To get back to work after a job layoff, you likely need to pick yourself up off the ground, dust off the frustration and fear, and get back into the workforce. Finding a job as a laid off worker is not easy to do. You may want to hold out hope that your previous employer will call you back. Yet, that may not be realistic and it may not be something you can do and keep your home. What can you do to get a new job, then, when you are facing a job layoff? Read More »
Top Reasons to Use Career Advice Services
Should you be looking for and using career advice services? Nearly anyone who is looking for a job or who is hoping to move up in their industry can benefit from these professionals. Do you have goals outlined for yourself? Are you taking every step possible to move from where you are today to where you need to be in the future? For those not happy with their current position and want to do something more, this type of service can be ideal. Depending on the location you visit, they can often provide you with ample training and help that can make all of the difference. Read More »
How to Choose the Right Career in a Bad Economy
Choosing a career is like being in love: you go crazy trying to figure out which one is right for you until you find it — then you just know.
Everywhere I turn I see people struggling with the same age-old question: What am I supposed to do with my life? If you’re in your teens or getting ready for college, this question can haunt the bejesus out of you. Schools push you to choose earlier every year, even if you aren’t ready for that choice. You want to have fun. You want to go out with friends. You have no bills, so you can’t imagine a life where you have to pay them. Read More »
How to Convince Your Boss or Company to Let You Work From Home
Quite a few folks out there would like to sometimes work at home. And they’re probably right about that. There’s something attractive about being able to work at home. But not everyone is willing to give up their current job to do so.
If this is you, take a look at your job. It might be suited to part-time or full telecommuting. All you have to do is get your boss or company to agree to it. Read More »
If You Want to Get Promoted, Do Not Overlook This Important Step
You’re a high performer with a great track record of success. You’ve proven yourself to be a valuable asset to your team. And you consistently invest in professional development opportunities to improve your skills and broaden your experience. So what else do you need to do to get promoted? Read More »
Jobs After Retirement
Since 2008 when inflation has increased, a greater number of retirees were forced to seek employment. Today about 25% of senior Americans are either trying to retire as late as possible or return to the company they have left. At the same time, about 40% of employers provide special programs to encourage older workers to continue their careers after having reached the standard age for retirement. Read More »
I Just Need a Job
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients, this year alone, and at some point throughout our interaction I am guaranteed to hear these five words, I – Just – Need – A – Job. CFO’s willing to work as Accounting Clerks, Operations Managers applying for Customer Service Representative positions and Owners closing up shop to take the first thing that comes their way. With the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and gas prices soaring to an all time high (Gasbuddy), who can’t relate to the anxiety, frustration, and in many cases hopelessness a job-seeker is experiencing? Read More »
The Future of Jobs
Like it or not, the odds are that you will be self-employed in the very near future. Professor Charles Handy saw this coming in his book “The Age of Unreason” published in 1990, when he predicted that early into the new millennium there would be more contingent workers than those working for organizations. A survey last year, by Kelly Services, found that 44% of workers consider themselves to be free agents. This doesn’t even count the 19 million sole proprietors who run their own small businesses (who were not included in this survey). Read More »
Earn Money Via Mystery Shopping on a Regular Basis
The service named Mystery Shopping is where “mystery” shoppers go to various companies, disguised as normal shoppers and give in-depth assessments of what they experience. This can be done via written explanations or surveys.
This service of mystery shopping is used by many industries like hotels, retailers, producers, super stores, gas stations etc. Read More »
What's So Great About Becoming an Insurance Agent?
Insurance agents are people who sell insurance policies. They are also the ones responsible for providing real estate planning services. In some states, insurance agents are required to obtain a license. Aside from that, many agents complete an associate or bachelors degree in economics, finance or business. There are a few things that individuals need to take into consideration prior to choosing a career in the insurance industry. Read More »