The Future of Work

Written by David Delahunty (July 16, 2017). The following points are taken from Udo Gollub, the CEO of 17 Minute Languages Facebook post. Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. more….
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties…

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How to Find Work that Works for You

by Michelle Martin The following is an excerpt from the “How to Find Work that Works for You” on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here. Sure it’s a tough job market out there. And if you look at it that way you’re only going to see the obstacles. But

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Is Your Job Killing You?

Job Stress Kills We may accuse each other of exaggerating when we say our jobs are killing us, but it might not be that much of an exaggeration. Dozens of studies over the years have linked job stress to increased incidences of disease and death. With the infographic below, discover who is most at risk,

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Age Bias: How Old Are You?

Written by Bob Skladany, Director of Research & Chief Career Counselor at RetirementJobs.com  What do you think when you read this scenario?   You’re in the middle of a job interview and the recruiter or prospective employer asks, “So, how old are you?” Let me guess that you are probably caught off guard and thoughts are racing

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How To Stay Employed Over 40

Are you frustrated about your career situation as a middle-aged worker?   Most people are getting sick and tired of being sick and tired.  Perhaps some of these situations apply:   1. You’re between jobs and money is flowing out fast.   2. You’re stuck in a dead career, unhappy but terrified to try something

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10 Questions To Ask During Your Interview

Don’t Get Stumped. You are prepared.  You’ve researched the company, and you’re even looking the part with that new outfit you bought. You’ve been answering the interviewer’s questions brilliantly and the two of you are laughing and jovial. You’re feeling a good vibe, so your confidence is high and you’re stoked. With just a few

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JOB PROFILE: Child Day Care Services

What’s involved in this job? Obtaining affordable, quality child day care, especially for children under age 5, is a major concern for many parents, particularly in recent years with the rise in families with two working parents. As the need for child day care has increased, the child day care services industry began to fill

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JOB PROFILE: Hotel Services

What’s involved in this job? Work in hotels and other accommodations can be demanding and hectic. Hotel staffs provide a variety of services to guests and must do so efficiently, courteously, and accurately. They must maintain a pleasant demeanor even during times of stress or when dealing with an impatient or irate guest. Alternately, work

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JOB PROFILE: Construction

What’s involved in this job? The construction industry is divided into three major segments. The construction of buildings segment includes contractors, usually called general contractors, who build residential, industrial, commercial, and other buildings. Heavy and civil engineering construction contractors build sewers, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, and other projects related to our Nation’s infrastructure. Specialty trade contractors perform specialized activities related to

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JOB PROFILE: Administrative Assistant

What’s involved in this job? As an administrative assistant, it would be your job to deal with the day-to-day office work for your employer. As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led administrative assistants to increasingly assume responsibilities once

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JOB PROFILE: Interpreter

What’s involved in this job? Do you know Spanish, French or Sign Language?  If so, you should consider being an interpreter. Interpreters are essential when it comes to cross-linguistic communication.  And in multi-cultural places like resort towns, you can, at times, find a tourist or a local who needs the assistance of an interpreter. Similar to

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A Job That Fits Your Personality

What’s your job personality? Finding a job that fits your personality can be a challenge, especially if you like doing all sorts of things. Even if you do know your strongest personality traits, you may not know how that translates to finding the perfect fit when it comes to choosing a career. This challenge can

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Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating

  If you’re new to negotiating or find it difficult, here are some missteps to avoid. By Mike Hofman |  Inc. Magazine – Jan 31, 2011 Every entrepreneur spends some time haggling, whether it is with customers, suppliers, investors, or would-be employees. Most business owners are street smart, and seem to naturally perform well in negotiations.

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