Résumé writing rules to follow

<strong>Résumé writing rules to follow</strong>
Pixabay.comThe rules for finding a new job are continually evolving, and résumés remain a big component of that process. ■ Metro Service / Contributed When professionals are ready to take a new step in their careers, it’s wise to revisit their old résumés and see what can be done to update them for the current day and age. This is especially true for people who may have been out of the job-seeking arena for some time. Writing a résumé can be complicated. The rules for finding a new job are continually evolving, and résumés remain a big component of that process. The following are some current résumé trends that will help (more…)

How to balance work and breast cancer

<strong>How to balance work and breast cancer</strong>
Many women may want to continue working while receiving treatment Metro ServiceProfessional women diagnosed with breast cancer may be able to take advantage of short- and long-term disability programs. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Age is a risk factor for breast cancer, as the organization Susan G. Komen notes that the older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer. However, data from the National Cancer Institute indicates that breast cancer rates in women begin to increase after age 40, meaning many women diagnosed with breast cancer have to juggle both their disease and their careers. The nonprofit organization says that breast cancer treatments can produce (more…)

5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview

<strong>5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview</strong>
StatePoint MediaWhen searching for a new job with today’s advanced technology, it’s becoming more likely that your first encounter with an employer will be a video interview. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many employers are struggling to find skilled workers. To overcome the challenge, companies are connecting with job candidates using emerging technologies, like video interviewing. Video interviewing can be daunting, and it’s easy to make crucial mistakes that will ensure you don’t get that next job – but it doesn’t have to be! To prepare, keep in mind these five “don’ts,” (more…)

How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce

<strong>How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce</strong>
StatePoint MediaIn order for today’s younger generation to be successful, they must focus, plan, and take action. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree. “Our education and workforce development systems are broken right now, and as a result, the country is facing a crisis,” says Mark C. Perna, workforce development consultant, education strategist and author of the new book, “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations.” “Millions of jobs in sectors crucially important to our economy and society are open and (more…)

New insights and resources for small businesses

<strong>New insights and resources for small businesses</strong>
StatePoint MediaOne of the most important assets in today’s economy are small businesses. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Are you a small business owner or looking to start your own company? Consider the following trends and developments. Insights. Three out of four small businesses expect to increase their range of products and services in the next year, according to a recent survey commissioned by CIT Group and conducted by The Harris Poll. According to the survey, top (more…)

How to manage relocating for a new job

<strong>How to manage relocating for a new job</strong>
Tips to make the move less stressful and more accomodating Metro ServiceRelocating for work can be a taxing life event that requires careful planning and assistance. ■ Metro Service Moving can be a considerable undertaking. While working professionals who are single or married with no children may find it easier to move than men and women with families, it’s fair to say that anyone who is moving in the near future has some significant work ahead of them. In its Job Relocation Survey, the moving company Allied Van Lines found that people move for a variety of reasons. Fifty percent of the 3,500 respondents indicated they relocated for career advancement or (more…)

How working parents can create better work-life balance

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Metro ServiceFinding a healthy balance between work and life at home may require a concerted effort on the part of working parents. ■ Metro Service Many working parents struggle to maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and their obligations to their families. An inability to maintain that healthy balance can have adverse effects on men and women’s careers as well as the relationships they have with their families. A 2015 survey of more than 2,000 adults commissioned by the workplace solution provider Workfront found that 38 percent of survey participants have missed life events because of a bad work-life balance. Access to technology that means work is never (more…)

High-paying professions for women

<strong>High-paying professions for women</strong>
Metro ServiceEven though a gender wage gap may exist, women can still pursue careers that are known to be well-paying. ■ Metro Service Much of the talk centered on women in the workforce concerns the disparity between earnings when compared against men in the same positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the earnings difference between women and men varies with age, with younger women in the country more closely approaching pay equity than older women. Still, Pew Research Center says the female median annual earnings is around 83 percent of what men earn in the United States. The gender pay gap exists to some extent in every country (more…)

5 effective ways to alleviate job stress

<strong>5 effective ways to alleviate job stress</strong>
Take time to practice stress relief to benefit your health Metro ServiceProlonged stress can take a toll on the body. ■ Metro Service Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, or age. The American Institute of Stress says job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults. Although not all stress is bad and stress responses can motivate people to perform more effectively, repeated stress is a problem. The National Institute of Mental Health says routine stress that becomes chronic can suppress (more…)

7 steps to leave a job gracefully

<strong>7 steps to leave a job gracefully</strong>
Metro ServiceLeaving a workplace on good terms is essential. ■ Metro Service Deciding to leave a job is seldom an easy decision. However, it’s a more common decision than many people may know, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the average worker holds 10 different jobs before age 40. People change jobs for a variety of reasons. Some do so because of better opportunities elsewhere, while others simply need a change. Regardless of what’s motivating a job change, leaving a place of employment can elicit various emotions, including some that may contribute to negative thoughts about a current employer. But it’s always best to leave a job gracefully, which (more…)