Not necessarily. While a college degree does open a lot of opportunities for you, some of the fastest growing job markets (as presented by the study from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics are open for high school graduates. These include compliance officers, pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, and home health aides. Your job stability also depends on your work attitude, … [Read more...] about Do I need to have a college degree to have a stable job?
Gone are the days when decades-long loyalty, professionalism, and devotion to duty were rewarded by lifelong employment. The economic crisis has triggered downsizing and the new demands of the digital age have rendered some positions useless while forcing others to learn new skills. Here are some tips on how to navigate the new corporate world. … [Read more...] about How to protect your career in a recession
You've just been offered a new job. The salary's higher, the list of perks longer—but the decision to take it or reject it goes beyond mere numbers. Here are some things you need to consider while weighing a job offer. Stress levels A perpetually screaming new boss who gives you skin rashes every single time he screams and a much higher sales quota in a depressed … [Read more...] about Tips for weighing a job offer
Be very careful about what you post on your social networks! While your tweets and Facebook posts are meant for your friends, your employers (or future employers) may be able to access these—and whatever they find can be used as reason to fire you or quietly pass you up for the next promotion. … [Read more...] about Social media habits that could cost you your job
Even those who totally love their job can sometimes feel stifled by having to stay in the office 8 hours a day, five days a week. Here are some ways to make your work area a little more fun and inspiring—and what you can do when you're getting a little stir crazy. … [Read more...] about Quick ways to boost your mood at work