Careers & Employment Information
Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview
These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of your time -- and go for it!1.
10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs
Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and confusing events.
Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You
I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue that features the publisher's annual pick of hot businesses, markets, and trends for smart entrepreneurs - or those who aspire to be.
10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want
1. GET THE POINT - OF LIFE, THAT IS.
Stacking The Deck In Your Favor
Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view it is not likely that we will recognize the need for strategies to maximize our strengths. When we buy an outfit for a special affair, we automatically try to coordinate each piece so that they enhance one another and amplify our sense of "looking good" from head to toe.
Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach
FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans later.
Defining Success Your Way!
In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about what success means for them. Our society defines success primarily around three elements: power, money and fame.
What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?
According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority order: (1) Communication skills; (2) Honesty/integrity; (3) Teamwork skills; (4) Interpersonal skills; (5) A strong work ethic. Be sure to highlight those skills in your resume, during your interview, and in your thank-you letter.
Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job
Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for the interview.
Job Interviews & the Magic of Music
Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. First, it can help you during your research, preparation and practice.
When and How to Say I Just Cant Do It!
We naturally hesitate to tell our boss when we can't do something or are feeling overwhelmed in our job. Bosses don't want to hear that, right? Well, it depends.
Hey, You Cant Ask Me That! (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions)
I received the following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I respond to inappropriate questions such as: (1) Do you have a stable home life? (2) Tell me about your personal situation. Are these inappropriate questions? It has been so long since I interviewed for a job, your suggestions about the most helpful responses would be appreciated!" Those are, indeed, inappropriate questions that should NOT be asked at an interview.
Loving What You Do
Man is a social animal and survival is his major need. There are needs that he needs be fulfill.
Creating a Feng Shui Power Office: 6 Easy Tips to More Successful Surroundings
More and more people are looking to gain an edge in their working environments. One method that business people are increasingly turning to is feng shui.
Spiritual Practices Offer Peace and Acceptance
Facing career transitions and daily life challenges can leave us feeling lonely, stressed and anxious. How do we manage to deal with the financial and emotional stress of having a home, a car, work (or no work), kids and a spouse in this too-busy world?Spiritual practices can help us navigate through the turmoil of work and life transitions with more acceptance and peace.
|01/19/2017 11:59 AM|
|Where to Find a Cover Letter Template for Your Job Application|
When applying for a job, we all know that presentation is crucial. Nevertheless, although we understand the necessity of dressing smartly for an interview, many of us will neglect to apply the same level of care to our application documents. If you know that you come across well in person, but are unsure how you look on paper, you may need a little help with your cover letter - especially if you're applying for the job of your dreams and want to be top of the pile.
|01/19/2017 11:58 AM|
|How to Write a Cover Letter for the Internship of Your Dreams|
Whatever your chosen industry, an internship is usually the best way for you to get your foot on the ladder after graduating. This is typically low-paid work, and sometimes you will find yourself working for free; making coffees or running errands for people in high-up positions. But it is all experience, and this kind of placement will give you that first window into your chosen field.
|01/16/2017 11:17 AM|
|Headhunters - What Do They Do?|
This person is a recruiter whose specialty is matching corporate clients with professionals who are highly skilled. A headhunter may work through an organization where every agent, or headhunter, specializes in a particular area of jobs and maybe even geographic areas. They can also be an independent contractor. A corporation can benefit using headhunting services in two different ways.
|01/09/2017 09:19 AM|
|Becoming a Furniture Mover|
There are is a few criteria that you must meet before you can become a furniture mover. These criteria will allow you to perform the job. Usually there are no specific educational requirements but you must be able to read and write. You must be strong and physically fit and need a driver's license that is valid. A furniture mover may work for a store that delivers furniture or for a moving company.
|01/06/2017 09:00 AM|
|Becoming a Roofing Contractor|
To become a roofing contractor the path that is required can vary from state to state but many of the states share some of the basic requirements for licensing and training. When getting a license the process involves completing an application, paying a fee, and then taking the approved contractor exam. After meeting the other eligibility requirements and passing the exam, you will get your license to work as a roofing contractor.
|01/06/2017 08:55 AM|
|Hair Salon Jobs|
When working for a salon most people think that the only job is to do things with a person's hair such as cutting it, giving a permanent, high lightening, dying, and more. The two most common jobs are barbers and hairdressers. If they own their own salon, they may work alone or have assistants who rent booth space in their salon. They normally do all of the jobs that are needed to take care of their customers themselves.
