A job, or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ("for a living&quot). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g. , parent, homemaker, and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g. , hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime.
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    How Bill Gates' internships in government shaped his career

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates got his first peek at professional life as an intern at the state capitol and in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I was a page down in the state capitol of Olympia, Washington,” Gates said in an interview with David Allison for the National Museum of American History. Internships remain a crucial way to advance your career, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers ( NACE ).

  • Use this 15-minute checklist to prepare for a job interview
    Fast Company Magazine

    Use this 15-minute checklist to prepare for a job interview

    Your job interview is just days away and you're feeling unprepared. You've reread the job posting about 67 times and you're pretty clear on the role itself–but you can't really think of much else to do to brush up. Don't sweat it. In fact, you may only need another 15 minutes or so in order to prep, so here's what to do. 1. Confirm everyone you'll be meeting with One minute. If the hiring manager or an HR officer set up your interview and didn't explicitly tell you whom you're going to be chatting with, don't just assume it's them and only them. It's not at all uncommon for hiring managers to shuttle you off to someone else on their team who's become available to meet you at the last minute.

  • 3 Ways to Profit From Trump’s Space Force

    3 Ways to Profit From Trump’s Space Force

    It was thrilling to learn that none other than the venerable investment bank Morgan Stanley published a massively bullish thesis on the economic benefits. Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas said, “Our conversations with various actors (current and retired) in the U.S. government, military, and intelligence communities overwhelmingly indicate that space is an area where we will see significant development. In fact, Morgan Stanley stated that it believes the space force could fuel a new trillion-dollar economy.

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    Don’t call it retirement. Call it 'transitioning to a new chapter'

    As people begin to live longer after traditional "retirement" age, they need to find engaging, stimulating ways to continue to grow personally. A study by University at Buffalo psychologists Todd Kashdan, Paul Rose and Frank Fincham concluded that curiosity is very good for people. Far too often, people in the United States are retiring with plenty of “gas left in their tank,” only to find it difficult to transition into that next chapter in their life’s journey.

  • Stop fretting, working mums: a learned man says it's OK
    the Guardian

    Stop fretting, working mums: a learned man says it's OK

    Did the first consciousness, alone out there in the universe, find itself wondering “… but what about the children”? The Office for National Statistics puts it at 71% of women aged between 16 and 64 – many of those are mothers at the same time. Would the first consciousness approve of so many women with children working? If you aren't a working mother, ask one you know about this – they'll probably be able to give you a fair few anecdotes.

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    Retirement Income Planning Anybody Can Do

    Following these steps can help you determine where you stand in regards to your retirement income sources and needs.

  • How hot it needs to be before British workers should be sent home by employers
    The Independent

    How hot it needs to be before British workers should be sent home by employers

    With temperatures set to soar in the coming days, with the hottest day of the year fast approaching, those without sufficient access to air conditioning will no doubt have started thinking about how long they’ll realistically last working in unbearable heat. Employers have a legal obligation to ensure that the temperature in the workplace is “reasonable”, as outlined by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Not only do they have a responsibility to maintain a suitable temperature for their employees, but it’s also their duty to ensure that the air is clean and fresh.

  • Top MBA graduates are leaving other job hunters in the dust
    New York Post

    Top MBA graduates are leaving other job hunters in the dust

    The brightest MBA graduates this year from the most elite schools scored multiple top-shelf job offers of about $125,000 — while middle-of-the-pack grads got relative crumbs, a Wall Street salary survey expected out Monday reveals. In addition, the leaders of the MBA class — from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School — can be expected to be happier with their lifestyle, the survey found. At big Wall Street banks, for instance, that can mean skipping a year or two of 100-hour weeks compiling pitch books and getting yelled at by mid-level executives. “Demand for MBAs remains strong, but firms are being more discerning in an effort to recruit those who can step in and contribute right away,” Scott Rostam, founder and chief executive of Training the Street, said in a statement.


    UPDATE: The government has no idea how many gig workers there are--why that's a problem

    It's tough to measure something when no one can agree on what's actually being measured Antoinette Kunda wasn't always rushing to make deliveries for strangers and pick up riders. Prior to the Great Recession, she worked as an executive administrative assistant at American Express (AXP), where she earned $80,000 a year, or approximately $6,667 a month. Today, she works in the gig economy. "I do not consider myself having a primary job," Kunda said. She works for Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Instacart, DoorDash, Grubhub and various other on-demand delivery and rideshare apps. "My primary job is putting a roof over my head," she said. Her current goal is to make $5,000 a month but, in reality, she said

  • How to meet with recruiters when you're not looking for a job
    New York Post

    How to meet with recruiters when you're not looking for a job

    I am starting a new job and I have the ability to hire staff. Would it be burning a bridge with my former employer if I hired people who I previously signed on to work for me there, or is that typical and expected? It is not uncommon for employees to play follow the leader, but whether or not it burns a bridge for the boss depends on many factors. How large was your staff? Are you looking to take one or two people, or are you going to raid the firm? Did you leave on good terms? Are these individuals likely to leave regardless? Do you have any sort of agreement that prevents you from soliciting employees? Telling your former employer what your plans are, and giving them time to prepare to backfill,

  • Beware the hiring process that takes your ideas for free
    New York Post

    Beware the hiring process that takes your ideas for free

    When Nicole Cueto interviewed for a public-relations-director job nine months ago at a biotech company, the Upper East Sider felt taken for a ride. “They asked me to come in for a trial day to see how I'd fit in,” she says. “They gave me an assignment — create a year's worth of editorial calendar for the company.” After fulfilling the task and providing a list of potential influencers to collaborate with, the recruiter told her she wasn't the right fit for the job. “Yet they kept my work and, down the line, I saw my strategy executed. Basically, they got free work out of me,” says Cueto. The recruiter ultimately told her they were looking for someone with more tech experience, something Cueto


    UPDATE: Meet the man who makes $1,500 a month from a side hustle selling live crickets

    Four in 10 Americans have a side hustle, and some are just plain quirky At 4 a.m. Jeff Neal is wide awake in his dining room with a large cup of coffee beside him as he answers emails about his thriving cricket business. By 7 a.m., he's at his full-time job as a project estimator at PennCoat Inc., a painting and flooring company in Landisville, Pa. "I have been side hustling for three years," Neal said, "I started off with gigs from Craigslist and I realized I could make more money selling products online." With a background in internet marketing, he looked for a product with a high search volume and a few competitors. "I used Google's keyword planner and I didn't find anything on the same level