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Remote jobs have a reputation for being low paying, and people usually do them to fill a time or money gap in their life. They are usually looked down upon, but you would be surprised at the number of remote jobs that pay well.  For many people, a job that pays well and that doesn’t require leaving the house to be done is the dream job. Not only the worker’s desires but also the job market’s requirements are...
The common concept of working from home involves a pasty-faced desk jockey pecking away at a keyboard; however, nothing could be further from the truth. Just as a lucrative career need not require a 4-year degree, working from home need not require sitting at a desk all day long. Active parents who work from home can appreciate this epiphany. Of course, any remote employment does require some computer connectivity for administrative purposes,...
“Dress for the job you want” goes the adage advising job seekers. That advice doesn’t take into account company culture and the job in question. Perhaps it ought to be tossed aside in favor of something more practical. The rules governing proper interview attire rely on a few unchanging basics for both men and women. Fortunately, making a good first impression upon a hiring manager doesn’t depend upon investing in...
You have been  called in for an interview . Congratulations. This is a step closer to getting the job. The interview is one of the last steps of recruitment and one of the key ones. How you perform in the interview will be a key factor in whether you get the job or not. The process can be nerve-racking but by keeping some things in mind, you can overcome it. Here are some tips for that: 1. Research the company and employer...
In 2015,  Adweek  learned that 92 percent of recruiters use social media to find, evaluate, and hire job candidates. The admonition never to post anything on social media that you wouldn’t want your grandmother (or great grandmother) to see holds true even more so today, because recruiters really are looking at your social media and they aren’t afraid of disqualifying an otherwise suitable candidate who posts...
A tight labor market increased sharing of parental responsibility, and an enormous generation of Millennials in their prime childbearing years are forcing the corporate world to take heed of the needs of working parents, especially mothers. Not every business has embraced the new employment ethics, but many see the vast pool of talent available who are ready, able, and willing to work on their terms. There’s never been a better time to...
The indoctrination that a successful career requires a university degree—preferably an advanced degree—coincided with a recession in the 1980s that wiped out manufacturing jobs. The de facto annihilation of the manufacturing sector, along with the widespread elimination of middle management jobs, launched new and demanding expectations for college degrees. Young adults answered the new demands by enrolling en masse into...
Writing and  remote employment  go together like chocolate and caramel: a perfect pairing. While many writers prefer working as independent contractors, others crave the security a of steady paycheck. Let’s be frank: a steady paycheck makes budgeting a lot easier. Why work remotely? Besides the luxury of skipping the daily commute, working on a remote basis allows you to put in the hours of effort when you’re...
You  crafted a stellar résumé  and a  kickass cover letter . You made the shortlist. Now, you have to nail the interview. Take a moment to celebrate making the cut to even get to this stage of the hiring process, then allow yourself a moment to wallow in anxiety. Get it all out of the way, because that twenty minutes or so scheduled with a potential employer could have an enormous impact upon your life....
Being a parent  doesn’t mean sacrificing your career  – or at least it shouldn’t! Many stay-at-home mothers now look for  flexible part-time jobs  that allow them to make some money while still being a full-time parent. Most women who become full-time mothers sometimes regret not being able to put their education to use. The challenge is to find  stay-at-home mom jobs  that you can easily...
Once you’ve  perfected your résumé , resist the temptation to send it out. The résumé, as stated earlier, provides prospective employers and clients an overview of your qualifications, but it offers no introduction. The cover letter that accompanies your resume serves as the polite introduction. As you may have guessed, there’s an art to creating a powerful, persuasive cover letter. Just as a...
Those of us who grew up without cell phones learned this in high school and those of us who grew up with cell phones still need to master this business convention: the résumé. The written overview of your experience and qualifications has changed, but the function remains a tried-and-true, necessary first step in the hiring process. If your résumé doesn’t make the cut, then you don’t  get the...