|01/06/2017 08:54 AM|
|Becoming an Exterminator|
This licensed professional has the job of exterminating, or getting rid of, mice, spiders, roaches, termites, and other pests. They are also called a pest control technician. In addition, to getting rid of unwanted pests, they also have to educate their customers about the different methods that may use to get rid of the pest.
|01/03/2017 07:52 AM|
|Are You Embarrassed by Your Sales Manager Job Description Skills? Here's What to Do|
Supervisors, and especially sales managers, acquire their outcomes from the group they manage. This requires behavioral attitude that enhance the company and accommodating attitudes.
|12/20/2016 08:13 AM|
|The Best Person For the Job Might Be A Robot?|
Perhaps during this 2016 Presidential Election season you got so tired of the Political Correctness and name-calling (being called a racist) that you just decided to hell with it and voted for Donald Trump. Why do so many Americans feel this way? Maybe it is because the political correctness we are forced into isn't real, it's not what we deserve and we are just tired of it. Look as a former Franchisor CEO, all I ever wanted was the best person for the job - and I didn't give a rats rear end if that was a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, young or old person. I didn't care their religion or non-religious status - I just wanted to win. We were not in business to lose.
|12/17/2016 10:07 AM|
|Retraining Our Workforce For Our Future Economy|
Every time there is an election the United States, politicians get up at panel debates and roll-out their plans to either create jobs or help retrain the workforce with the skills necessary for the jobs that are available. Most of this is political rhetoric and malarkey. First, government isn't very good with creating jobs, unless it hires a bunch of people for the bureaucracy, but if it does it has to borrow money or raise taxes which hurts the economy and the currency. Worse, it takes money away from consumers who would spend it and buy something while enjoying their quality of life and standard of living, or from a business that would re-invest that money to create jobs. Suffice it to say, it doesn't work.
|12/14/2016 08:07 AM|
|Equality and Fertility in the Modern High Tech World and Workplace|
Sometimes I wonder if women have be had when it comes to this whole "equality" thing and feminist movement. Before women were not expected to work and they instead worked hard at home raising the kids, while the man of the family worked long hours to provide. Feminists told us that this wasn't fair and that women could do jobs just as good as men. Great, and in most cases that is true, however, now the feminist movement has alienated men, so women are remaining single and now they have to do both - raise kids and work their butts off at a job.
|12/13/2016 07:55 AM|
|Fast Food Restaurants, Minimum Wage And The Department of Labor|
Politics sure are interesting and the 2016 Presidential Election was certainly able to make the grade. Now that Donald Trump kicked Hillary Clinton's political rear-end we see he's busy filling up his Presidential Cabinet with corporate business people, who he believes will 'Make America Great Again' and they just might. His pick for the Department of Labor secretary is Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company to Hardee's and Carl's Jr.) and that makes a huge statement about minimum wage laws. It also sends a big message to labor unions in the US - namely, no more obstructionism or BS.
|12/08/2016 08:35 AM|
|How to Have a Plan B - Job Market Analysis for Career Transition|
Being employed while exploring the job market is common sense, and those who are paycheck-dependent should be familiar with the current employment trends for their given industry, ready to move if needed. Having a Plan B takes time, however, and starts with the ability to answer six key questions.
|12/08/2016 08:11 AM|
|3 Careers for the Future in Finance|
Impacted by the digital revolution, the world of finance has deeply evolved these past 20 years and is changing faster than ever before. Reduction of storage costs and the explosion of computing power have made possible finance applications that a decade ago, people only dreamed about. In this fast and complex environment, banks are in strategic need of recruiting young talents with skills that were not necessarily associated with finance in the past.
|11/16/2016 08:32 AM|
|How to Effective Read a Job Posting Description|
Do you have a hard time finding out if your experience "fits" a particular job description? If so, this article will help you.
|10/28/2016 03:16 PM|
|An Internal Team Coaching Program for Better Team Performance|
Employees and teams are the engines that drive most companies or organizations. The levels of efficiency, the work done, and the delivered outcomes are the results of how the team works together. Employees and teams are the engine that drives most companies or organizations. The levels of efficiency, the work done, and the delivered outcomes are the results of how the team works together
|10/24/2016 08:19 AM|
|Preparing For International School Employment|
Teaching abroad can be lots of fun, especially because you get the chance to travel and explore other regions and even cultures. Most of the international teaching jobs also offer very good compensation packages making the move worthwhile not just as far as your teaching career goes but also your living standards. But to sustain life abroad, you must begin by ensuring that you select a teaching job that is rewarding and matches with the objectives that you have. It helps to be prepared for the transition and there are a few things you can do to have the smoothest possible.
