Today's job market is a cold and indifferent place. It feels as if it is operated by uncaring organizations that treat job seekers as second class citizens. The situation is frustrating and disrespectful and calls out for change. But, here's the rub: change doesn't happen because it should; it happens because it's forced to.
Editor's Note: Airline pilot is featured in the 2015 Jobs Rated report on Most Stressful Jobs . For those ready to take on the challenges of this career, the following is your guide. Ask the average American which superpower they'd like to possess, and plenty will say they'd love to fly. There's just something about the freedom of soaring high above the clouds that inspires us all.
LinkedIn Groups can be critical to a successful job search because of the many ways you can leverage them for both visibility and credibility - when you use them with care. LinkedIn members can join up to fifty Groups, although the average LinkedIn member belongs to only seven of them. My strong recommendation is that anyone in a job search join as many groups as they can, all fifty if possible, at least while in job search mode. Engage Using LinkedIn Groups
Rap sheets and background checks are not created equally — nor should they be treated that way. The world of job hunting while you have a record of arrest and prosecution (i.e., a rap sheet) can be difficult to navigate, especially when employers request background checks. But it’s important to remember that a background check is a necessary step in the hiring process no matter what. That being said, it’s crucial that you know the difference between a background check and a rap sheet so you can walk into an interview with confidence.
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 Boss
Want to land one of the nation’s best paying jobs? Brush up on the periodic table, grab a microscope and start studying math and sciences. You might also need to clear your schedule for the next 8+ years. Seven of the best paying jobs of 2014 are in healthcare, and of those, all seven require doctorates, according to a recent CareerCast Jobs Rated report. In other words, you can earn a huge salary in healthcare, but only after you invest a large chuck of your time.
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.
Whether you've been out of the workforce for awhile or you're asking an elder for career advice, it's important to recognize that the rules of job-hunting have changed in recent years. Thanks to the internet, it's easier than ever to find a suitable position, but harder than ever to get noticed. By modernizing your job searching tactics, you'll be more likely to impress recruiters in an increasingly competitive environment. 1. Peruse the want ads.