After college, once you get the first job, start looking for a better job after a year or two. Don't stay out of loyalty.
Because trust me, no company is loyal to their employees. Be respectful and professional, but loyalty in a company is rarely noticed and appreciated - unless maybe if its your dad’s company.
As a person who has worked for a same company for 6 years after graduating, i found out i didn’t get a single raise within it unless i ask for it every fucking year, never got much other benefit than initially signed while studying at school.
So i started applying for 5 months and finally got a job, it pays me almost 5 (edit: 4 is more accurate+ benefits such as health care, lunch, gym etc…) times as much as i used to. My friend from same school, with same seniority was getting 4 times my salary for the last 2 years already.
My mistake was thinking that being loyal to this company was gonna in return make the company loyal to me, the company only wants lower costs, loyalty has no place here.
Edit: wow, didn’t expect this response, also apparently this is very common in IT sector (but applies to pretty much all industry), and i am in the IT sector :/ - still feels so unfair.
Edit 2 : as some pointed out, try not to be a “job hopper”, this depends heavily on the industry you are working in though.
Edit 3: this is not a golden a rule, use your own brain, only you know your situation best - just don’t let loyalty for a company ever be the biggest priority, your career should be your priority.
Ideal Careers Based On Your Zodiac Sign -- Aquarius
Aquarius - January 20 - February 18
Aquarians are true, free spirits. But don’t mistake this for flighty workers—they’re hardworking, albeit with an out-of-the-box attitude (i.e. you will tackle a project in the middle of the night if you can’t sleep, only to want to nap in the middle of the day because you already “did the work”). You’re social but also kind of a loner, making you adept at handling team assignments as well as working on your own. You tend to come up with ideas that at first thought are “wacky” before being deemed “brilliant”, and you tend to never state the “obvious"—which make you bad in project discussions, since you’re 2 steps ahead of everyone else. Take it from Fox: "Your unusual methods can be quite appealing to those who enjoy being near your personal brand of creative genius.” Meaning, not everyone is going to “get” you.
Ideal careers: Science or tech (if you can explore new theories or applications), graphic design or photography, and even project management—if you get to explore new ways of doing something. You’re also an ideal entrepreneur or independent contractor, as you rebel against corporate culture and work best on your own schedule.
Hiii do you know anything I can do to attract a job? I've been applying like crazy but it's a year now and I'm using all the help I could get! Thank you x
Great question and I would be happy to help. A bunch of my friends joke around about me being able to find jobs in a snap. It is one of my “magic” powers.
Before we get to any magic, might I advise a couple of different routes you may not be considering? I always like to take a real world approach before handing out any spells. I am not an old lady by any means, but I have learned a thing or two, and I think I might be able to help. (Whether you like this type of advice is entirely up to you, but take it from me: the job market can be tough to navigate and sometimes it helps hearing this kind of advice from someone who has been down that road.)
1. Have you recently updated/revised your resume and cover letter? Seriously, sometimes people do not hire you based on the content in your cover letter. The wording could be off-putting, it could be too long (or too short), it could be not informative enough. Cultivating your cover letter and resume is like crafting a spell; it needs to be worded correctly, express who you are as an employee in a concise manner, and make you seem as hireable as possible. (You could also put a sigil on your cover letter and resume without anyone ever knowing using invisible ink or printing in white.) . A great website for formatting your cover letter and resume to make it look like THE BOMB DOT COM is CVMKR.
2. Have you applied for every available job, including the ones that you may think you are “above”? Listen, I have a BFA in Photographic Imagery; I didn’t exactly choose the most profitable and available field in the world. I loved every bit of time I spent in college learning about art (and other various topics) and I am incredibly proud of what I accomplished. I am still very passionate about my work, but the fact of the matter is that dream jobs are incredibly hard to come by. There were plenty of times I had to suck up my pride and apply at places I thought I was too good for. That includes fast food chains and restaurants, data entry, and even sales positions for companies I knew were absolute bullshit (the sales companies, not everything else.) It took me years of gaining experience, freelancing, working for next to absolutely nothing, and busting my ass to get to where I am today. So, if you haven’t gone down to McDonald’s or Walmart, you might want to lace up your boots and get to walking. Money is money anyway you slice it, even if it means working at a place you aren’t necessarily are proud of. I know that seems like tough love, but it is true.
My dad once told me, “You only get out of life what you put into it.” I put in hours upon hours of literal blood, sweat, and tears, sleepless nights, going hungry and almost being homeless, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars back to student loans, and I have only JUST gotten what I would consider to be a dream job. I believed in what I was doing every day. I got up even when I didn’t want to. You just have to keep trying, even when things seem grim.
3. There are quite a few spells involving careers and money. I am going to refer you to @urbanspellcraft and @flowing-to-the-ocean’s spells. I trust their work to help you along the way, but just know that magic can only take you so far. In the amount of time you would spend working during an average work day (8+ hours), you need searching and applying for jobs, calling employers for interviews, and going to temp agencies. If not, you won’t find a job. Take it from me, as someone who spent the better part of a decade struggling to find a career and finally–FINALLY–got her dream job. You can do it, you just have to try.
