Bad credit can hurt your recruitment prospects. It can also stop you from getting that promotion you’ve been eyeing up. Although most people think that the main users of credit reports are banks and other lending institutions, records from the past decades show that credit reporting bureaus have been selling to a range of other buyers. … [Read more...] about How Does A Bad Credit History Stunt Your Career Growth?
Are you ready to bail? It could be due to stress, clashing personalities or a lack of appreciation in the workplace. Many people feel like throwing in the towel after a particularly stressful day. However, there’s a difference between a bad day and a bad job. Here are the signs to identify which one you’re experiencing, and which way to go. … [Read more...] about Enough Is Enough: How to Know When it’s Time to Quit Your Job
Now that you’ve climbed out of your post-holiday funk (and dusted off your January hibernation cobwebs), it’s time to think about what you want, career-wise, from 2018. Follow the four easy steps below to get yourself in order for a new job search come March (or hey, even sooner than that). In total, all four steps will only take a few hours each to complete. … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Steps to Getting Your New Job Game Plan in Order
Nervous, embarrassed, fearful, happy and emotional are all feelings which an individual can expect to experience as they return to work following a workplace accident that may have left them out of action for weeks, months or even years. Work is more than just a place people attend to make a living. It’s where we make friends learn new knowledge and skills and a place to build a long-term career. When returning to work after suffering an injury it’s important to know your rights, stay safe and that you and your employer take steps to ensure fulfillment and happiness in the workplace. … [Read more...] about Returning To Work After A Workplace Accident
From writing code to accounting to math, most people spend the bulk of their educational and professional lives perfecting hard (meaning, technical) skills. It’s no wonder then that so many jobseekers give those skills so much real estate when they are writing their resumes. However, soft skills have risen through the ranks to become as important – if not more important – to many employers. Many employers have assumed a popular wisdom: You can teach a person how to use a computer program or how to analyze data, but soft skills – such as conflict resolution, compassion, and good communication skills – are much harder to teach. This makes soft skills more valuable than ever before. … [Read more...] about How Soft Skills Can Boost Your Resume in 2018
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
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