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A Freelancer’s Guide to Saving & Investing

Did you know that the word “freelance” was coined by the writer Sir Walter Scott to refer to the knights who used to roam the countryside in the Middle Ages? They owed no allegiance to any particular lord, but were free to wield their lance for whoever paid the most gold. I think it’s appropriate. Show More Summary

Want to Keep Your Rep? Better Answer That Email

I’ve talked before about how responsiveness – or lack thereof – can make or break your reputation at work. Typically, I complain about people who never answer emails unless there’s something in it for them at that moment, or who...

Employees say cheers to drinking while working, study shows

Nearly one-third of workers have been drunk or under the influence of drugs while at work, a survey shows. Health and Safety consulting firm, Protecting.co.uk surveyed over 2,600 workers in office, factory, retail and public sector agencies to learn employees are saying cheers to drinking while working. Eighty-five percent of respondents admitted to being drunk

Business Travel Reading Tips

Business travel is a necessary evil. Sometimes you simply have to be there. To avoid losing your mind on a long flight, consider escape novels by: Elmore Leonard Agatha Christie Alan Furst Daniel Silva Martin Cruz Smith Lee Child Nick...Show More Summary

The Busy Blogger’s Guide to Creative, Compelling Images

My Top-5 Resources for Blog Posts, Social Media, and More. If I told you there was one thing you could do with your blog that would boost your traffic by 94 percent, what would you say? I recently blogged about seven mistakes bloggers cannot afford to make. No. 2 was failing to use compelling imagery. Some bloggers don’t use images at all. That’s a miss. […]

Quote of the Day

If anything characterizes the twenty-first century, it's our inability to restrain ourselves for the benefit of other people. - James Katz

Your Personal Branding Can Start at a Young Age

At thirteen my mother found me secretly reading a movie star magazine. She kindly explained, “you aren’t pretty enough to be a movie star so you should develop your personality.” Now, do not take her words as insulting. I didn’t and I don’t. Show More Summary

Company Refuses to Reimburse Expenses – Ask #HR Bartender

I’ve always said never mess with an employee paycheck. Especially final paychecks. But do the same rules apply to expense reports? That’s what today’s reader question is all about – expense reimbursements. I left my employer to take a position in my field. Show More Summary

Drunk Maine Man Dies While Shooting Firework From His Head

Tragedy struck over the weekend in Maine when a young man lost his life during the Fourth of July festivities. Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine placed a firework on the top of his head when it went off, killing … More » The post Drunk Maine Man Dies While Shooting Firework From His Head appeared first on EveryJoe.

Greeks Reject Austerity Measures, Finance Minister Resigns

The citizens of Greece have spoken: the country will refuse to comply with the strict austerity measures called for by the other countries in the Eurozone that aim to repair Greece’s devastated economy. In doing so, Greece has thrown a … More » The post Greeks Reject Austerity Measures, Finance Minister Resigns appeared first on EveryJoe.

Do Your Research BEFORE You Start A Business

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, you might have a couple ideas in place, but you should do your research before you start a business. The post Do Your Research BEFORE You Start A Business appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

Chasing Your Dreams

I pressed the CHARGE button on the defibrillator and listened to the rising electronic crescendo. When it reached its peak, I hit SHOCK and 30 joules of electricity was delivered. The ECG strip printed out and I held it up to the rising sun, “USER TEST OK.” This was my first shift back as a paramedic in Los Angeles after a three-year hiatus. Show More Summary

How To Quantify Your Accomplishments On A Resume

Many job hunters say their accomplishments aren’t quantifiable - but they're wrong. Here are some ways to quantify your accomplishments on a resume. The post How To Quantify Your Accomplishments On A Resume appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

4 Entry Level Jobs in Engineering You Haven’t Considered Yet

The conventional job market is filled with conventional jobs, unless you’re a larger-than-life personality or in the top half-percent productivity-wise, the difficulty in getting from graduation to a career-track job is getting noticed. If you’re in engineering it can be especially difficult to find a place where you can find a career in the long […]

Petition Calling For Ellen Pao’s Resignation From Reddit Soars Past 100K Signatures

More than 130,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of Ellen Pao, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Reddit. “Ellen K. Pao is a lawyer and the chief executive officer of the Internet company Reddit Inc. After Pao … More » The post Petition Calling For Ellen Pao’s Resignation From Reddit Soars Past 100K Signatures appeared first on EveryJoe.

Create and Implement a Connection Culture Survey

#92 Create and Implement a Connection Culture Survey Many organizations implement employee engagement surveys and these surveys are mostly about connection.  We recommend that organizations develop a customized employee engagement or...Show More Summary

5 ways to help yourself grow professionally

Why does your growth and development matter? It’s essential to challenge and stretch yourself often, and not let yourself get stuck in a job where you don’t feel like you are growing or learning. There is more potential inside each person...Show More Summary

Choosing the Right Recruiting Firm

Recruiting is time-consuming; it’s often an arduous and complex process finding the candidates themselves. Just as difficult for most companies is finding the right headhunting firm to represent their organization. The search means discerning...Show More Summary

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