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career direction advice

By laGrotte ·
I was recently laid off when the company that i’ve worked for the past 17 years started selling off business units. I’ve worked in IT for 20+ years.10 as a network engineer, working with Cisco and Juniper gear. Had a CCNA and CCNP but let them lapse about 3 years ago because i was moved into a supervisory and management role. Got my MBA with a concentration in IT.
Ideally i would like to work with people in a management/supervisory role, still in the network infrastructure area. Should i go back and re cert on Cisco or focus on areas like ITIL or project management certs like CAPM and on to PMP?
Thoughts?
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5 Best Career Advice Tips For You By Great Leaders

by nishagg893 In reply to career direction advice

1) Maya Angelou: Create your own way

This is one of the famous quote shared by Maya Angelou in the book The Best Advice I Ever Got

“ If you are being offered something which you don’t like or if you are reaching a place which you don’t like and if you are not wiling to go back then just step out of the road and create your own way”.

2) Richard Branson: Never look back and regret; move on

His mother taught him, “ Do not weep on spilt milk. Do not crib and cry over failures continuously instead use that energy to create something new. Just move on”.

3) J. K. Rowling: Accept the failures

The author of Harry Potter knows a lot about achieving success.

Failures are bound to occur you cannot stop it, the only thing that matters is how would you deal with it with the right mindset. Just accept the failures without any regrets and learn from your mistakes.


4) Marissa Mayer: Take an idea and make it your life

She told about the best advise she received in a 2011 interview:

“Do not get confused with what you want to choose when you have two options: Just take an option and make it your life just give your 100 % of work towards it. You will definitely succeed”.

5) George Stephanopoulos: Relax

“If you are worried about today, don’t think that it will define your tomorrow. Every day is a new day and you just need to fight again to win your battle.”

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The Significance Of Body Language In An Interview

by nishagg893 In reply to career direction advice

There are many job openings for freshers and most of the candidates are not aware about how to present themselves in an interview. Although they may have sound knowledge most of them fail in an interview because of poor body language. SO here are few tips to improve your body language.

1) Eye Contact- While having a conversation with the interviewer you need to maintain an eye contact with him or her as it shows you are engaged in it and if not, if you keep wandering around with your eyes it will give a negative impact.

2) Good Posture- It is always good to maintain a good posture not only respect to the interview but also for your good spine health. Do not slouch or crouch on the couch as it will make your appear lazy.

3) Don’t have folded arms- This kind of body language will reveal that you are not open and you are very defensive. Have open arms and show your assertive behaviour.

4) Reduce your stress- Interviews will get on your nerves and increase your stress but do not show it out like biting your lips, or nails as it will become a distraction and will irritate the interviewer.

5) Enthusiasm- It is always good to throw a pleasant smile but do not show your teeth too much or do not over do it. Maintain your dignity and decorum.

6) Communicate Verbally- It is always good to have a non-verbal communication in the interview. Do not use your hands to communicate, keep it on your legs. Practice well before attending an interview by shooting a video of yourself so that you will know your mistakes. Also practice a firm handshake before going to an interviewer. Don’t hold it more and at the same time wipe your hands before giving a handshake.

You can apply for the latest jobs in IT and apply the above techniques before attending an interview.

Also Read :- Amazing Answers For The Interview Question “ what Will You Do If You Are Not Selected”

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