Posts > Blog
Success Stories, Career Development / Career Growth. Monday, Dec 19, 2022
Popular career advice chants “follow your passion” or “do what you love”. When you think about what you’re passionate about, do the following spark your interest? A fascination with sports cars A need for speed Activities that give an adrenaline rush If you answered yes to the above, it’s likely that you may have also wondered whether there’s such a career for people who have such passions. Well, becoming a professional racing driver IS a possibility, however it’s challenging for reasons given below.
Career Development / Career Growth. Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
What’s the real difference between a job and a career? You should ask yourself; are you in it for the short term, or over the long run? The difference behind a job or a career is not just semantics. What would you say your values are? How much do you really enjoy what you do? Do you consider what you do to be serious work if you drag yourself through a 9 to 5?
Career Development / Career Growth, Networking. Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022
Do you know what turns off a hiring manager? A faceless online profile that’s half completed – does this create a first good impression? Did you know that you must complete your Careers360 profile up to at least 80% in order to be found by headhunters? No matter how great of a candidate you are, you won’t get discovered with an incomplete profile – and that’s a shame when you have a lot to offer!
Success Stories, Career Development / Career Growth, Networking. Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
Aiming to create a roadmap to deliver high-end career opportunities for their students, Horizon Campus recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Azend Technologies, to offer access to Careers360.lk, a data-enabled and technology-driven careers & educational services platform. Careers360 is a product by Azend Technologies, a company founded by experienced innovators and technologists from a variety of industries, including fintech, agriculture, automotive, power solutions, retail, logistics, and more. This valuable partnership provides Horizon Campus student body with excellent employment possibilities through Careers360.
Career Development / Career Growth, Management and Leadership. Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022
It wasn’t until my best friend held me by the shoulders, looked me full on in the face and said in all manners of seriousness, ‘Amaya, I think you need to stop apologizing so much’ that I realized how often I’d use the phrase. I’d apologize when the dog barked, when someone else unmuted their mic on a MS teams call, when someone else misunderstood what I was saying. I’d even apologize for over-apologizing!
Interviews, Career Development / Career Growth. Saturday, Feb 19, 2022
Finally! You’ve been called up for an interview at an organization you’ve always dreamed of working for. You have the necessary experience, and the job role seems just the sort of one that you’d thrive in. You are excited, nervous and anxious as well. You really want to clinch this job position and are willing to invest time in preparation. So, how must you prepare for your dream job? Here is one overall approach to facing any Job interview in Sri Lanka or Internationally that might be helpful, to shape your mindset and equip you with the right tools to sail through it with supreme confidence.
Career Development / Career Growth, CV / Resume. Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022
What a lot of hopeful job seekers don’t realize is that 75% of job applications get lost in the ‘black hole’ of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), before it is even seen by the human eye. So how can you ensure your CV or resume is ATS-friendly? First of all, what in the world is an applicant tracking system or ATS? An ATS is a type of software that companies deploy to fast track their recruitment process and make it much easier.
Interviews, Career Development / Career Growth. Friday, Feb 4, 2022
Everyone thinks this question is easy until they are blanking out, in front of a panel of interviewers. I mean it’s just about yourself right, and who knows us better than, well, ourselves! However, there is a reason that many people call the answer to the question, ‘Tell me about yourself’ – Your Elevator Pitch. Although the exact history behind the term, ‘Elevator pitch’ is not very clear, a famous version of the story says that Senior Editor, Michael Caruso was always trying to pitch his ideas to the Editor in Chief at the Vanity Fair, but he was never able to because she was always busy and on the move.
Interviews, Career Development / Career Growth, CV / Resume. Thursday, Feb 3, 2022
Done! You’ve spent many days perfecting and crafting your resume and you are finally just about happy with it. Just as you open the job application portal to attach it and press ‘send’, you come across this line: Cover letter (optional) Oh no! The buttons in your brain hit red and now you are wondering a thousand thoughts a second. “Do I really need to submit a cover letter with my resume?
Interviews, Career Development / Career Growth. Thursday, Feb 3, 2022
We are no stranger to the butterflies of anxiety and excitement the night before any job interview, no matter how many job interviews you may have faced in the past. The age-old adage of ‘preparation’ and ‘practice’ might just help those pre-interview butterflies settle before your big day, so here are 5 tried and tested (and Careers360 approved) tips to try on the night before your job interview: 1. Fail to plan, you plan to fail