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  • Commuting To Work
    by Katie Saba - November 22, 2020
    For many Americans, the average work week not only encompasses 40 hours, but also the added time spent commuting back and forth. This can make finding work–life balance a daunting task. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, Americans spend more than 100 hours per year commuting. Add this up on a day–to–day basis, and often times you can be adding an extra hour or more per day to your work week,...
  • different types of resumes
    by Katie Saba - November 16, 2020
    Resumes are like advertisements. As such, it’s important to decide which type of 'ad' – in this case, format – you will use before you begin theresume writing process. Depending on the type of job you are applying to, different resume formats may apply. The four standard types of resumes include 1) chronological, 2) functional, 3) combination, or 4) targeted. Below are definitions of each type and recommen...
  • How To Write A Job Acceptance Letter
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - November 6, 2020
    Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start day of your employment. Here are all the elements you should include. An acceptance letter can be brief. It should be addressed to the person who formall...
  • Job seekers and hiring companies are equal players
    by Debra Wheatman - November 5, 2020
    An unspoken truth in the job search process is that candidates and hiring companies are on equal footing. I know you may feel like the hiring companies hold all the cards, but the reality is that it is exceptionally difficult for them to recruit and retain good people. Now, I will concede that “good people” is a subjective term, and that this problem of talent acquisition is often because of ridiculous arbit...
  • Refuse Job Offer
    by Andy Rasico - November 1, 2020
    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more. Even when you do turn down a job, maintaining a professional demeanor is still important. Let's address the best approaches. Even though you are not accepting t...
  • Flexibility At Work
    by Andy Rasico - October 25, 2020
    Flexibility at work is a necessity for employees and employers, alike. Streamlined workforces, shifts in technology and a changing market are just a few reasons why flexibility is the new norm for many organizations. While your company may not have a formal set of rules for a flexible workplace, there are many advantages to be gained by taking on a flexible attitude – and approach, when it comes to your job. Advant...
  • How To Become An Air Traffic Controller
    by Tim Muma - October 19, 2020
    If you're a good problem-solver who also loves aviation, this might be the perfect career for you. If you've ever traveled by plane, you know there are no traffic lights or police high in the air to direct planes in order to avoid mishaps. This is where you'd come in. Air traffic controllers give pilots clearance for all takeoffs and landings and make sure all aircraft stays a safe distance apart by coordinat...
  • Impact Of Mergers And Acquistions
    by Tim Muma - October 19, 2020
    Mergers and acquisitions are a way for some companies to improve profits and productivity, while reducing overall expenses. While good for business, in some cases they are not good for employees. With a merger and acquisition come the requisite lay–offs, leaving many employees worried about their positions or the changing culture of the company. Unfortunately, there may be instances where you will have little to no...
  • What Employers Want
    by Andy Rasico - October 13, 2020
    What makes a good employee? While the response may differ from manager to manager and company, one constant holds true – employers want employees who are dependable, trustworthy, and good at their jobs. Great employees share certain characteristics and these are the ones that employers seek above and beyond the ability to fill a job description. If you are looking to position yourself as a great employee, make sure...
  • Celebrating Boss Day
    by Katie Saba - October 6, 2020
    If you're one of the millions of American workers, mark October 16th on your calendar to earn some extra brownie points at work. That's the day that bosses everywhere are nationally recognized for their efforts throughout the year. The history of Boss's Day began in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski registered 'National Boss' Day' with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Haroski was working as a secretary for St...