As professionals, we hope to fall madly in love with our jobs so we never “work” a day in our lives. As a career coach, I know how much it can take to make this happen.
That doesn’t mean all is lost, though; it just means that, similar to romantic relationships, sometimes you play the field. If you’re not sure if your employer is “the one,” check out these five signs that it may be time to call it off.
Tuition reimbursement from employers is totally possible. If you’ve been in the workforce for a little while and want to go to grad school, your company may be happy to help pay for it.
Companies see this as investing in employees who will move up and do more work for them. However, they won’t pay for just anyone (or anything). Here are the steps to take to get a company to help pay for higher education.
Companies aren’t the only ones who need to make sure a job candidate is a good match. In fact, candidates should also have standards for the company they are hoping to work for.
Below, you’ll find five things that you may want to look for if you’re in the market for a job. While it is unlikely that you’ll find a company that has all of these qualities, you can decide which matter most to you and make your decision based on that.
With the rise of the Internet, job candidates aren’t just people anymore—they’re also brands.
Employers can easily find websites and social media accounts to research potential candidates. And while that may sound like a negative, it’s actually the perfect opportunity to brand yourself properly.
Here’s how to do it.
Simple job interview questions sometimes lead to confusion and fumbles. So, it’s no surprise that tricky questions can catch even the most qualified job candidate off guard.
Below, I’ve outlined how to answer the toughest interview questions. Don’t let the simplicity of some of them fool you—you’d be surprised how many candidates can’t answer them correctly.
With the year ending, you’ll likely get a performance review soon, if you haven’t already. This offers a great checkpoint to think about your professional future—especially if you hope to move up to management.
Moving up isn’t as easy as it used to be. However, boomers have one foot out the door already, meaning companies will soon have to fill those spots. If you want them to choose you, here are seven skills you should focus on improving.
Hate your previous boss? Dealing with debt? Forgot the job description? Yeah, never bring those up in a job interview. Amanda Abella explains why.
Since I run my own business, I need an easy way to track my spending and expenses. But even if you’re not an entrepreneur, you should still know where your money is going. Budgeting software is a great way to do this.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve hunted for the best options around. And after trying just about every free, low-cost, or professional service out there, I created this little guide. It should help you save time—and, in some cases, money—in your software search.
As we quickly approach the end of the year, job seekers may notice a pattern: ads for full-time job are becoming few and far between.
Don’t worry—this doesn’t mean another economic meltdown. In fact, this is typical this time of year. With holidays and end-of-year budget meetings coming up, hiring permanent full-time employees doesn’t hold the top spot on the priority list for many companies.
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to money. Whether it’s due to keeping up with the Joneses or trying to perfect a budget, it can be easy to think we’re not where we think we should be. Real talk: No one is perfect. We all make money mistakes. Heck, I’mView Full Post »»