No soul-crushing commute. No managers or co-workers hanging over your shoulder. No one stealing your lunch from the office fridge. Remote work is wonderful. But it's not without its challenges.
Ask anyone who works remotely as a telecommuter or from home running their own business: It's not all rainbows and unicorns. A recent report from the United Nations International Labour Organi...
One of the rites of passage for boomers who came of age in the late 1960s or early 1970s was the six- or 12-month backpacking trip through an exotic locale (yes, Europe was considered exotic back then). Armed with little more than “Frommer’s Europe on $5 a Day” as their travel Bible, some went to find themselves, others to lose themselves. But the point is, pretty much everyon...
It's normal to feel a little anxious or insecure at a new job.
However, there are a few things that could happen that should raise red flags.
Being totally exhausted is normal, but dreading work is not.
Not having friends is to be expected — but if people aren't willing to help you, that's a red flag.
It's also normal to feel like you don't know what you're...
This article will tell you:
What interviewers are actually asking when they ask “Why should we hire you?”
Preparation tips for how to answer the "why should we hire you" question.
Examples of "why should we hire you" best answers and why they work.
What are your weaknesses?
Yes, the dreaded weaknesses interview question. The last thing you ever want to do at an interview - tell the interviewer that you are bad at something. You already feel like puking. And now, you have to make yourself look good while discussing how you’re terrible at something. And no, you can’t pretend like you have no weaknesses. You’re a puny hu...
According to recent statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, under-employment in the UK has now reached its highest level since 1992. An estimated 1.46 million of the nation’s part-time workers are actively seeking full-time employment, as the government struggles to create viable job opportunities for its citizens.
So while British Prime Minister David Cameron may ha...
Three years is the maximum length of time anyone should stay in a job, declared actor Peter Capaldi when he explained why he was stepping down from the Dr Who role after four years. "I've never done one job for three years. This is the first time I've done this and I feel it's time for me to move on to different challenges," he said. It's a pretty short tenure compared...
Marina, a dynamic, superbly educated and extremely charming woman I once knew, had the great fortune and misfortune of having her dream coming true. An American attending an MBA program in Europe, her fondest wish was to live and work in the Middle East. Her enthusiasm was rich: She loved the cuisine, passionately studied the culture and politics of the region, enjoyed its splendid literature a...
The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.
Once you've decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might think you're in the clear. But people are still watching, which means you still have an opportunity to impress.
Read on for 10 things successful people do in their first 30 days at a new job.
the tell me about yourself interview question is the hardest part of the interview for some job seekers. It often comes first, and it’s mystifying.
That’s why you need to prepare.
But how do you know where to start?
It takes a bit of research and practice. But it’s worth it. And at least you can be sure that you won’t start your interview with a rant about yo...
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