|10/19/2016 10:38 AM|
|Education Is a Gateway to Promote the Training and Greater Potential|
We decided to provide a detailed forecast of jobs and training requirements for two reasons: First: The ability of individuals to connect education, training and careers has become the key to employability and to achieving and maintaining middle class status. Second: Despite its growing importance, our ability to match education with alternative career options is terribly underdeveloped.
|10/17/2016 11:56 AM|
|The Path To A Career As An Electrician|
There are a variety of options when you look at how to become an electrician. It all depends on the program you pursue and the area you would like to focus on. Don't worry if you aren't sure yet which areas you want to focus on though. Start out with the foundation courses and that will give you some exposure to a variety of possibilities.
|10/12/2016 02:53 PM|
|What To Do When You're Laid-Off or Terminated From A Job|
Losing a job is no laughing matter unless you planned your own exist strategy. This article is about being oust by your employer with or without warning.
|10/11/2016 11:03 AM|
|Domestic Workers in Karnataka: The Battle for Decent Pays & Working Conditions Still Goes on|
Domestic workers in the country normally work all seven days a week, 365 days annually. In majority cases, an off, if any, is given unwillingly and is normally unpaid.
|10/03/2016 12:10 PM|
|Benefits of Working in Australia|
Australia has a great number of benefits for its working population. Let's start with the number of working hours. Let's discuss in detail the benefits of working in Australia. The number of working hours is as low as 38.5 hours per week and this is in the private sector. In some of the other companies, the length of the working week can be even shorter.
|10/03/2016 09:52 AM|
|Workforce Shortages and Your Career|
A look at current and pending labor shortages and how the phenomenon can be seen as an opportunity for workers. Reasons for the shortages are also shared.
|09/19/2016 09:42 AM|
|Try a Career in the Tire Industry|
A growing niche industry that isn't going to go away for a long time is in the field of Tires. If you want to try a different field for your career try looking at the tire industry.
|09/14/2016 10:02 AM|
|Job Placement Agency - Platform to Get a Dream Teaching Position|
Taking help of the recruitment agencies are quite common in these days. Especially, when talking about the TEFL jobs, they are plenty in those countries where English is not a primary mode of communication. Job consultancy agencies are helping candidates to find the best suitable teaching position.
|09/12/2016 10:22 AM|
|With the Upcoming of So Many New Industries There Are Plenty of Jobs in Durgapur|
With the rapid industrialization there are plenty of jobs in Durgapur and this has solved the problems of unemployment. The days are not far when Durgapur would be considered as one of the major industrial hubs of West Bengal.
|08/25/2016 02:43 PM|
|Career Opportunities in Picture Making|
Picture making is a vibrant and employment promising field of visual arts. Students of art thinking of career development in tertiary institutions must enroll in this cardinal area of art which will help them acquire workable skills.
|08/22/2016 03:38 PM|
|5 Common Mistakes That You Should Not Make If You Want to Get an Internship With a Top Bank|
You are a student and you really want to be in a top paid position in a well-known bank. You know that you will probably have to find an internship first. And you are correct; most people working in the finance industry found their first job through an internship.
|08/19/2016 07:51 AM|
|Why Teaching Abroad Is Worth The Effort|
After graduating, the next thing that you automatically expect is a job. However, this is not always the case because of how competitive the job market is. Teaching careers are some of the most promising, especially considering that schools are ever getting established. But even with a teaching career being that promising it is not given that you will land yourself the dream job that you have always wanted.
|08/15/2016 10:43 AM|
|How to Succeed on the Job and During a Search? It's What You Think, Stupid!|
The old addage is true: As you think you shall be. Read this article to learn how changing your mind will change you experience, along with steps you can take right now to begin experiencing positive change in your work and personal life.
|08/11/2016 10:33 AM|
|Career Opportunity In Dentistry After BDS|
For a million dollar smile and relief from pain people happily pay a visit to a dentist. Dentistry, a profession that deals with the treatment and examination of teeth, gums and other oral diseases and cavities.
