Career Guidance: Life At Work

Career Guidance: Life At Work

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By: Benjamin Geyerhahn
With job prospects looking up across the country, it’s truly a worker’s market. Now, instead of looking to land just any job, you can choose between a job that merely pays the bills and a job that allows you to make a difference in the world. A growing number of social ventures are making their mark. TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker, Grameen Bank, and a host of smaller companies are gaining popularity among job seekers — and for good reason.More
By: Michelle Kruse
Whether you’ve been offered a job in another city or you’re simply looking to expand your search, relocating for work is a huge decision — and one that many people are faced with every day. According to a study from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 20 percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so for a job. Not sure if you’re ready to be part of that statistic? Ask yourself these six questions and you’ll be well on your way to deciding whether to call the movers or to stay put and stick it out. 1. How will a move impact your family?More
By: J.T. Ripton
Social media is booming with opportunities. For some business professionals, it could mean networking that will boost your career to new heights. For others, it could mean the end of your career. Don't be a part of the latter group. Avoid these seven social media mistakes. Complaining About Your Job or BossMore
By: Vineeta Tiwari
Whenever the idea of working from home comes to mind, it's natural to fantasize yourself lounging around in pajamas, taking long lunches and embracing extended sleeping hours. Unfortunately, the reality for successful home workers is very different. It's important to realize that even though working from home offers some amount of flexibility, it is still a professional job and needs to be treated that way.More
By: Josh Weiss-Roessler
All too often, people enter into a career with high expectations and find themselves burnt out after only a few years. Many of these same people will decide to just “stick it out” with these unfulfilling jobs, their dread of work growing with each passing day.More
By: Dr. Morley D. Glicken
Organizations function when decisions are made with consideration of their ethical and moral impact. Organizations are in crisis, as many currently are, unethical decision-making often takes place. You may find yourself right in the middle of an organization’s unethical decision-making, with the results include increased stress, job dissatisfaction, and concerns about your own job security.More
By: Stephan Wiedner
If given the choice, would you choose to work hard or to work smart? Provided you’re not a masochist, you would probably choose to work smart. In our culture, that’s a common bit of advice, and most people see the wisdom. But, what if “hard” and “smart” aren’t the only ways to work? What if working these ways isn’t the most likely path to success? Rather than working hard or smart, we need to turn our attention to working “happy.”More
By: Kyle Kensing
A BBC study examining the impact of sleep schedules on volunteers emphasized what many of us already know—more sleep is good for our bodies and brains. Nevertheless, it never hurts to have another reminder that the magic number of eight hours isn’t just ideal. In several crucial ways, ample sleep is necessary to make us more productive in our work day.More