Monthly Archive for September, 2015

: September, 2015

Being too agreeable could impact your career

People who are agreeable are generally pleasant to work with and tend to score high marks in displaying a positive attitude. In a workplace full of competition, it can be refreshing to be around those who are easy to get along with, minus the drama of conflict. From a career point of view, being agreeable is a

Now is the time to find a quality job, Gallup survey says

Are you in the market for a job? If so, now is the perfect time to land one, according to results from a recent Gallup Poll. Forty-five percent of Americans are feeling optimistic about the U.S. job market and feel it’s a good time to find a quality job. Marissa Lane, a marketing and communications professional residing

Consider the pros and cons of working from home

Picture your workday starting out with a walk from your breakfast table to your office, with the commute being a couple of minutes. The notion of working from home and saying goodbye to office politics with the feeling that everyone else is in charge of your career can be a dream come true or your

Have a stronger resume; show you are a top candidate

Writing your resume – no doubt – takes effort, however you can spend too much energy focusing on the wrong things. Most people want a professional looking resume yet end up having one that fails due to its content. You can have a stronger resume if you change the way you present your information and mindset. Resumes,

Local jobseeker looks for romance on LinkedIn

It’s midday and Jacquelyn, a local jobseeker, logs into her LinkedIn profile, but instead of logging on to land a job, she’s trying to land a date for the weekend. Jacquelyn (whose name has been changed to protect her anonymity) has been actively seeking employment for the last six months. To break up the monotony of

These companies have the most enjoyable interview process

The job interview is all about making a first impression. But it’s not just for the employers; job candidates also get their first glimpse of the company culture and priorities. Glassdoor on Tuesday recognized the companies that provide the best interview experiences across 46 industries in its inaugural “Candidates’ Choice Awards.” The ranking is based on

Workers are less worried about pay cuts, layoffs than in past years, survey shows

American workers are worrying less about work these days, according to a recent Gallup Poll. The survey shows a decrease over time in the number of workers concerned about experiencing pay cuts, layoffs and benefit reductions than in past years. Surveys from 2009-2013 revealed roughly 31 percent of workers feared experiencing pay cuts, compared to 20 percent

Learn ways to impress interviewers

Searching for a great opportunity is just the beginning of a job search; how well you impress the interviewer is what counts. If you are like most candidates, the thought of interviewing can create a case of the nervous jitters and when anxiety hits, you are more likely to make mistakes. Recently a job candidate

Most and least meaningful college majors

It’s a lot of pressure for an 18-year-old. Choosing the right college major can determine whether you find meaning in your work — beyond just the financial incentive — way down the road. As part of its “College Salary Report,” PayScale found the most and least meaningful college majors by asking graduates, “Does your job make

Study says 50% of employees have gone to work hung over

Football season is practically upon us. In the spirit of the beloved sport, eager fans will descend upon local bars for happy hour and game parties. After an exciting game night, comes a painful morning. Most people you suck it up and go to work. They hope to fly below the radar until punching the