|08/05/2016 12:33 PM|
|Make a Career Out of Being a Makeup Artist|
Are you innately predisposed to play with make-up, looks, and styles? Are you obsessed with cosmetics and fashion magazines? If so, then you may easily take to being a makeup artist as if a duck to water.
|08/04/2016 04:16 PM|
|My Virtual Assistant Training Experience|
Acquiring skills for self improvement will entail investment of time and patience. But completing and owning a skill will get ahead to everyone else.
|08/04/2016 11:14 AM|
|Proper Assessment of Organizational Roles|
Employees are the main gears that turn any business. This is especially true in large industries. Managers and business owners recognize this fact so they work with different agendas and programs in a conscious effort to make their employees happy so that they will continue to work well in the company.
|08/04/2016 09:37 AM|
|A Career in Crisis - Beating Burnout|
The Grind. We all know it. We all live it.
|08/04/2016 09:36 AM|
|4 Quick Tips For Writing an Effective Resume|
When it comes to making sure your resume is effective, there is a lot to get right, and perhaps just as much to get wrong. Here are some "dos and don'ts" when it comes to your resume. First thing to do for an effective resume; DO Include a personal statement, your education, your work history, any volunteer work, and skills you possess.
|07/29/2016 03:09 PM|
|Best Companies To Work For - 10 Things You Should Look For On the Job Hunt|
Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards recognizes some of the best places to work across the United States and in some European countries as well. The employee's provide insight and information to rank their employers. Some of these companies include large corporations such as Airbnb, HubSpot, Facebook, LinkedIn and Zillow, along with smaller and mid-sized businesses.
|07/28/2016 03:01 PM|
|Journey of a Data Analyst: From Getting Noticed to Getting Hired|
This article summarizes the complete journey of a data analyst from getting noticed to his/her getting hired. At the same time, it discusses how it will be helpful joining an analytics training program for the candidates to sharpen their analytical skills.
|07/26/2016 09:51 AM|
|Animal Control Service Officer|
If you like animals and enjoy working with them then this may be the job for you. This professional rescues and protects domesticated animals like dogs and cats. An animal control service officer could work for a non-profit group or an agency that is government funded and are dedicated to the protection of animals. They will usually work alone but sometimes it may be with another worker if the officer is involved in a situation with multiple animals or he is investigating a situation that is escalating.
|07/26/2016 08:32 AM|
|More Time for More Worth: Why Do You Really Need The Time Tracker?|
Nevertheless, many companies still track time manually or using a spreadsheet, which is prone to human error and can account for essential doubling and manual effort. For a number of small companies, sub-optimal time tracking can be an unfortunate time sink. Without real-time information, these businesses lack visibility into which employees are on time, late, or absent at every single moment.
|07/21/2016 02:16 PM|
|Being a Makeup Artist Offers Ample Career Opportunities|
Being an accomplished makeup artist is a frontier that only a handful of individuals have conquered. Considering the fact that not everybody is endowed with a creative bent of mind, it is quite reasonable to understand that only a few fortunate souls have made it big in the cosmetics industry.
|07/21/2016 09:40 AM|
|Life in Australia and Pathways to Enter in to Australia|
Every person's ultimate aim in life is to achieve a good job and have a great career. That is one of the reasons why Australia has become so famous and a famous destination amongst all students and job seekers.
|07/20/2016 04:00 PM|
|Have a Gap in Your Employment History? It's Not the End of the World, Learn How to Address It|
Within this crafty little piece, you will find several fantastic tips on how to confidently answer to prospective employers and ensure that no matter the reason for any cavities in your career's backdrop, there is a clear-cut method to cinch your interviews so your next position is all but in the bag. So you have a gap in your employment history. Maybe you have more than one.
|07/19/2016 12:26 PM|
|Pros and Cons of Being a Freelance Android Developer in Singapore|
The app development industry of Singapore is worth billions of dollars and it's only getting better. Startups in particular are eager to hire freelance app developers due to low funds. Even multinational companies seek specialists among freelancers to achieve desired results. Freelance Android development is more feasible than iOS development in Singapore for a couple of reasons although iOS is more popular among the locals.
|07/15/2016 08:22 AM|
|Financial Recruiters - What They Do?|
This is a professional who locates and then places people in job positions within the financial industry, which can include placement of temporary staff that fill the positions of current workers who are on an extended vacation or leave. They can also conduct executive searches to handle high-level employees.