At a new job, if someone is showing you how to complete a task that you will need to repeat over and over, look up how to do it independently of their instructions. If they've been there a while, odds are they've developed shortcuts.
Without doing it the long way, there’s no way of understanding the process. If it all goes wrong, it will be your fault, even if the instructions you got were flawed.
Lots of midheaven love, career questions and what should I do with my life inquiries on the blog and Tumblr in general.
Be prepared for the next 4 months of this. Saturn is RETROGRADE and appearing to move backwards in the sky. This effect makes Saturn appear closer to Earth during this period.
Planets moving “closer” to the earth get considered internally in our consciousness. The effect is lots of people will be considering their careers, ambitions, status and how to gain achievement in the world.
I have created a post to help people along with questions pertaining to their career through their midheaven (and planets relating in the 10th based on the signs they rule.)
Sometimes, the hardest part is simply knowing where to begin. Here are some tips:
1) Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, even if you don’t think you’ll qualify.
2) Apply for national grants.
Options include Pell Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants and National SMART Grants.
3) Apply for local scholarships. Civic organizations and religious institutions often have meaningful amounts of aid to dole out.
4) Getting into more than one school translates to a higher likelihood of receiving a big financial aid package.
5) Bargain! Even schools that only provide need-based aid sometimes come up with drastically different offers.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corp, National Health Services Corps and ROTC programs offer college money in exchange for a service commitment.
7) Look abroad. At Scotland’s St. Andrews, U.S. students pay only $21,650.
8) Stay home. Starting out at a low-cost community college and transferring to a four-year college for the final two years will wipe away a hefty chunk of room and board costs, as well as some tuition.
The American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are two excellent options.
Don’t forget to consult your local expert – guidance counselors are often aware of options you may not have considered; best of all, their help is free.
GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR ATHLETES - Sun in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Virgo, or Scorpio - Mercury in Aries, Capricorn, or Scorpio - Mars in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, or Gemini - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Scorpio Ascendant - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, or Scorpio Midheaven - 5th/6th/11th house cusp in Aries, Sagittarius, or Scorpio - Mars in the first, fifth, or tenth house - Sun in the first or fifth house - Moon, Mercury, Ascendant, or Midheaven in aspect to Mars or Pluto - Mars in positive aspect to Pluto - Sun, Mars or Pluto dominance - Mercury dominance (sometimes, if the chart supports it) - Fire dominance - First house stellium
GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR CHEFS / COOKS - Sun in Taurus, Virgo, Libra (possibly Capricorn or Gemini as well) - Moon in Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, or Pisces - Mercury in Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Gemini, or Capricorn - Venus in Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, or Gemini - Jupiter in Cancer, Virgo, or Taurus - Second, fifth, or sixth cusp in Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, or Libra - Ascendant or Midheaven in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, or Libra - Sun or Mercury in aspect to the moon, Jupiter, or Venus - Moon, Venus, or possibly Jupiter in the first, second, or tenth house - Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Pisces, or Virgo dominance (mainly the first three) - Moon or Venus dominance (possibly Jupiter as well) - Second (or sometimes sixth) house stellium
GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR DOCTORS - Sun in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and possibly Gemini or Taurus - Moon in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or Gemini - Mercury in Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, or Capricorn - Mars in Virgo or Capricorn - Jupiter in Cancer, Virgo, or Aquarius - Ascendant or Midheaven in Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, or Taurus - Prominent Virgo energy overall (could be Virgo itself, could be a combination of earth & Mercury dominance, could be a number of things as long as the result is a careful nature & aptitude for care-taking/healing/repairing) - Saturn or Mercury in aspect to the moon or sun - Saturn, moon, or Mercury in aspect to the Ascendant or Midheaven - Saturn, Mercury, moon, or Mars in the sixth house - Virgo/Cancer/Capricorn/Pisces dominance (mainly the first two) - Mercury and/or Saturn dominance - Sixth house stellium (Also see the placements I wrote down for scientists in the first installment of this post series, linked above!)
GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICERS - Sun in Aries, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or Scorpio - Moon in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, or Scorpio - Mercury in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Gemini - Mars in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, or Libra - Jupiter in Capricorn, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Cancer, or Libra - Saturn in Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or possibly Scorpio - ASC/MC in Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Virgo, or Libra - Sun, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn in the first, tenth, or eleventh house - Pluto in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn - Mars in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn - Saturn in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, or Jupiter - Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Libra dominance - Sun, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn dominance - Eleventh house dominance/stellium
GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS - Sun in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra - Moon in Virgo or Gemini - Mercury in Virgo, Gemini, or Capricorn - Venus in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra - ASC/MC in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra - Second or eleventh house in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra - Mercury or Venus in the first, second, tenth, or eleventh house - Mercury/Venus in positive aspect to Sun/Moon/ASC/MC/Jupiter/Saturn - Saturn in positive aspect to Sun/Moon/ASC/MC - Virgo, Gemini, or Capricorn dominance/stellium - Second or eleventh house stellium/dominance
Have suggestions for careers you would like to be included in the next Careers & Astrology posts? Let me know!