I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the 12 Minute Conversations podcast. If you are interested in learning a bit more about the history behind my little career advice journey with Jobacle.com, I encourage you to take a listen. This project has always been a labor of love. And as long as the audience sticks around (2017 was a banner year!), we will be here, dishing our career advice and viewpoints that you won't find on those other job websites. We will always put YOU, the hard-working employee first. http://traffic.libsyn.com/12minconvos/1496_Andrew_Rosen.mp3 … [Read more...] about Podcast Interview With Jobacle Founder Andrew Rosen
Figuring out how to stand up for yourself at work might provoke anxiety in even the bravest of workers, but ensuring that you feel valued in the workplace is absolutely essential. Whether you’re only a few days, a few months, or even a few years into a role, you might find yourself confronting the office bully, your deskmate, or even your boss. … [Read more...] about How To Stand Up For Yourself at Work
There are lots of ways to streamline your business, from outsourcing jobs to improve efficiency to hiring web designers – but if you really want to improve your business model, you need to embrace technology. Technological advancements mean that it is easier than ever to improve productivity and communication at work, but that isn’t all; technology can also be used to reduce labor costs, helping your business to save money. Interested? Here are three tech tips to help you streamline your business. … [Read more...] about How You Can Use Technology To Streamline Your Business
It is the end of the year, and the idea of Christmas, delicious cooked meals, and opening presents is on your mind. One of the last priorities in December is searching for a job. After all, you worked hard all year and needed a break. We highly encourage you to take a few moments of your time to search job search engines for work because the misconception that there is a lack of opportunity now is a false statement. The truth is, the job market in 2018 is expected to be a year that millennials and Generation Z workers can take advantage of some of the perks the older generation experience. Now is the right time to start thinking about where you want to see yourself in your career next year before applying for opportunities next month. … [Read more...] about Top Reasons Why Job Seekers Should Job Hunt in December
Many people with successful careers find themselves with a sense of longing. This often goes past just career development and spills into a desire for a second income or vocation. Millennials, in particular, find time to make extra money, with 33% of millennials having a second job. With the cost of living going up, too, many people are looking for a way to get a secondary source of income. Whilst you may find plenty of value looking into the gig economy, have you considered employing your creative skills and opening a business? Running your own business can be a liberating and powerful way to earn cash and apply the skills you’ve gained in your career - all whilst flexing your creative muscle. … [Read more...] about Side Cash: Could Having A Side-Business Be For You?
Work-life balance in the business world has become a meaningful way to achieve higher satisfaction with our work and personal lives. But when we hear about flexible hours, co-working situations, and idiosyncratic weekly schedules that don’t apply to our needs, what does work-life balance mean for us? It’s important to take a moment for self-review and consider what you value in your personal and professional lives, and then contextualize that for the modern workplace culture. … [Read more...] about How to Personalize Your Work-Life Balance
People who have a tough time finding or holding a job understand that the labor market can be an incredibly frustrating place. There is always something you could be doing to land the next job you apply to. There are always some things you can improve to have more successful interviews. But that’s the part of being a job seeker that’s fine. What’s not fine is that your success at finding a job can also depend on circumstances that are out of your control. During a recession or a slowdown, or when unemployment is high, you can do everything you can but still have a hard time finding employment. … [Read more...] about How Is 2018 Shaping Up for Job Seekers?
There are many things that can interfere with workplace harmony. And because work is a critical part of life, what happens in the workplace can materially affect our lives with negative impact. Complicating the problem is the fact that there is much that happens at work that is beyond our control, in fact, the vast majority of it. If you are in middle management, you are getting it from both ends. There are the people you supervise who are unhappy about the way things are going. Then there are the many people to whom you have to answer for all the things that aren’t going so well. The good news is that even for middle managers, there are ways to take control of and manage your own workplace happiness. It is not always easy. … [Read more...] about Take Control of Your Job Satisfaction
Your mood can drastically affect the quality of your work. You always work better and time passes faster when you’re having fun. Imagine how great it would be to stay happy at work. While you can’t control everything at your job, you can take steps to keep a more positive, happy attitude throughout the day. Help Someone Else You probably know at least one coworker who could use some help now and then. Lend them a hand when you get a free minute. Even if it’s something as simple as bringing them back a cup of coffee when they can’t take a break, the act of helping others around you makes you feel happier. You’ll definitely smile more when you hear heartfelt thank yous from your coworkers. Don’t Bother With Gossip You have no way of knowing what gossip is and isn’t true. Worrying yourself about what you heard at the water cooler is just going to cause unnecessary stress. Avoid gossip as much as possible and never participate in it. Much of what you hear is false rumors … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy at Work
Many people who work in offices find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of clutter and junk on their desks. By using common sense and just a few extra minutes per day, the office environment can be made healthier, look more professional, and contribute greatly to a less stressful workday. Here are 10 easy tips to create a cleaner office environment. You don't even have to toss all of those cool desk accessories. 1. Write Yourself a Cleaning Reminder at a Regularly Appointed Time To begin a regular cleaning routine, time needs to be set aside every day to get it done. Setting aside 10 or 15 minutes as a priority appointment is the first step. The reason the office became so sloppy in the first place is that a time slot was not designated for that duty in the daily work schedule. … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Maintain a Clean and Clutter-Free Desk