|07/12/2016 03:02 PM|
|Riding the Wave of Market Cycles - How to Rebound From a Layoff In The Construction Industry|
If you've been a victim of that ominous visit to the HR director, you might feel as if your career is irreparably damaged. The opposite is true! A layoff may be a catalyst to a great opportunity. Here are some tips to help you successfully rebound for a layoff.
|07/12/2016 01:34 PM|
|What Are Key Factors That Differentiate Government And Private Jobs?|
Some people have a craze for government jobs, while others crave to get a position in the private sector. Those in favor of government jobs consider benefits like job security, while individuals preferring private jobs are with a hunch that they will have a swanky workplace and high-quality life style if they manage to get into the corporate world. What's the true picture?
|07/08/2016 02:22 PM|
|The Job of a Hospitality Manager - Financial Management|
This article summarizes the significance of financial management for a hotel manager. There are key elements that can be harnessed to be successful in this area of hotel management.
|07/06/2016 02:58 PM|
|Careers - Happening People Create Happening Accessories to Go With Fashion|
Fashion is something that appeals to everyone at some or the other level. Either people create trends or they follow trends and that's where fashion designers come in. But Fashion is not just about the clothing and apparel. It's about the overall look and feel of the person and includes accessories as well. All these accessories you pick to go with that new branded salwar kameez you bought exist only because somewhere there's an accessory designer behind them.
|07/06/2016 09:16 AM|
|Careers - Creativity to Go With the Written Word - Graphic Designing|
Design careers are exciting! They are fun and creative, as well as need hand-on experience on software, technology, aesthetic sense and much more. In the series of careers this week, let's look at a career in graphic designing.
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How to Write a Scientific Resume
You're a scientist, you're very well educated, you're intelligent, and so writing your own résumé should be easy, correct? I mean, how hard could it be? Especially if you have written your own thesis or dissertation in the past, you may feel that you can save the $300 bucks (or however much it costs, even if it is a tax deduction!) and simply do it yourself. The answer to this may surprise you?Sometimes you can write your own résumé, and write it well.
How You Can Find Freelance Writing Employment
How can you find writing jobs? Do you have proven skills that can propel you in the right direction? If so, then why are you looking for fresh vacancies? The best tool to those who have employment histories is to look to the companies that you have already worked for. There, they can help provide you with more work, or point you in the right direction.
Why Well Produced Career Portfolios Are Replacing CVs
What is a Career Portfolio?The original portfolio used by artists looking for work was simply a collection of works demonstrative of the artists style and ability. Because their works varied in size and shape, portfolios came in all sizes and shapes.
How To Write A Résumé
Figure out what you want to do.You can't write an effective résumé if you have no job target.
10 Tips For Writing A Professional Résumé
1. Start with an attractive layout.
Common Résumé Mistakes
Using a general résumé.DON'T DO IT! You cannot successfully use the same résumé to apply to several different jobs.
The Hidden Agenda of Interviews
It's Not What They Ask - The Hidden Agenda of InterviewsWhat do you think you're going to an interview for? To list your qualifications and discuss what's on your resume? That's just the tip of the iceberg, and you're the Titanic if you don't go in with at least an idea of what is behind their questions.Sure, there are the standard questions, because the basic information has to be conveyed some way, and besides reading your resume, they like to see you sweat and whether you can be caught out with any inconsistencies between what is on paper, and what comes out of your mouth.
Just Graduated? HR Pros Think You're Lazy and Disloyal
You think you know, but you have no idea.
Discount Retailer Plans Hiring Events
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported the addition of 165,000 jobs in April and a national unemployment average of 7.5 percent.
Want a Job Interview? Fire Your Resume
With almost 4 billion resumes distributed annually, there's growing frustration among job seekers that they are blending into the competitive landscape.
Observations From the Field: Changes in Mechanical Engineering
The face of mechanical engineering is changing -- dramatically. Engineers aged 55 to 60 are retiring, taking vital knowledge with them.
The GRE Tests Give Students More Options than Ever
Accepted by more institutions than any other graduate admissions test, the GRE revised General Test now provides more options and opportunities for test takers.
Engineering Field Sees Low Unemployment, Higher Pay
When faced with an intimidating job market and sizeable student loans, students must give serious thought to which college degrees will help ensure a job with a substantial salary.
Finding a Way to Increase College Persistence
It's great to get low-income students to college, but what if they drop out during their first year?
New Career Opportunities Abound as Dependency on Computer Technology Grows
In personal and professional life, computer technology impacts even the simplest, everyday tasks.