If you’re in your late 20s or early 30s you are likely to be in an awkward position as far as careers go. Many people in this age bracket have recently graduated from higher learning but find that jobs in their fields are hard to come by. According to recent NPR articles, this age group is experiencing the least amount of growth and the most frustration of any age group before it. For many people it seems like there is no upward mobility. Others report that they feel trapped by the day-to-day workload and are not free to reach their full potential. What this means is that more and more people are taking the risk and striking out on their own in the hopes that they will reach their full earning potential and be happier in their career path. … [Read more...] about Should You Work for Yourself?
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There are many habits that can have negative consequences for your job but, of all of them, being late for work is one of the most common. Being late on more then the odd occasion can result in negative outcomes, probably the most serious being losing your job. Even if your boss is lenient enough to put up with your bad timekeeping, chances are your behavior may hinder your chances for promotion, more responsibility or even a pay rise. Not only does being late for work risk these serious outcomes, it also won't probably be doing you any good either. You'll not feel good about yourself for doing it, the rushing to get to work and avoid being late will create stress, and you won't feel as you've got a handle on your life if your working day regularly starts off badly. The good news is breaking this bad and potentially career damaging habit can easily be achieved with the will and desire to change. Get a good nights sleep Running late in the morning is often a consequence of having a bad … [Read more...] about Breaking the Late to Work Habit
Seek and ye shall find? Not necessarily, as any job seeker knows. But if you’re just looking on job websites and search engines like Monster, Career Builder, Indeed, and SimplyHired, you might not be seeking as hard, or as smart, as you can. Just as being a specialist in a field typically pays off with a higher salary, turning to a specialized job search site might just pay off in finding that job. To that end, here are 37 niche job search engines you just might have overlooked. Digital and tech jobs Application engineers, database administrators, programmers and others seeking digital and tech jobs will find plenty of sites to help in that search: Dice.com is not only a leading site for tech job searches but offers tech news, advice and talent communities to bring like-minded techies together. Jobs.Mashable.com offers jobs for every tech segment including designers, developers, marketers, programmers and bloggers. Careers.StackOverflow.com is another leading site for … [Read more...] about 37 Job Websites You Might Have Missed