

December 6th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

Your professional reputation, your career growth, keeping your job and succeeding at work all depend greatly on the way you express yourself verbally and in written form. Yet one could be surprised how often otherwise good professionals break basic communication rules and create a negative image for themselves by saying the wrong thing to the [...]

Music to Boost Your Performance at Work

November 29th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

There are many researches on how music changes our brainwaves and brain function. You probably have come upon many articles about the benefits of classical music on performance, intellect, concentration and even fetus development during pregnancy. Although none of those researches are conclusive and there are many other factors influencing the brain performance, there seems [...]

How to Choose Your Next Employer [Part 2]

November 19th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

In the first part on How to choose your Next Employer we talked about the steps you must take when picking up your future employer. We talked about the research you should make – gathering information both provided by the company itself, as well as details from present and past employees, how to interview the [...]

How to Choose Your Next Employer [Part 1]

November 12th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

Choosing your next employer could prove to be difficult. In today’s economic situation and human resources market there are numerous possibilities both for employees and employers. Yet, long lives the myth that employers are those who place the requirements and do the choosing. Actually, skilled and experienced experts are hard to find and often have [...]

Two-Step Guide for Easy Work Motivation

November 7th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

The old-fashioned conditioning or punishment-reward system. At the beginning of the 20-th century Ivan Pavlov conducted an experiment on conditioning the behavior. The Pavlovian or classical conditioning method refers to the learning process during which a biologically potent stimulus, such as food, is paired with previously neutral stimulus, such as a bell, for example. This [...]

The Importance of Post-Interview Feedback

October 25th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

We often talk about the benefits of feedback at work and how to provide and receive feedback in a positive and constructive manner. Yet, we rarely mention the importance of giving and receiving feedback after a job interview. In most cases applicant are warned in advance that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Some companies [...]