Have you heard this advice before: "Follow your passions!" "Do what you love!"? And have you thought, what if my passions are my hobbies? Things that I could never be paid for?
The average workweek is even longer today. A recent Gallup poll tells us we now work 47 hours a week on average. That is a significant portion of our week spent doing a job we either love or hate. One way or another, our work has an effect on every other area of our life.
The employment picture in the U.S. has been brightening, but the improvement has not been evenly dispersed across the nation. Whether you have just graduated from college and are now looking for your first full-time job or you are looking for a job/career change, you're interested in finding areas with the greatest job opportunities.
A growing number of studies are revealing how ineffective, damaging, and potentially discriminatory resumes can be in the job application process. Here are four reasons we need to ditch the resume and find a better way to hire.
Our men and women in uniform, preparing for deployment with large solar arrays in the background is already the reality for many military bases around the country, and is becoming more and more common.
If you want people to like you, be 100 percent comfortable in your own skin. Hands down, there's no more attractive quality than a person who is utterly comfortable with who they are. Now, would you like the good news or the bad news?
"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon." Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is steep.
Am I saying that women should quit their jobs and stay home barefoot and pregnant? Of course not. I own two companies -- so clearly that's the last thing I want. What I do want is for women to be honest about the toll that working two full time jobs -- both career and motherhood -- is taking on their lives.
But who can sleep? Not Mac, who helps sweep up at closing. He lives in a hotel with cockroaches and other bugs that go crawly in the night. On to his chest. He sleeps with cotton wool in his ears.
That empty space on your resume between 2012-2014 may not be a career-sinking problem. It's really all about what you did with yourself during that time, and how you present that to your potential employers.
Your job is so much more than just a title and a salary. As an employee, you want to know a few key things before you accept any position. After all, it's where you'll spend the majority of your time -- you want to make sure it's a good fit in more ways than one.
It's been 10 years since my mother lost the only house she's ever owned. A factory worker in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the poorest American cities, my mother lost her house to the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina that uprooted families, killed thousands and laid waste to entire neighborhoods throughout the Gulf States.
Many thanks to all those at UMass for support and inspiration during the past decade, and looking forward with much excitement to a new chapter with those of you at Babson!
Four months after graduation, I'm still sitting on my parents' couch in sweats, alternating between applying to jobs, writing and watching the daily Sex and the City marathons on E!. Some people see it as an extended vacation, but it gets old after a while.
This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.
Apparently we're going to hear much more about "illegals" from the GOP campaign, and among their rote talking points will be how harmful such immigrant are for the U.S. economy and workers. Standing against such nonsense is not only the humane thing to do, however, but the factual thing to say as well.