Workers in the STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) tend to have greater job security and higher paying jobs. Statistics also show that STEM jobs are growing faster than non-STEM jobs.
After decades of jobs being shipped overseas, some companies are actually bringing back high tech and manufacturing jobs to the U.S. This is good news for Americans looking for jobs, although training will be needed to make sure there are workers available to fill the new positions
Landing the first job out of school can be frustrating—companies seem to want someone with experience, but how do you gain experience without a job? Why does it feel like a catch-22 situation? Here are some pointers to help you feel less helpless in today’s challenging job market.
Although not all of us can be entrepreneurs in the traditional sense, many of us need to be entrepreneurial about our own career path. Learn how an entrepreneurial spirit can help you get ahead at work and really sell your skills in an interview.
Even with unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many industries report thousands of jobs that remain unfilled. These are good jobs that require technical skills that the applicants simply do not have. We have to ask the question, is a college education really the ticket to the “good life”?
A recent survey shows that 27% of admissions officers have googled a college applicant, and 26% have visited social media accounts. If you’re applying to college it is worth the time to examine your social media presence.
We’ve all heard the expression “time is money”, but just how much money is our time really worth? Get some tips on calculating the value of your time and learn how to prioritize your tasks more effectively.
Studies show that taking breaks from work can actually increase your productivity. Whether it’s a 15-minute walk around the building, goofing off with colleagues or simply daydreaming, breaks can refresh your mind and body, provide you with a burst of energy and sometimes help you solve a problem.
The Flow Theory is a psychological concept that describes the feeling that results when your skill set perfectly matches the task at hand and you feel a positive sense of control and total absorption in your work. How do you get there? Can you control it?
Yelp was created to support local small businesses by giving them honest feedback from patrons. The website is now struggling to keep it’s good reputation by fighting fake reviews and damaging lawsuits. Can you trust what you read on Yelp?
Think it’s not important to put down trustworthy references on your job application? Think again. Potential employers often rely heavily on references, and if they aren’t satisfied with the ones you listed, they may do some hunting of their own.
Along with the rise of more flexible work hours, some entrepreneurs and start-ups are participating in shared work environments or coworking. These companies are finding traditional office space unnecessary and instead meet in people’s living rooms or rented space. Learn more about this trend.
Employees using their own devices for work-related purposes could be a positive thing for both employers and workers. However, there are a number of security risks and complications that arise when implementing a BYOD policy.
Do you check emails before you leave the house for work? Do you work after dinner at home, well in to the night? If you do, you are part of the workshifting trend. Workshifting is a recently coined term for doing work outside what are considered regular business hours (9-5, 8-4, etc.)
Transitioning to a home office can be stressful. Many people who decide to work from home have worked in the structured corporate world for years and now have to learn a whole new way of managing their time. Learn some tips for staying focused on work while at home.