Monthly Archive for January, 2015

: January, 2015

How meditation affects your job search

On an average day during a job search, you are likely to encounter a multitude of distractions that are pleading for your attention. The notion of taking a few minutes to be still and calm your mind can seem like a lofty dream set aside for someday when you are employed and on vacation, not […]

5 things not to wear to an interview

In the relaxed Bay Area work scene, it is possible to wear a more casual outfit to an interview. On the other hand, dressing too casually for a meeting with a potential employer could send the message that you are not serious about the job. After all, people who are driven put a lot of

Where are you most likely to have a female boss?

If you prefer to work for a woman, the odds aren’t in your favor. But they’re improving. A recent study from the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland looked at women in the workplace internationally and found that the proportion of managers who were women increased in 80 out of 104 countries during the last

Top 25 best jobs in America for 2015

The best jobs this year are in tech, professional services and healthcare, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. Physician assistant earned the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor’s inaugural 25 best jobs in America list, thanks to its high pay, number of job openings and career opportunities. There are 45,484 physician assistant job openings posted

New free career tool for college students

As the class of 2015 prepares for their last semester of essays, tests and lectures, many of them are also gearing up to enter the workforce. But although it may be easy to jump on the web to look for resources, it may not be as easy to figure out which tools work best for

The hidden cost of body language

Obtaining a degree and the right credentials to help you grow in your career is important; however, what you may not realize is how your body language affects your opportunities. Potential employers pick up silent cues and even though you may not say a word your body language can speak volumes to decision makers who […]

Mysterious Disney toy reviewer tops list of highest-paid YouTubers

Not everyone needs advanced technical or programming skills to make a buck online. Sometimes a simple idea is worth millions of dollars on YouTube. DisneyCollectorBR was the highest-paid YouTube star of 2014, according to OpenSlate, raking in $4.9 million for her video reviews of Disney toys. Each video starts with a chirpy “Hey guys, Disney

Non-profits helping veterans find jobs

With large companies like Facebook announcing they have more than 1,100 jobs to fill, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would have a hard time finding work in the San Francisco Bay Area. But even though many companies in the Bay Area are aggressively seeking talent, there are still many groups of people who struggle

Most unusual interview behaviors and mistakes

Actions often speak louder than words in a job interview. More than half, or 65 percent, of job applicants fail to make eye contact during an interview, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder. Other common mistakes include failing to smile, playing with something on the table and having bad posture. Twenty-two percent of applicants

6 tips for acing the lunch interview

In the Bay Area, lunch interviews are fairly common and offer employers a glimpse into how a potential hire will represent the company in a social setting. But as casual as meeting a potential manager may seem, if some lunch interview etiquette is ignored, a simple gesture could ruin your chances at landing the job.