It’s not healthy for you or the organization you work for when you leave earned vacation time on the table.
The fourth quarter is a good time to job hunt, and serious job hunters who’ve been unemployed should get motivated by their jobless benefits’ running out.
Skills acquired in the military can be assets in the workplace. Ability to follow orders. Respect for authority. Attention to detail. Devotion to mission. Many veterans have these and other credentials.
If you’re offered a job interview — on the phone or in person — it is perfectly acceptable for you to ask questions. While the interviewer is trying to figure out if you would be a good fit for the job, you can use the time at the end of the interview to gauge if the organization might be a good place for you.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and several private job boards and consultants keep tabs on “hot” jobs and typical earnings. Here is recent insight from Bright.com, a job board that uses data science to compare the 50 most common college majors with average salaries being paid in jobs held by graduates with those degrees.
Lost productivity from smoking breaks. Higher absenteeism. Extra health care costs. Do you think an employer would want to hire someone who would bring those debits to the organization? An academic study released this summer says U.S. businesses pay an average of $5,816 more a year for each employee who smokes compared with the costs of employing a nonsmoker.
Some people are natural at the creativity, the risk comfort, the self-motivation it takes to run one’s own enterprise. Other people are more natural employees, better at following through on plans and duties laid out for them. It can be hard to change nature. Fortunately, multiple education programs are available for would-be entrepreneurs.
Its frankly no big deal to put a color bar down the margin or highlight subheads on the page. Even something as simple as making the boldface dots on bulleted items a different color from the typeface gives a vibrancy to the page.
No one expects a bank to hire a convicted embezzler. There are many safety reasons — financial and physical — why employers don’t hire people with criminal pasts. But some of those reasons aren’t necessarily reasonable. And that’s why there’s national momentum to “ban the box.”
Job applications, online and in person, can make you vulnerable if you don’t protect your personal information.
Some job trainers work closely with job providers to equip workers with the exact information technology skills needed. One of them is Ted Parker at Centriq Training in Leawood, an IT training company.
You can look smarter and more experienced if you ask good questions in a job interview.
Women who want to get to the top should look for organizations with a record of women in leadership and strong support of women from the CEO.
Co-workers sometimes need to tackle tough conversations with colleagues who dont share the load.
The most frequent beef from job hunters is that they dont hear back from employers. There is, though, a similar and justifiable complaint from employers who have been burned by no-shows both for interview appointments and by new hires.
Keep your own copies of evaluations and other important work documents.
What do you stand for? What do you do? Who are your customers? And “customers” means potential employers, if you’re a job hunter.
Good advice for job seekers and people seeking loans: Run a background check on yourself.
Employers have found they cut time and costs and zero in on better candidates if they pay attention to people referred by their existing employees. A study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that referred candidates were twice as likely to get interviews and 40 percent more likely to be hired than candidates without inside advocates.
Uncomfortable navigating employment fairs or interviewing by phone? What if you’re deaf or hard of hearing?
Job hunting is stressful more stressful than it needs to be when some simple human decency is missing. First, though, a couple of reminders. As a job hunter, keep telling yourself that your timetable isnt the same as employers timetables. And remember that employers care about what you can do for them, more than what they can do for you.