Boss Day - I hope being self-employed on Boss's Day doesn't make you feel even lonelier than usual

Have you heard of Boss Day before?

Do you know the date for Boss Day?

Well, Boss Day falls on October 16 in United States. The purpose is obvious, to celebrate our boss.

What about Malaysia?

Apparently Boss Day is not popular in Malaysia. By doing a search on Google Malaysia, nothing comes up that is related to Boss Day.

That doesn’t mean you cannot celebrate Boss Day in Malaysia.

If you have really good boss, you can show some appreciation by:

  • sending an e-card
  • flowers
  • get something that is useful – a pen, a diary, even a bookmark is useful
  • wish him/her a “Happy Boss Day” – you will definitely make your boss happy

Have more ideas? Leave a comment!

p/s: We have Staff Day / Employee Appreciation Day – there is no fixed date so we can pick any day we want! Get an e-card for your employee. This is different from Secretaries’ Day.

Careers For People Who Love To Talk

We have a list of careers for people who love children, careers for people who love animals and careers for people who love the internet. Let us have a look at careers for people who love to talk.

If you love to talk, and would like to have a career that allows you to talk all the time, check these out.

1. Nurses

Being a nurse is more than just taking care of the patients. To be an excellent nurse, you need to have good communication skills to calm the patients. All patients are scared and nervous. As a nurse, you should talk to them, and help them to relax. Being a nurse requires a lot of patience as well. Make sure you have all the patience you need to be a good nurse.

2. Salespeople (i.e. salesman, salesgirl)

It is obvious isn’t it? You have to talk to sell your products. Many people are afraid of salesperson and you need excellent communication skills to be a top salesperson. Understand your customers and then string your words carefully.

3. Hairstylists

Most people think that hairstylist is a very relaxing job. After all, you just need to style customers’ hair. However, most hairstylists have a “hidden” job. They can be a therapist or “confidante” for their clients. It is not surprising because most clients prefer to talk throughout the process. What are they talking about? Life, work and relationship are often the main topics.

So, what do you think of these choices? Any one that suits your personality?

Going Back To University

Education is important. This is something we have learnt ever since we were a child. Our parents would scold us for not studying hard enough to get great scores in examinations but not everyone is a “straight A’s” student.

Therefore, some of us will have to join the workforce after SPM or STPM.

After a few years working and you have some money saved up, what would you do?

Do you want to go to a college or university to further your studies (perhaps this is something you have always wanted to do)?

It is not a bad idea to go to a college or university even though you have been working for a long time because you can have a career change once you get your diploma or degree.

You might not want to change your career but with a degree you can move up in the company (i.e. get promoted easily). I am sure you are eager to advance in your career, rather than being stuck in current position for 5 years.

If you are in the government sector, it would be easy to further your studies because you can apply for scholarships.

For example, the government in Sabah wants all KEMAS teachers to have at least a diploma in education to provide the best quality of early education for kids. In order to achieve the goal, the government sponsors all KEMAS teachers who do not have a diploma to further their studies and get a diploma in education.

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a sponsor but if your company endorse such a program, you might want to apply for it. Otherwise, once you have enough savings, it is time to further your studies using your own money. Some people might even consider getting an education loan but this must be done carefully.

The most important of all, you get the education that will change your life.

How To Make Use of The Internet To Land a Job

The internet is very useful. Use it right and you shall gain the benefit.

How to make use of the internet to land a job? This is a very popular question. How many of you have a Facebook account? What about Twitter?

You can find a job with many methods. Social networking is just one of them.

Let us have a look at what you can gain from the internet.

1. Facebook

You sign up, update your personal information, upload an image and add some friends. What else? If you add the right person, you might find that occasionally there is a job ad coming up on your “Home” page. Someone might just tag you so that you can view the job ad on your “Wall”. Sometimes, if you put up a status such as “I am looking for a job”, someone might just recommend you to a job ad they have come across. What a unique way to find a job.

2. Twitter

Twitter is similar to Facebook except you “follow” people. For example, follow me on @writingc and you will be able to keep up with the latest updates from my site. So if you are following a job site on Twitter, you will get the latest updates on the most recent job ads added to the site.

3. Linked In

Linked In is a career-oriented social networking site. There is a section that allows you to find a job. You can find your clients on Linked In, network with them and request for recommendations.

4. Google

Use the search engine to find a job. This is a common trick and yet not everyone knows how to do it.

Just type in something like “job vacancies” and you get more than a million of results.

Google is also good for researching. If you want to work with ABC Sdn Bhd, be sure to research the background of ABC Sdn Bhd and find out as much as possible about the company. It would be helpful during your interview.

5. Free emails – Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail

When you are using free emails to apply for a job, be sure to sign up for a proper email address. A proper email address indicates professionalism.