For many professionals, working from home is not just a dream, but it is THE dream. Since every scammer, shark and charlatan is aware of this fact, the world is flooded with work-from-home schemes. One of the better resources that we've seen in quite some time for folks looking to make a living from home is Undress for Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home.Whether you're a freelancer, employee or business owner, you will find useful tips and advice that will bring you one step closer to becoming an e-worker.Several surveys I've come across recently have stated that up to 75% of companies are currently offering e-work as an employee benefit. As many of us hold on for dear life during this recession, you would think that ALL employers would see the benefit in "telework." E-work does not just benefit the employee, but the rewards are often even greater for the organization - and the world. Who doesn't want to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign resources? Lower … [Read more...] about New Legit Book on Making Money at Home
Archives for May 2009
Trent Reznor has taken on the music industry and even called out iTunes for a f*cked up app acceptance policy. The dude has balls. On Every Day Is Exactly the Same, the Nine Inch Nails frontman strikes a chord with anyone who works in an office. At one time or another we all succumb to routine. But that doesn't mean we have to like it.I believe I can see the futureCause I repeat the same routineI think I used to have a purposeBut then againThat might have been a dreamI think I used to have a voiceNow I never make a soundI just do what I've been toldI really don't want them to come aroundOh, no[Chorus:]Every day is exactly the sameEvery day is exactly the sameThere is no love here and there is no painEvery day is exactly the sameI can feel their eyes are watchingIn case I lose myself againSometimes I think I'm happy hereSometimes, yet I still pretendI can't remember how this got startedBut I can tell you exactly how it will end[Chorus]I'm writing on a little piece of paperI'm hoping … [Read more...] about Work Lyrics: "every day is exactly the same"
Coming up on the #1 career podcast on the Web:- Members of Generation Y can make great employees. But there is a serious flaw they must address.- Learn about three hot new career resources in the Career Filter- Isn't it time to reinvent the office birthday? Jobacle has an idea, and we need your feedback! Direct Download … [Read more...] about Working Podcast #89: Gen Y, Office Birthdays & New Job Boards
What do government agencies, nonprofits, and unionized entities have in common?Dinosaurs. (And I mean that affectionately.)While many career blogs and job-related social networks would have you believe otherwise, there are still many baby boomers in our workforce. Don't let their weaker eyesight and slower response times fool you--these folks are not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Many of them are still damn good at what they do.Jobacle recently received the following E-mail:My organization recently hired a worker fresh out of college. While she performs competent work, her attitude and demeanor have rubbed the majority of staff the wrong way. How do I address the issue? --DonThis isn't the first time I've heard the issue raised. There is a certain swagger Generation Y brings along. In many industries, such as media-driven fields, this know-everything, do-anything confidence helps foster career advancement. However, there are plenty of other industries and companies where … [Read more...] about When Gen Y Just Doesn't Fit In
Aren't we just so very proud of ourselves: in a single quantum leap, or so some would have us believe, we've eradicated all forms of overt prejudice. So be it race, religion, ethnicity, color, sexual persuasion, etc., being against (or for) someone for these reasons alone just isn't considered acceptable any longer. And, while this can seem very all-American and an unassailable virtue that even the European Union would be happy about, the reality is that we are really kinda ambivalent about the whole thing. I mean, there's really no way to reconcile being for equality yet also touting affirmative action. Sure, this can be parsed and rationalized in a million ways, but let's just leave that up to the gliberals, the power elite to justify this type of social schizophrenia. And, BTW, they (like the NT Slimes, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mayor 'Mike' Bloomberg, etc. ad nauseum) are real good at having you and I pay-in every way so that they can continue to blithely pursue their social … [Read more...] about Anorexic Avant Garde – Overweight Discrimination @ Work
Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, but who you know” before? When I was going through the job search routine, I certainly saw that played out in my own experience. My current boss is a friend of a woman I had an informational interview with last year. Now, I’m not sure how much of a difference it made in the long run, but it certainly didn’t hurt my case any to have a sort of common ground from the moment I walked into the interview. However, I know that the chance of that exact situation happening for someone else is very slim, but WorkBlast is a potential solution. According to their “About” page: WorkBlast helps you market your talents to the world and connects you with valuable resources and professionals. Whether you're looking to increase sales, market your skills, find a new Opportunities, grow your business, promote your product or service, fill vacant Opportunities, or simply get connected to people who can help … [Read more...] about WorkBlast: Expand Your Network
Get a clue people. We will never fall for job ads that ask us to respond to generic e-mail addresses.Dear Sir/Madam,I am responding to your internet resume and would like to offer you an opportunity with our company.Isis Financial Investment Inc. is announcing about the recruitment of employees for the financial department in USA.Our company:Isis Financial Investment Inc. is a United Arab Emirates investment company established to become a multi-facetted company, which engages in investment and financial activities primarily in the Middle East, Asia, Russia, North America and other emerging markets.My proposal to you is probably different than you may have envisaged when you posted your resume. You would be working from home around your existing schedule. You would earn an income commensurate with what you produce and not what a traditional corporate structure, politics or your educational background dictates.For this kind of vacancy we are looking for the 18-60 years old' … [Read more...] about Fake Posts Part V – Isis Financial Investment Inc.
Growing up I was hooked on Denis Leary. Whether he was being pessimistic on a cancer cure, singing about an As*hole, or warning the next generation that there's not much to look forward to, I always enjoyed his brand of comedy. While I've always steered clear of Rescue Me (it hits that 9/11 nerve which sends me running in th eother direction), it's always a good time to dip back into the archives and listen to Denis' best stuff. On "Life's Gonna Suck When You Grow Up," Leary warns kids that a boss who will be a big big jerk is right around the corner.Lyrics:This s a special moment right now,We'd like to take this time to tell all the kids at home,Send your parents out of the room this is a kid's song.Life's gonna suck when you grow up,When you grow up, when you grow upLife's gonna suck when you grow up,It sucks pretty bad right now.Hey! If you know the words, Sing along!You're gonna hafta mow the lawn,Do the dishes, make your bed.You're gonna hafta go to school until you're … [Read more...] about Work Lyrics: "your boss'll be a big big jerk"
Back when I was trudging the digital superhighway applying for jobs, I really got tired of having to put in my information at every single site. I have no idea how many hours I spent looking for a suitable job, but I’m willing to bet that it was more than 20 hours. Now I find out I could have saved myself a lot of trouble with JobSerf. JobSerf is an online service that, for a relatively low sum of money, applies to jobs on your behalf. The pricing schedule is below. There are two tiers of service, and according to the site, mid-level executives and those looking in multiple cities would probably fare better with the "Optimal" level, because of the number of variables involved in the search process. Us little guys could settle for the "Targeted" option. Personally, I would have been more than happy to drop the $49 if it meant that I wouldn’t have had to waste hours combing job boards and putting my information into an endless number of company career sites. And … [Read more...] about JobSerf: Automate Your Job Search
Why does work suck? If you ask people why work sucks, they will usually give one of two answers. They will reach for something vague—it’s a hectic world; people are busy; that’s life. Or they will latch onto something specific to their workplace—a controlling boss who clocks every minute of every break, an unfocused management team that creates a constant state of emergency. But we would argue that the answer is both deeper and more widespread. There are symptomatic problems that every workplace shares. The details change from person to person and place to place, but the underlying problem is the same. And it’s a bigger problem than life being hard or that business now travels at blinding speeds. Work sucks in corporate life today because we have time all wrong. So begins the book “Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It” by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson. The Jobacle slogan has always been “Make Work Better,” and these two ladies are … [Read more...] about Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It