Temporary work or labor hire might not seem like the ideal work situation at first glance, but it’s actually a great idea for many workers in today’s modern economy. In reality, the world of work is changing rapidly. Thanks to the rise of the gig economy, many professionals and even trade workers are finding new ways to make a full-time income that suits their goals. … [Read more...] about Should You Consider Temporary Work?
Only half of young Americans are involved in some sort of investing. If you are part of the 50% of those who do invest and want to take your passion a step further by turning it into a career, you’ll want to consider a few things before quitting your day job or changing your major. … [Read more...] about What to Know Before Starting a Career in Investing
I can't believe this New Yorker is about to drop a Tom Brady quote on you. "Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations." Grrrr. The man is right. 100%. And I don't care what people say, work happiness is often directly tied to choosing the right career. Our buds at CareersWiki have put together a great infographic for Jobacle that features expert tips on how to choose a career. … [Read more...] about Expert Tips on How to Choose Your Career
There are many reasons adults continue their education. Increased earning power, a wider career path and personal empowerment often inspire people who have already pursued a higher education to get back in the saddle. … [Read more...] about Practical Tips for Parents Interested in Going Back to School
As any modern-day student can attest, there are too many areas of study to count. For many new and returning students, the sheer volume of prospective degrees can prove overwhelming. While many majors relate to highly specific fields and career types, others are considerably broader, making them more attractive to people with varied interests. … [Read more...] about Is Public Administration the Right Field for You?
If you’ve been in one job or with a single company for years, the idea of making a change can be intimidating. Whether it’s been five years, ten or more since your last interview, things have likely changed. We live in a modern world where the traditional resume is counting for less and more focus is put on diversity and company culture. … [Read more...] about Preparing for Your First Interview in Years
Employees make a company's growth and prosperity possible. Great workers are powerful, but they're also human. As much as a person might want to perform their best every day, sometimes life interferes in the form of sickness, chronic stress or an unforeseen emergency. Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Investing in Employee Health Is Worth It
When the holiday decorations start going up, New Year’s resolutions can’t be far behind. As the year draws to a close, people start taking stock of their lives, figuring out where things could be going better, and giving themselves deadlines to take action. The more sober of these New Year’s resolutions involves one’s career. Much like during the fourth quarter when companies make a big push to close out the year successfully, many employees evaluate their own careers to determine how to move to the next level. For some, that might mean parlaying the company’s year-end success into a new management position. … [Read more...] about How to Advance to a Management Position in 2019
A performance review for employees is often a dreaded part of any workplace, but it's a rite of passage! If you've been working somewhere for six months, or for a year, you're going to have to be evaluated on your performance at some point. A performance review is a good chance to look back and to look ahead. … [Read more...] about Performance Review for Employees: Nail Your First Review!
A Friendsgiving at work? The first thing you might be asking yourself has to be: what the heck is a "Friendsgiving"? We all know Thanksgiving as the time for families to get together, fill their bellies and enjoy one another's company - but what about your friends? Friendsgiving is an opportunity to get together with your pals, stuff yourselves full and thank one another for putting up with your hijinks and shenanigans from the previous year. You can even assemble around the conference room table and play some fun Friendsgiving games. … [Read more...] about Hosting a Friendsgiving at Work