Ask for what you want in a new job

by Guest Author, Rellie Derfler-Rozin Are you looking through the details of a new job offer or planning to ask for a raise with your current employer? The labor shortage and need for good employees means you still have some leverage. And with inflation the highest it’s been in decades, you shouldn’t pass up the…

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Jobs that Provide the Most Burnout

Jobs that Provide the Most Burnout

Are you looking for a new career? Research these six jobs that provide the most burnout before you settle on something. Quality of life and work/life balance is very important to your mental health and happiness. What is Burnout? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.…

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Get Promoted – 4 Ways that Work

Get Promoted

Are you hoping to get promoted soon? Have you been wondering how you can help with the process? Here are 4 ways that will help your boss recognize that you deserve it. Surprisingly, they all have to do with asking for help – not pretending you can do it all on your own. Are you…

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How to Answer the “Desired Salary” Question

desired salary

Ah, the dreaded “what is your desired salary” question. Of course you want to earn more than you are currently earning. However, you don’t want to price yourself out of being considered. What to do? What to do? Do your research before an interview to get a good idea of the fair market value of…

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Do Recession Proof Jobs Exist?

Recession Proof Jobs

Yes, recession proof jobs do exist. Some, like law enforcement, are considered to be recession resistant since resources are reliant on government funding, but unfortunately crime will always exist. The current job market is pretty good Unemployment is lower than it has been in the past few years. Experts who study the market and recessions…

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What is the real unemployment rate?

Great post by Bill Humbert on RecruitingBlogs.com to understand the unemployment rate.  Have you read the “great news” that we are at a low right now, at 7.8%  ? I think it’s all a lie.  Bill shares a really interesting link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The rate being reported is 100% based on…

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How Will Obamacare’s Ruling Affect the Career Space?

It’s been interesting to see the reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that Obamacare is constitutional, which means it can move forward.  Lot’s of speculation and opinion flying around with religious zeal. On Facebook there’s a picture of a warrior preparing for battle and the caption says something like: “Brace yourself!  Everyone is about to…

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