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