With the advent of smartphones and tablets, video is now routine. Baby taking his first steps? Video it. Just climbed the Eiffel Tower? Video it. A clown’s on stilts in center city? Video that, too. Whatever moment you wish to capture, you can do so by video. You can even use apps like Glide for instant video messaging. Not to mention, you can engage in live video conversations and conferencing with Skype and other programs right on your hand-held device. It therefore stands to reason that the prevalence of video would start taking hold in the job application process. And […]Read more »
Still looking for a job, despite a fabulous resume? It’s a problem many people face. You work hours upon hours tweaking your resume based on the latest advice, and then you have several people proofread it, perhaps even including professional resume “crafters.” After it’s in stellar shape, you send off your resume to tens, if not hundreds of job postings, along with the requisite carefully-worded cover letter.
But then what? No responses. Nothing. Nada. Zip. As if you’re throwing your resume into some big, black resume hole. You can’t get past the resume filter in order to […]Read more »
One of the most important keys to success is having a good, solid, professional relationship with your boss. While it is everyone‘s job at the company to accomplish the tasks necessary to keep the business heading in a forward direction, it is also in the interest of the boss to have a positive relationship with all of their employees. A proper, professional relationship with those that he or she works with every day is a natural one considering that they spend more time with you and your co-workers that arguably anyone else.
The same is true for you as an employee […]Read more »
Starting a new job can be a very exciting and stressful time in your life. The promise of new opportunities is often accompanied by the fear of the unknown. This means that many of the stressors that you feel come from not having the experience of being around new people, bosses, and an environment that is different than what you have grown accustomed to.
A little stress is actually good as it provides motivation and the extra effort needed to get you through the first few days on the job. However, too much of it can negatively affect your performance as […]Read more »
Working different hours for some couples can be a nightmare when it comes to the relationship. The reasons are fairly simple especially in the early stages of marriage spending time together is essential for the relationship to succeed. The pressures of pursuing a career can really affect the work-life balance when each works different hours.
However, there are methods you can use to minimize the impact of working different hours so that your relationship can continue to grow.
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For many people, working the graveyard shift is something that they need to do when a recruit is starting a career, looking for higher wages, or as simply a required part of the job that they want to pursue. It is against conventional standards to work a shift outside the typical 9 to 5 that most workers enjoy.
Working this type of shift has been going on for well over a century and there are certainly positive and negatives to putting yourself through this process.
There are a number of benefits that working this type of shift brings, particularly for those who […]Read more »
There are few people that work harder in any industry than administrative professionals. Their daily tasks are wide ranging and important in every office setting. If you have an administrative professional that works for you and keeps your daily schedule organized, you need to make sure that you not only appreciate them year round, but also recognize them on administrative professionals day. This means that you need to pick out just the right gift to show them just how thankful you are to have them on your side. Choosing the right gift can be a bit tricky, but there […]Read more »
The emphasis on getting a good college education has resulted in millions of people getting associates and bachelor‘s degrees in order to find a good job. However, there is now a growing movement to get a graduate degree in order to increase the employment chances and benefits upon getting the job.
What is a Graduate Degree?
Essentially, a graduate or post-graduate degree is a Master‘s or Doctoral degree in a particular field. Generally speaking, a Master‘s Degree generally requires up to 36 credit hours of additional courses while a Doctoral degree is an additional 16 to 30 credit hours or more of […]Read more »
When it comes to doing a job, there is generally a pay structure that rewards the person for their work. However, those who have gone above and beyond what the employment requires often get a gratuity for their work.
What is a Gratuity?
Generally speaking, a gratuity can be seen as a tip or additional payment above and beyond what is expected for the job that they have done. The most obvious examples are waiters, waitresses, and hotel personnel getting a tip or gratuity for their work. However, a gratuity can apply to many different types of jobs and is often seen […]Read more »
More and more people are choosing telecommuting as a way to work from somewhere other than the usual office environment. Having a career that gives you the flexibility to work from your home, hotel room or other remote location is so much easier with the advancements in modern technology. Employment is something that can be sought without even having to leave home in many cases; you can even recruit new staff from your chosen location and of course have the benefit of changing where you work from!
Flexibility Around Other Commitments
There are many barriers that can stop a person/people from […]Read more »