Monthly Archive for May, 2015

: May, 2015

Tips for job seeking while employed

Job-seeking while employed can be a balancing act, depending on how eager you are to get out of your current job. Some workers find it extremely challenging to actively search for work yet remain productive on their current job. Some even struggle to maintain their work schedule, while sneaking  job interviews in here and there,

Worries about relocating after graduation

Recently a college graduate was talking to me about relocating to a city where her family was located and she was concerned about finding a good job without really knowing anyone who lived there. There are several times in life where you get a perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself, and graduating from college is one […]

Overcoming the catch-22 dilemma

Almost everyone has faced a catch-22 dilemma in their career. Whether you are a new grad or one deciding on a new career move, the prevalent questions are always asked, “How do you start down a new career path without the necessary experience? And how do you get the experience without working in the new […]

Tips for dealing with an overly eager employee

Though they mean well, an enthusiastic employee can easily be the bane of your workplace. Just ask Karina W., a manager of a San Francisco-based test developer & proctoring company. Karina recalls hiring Jared D. to fill a vacant test proctor position. Jared had recently graduated from college, so this was his first job. Karina

San Francisco named among the best cities for jobs

Bay Area companies are keeping their employees content. San Francisco workers have the highest job satisfaction rating in the country, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. The metro area came in second for hiring opportunity, with 94,933 active job openings posted to Glassdoor. There’s also one place where we lose points: cost of living. With a

One-third of workers steal time at work, survey says

Many employees work in a fiefdom ruled by the almighty time clock. They abhor it for the inconvenience of clocking in and out. Others hate it because it makes it difficult for them to fudge, although they inevitably find ways around it. If we are really honest, we’ve all done it. You get to work, clock

Undertand the reasons why your contacts won’t help

Networking activities are often cast aside until you actually need to start networking and by then the discomfort in reaching out to people has grown into a necessity rather than a desire of “wanting to stay in contact.” The pressure to network can feel awkward and unnatural especially when you are thinking about quitting networking […]

Silicon Valley attorney lived out of his office for more than 150 days to save on rent

Last week we looked at companies that let employees catch up on sleep at work. Here, we’ll find out what it’s like to actually live there. Mitchell (a pseudonym) recently graduated from U.C. Hastings College of Law. Just one week after taking the bar exam, he was offered a job working as public defender in Silicon

Can’t stay awake at work? Some startups permit naps for sleepy employees

Have you ever been caught sleeping on the job?  Maybe you dozed off in a meeting to the amusement of your co-workers.  If you were lucky, your neighbor awoke you before you broke into a full-on snore fest. Once upon a time sleepy employees were forced to suppress their urge to nap fearing disciplinary action

How do you know if you should accept a promotion?

Promotions often appear to be the catalyst in helping your reach your career goals; without them it feels as though you might be stuck in a routine job. Being offered a promotion is a compliment and supports the notion that taking one is the surest way toward climbing the ladder of success. In spite of […]