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Brand Yourself for Career Stability

Answer the right questions to define your skills and interests.
 

Wouldn't you love to have someone approach you and ask if you would like to work for their company? That can't happen if you are a well-kept secret.

 

In the simplest of terms, a brand is a recognized name. ...




Employees seem less sick, more productive in 'green' workplaces

Dive Brief:
 

Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University led a series of studies showing that employees in green-certified buildings were healthier, happier and functioned better mentally, reports SHRM. The study surveyed 109 office workers in five cities nationwide. ...




The Dos & Don'ts of Office Romance: How to Keep It Professional When You Start Dating Your Coworker

DO know the specifics of your company's interoffice dating policy.
 
Make a point to familiarize yourself with any written policies your company's human resources department might have on file. "Be very clear about what you're putting at risk," advises Kimberly Yorio, coauthor of The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear. ...




This Woman Was Sent Home from Work for Not Wearing High Heels. She Fought Back.

Nicola Thorp made headlines last year when she was sent home for wearing flats to work. Thorp, then a temp worker, was employed by Portico, an agency that sent her to work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ London offices. Portico’s dress code policy at the time, unrelated to PwC, required women to wear heels of between 2 to 4 inches. ...




Love To Tinker? 3 Unique Careers That Let You Work With Your Hands

There are some people who like working in an office setting and some people who enjoy staying busy with their hands. A job working with the hands often makes the day go by faster as you always have something to do with most careers. It also gives you a change to explore the creativity that you have instead of working with a computer or documents all day. ...




7 Ways to Find Your Perfect Job

Of all the questions asked, answered, and fretted about during the dating game between job seeker and employer, applicants often forget one that should be directed at themselves: Is this opportunity a good fit? Figuring that out is less science, more art, says Reesa Staten, director of workplace research for staffing firm Robert Half International. ...




The Intel Insider With The Outsider's Perspective

In this last week of 2016, a year in which I met many great people, I'll be writing short posts about some of my most memorable encounters. Today: my introduction earlier this Fall to Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Affairs at Intel and President at the Intel Foundation. ...




Thirteen Pieces of Life Advice That Fifty Year Olds Know and Twenty Year Olds Don't

When your heart breaks, you will feel like you will never love again, and you will be alone forever and ever. That feeling is a lie. The night passes. Dawn comes. You will be all right.
 
When you meet a stranger and your eyes lock across a crowded room, and every fiber of your heart and soul sings “Yes! Yes! This is the one! I am in love!” you are not in love. ...




Too Young To Lead? When Youth Works Against You

Most research on age discrimination covers bias against older people in the workforce.
But if the media’s anti-millennial messages are any indication of what’s going on at work, younger employees may face discrimination, too. One survey found that employers are reluctant to hire people under 30 because they’re “unpredictable and ‘they don’t know how to work. ...




5 Things You Need to Fix About Your Resume Before 2017

Is getting a new job in 2017 at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions? Then you need to start preparing now. Hiring tends to pick up just after the holidays, especially at those businesses that start off the new year with a new budget or who suddenly have positions to fill. ...