Taking a job across the country was one of the scariest things I’ve done in my adult life.
While the prospects for greater upward mobility in my career, more money and a nice benefits package — including more vacation time and better insurance — definitely made the move worthwhile, leaving family and friends behind in order to chase career gold nearly 2,000 miles away was a scary and stressful idea.
I learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share. If I can help to minimize stress and anxiety during one of the most difficult tasks in your life, then it makes sense to share what I know in order to attempt to help a few of you along the way. Click Here to Read Article …
Leaving a job, particularly one that you thought was a great fit for you and your career, may be a difficult decision to make.
Sometimes that decision is easy — we know early on that it’s a matter of time before we jump or get pushed to leave.
But in most other cases, it is not that clear cut.
There are obviously benefits to staying or we wouldn’t still be here, but clearly something — maybe a lot of things — are nagging at us, or we wouldn’t be having that internal debate.
So how do you know when it’s time to stay or go? It’s much easier to decide to stay and hope that things get better, but in other cases you might as well get out now. Here are a few situations that should get you thinking about moving to a new job or a new organization. Click Here to Read Article …
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So you’ve given notice that you’re quitting your job and moving to your dream job across the street. Well, at least you’re moving.
Your manager has asked you to be part of an exit interview process. Your first reaction is, Why do I care? I’m not going to be here.
But before you rule it out, here are a few things to think about.
We all know why employers like exit interviews, at least smart employers.
They give them the chance to find out what’s really going on behind the scenes between their employees and supervisors and to make necessary corrections in policies, procedures or even supervisors.
But why should you, the employee, care? That’s a good question. Here are some reasons why you should choose to complete the interview process. Click Here to Read Article …
Although some may overlook it, classifying someone as either an employee or a contract worker matters for both businesses owners and employees.
Businesses can face issues with the IRS for improper employee classification, and employees may be getting the short end of the employment stick if they are improperly classified in terms of both pay and benefits.
This infographic, compiled by Wunderland, a creative staffing agency, provides useful information for both business owners and job seekers about the differences between being classified as an independent contractor vs. being classified as an employee.
It also covers what you need to know about job mis-classification along with the risks of improper job classification, and how to protect yourself at work.
Here are some key points to note:
- As an employee, much of the burden of the work falls on the employer, from training to providing you a computer and other resources to assuring your taxes are being paid from your wages.
- A company can try to take advantage of an employee by improperly classifying them as an independent contractor.
- Employers can work with a staffing firm to avoid mis-classification and IRS tax audits.
Check out the full infographic below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
What do you think? Is it easy to distinguish an employee from a contract worker in your line of work?
As the job market and jobs themselves are evolving, it’s important to remember that resumes evolve along with them.
While the resume has always played an important role, there are also new trends to which we must pay attention.
If you want to write a resume that will help you stand out, then incorporate these tips.
The most important thing to remember in writing your resume is that this is the time of showing, not telling. Click Here to Read Article …
After graduating from college with a fairly broad degree, I quickly realized that my skill set for starting a new job wasn’t as specialized as I had hoped it would be. I knew that I was more than capable of learning new tasks, I just needed someone to take a chance and give me the kind of on-the-job training that would get me to the next level.
Unfortunately, the majority of companies I applied to just weren’t interested in hiring someone that wasn’t already proficient at using various computer programs or completing certain tasks, so I became accustomed to rejection.
Then, by luck or some other miracle, I received the job offer I had been waiting for. I spent the next few days celebrating the accomplishment and then, as I sat through orientation after orientation, I realized that I would need to soak up a significant amount of technical knowledge to be successful at this new job. Click Here to Read Article …
It’s usually really easy to spot: the nervous jitters as he talks about his most recent position, the disdain he is clearly trying to hide about his supervisor or colleagues, the glossing over of the actual job conclusion.
By the time I ask, “so what prompted you to leave” or “what brings you in today,” I can almost recite the words that always include “laid-off”, “let go”, “downsizing”, “bad manager”, etc.
As a career coach, I encounter a myriad of clients who have a gap in their employment history. Typically these clients address this issue with me in one of two ways.
They either shy away from the topic (think example above) to avoid mentioning it until half way through the appointment — after the resume review — or they bring it up immediately and we spend the better part of an hour talking about this event that has defined them for the past several months of their job search. Click Here to Read Article …
When searching for a job, the first step can sometimes seem the hardest – actually getting someone to read your CV.
The fact is, recruiters often have to sift through hundreds of job applications for a single position, and as a result yours could be overlooked. This is why it’s important to make your CV easy to read, concise and quick to the point.
But there’s also other things you need to consider when job hunting. Here are a few tried and tested tips that should make your search a little easier: Click Here to Read Article …
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