So, you’ve decided to jump in with both feet, take control of your destiny, and run your own business. Even better, you’ve decided to get out of the commuter grind and run that business from your home. Congratulations! This can be a very rewarding lifestyle, assuming you have everything you need in place to make[…]
Starting a new job or getting a promotion is very exciting. It means you’re moving up the career ladder and hopefully getting one step closer to landing your dream job. So often people only negotiate their salary when starting a new job, but your total employee benefits package includes so much more than just money.[…]
Sandy and I talk a lot about being small business owners and making money on our own terms. Having your own business is great, but trust me when I say it’s not all glitz and glamour – not at the beginning anyways. It takes time to establish your reputation as the go-to-person, build trust so[…]
If you have a side hustle or one of those cool jobs that doesn’t require you to be in the office you may have the benefit of working at home. I thankfully get to work from home with my 9 to 5 job and I also work from home after 5 pm with my side[…]
It’s tax time people. That means all around the country people are lining up to send the nitty-gritty details of their personal and financial lives to the government in hopes of getting a tax refund. If you’re an entrepreneur tax time probably means your collecting piles and piles of papers, receipts and invoices to bring[…]
Did the thought of walking back into work from the weekend make you sink back into your bed just a little deeper this morning? We are finally evolving from the notion that the more hours you put in at work the greater your personal satisfaction and the more money you make. These days, work-life balance[…]
It’s back to work for me, which means expenses related to work. In this economy, everyone is doing what they can to save money, but some people are taking frugality to the extremes, especially if you’re an employee in a shaky industry that has seen mass layoffs these past few years. Regardless of what the state of your job is right now, it’d be a good idea to hop aboard the frugal train with the following tips: […]
As a human resource professional, searching for the perfect applicant requires a considerable amount of effort. If you feel like you are drowning beneath a sea of applications and resumes, it might be time to reach out for help. A tracking and organizational system can help you get this issue under control so that you can quickly fill that open position. However, not all systems are built the same. Before committing to one offering, take a moment to consider the attributes of strong applicant database software. […]
I hope that you’ve heard about this “controversy” that was started by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and a Director at Disney, who wrote the book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The basic premise of the book is that women are to blame for their lack of career advancement. According to Sheryl, women are their own worst enemies when it comes to their careers because we don’t “lean forward.” I liken that to saying that we are not assertive.
Watch the video below and come back for a discussion. […]
As of last Friday, I am officially unemployed with no new job to go to. Are you panicking for me? Because I’m not.
I’m smirking as I write this post that has been months in the making while sipping on a cup of calming ginger tea. My heart is beating loudly as if playing out a scene in The Tell-Tale Heart, but it’s at the excitement of what is to come in the next few months. Life is beautiful, and for just this week, I took the time to stop and enjoy being alive and happy.
If you recall I resigned from one job over a year ago to take another job with a different employer. The new job was in the field of Human Resources, something that I had wanted to do my entire career. When the opportunity presented itself, I was hesitant at moving because I liked my previous employer a lot. But, after speaking with my better half, I was convinced to get over my reservations and accept my dream job.
Within two weeks of joining the new company I knew that I had made a terrible mistake. My job? Oh, that part was easy . The office and company? That was the issue. But, I’m nothing if not positive, so I decided that I would give the new job at least six months of observation before making a decision on leaving or going. […]
A couple of weeks ago, I gave your brain and eyeballs the reading of the
century millennium, as I treated you all to my list of the 7 worst jobs of all time. It was pretty awesome, and we all wept openly for those suckers who have to spend all day doing those crummy jobs. I’d give you hugs and all, but I’m kind of scared of human contact.
This post will be a little more positive, as we count down the 7 best jobs. While I’m not recommending you quit your job right now to do one of these careers, I’d at least think about it. Especially if you’re a teacher. Or if you work at the DMV. Yeah, I’m not sure why that wasn’t on the original list. Let’s do it. […]
Some of you reading this have jobs that are awesome. Maybe you’re a bikini inspector, or maybe a taster of delicious desserts. Or maybe you’re a tester of comfortable mattresses. Those are pretty good jobs. So is being Taylor Swift’s bodyguard, at least in my mind. And hey, who wouldn’t want to a professional beer drinker?
Wait. I am being told none of these jobs actually exist.
Most of us have jobs that are more normal. We’re accountants or nurses, or a million other regular jobs. Most of these jobs are pretty good. Some though, are terrible. Like really terrible. I’m impressed those of you who do them for a living get through a day without punching yourselves in the face. Let’s look at the 7 that are the worst of the worst. […]