Entering the job market right after college can be a daunting experience. Many recent graduates seek to enter into internships to gain crucial working experience, while at the same time working odd jobs to pay the bills. Some of the best options for new grads provide flexibility and good pay so graduates are free to search for better long-term careers. According to Time magazine, one of the biggest barriers to securing long-term employment is the development of soft skills. Soft skills include communication, interpersonal and office place norms that are typically gained through years of experience. By accepting lower-paying jobs with major companies, it’s possible to learn these skills and move up the ranks to higher paying, more lucrative work.
Writing a resignation letter will often be a bittersweet process. No doubt if you are leaving your job, it will be for good reason. Perhaps you have found a better job prospect somewhere that will offer a better salary and be closer to what you always envisioned doing. Or maybe you’ve just had enough of working where you currently are and need to move on for your own sanity?
Either way, something must have motivated you to move on with your life. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t still have some kind of sentimental attachment to your old place of work. And nor does it mean that you should recklessly burn bridges and cut all ties.
It does not matter how good or uncertain the economy is, asking for a promotion at work has always been the toughest talk with the employers. You feel constantly stressed over the thought of being turned down any moment during the discussion. Needless to say, your reputation at the workplace is at stake too. But, there always comes a time when an employee must have this talk with their employer. After all, both personal and professional growth is his ultimate right!