Monthly Archive for October, 2014

: October, 2014

STAFFUP offers a new way to network, interview

Recruiting has changed significantly in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last five years, especially with the addition of social media to the hiring process of many organizations. But the question remains: Will the candidate’s skills transfer to the new job? This weekend, recruiting event STAFFUP offers a new way to interview that’s less stressful

10 jobs American workers fear the most

About 56,000 Americans hold the country’s most-feared job: politician. The position ranked No. 1 on a recent study by CareerBuilder that asked workers to identify the jobs they find the “most frightful.” People afraid of being a politician fear the rejection, responsibility, and accountability to a large number of people. Other jobs on the list are frightening due

What your dreams about work could be telling you

Last week, the blog’s subject was about facing a nightmarish job and ways to turn it around. This week, your dreams about work could be sending you clues of underlying stress and what this might mean to you. Dreams often reflect your daily life and according to research everyone has at least five dreams a […]

7 bad Halloween costume ideas for the office

Rocking a cool Halloween costume at the office can be a lot of fun — especially if you work for a company that doesn’t have a casual dress day. But while Halloween allows for people to tap into their creativity, some costumes don’t belong in the office and can even get you in trouble with

Don’t be so terrified of making mistakes

What’s your biggest work-related fear? Many people would be quick to say that it’s making a mistake at work. The key to keeping your career moving forward is not avoiding mistakes, it’s looking at mistakes from a healthy perspective. Most employees struggle with mistakes, and, if they’re not careful, can find themselves moving from anxiety to self-doubt. […]

How to network with recruiters at your dream company

The Bay Area has a fairly laid back corporate culture. But when it comes to recruiters, most of them will expect a high level of business sense. Not to mention, it’s easy to get black listed by a company if a recruiter feels like they’re being harassed by an applicant. That’s why learning to engage

Most unbelievable excuses for calling in sick

You know that thing where you accidentally get on an airplane and have to call out sick from work? No? Me neither. That’s one of the real-life excuses shared with CareerBuilder in a recent survey about workers using sick days. Twenty-eight percent of respondents have taken a sick day when they’re not sick, down from

How to find a mentor when you lack a network

The San Francisco Bay Area offers many inventive ways to meet other professionals in your industry. Yet, without a mentor to help prioritize and make decisions, networking may feel overwhelming and even like a waste of time. This is why it’s important for all professionals at any level in their career to have a few

Wake up from a career-related bad dream

Waking up from a nightmare is not a pleasant experience, yet going to work with one every day is an entirely different matter.  Most people accept a job with a hopeful attitude of growth and enthusiasm; however, there may be occasions during your career where you may end up second-guessing your decision. If you happen […]

How to quit your job in style

While the Bay Area may have an informal corporate culture, being careless about how you quit your job can negatively affect your career in the future. After all, potential employers may be contacting your boss to get a reference and three years of consistent good work can go out the window with a dramatic exit.