Employment News

5 steps to a better job in 2018

“Get a better job” is a very common New Year’s resolution, but it’s also a tough one to get started—especially if winter laziness sets in. It’s not like going to the gym, where you can physically get up and go somewhere and call it a success, even if it's only one time a week. You ...

Choose the best online nursing degree for you

Are you looking to become a nurse? If so, then congratulations—nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career choice, with lots of options and opportunities available depending on what you’re interested in and where you see your career path heading. Sounds great, right? Sure, but if you’re ...

Rebuild your career after job loss

If you’re reading this, it may be because the worst has already happened: you’ve been laid off or fired. Or perhaps you’re prepping for the doomsday scenario, just in case. Either way, know that a layoff or a firing is not a life-ending (or even career-ending) thing. When it happens, the ...

7 negotiation tips for Millennials

When you’re just starting out, negotiating may seem like some far-off point in your career: something you’ll do in your life eventually, like buy a minivan or start watching CBS procedural dramas. After all, you don’t have years of experience to use as leverage yet, right? Wrong! I ...

What you can learn from Mark Cuban’s routine

Mark Cuban is a pretty well-known guy. Maybe you know him from his social media feuds with certain presidents, or his courtside theatrics at Dallas Mavericks games, or his TV appearances as an investor on Shark Tank. The billionaire is a busy man—but also a successful one, so what can we ...

What you need to know about medical student mentors

No matter what field you’re in, mentorship is one of the most important factors in your early career. A study of private sector mentorship shows that mentorship (having junior employees develop a professional relationship with more senior employees) is a crucial way to develop employees and ...

What’s in store for nurses in 2018?

The start of 2018 also means a new year for nurses! If you’re a nurse, you may be wondering what’s in store for you in the coming year—both individually and for the field of nursing in general. Although nursing is a very broad field—nurses are employed in a wide variety of settings ...

How to prepare your kids for career success

If you’re a parent, chances are you spend a great deal of time worried about your kids. You do your best to ensure that they grow up happy and healthy, prepared for the world around them, and well positioned to achieve fulfillment and success in life. The truth is, some of what will happen to ...

How to identify workplace harassment

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media lately, chances are you’ve seen some of the heartbreaking stories and backlash from sexual harassment in industries like entertainment, news, and politics. #Metoo has become an inescapable part of our landscape, as women (and men ...

5 of the biggest motivation myths

Activate your potential for success! Seize the day! Everything is right there waiting for you! Motivational slogans can be very appealing. They tug at our best selves, suggesting that there’s a positive, productive human being just waiting to break free if we can just coax it out the right ...

The world of second jobs for teachers

Being a teacher is an important professional calling—but it’s no easy task. Some people look at the profession and imagine it’s an easy job, with summers off and plenty of free time in the afternoon once the students go home. However, those in the know regarding what it’s really like to ...

Tips on job hunting with a disability

Having a disability can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t prevent you from achieving your career goals. In additional to laws designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, there are a variety of strategies that you can employ to your advantage when job ...

30 things to do before you turn 30

We all like to set goals for ourselves, and we often set a timeline to accomplish them based on certain milestones—the end of a year, an anniversary, or a certain age are popular choices. Many folks like to use the beginning of a new decade in life as a “chronological yardstick” to gauge ...

6 top apps for teachers in 2018

Fact of life: teachers are busy, both in the classroom and outside of it. Apps can be a godsend to help keep organized and improve the classroom experience for students. But there are so many apps out there—which ones are tops for teachers and can help streamline their lives inside and ...

4 mistakes you’re making with your money

Managing money is a skill that you have to master over time—no one is born with it. And it’s one that can haunt the rest of your life if you’re not careful when you’re younger and just starting out. If you’re hoping to avoid some of the issues that can be most painful later on, there ...

5 steps to becoming more optimistic

Unless you naturally always see the glass as half-full, focusing on the sunny side of things may not seem like the easiest task in the world. (And even those natural optimists have their moments of frustration and doubt.) Positivity is a trait you have to work on, but it's one worth ...

Resume styles that will get you the job

Job hunting today is serious business. Simply put, the competition is tougher than ever for available jobs, which means that every aspect of your job hunting game needs to be razor sharp—including your resume. Don’t forget, in many ways your resume is your “calling card”—it will make ...

6 steps to set yourself up for career success

Do you want to set yourself up for success? Of course, you do—we all want that—most of us strive for happy, successful lives. However, what success means to each of us is a unique and individual thing, based on our specific desires and goals. It also changes over time for each of us—your ...

Your guide to saving for retirement 

Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s never too soon to start planning for the future”? It’s a good rule of thumb, especially when it comes to financial planning and saving for retirement. Sure, you may be at the very beginning of your career journey. You might feel as if it’s too soon ...

5 top customer service jobs for 2018

Are you looking for your next great job opportunity? If so, then you may want to consider a position in customer service. It’s a growing field with lots of opportunities in a variety of industries and settings, and the great news is that as a customer service professional you’ll build key ...