You may believe you have found the dream employer and landed your ideal job, but never rest on your laurels; things may not turn out as you planned. You may find out that your dream employer is in fact your worst nightmare, so be prepared to keep developing your skills and learning, and always be on the lookout for something better.
If you are lucky enough to have been offered more than one job then you will have to make the tough decision of choosing which company to go for. This is a very difficult situation as you don’t want to offend or burn bridges with either company! In situations like this, follow your gut feeling. You must choose the company based on your own personal employment preferences and not what others believe you should choose.
The Jamaican bobsleigh team stood out for being different, and by being unique, they got the attention they wanted and maintained a competitive edge to reach their goals. This is a vital life lesson to learn; not only must you stand out from the crowd to grab recruiters’ attention; you must also have a competitive streak to help push you forward in life and achieve your goals.
As a job seeker or working professional, you will undoubtedly experience low and high points in your career. You must maintain your competitive edge and determination at all times, be thick skinned when you are criticized and learn from your mistakes along the way. Keep training and developing your skills - the stronger you are as a person, the more appealing you will be as a loyal and focused employee.
Woody never gave up his hope of finding his owner, and after a long journey, they were finally reunited! The key lesson here is to never give up… if you want a certain job title, a particular rate of pay, a fancy office or a promotion, you have to keep working for it, believing you will reach your goal and eventually, it will happen.
Being stuck in a dead end job, earning an average salary and having no real career prospects is going to get you nowhere fast in life. If your motivation is to turn up at work just to be paid and then party on weekends then you will suffer professionally. You can still have fun and maintain a healthy work-life balance, but it is important you act your age, use your skills and qualifications, make realistic career plans, and put a strategy in place to achieve them.
Alice’s curiosity took her on exciting journeys, and so could yours if you apply the right strategies. Never shun an opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and always be prepared to network to increase your employment prospects – you never know who could change your life until you put yourself out there.
Having landed an interview with your dream employer, the pressure is on to impress and create a great first impression, but you must always remember that lying will eventually catch up with you. Accepting a job offer based upon a lie will make you feel insecure at work, and it is highly unlikely that you will keep your job if the boss finds out you fabricated the truth to get the job in the first place. Be careful what you claim and always have evidence to back up your skills, experience and achievements.
Ariel took a huge risk of trading her voice for legs, all in order to help her achieve her dream! As a job seeker or working professional there will be times where you are forced to take risks and act upon your gut feeling. If your dream job opportunity arises and you believe you are right for the job, then take the risk and go for it! There is always the chance you will be knocked back, or that your current employer may even find out. But in life, taking risks is something that you will either embrace or shy away from; and it is those who embrace risks and jump at opportunities that excel in life.
The seven dwarfs each had their own jobs and worked well as a team to get the tasks done. You must acknowledge that your colleagues and others around you can assist you in performing a task better; whether this is your colleagues at work helping you to achieve deadlines, or it is your friends and family helping you prepare for a job interview - you should always value the team you work in. Develop your team working and communication skills so you are ready for a team working environment. Remember that your team is only as good as its weakest link!
Life is all about growing, making mistakes along the way and learning from them. As a working professional or job seeker, there are many life lessons to learn in the most unusual of places; whether it is from Disney films or any other means, you should always try to develop your career skills on both a personal and professional level.
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