It’s no secret that an internship is a great way to gain professional work experience in a specific industry, learn the tricks of the trade, and meet people that have been working in the field for years. An internship provides a unique, firsthand opportunity to try out a particular job as well as a company, and learn in the process. It’s also an opportunity for the company to try you out as well. That’s why it is so critical to make a good impression. … [Read more...] about Surviving the First Day of Your Internship
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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
Owning a semi-truck can be a good method for long-term truckers to turn a career into a business opportunity. Truckers already manage their own workflow for the most part, but starting your own company really puts you in position to be your own boss. Trucking is very profitable, but also very competitive. What separates good truckers from great ones are the ability to deliver on time, and finding clients that pay well for good work. Here are some of the tricks owners use to get even bigger profits out of their semis. … [Read more...] about Tricks that Lead to Big Profits for Owners of a Semi-Truck
The office Halloween party can be a great time to have some fun at the workplace. It gives you a chance to interact with your colleagues and can be a great staff morale booster. Although it's a time you can relax and enjoy not thinking about work for a few hours, there are still expected ways to behave and certain behaviors that should be avoided. Wearing provocative, offensive or scantily clad costumes Halloween parties are a great time for dressing up but at the office, it's best to dress in imaginative and creative costumes, rather than outfits more likely to shock or cause offense. Getting drunk The witches brew may be flowing but drinking too much can lower your inhibitions leading to behavior you'll quite possibly regret the next day. It can impair your judgement skills, which could result in some poor decisions or inappropriate behavior and can also affect other people’s perceptions of you; although some might find your drunken antics amusing and entertaining, others … [Read more...] about How Not To Behave at The Office Halloween Party!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enterprise Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When you hear the word "cape" you probably automatically think of a superhero. Well in the state of Florida CAPE isn't exactly a superhero, but it is a program that has the ability to grow Florida Talent! The Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) was created in Florida to form a partnership between businesses and the education community, with the goal of sustaining a vibrant state economy. Launched in 2007 as part of a sweeping legislative change, the bridge between school boards and the local workforce helps keep Florida's economic engine churning, and more importantly, gives students an excellent opportunity to find gainful employment when their school career ends. It's a program that helps Florida Business thrive. … [Read more...] about Florida’s Unique Approach to Talent Development
Works sucks. Work sucks more on a Monday. Works sucks a ridiculous amount more after a vacation. But do you know when work sucks the most? It's after a senseless and incomprehensible tragedy. Trump. Mother Nature. Lone Wolf, asshole. Whatever. There's nothing like a shitstorm to cast a fleeting light on your own mortality. And of course the life and death of those you love. … [Read more...] about How to Focus on Work After a Tragedy