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  • Best/Worst Careers: 2016 Rankings
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 26, 2016
    CareerCast.com’s 2016 Jobs Rated Report was recently published for the 28th consecutive year, and it’s fascinating to peruse the findings. The popular job search website gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, to rank jobs based on four core criteria: work environment (physical and emotional requirements); income; job outlook (growth versus unemployment); and stress facto...
  • Job Interview Trauma - Please Don't Ask This!
    by Georgia Adamson - August 26, 2016
    If you had to decide between going through an interview for a job you really want or having a tooth pulled, which would you choose? I wouldn’t be surprised if you opted for the tooth removal! At least it would be over with quickly, and you’d start feeling better soon. With the job interview, though, not only do you have to get through the period before the interview, but also you need to endure the interview itself and, hop...
  • Mind Your Mobile Manners: Smartphone Etiquette Is Always In Style
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 26, 2016
    Pot, meet kettle. A new survey out from Bank of America found that less than 20 percent of adults think they are on their mobile phone too much, yet more than half believe others are. And, only 10 percent of respondents believe they are “tuned out to the world” when they are on their smartphone, while half say that others definitely are. While this is certainly an issue for all generations, it’s something that millennials i...
  • 7 Notables Every Executive Should Know When Working With Recruiters
    by Louise Garver - August 25, 2016
    When working with recruiters, following business protocol standards isn’t enough. Familiarizing yourself with the right moves and countermoves when working with recruiters can put you at an advantage. Here are 7 tips to help you improve your relationships and secure better success when working with recruiters: 1. Being responsive to a recruiter’s requests is very important. Speed is one of the most critical factors wh...
  • Ask Deb: Not Sure What The Boss Is Asking
    by Debra Wheatman - August 25, 2016
    I just started a new job. This is a big step up for me in terms of responsibility and pay. One of the things my new boss is asking me to provide is a monthly status report. I’m not sure what I should include, or what format it should be in. Should I recap what I do on a daily basis, or just give the highlights? My previous position was my first professional position post-graduation. I did not have to document my time like t...
  • Whose Responsible for Employer Branding?
    by Alexandra Levit - August 25, 2016
    A recent article from my friends at Recruiter.com asks an intriguing question: who exactly owns the employer brand? In 2015, employer branding firm Universum released a four-part study, “2020 Outlook: the Future of Employer Branding.” Based on a survey of more than 2000 HR professionals and CEOs from around the world, the study examined where employer branding is today and how employer branding may evolve over the next five...
  • Design the Life You Love!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - August 24, 2016
    As we wander through life, there are various stages where it’s a natural point to stop, reflect, and assess where we are and where we might be headed next. For instance, when we’re starting our first job, when the kids are leaving for college, or when we’re about to retire, these are stages of life when we can look at where we’ve been, think about where we’re going, and reflect on what really matters in life. Of course we d...
  • How Being Raised By A Narcissist Damages Your Life and Self-Esteem
    by Kathy Caprino - August 24, 2016
    I’ve written a great deal about narcissism on Forbes and my other blogs, and I’m always floored at the response. It’s clear that there are hundreds of thousands of people around the world who were raised by at least one narcissist, and it wreaked havoc on their self-esteem, their feelings of well-being and safety, and their confidence and courage. Being raised by a narcissist gives rise to a belief throughout our lives that we...
  • How to decide if you should get a job or start a business
    by Amy Watson - August 24, 2016
    On December 9, 2014, I learned that my steady, salaried job with Hertz was coming to an end. Our entire team was being laid off at the same time, and December 31 would be our last day. Right away I was faced with the question of whether to get a job or start a business. The knowledge that I would soon have to move forward without this job came to me first as welcome news. I’d been in the role for nearly four years. While I...
  • How to Network to Find New Customers
    by Alexandra Levit - August 23, 2016
    According to the 2015 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey, "67 percent of small-business owners reported that they maintain a social media presence for networking and marketing purposes." But in-person activities, such as belonging to and attending community or Chamber of Commerce events, were less common, despite the fact that using both may help answer the age-old question of how to find new customers. I tapped three s...