“Work-life balance” is a phrase you’ve probably heard a lot. It’s interesting to consider what the phrase means to you. How does your work and the hours you work impact the rest of your life? Your hobbies, your social life, your precious Doing Nothing Time.
Work is a necessary and very big part of life, but it’s a necessity that might detract from other areas of your life. The whole idea of “work-life balance” is that you work enough to sustain yourself, but not so much that it takes up all your time.
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If faced with the choice, would you rather a raise in pay, or the opportunity to choose when you work? In an ideal world, you could have both. As you well know, though, ideals don’t often line up with reality.
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For a jobseeker on Instahire, the profile is everything. It’s your first point of contact for every potential employer, and it’s responsible for putting your best foot forward to find the perfect jobs for you. The jobseeker profile gives you the ability to finely control how potential employers see you and greatly increase the chance that they will see you as the perfect candidate for their last-minute staffing needs.
Verification is as simple as uploading identifying documents, and you will get a shiny badge for your profile, meaning that we know who you are and we trust you.
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For all but a very small percentage of the population, work is a necessity. We work to live, but we don’t live to work. It’s not possible to enjoy every moment of earning your livelihood, but there are a few things – even just small shifts in perspective – that can make your work life much rosier.
At Instahire, our goal is to make work life better for both employees and employers. Some people are living “do what you love” lives, others are living “do what you have to do” lives, but we’re hoping to help close the gap between those two categories. We think a large part of loving your work is being able to connect with it, and then disconnect when the time comes.
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The prospect of balancing work and study can be daunting, but for many it is a necessity and it is very possible. It’s never going to be easy, but here are just a few tips to help make the ride to graduation just a little bit smoother.
Be Flexible, But Have Your Priorities Right
First and foremost, your workplace needs to respect your will to study, and your aspirations – if you can get work that allows you to be flexible, then you’re already off to a great start. There are many current and former students who will tell stories of workplaces that just couldn’t comprehend their desire to study, and who therefore expected their employees to prioritise work all the time. Of course, there are times when you will need to prioritise work, but don’t hesitate to put it on the back burner when that huge essay is looming.
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Picture this: You’re in a café, desperately scouring job listings on your laptop for something that will give you a bit of extra cash. You overhear the business owner on the phone, frantically trying to get someone to come in to fill in for a no-show.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply approach them and proclaim “I’m here, and I’m willing to work!” But that sort of thing only works in movies, right? They can’t take a chance on someone who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Picture this: You’re a café owner running a particularly busy shift. One of your baristas has just called in sick and you’re scrambling to find a replacement on such short notice. You call all your other baristas, but no one is available.
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