Any type of career change can be stressful and scary, whether it's returning to the workforce after caring for children or an aging parent, taking time off for personal health reasons or planning a sabbatical. Identify mental obstacles. First, it's extremely important to identify any mental obstacles that prevent you from taking that first step.
I recently moderated a panel for the Philadelphia Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators on how employers can measure, meet and succeed when it comes to employee engagement. The panel was engaging (pun intended) and full of information on why, as employers, we can’t seem to stop talking about employee satisfaction and engagement.
"Rock star" and "ninja" are becoming increasingly typical job titles. Companies across America are bidding farewell to terms like "associate" and instead introducing ones like "evangelist" as a way of attracting younger employees. Research backs up that a new job title can reframe how you think of your purpose in the company at large. Would you be more likely to apply for a job as a "marketing brand manager" or a "brand evangelist"? Companies seem to think most folks would prefer the latter job title. The Wall Street Journal's work culture reporter Te-Ping Chen reported in a recent article that more and more companies are adding some pizzazz to their job titles. That move will, they believe,
Employment-based retirement plans offer significant advantages to employees over the options individuals might have on their own, with the ability to use otherwise taxable compensation for the purpose of saving for retirement.
OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business leaders and employees agree that America is facing a growing retirement crisis. According to results from the inaugural Millennium Trust Small Business Retirement Survey, 93 percent of small business employers and 95 percent of employees agree that Americans will not have enough money saved to maintain their lifestyle upon retirement.
"When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" - John Maynard Keynes I've noticed that many people tend to view the job market as set in stone. If they started a new job 15 years ago and just began looking today, they'll automatically think that their prior approach will still remain fruitful. After some time searching, they get angry and confused. They'll complain, “Why am I not getting calls or interviews? Doesn't anyone realize how awesome I am?” A big part of their dilemma is that they neglected to take the time and energy to analyze and figure out the current job market. A decade ago, the job market for their skill set may have been blazing hot, but now it's not. It's like
Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. rose in line with expectations last week, remaining in territory consistent with a strengthening labor market.
Ivan Misner, a pioneer in the field of networking and founder of the personal business referral organization BNI, says not to be deterred. Here’s how to land a job even if the company isn’t hiring. Scrub social media accounts of questionable behavior and double-check your friends’ photos to see where you are tagged.
As members of the baby boom generation age into retirement — approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day — more and more are relying on pension benefits as their main source of income. Public pension plans typically require employees to contribute a share of their salaries to a pool of funds that is invested on the employee's behalf to be paid out to them in retirement. Teachers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and other public sector employees count on the various employment benefits of public sector work, including receiving in retirement a steady pension payout. Mismanagement of the funds at the state and local levels as well as market volatility, however, may put pension benefits at
The eighth annual Professional Career Reception will be Nov. 27 and will connect job seekers with hiring managers in a variety of industries. The event, set for 4-6 p.m. at the Picard Center at 200 E. Devalcourt St, is hosted by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Career Services, Louisiana Workforce Commission, One Acadiana and Lafayette Economic Development Authority. Hiring managers on hand will look for employees in management, sales, finance and banking, engineering, technology, software development, customer service, accounting, marketing, health care and more. Attendees should copies of their resumes and dress professionally. “The career reception provides an intimate atmosphere for
You have seven seconds to make an impression with your résumé. So you better make every one count. “Those first seven seconds someone spends on your résumé are the deciding seconds on whether they like you or not,” said salary and hiring coach Olivia Jaras. “They spend the rest of the time trying to corroborate that first impression.” Jaras is the founder of Salary Coaching for Women, which helps clients get hired and negotiate salaries. Your résumé does more than just get you an interview, it also plays a role in determining your salary, she said. That's why the format, word choice and tone are important to getting the reader on your side. “It's playing mind games,” Jaras said. “A good résumé