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More than ever, mothers are finding it necessary to work remotely. Millions of people have been suddenly forced to work from home due to the social distancing restrictions put in place to fight the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, millions more have lost their jobs as businesses suspend their operations under the strain of the coronavirus situation. If you are out of work because of the coronavirus situation, you will find many high-quality...
Within the world of technology,  flexible working  has never been easier. Nowadays companies in most industries offer the option to work from anywhere you like. This way of working has many names, but it’s mostly called telecommuting. But what does that mean exactly? Telecommuting is the agreement between the employer and the employee, which allows the latter to work outside the office; be that home, a coffee shop, inside...
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...
Job hunters often hear an old saying that pertains to finding employment: “It’s not what you know, it’s whom you know.” The adage refers to the timeless activity of networking. Much of today’s networking occurs online through such platforms as  LinkedIn  and  Alignable , but the old tried-and-true methods still work and still yield results. However, none of it happens without an investment in...
Often used interchangeably, the terms résumé and curriculum vitae (CV) do not mean the same thing. Which you use may depend upon your location and the career field. Undercover Recruiter  defines the difference between the two common documents used in job applications. The CV provided in-depth information about the applicant and “contains a high level of detail” about the applicant’s achievements....
So much is said these days about the importance of personal fulfillment that anyone who hits 40 years old and doesn’t feel satisfied with the progress of his or her life contemplates changing careers. Such contemplation becomes reality when companies undergoing financial hardship jettison the older and more highly paid employees first. Or when a worker realizes he or she is staring at retirement sooner rather than later. Or that the...
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...
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...
Work-Life balance is a juggling act. As one of the biggest challenges women face, we are bombarded with people pulling us in opposing directions. We may fill the role of working professional, event coordinator, wife, mom, financial planner etc. The list is endless. How do we balance our time? When do we spend time with our family? And how do we keep time for ourselves? Balancing life’s chaos can feel like walking on a...