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Work from home jobs are more popular than ever. Most companies in varies of industries nowadays offer their employees a chance to work from home. People’s need for more flexible jobs,  remote jobs  and  part-time jobs with benefits , and companies need to find the best and most experienced workers has lead to a solution that we call work from home jobs. This has especially played well for mothers who are always looking...
Apart from the tremendous work you do at home, are you trying to care for your family financially as well? However, you know you don’t have the time to work a full-time job that comes with full-time benefits. Still, you are reluctant to work  part-time  because most such jobs don’t come with benefits. Well, we’ve found for you 22 companies you could work for that offer great benefits for part-time employees....
I once worked for a company in which one of a key employee had the official title of “Manager of First Impressions.” Sounds cool, don’t you think? In actuality, she occupied the combined positions of receptionist and administrative assistant. The extinction of the use of “secretary” in favor of “administrative assistant” also exemplifies the importance of a job title. In the 1980s, women seeking...
What does a recruiter do? That depends on the type of recruiter. Writing for  Forbes , Marissa Peretz identifies the following categories of recruiters:  Agency/contract house recruiters. These include temp or staffing agencies and serve multiple industries. Companies that need seasonal or temporary labor use this type of recruiter to acquire short-term labor. Job seekers with the flexibility to work at a...
You lost your job. It happens to almost everyone. Sometimes the termination of employment comes suddenly, a shock because you didn’t see it coming. Other times, you read the writing on the wall and you stayed until the bitter end. Regardless, now that your primary source of income has disappeared, you now have a new full-time job: seeking employment. Until you find that new job, you still have bills to pay and a family to feed....
In “ The Art of the Cover Letter ,” readers learn the basics of writing a cover letter that conveys the job candidate’s professionalism. However, there’s more to mastering the knack of producing an effective cover letter, much of that influenced by the method of delivery. In today’s digital environment, job applicants most commonly send the cover letters via email to prospective employers. Email or...
One of the tricky parts of job hunting is responding to a potential employer’s request for professional references. To answer the questions going through your mind: yes, you really do need references, and yes, employers really do check references. According to  Fast Company , “a glowing reference could be what gives job hunters the edge they need to shine over the competition, especially in today’s corporate culture...
Assuming that a job candidate has performed her due diligence in researching the company and understands the etiquette of an interview—no scruffy jeans or holey sneakers—the aspect of interviewing that makes most people break out in a nervous sweat concerns the potential questions the hiring manager will ask. The concern is valid, especially since ill-prepared and uninformed interviewers launch irrelevant and intrusive...
In the 1980s, American society turned its focus toward an emphasis on higher academic achievement. No longer did a high school diploma suffice; a bachelor’s degree suddenly became a necessary accoutrement for gainful employment. The result? Degreed graduates flooded the job market, and businesses took advantage of the glut at the same time a recession eliminated most middle management positions. Jobs that formerly required nothing...
Many job candidates feel at the hiring manager’s mercy when receiving a job offer or enduring a performance review: take what the company offers and be happy about it. That makes hiring managers and accounting departments happy: they got a top quality candidate for what they consider a bargain price. Candidates who accept the first offer fail to realize that the company and the applicant negotiate from opposite angles: the company wants...
Work-at-home options have always existed, from cottage industries such as craftsmen who fashion handmade, unique, or limited production goods to authors who scribble or type away in hungry solitude. As today’s digital economy expands and business adapts to factors such as a current labor shortage, changing customer behavior, and demands for work-life balance, remote employment becomes an ever more viable option for gainful...
Anyone who’s trawled through the internet in the last 10 years knows the granddaddy of all business networking sites: LinkedIn. Like 133 million other users, you may have already taken advantage of a free account with the service and posted your résumé into LinkedIn’s format. And then you sat back and waited and … nothing. LinkedIn’s universe of users spans 200 countries and territories around the...