We're passionate about people finding their dream job – after all, you're going to spend long hours in the workplace, so it's important that you find one which you love and which is financially rewarding. Some people struggle to find their dream career, however, and move from job to job. Does that sound like you? If so, it could be telling you that it's time to become your own boss rather than working for someone else. More and more people are launching their own business, whether that be as a sole trader or at the head of a company employing others. Is starting your own business the right move for you? To help you decide, here are three things you'll need. … [Read more...] about Is Starting Your Own Business Right for You? 3 Things You’ll Need
Unsafe workplaces are a topic of discussion around the world, including in the United States. When workers are in an unsafe environment, the consequences can be far-reaching. An employer who’s not seen as protecting the health and safety of their employees can face legal ramifications and brand backlash. It’s difficult to recover from, yet some of the world’s biggest employers still showcase situations that can put workers and entire communities at risk. The National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health releases what’s known as the “Dirty Dozen” list, highlighting companies where workers have experienced health complications, safety violations, have died, or who have experienced mistreatment, including sexual harassment. … [Read more...] about Who’s On the Dirty Dozen List of Employers?
The rise of open offices has triggered a sort of “open office” revolution for a humongous amount of workplaces across the country - it feels like the death of the cubicle! The rise in the use of open offices makes sense, though, since it’s easier for people to think in open areas, easier for them to communicate, and it saves money on office furniture (like partitions). … [Read more...] about Open Offices & Open Workplace Etiquette
If you’re tech-savvy and also interested in health and beauty, then you may want to share your skincare tips, makeup secrets or beauty hacks with the rest of the world. A number of British beauty YouTubers and bloggers have achieved a global reach, which has led to some of them becoming influencers and even launching their own make-up lines. It’s rare to achieve this level of success, but you can still have fun and maybe even make some ad revenue from your blog or channel. … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to Becoming a Beauty Blogger or YouTuber
Learning about different phone interview tips is just as much understanding the interview process, as it is understanding the phone interview process. Everyone loves landing an interview because it means that your resume (and other credentials) left enough of an impression that someone liked you - they really liked you! … [Read more...] about 5 Phone Interview Tips to Get That Job
Wondering how to get out of a rut? You're not alone. Bill Murray found himself stuck in a rut, as the reporter Phil covering the insanity of Groundhog Day. Every day, Phil awoke at the same time, with the same Sonny & Cher tune playing, within the same hotel room. Not only was Phil stuck in a career rut, he was completely immersed in a life rut. It took dramatic changes to his personality to extricate himself from the rut, but Phil eventually moved on with his life and hence, his career. One of the most perplexing problems professionals face involves learning how to get out of a rut. … [Read more...] about How to Get Out of a Rut
Ask 10 people to describe their favorite cheesecake and you might receive 10 different answers. That should never be the case for describing what makes a good employee. Sure, employers differ on some of the traits that define good employees, but six characteristics separate run-of-the-mill employees from employees that make significant contributions to your business. … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Employee?
The US is home to over 70,000 commercial construction businesses, with that figure predicted to rise. This means there are plenty of jobs available in construction, and there is a diverse range of paths to take. However, construction is considered one of the more dangerous occupations, so if you’re interested in beginning a career in this field, it’s worth being aware of some of the potential hazards so you can check that safety measures are in place at any company you consider working for. … [Read more...] about Minimize The Risk: Know What Hazards To Look For When Applying For Construction Work
It’s understandable why someone might be looking for a career with a short training program or perhaps training that can be done primarily on-the-job. This is particularly true with the ongoing student loan debt crisis, and the effects so many Americans are feeling as a result. … [Read more...] about The Best Jobs for Short and On-the-Job Training Programs
A recent survey has provided data to back up the adage that it’s easier to find a new job while you still have one—80 percent of human resources professionals view job seekers who currently have jobs as more likely to become valued employees than applicants who are unemployed. Clearly, this presents a dilemma: How do you find your next position efficiently and discreetly while you still have a job that demands your time and attention? The main challenges to a smooth transition from your current job to your next are finding the time to undertake a job hunt, making sure your current employer does not find out you are looking at a stage that might jeopardize your employment status, and providing references. Planning ahead can make each of these obstacles a bit easier to clear. … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Finding a New Job When You Already Have One