Telecommuting Can Help Balance Your Life

Telecommuting is a more common career choice in today’s computer- and Internet-driven world. It allows people who may geographically be located hundreds of miles apart to work side-by-side, so to speak. It provides cost reductions for both the employer and the employee while providing an effective and efficient work environment. How does this help you lead a balanced life?

While some telecommuting jobs require set hours so that you can be available to communicate with others, many positions allow flexible work hours. This lets you schedule your day in a way that fits your lifestyle. Night owls can work late, once the kids are asleep. Others may choose to work while the kids are at school and keep their evenings free.

The loss of a daily commute is a real time saver. In congested city traffic, it can also be a great stress-reducer. The time spent getting dressed and ready to go to the office and the drive time to and from work can be used in ways that add balance to your life. You might choose to have a relaxed breakfast or dinner with the kids, take up an exercise class or go to the park in the afternoons. You could choose to put the saved time into doing extra work if you are trying to advance or earn a little extra.

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How Unemployment And Layoffs Can Actually Benefit You

I understand that you can’t think of any way that getting laid off from your job could be anything except a disaster, but there are situations where layoffs can be a good thing.  If you are unhappy with your job, want to move up in world’s employment hierarchy, or want to find a different position or a better field, you probably don’t have time to do a lot of job searching, applying, and interviewing without your current employer knowing what’s going on. See also this video on how to properly file an unemployment claim:

When you get laid off there are many forms of assistance that you can qualify for to get your thought the tough financial time while you look for a new job. You also won’t have to worry about scheduling interviews on a lunch hour or after your other job; you can work on your resume, do some networking, visit job fairs, and take the time you need to find the best job for you. So you might think of a situation like this as a disaster, but you’ll have more time to focus on a better future.

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Get your online degree – convenient and beneficial

A number of people devote the vast majority of their time doing the things in life that they must do, much like studying as opposed to things they want to do like traveling. Due to this, many people choose to participate in online school/education for themselves as well as for their children. These people take the majority of these courses in order to gain specialized skills that should benefit his or her future.

There are various online institutions and education courses readily available via the internet. The good news is that even though all of these courses are offered on the web, the quality of the online degrees guarantees proper knowledge and education for anyone.

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Life Coaching: Your New Career?

Ever since I was a teenager my friends and family came to me to vent their problems. I never knew exactly why they were drawn to me; I didn’t have particularly good advice to give or much life experience.

Then I realized that all I was doing was listening to them. That’s all they really needed at the time, someone to air out their frustrations to.

Later on, I found out that some people actually do that as a career. Sure, there are psychiatrists available to consult, but what about for simpler things like getting your stuff organized or deciding about dropping high school and taking GED classes instead? Actually, I got a lot of GED questions. I even start working for online GED programs called Covcell.

Those aren’t exactly things you’d bring to your therapists, but they are problems you can bring up with a life coach.

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What’s wrong with Resumes

Resumes can place emphasis on the wrong data for screening. As such, candidate pools get reduced using inappropriate, yet conveniently available data. This makes for an easy query, but not necessarily an effective approach to finding the best candidates.

Resumes have made life difficult: Two Examples: Company A. This company had historically received 500 unsolicited resumes through the mail each year. After putting an “e-mail your resume here” button on their website, they received about 5,000 unsolicited resumes the next year. No changes were made in recruitment advertising.

The unintended consequences of this were resume spam, increased candidate expectations for communication, data storage, and retrieval challenges, and having to create a labor-intensive, manual process to sift through mass numbers of resumes. Company B: This company’s applicant tracking systems (ATS) database averages 1,200 resumes per opening/hire.

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The Write Career: An Interview with Writer Tara M. Clapper

Like many writers, Tara began her online writing career unexpectedly–by being laid off from a self-publishing company, where she was a manager of a self-publishing pilot program. To earn extra money, she began writing online for AssociatedContent.com.

“I temped and worked as a Starbucks barista for a few years while writing on the side for AC,” she explains.

She published her first piece, Ireland as a Commodity in Irish-American Culture, in December 2006, going on to publish nearly 260 articles to become one of the top producers on AssociatedContent.com.

A short while later she secured another job in the publishing industry as a production editor for an academic publisher, sticking with Associated Content and other venues for part-time work. She also became the marketing director for Seventh Kingdom IGE, securing the interest of an internationally-famous entertainment company in less than a year.

But it wasn’t until late 2014 when she made the transition to full-time freelancing. Why?

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Writing an Effective Resume to Create Positive Impression

Your resume is the first step that speaks about you and your ability. It contains all the basic information and helps the interviewer to have a certain impression about you even before the interview.

A perfect resume can help in getting a job or get admitted in a renowned college. It gives you the opportunity to speak for yourself.

Your resume contains the outline of your experience, skills, and achievements which helps in framing certain perceptions in the mind of the interviewer so it is necessary to give the appropriate information in a suitable format.

Resumes are written differently depending on the purpose. Generally, resumes are a single page as too much of information is often ignored.

Steps for writing a successful resume

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Millennial Job Interview – How to Hire The Best Talent

Millenials are joining a job market and employers are looking forward to hiring new talent.

Employers want to benefit from the fact that this is the first generation that is a digitally-native. Millennials get the vast majority of their information and news from the Internet. So, here we list a few important features that will help both employees and millennials looking for work to meet each other. So the Millennial Job Interview plays an important role.

Hiring the Millenials – Thing to Remember

  1. 75 percent of millennials want the ability to work flexibly and still be on track for promotion. They believe that a flexible schedule would make them more productive.
  2. Millennials expect in diversity. They want to work and interact with a wide range of people of different gender, ethnicity, culture, generation, and sexual orientation.
  3. They want a coach, not a boss. They are looking for more mentorship rather than just direction.
  4. Millennials understand and want to learn about new technology.
  5. Millennials clearly say that they also want to be engaged in those jobs — emotionally and behaviorally connected to them.

Things to do:

  1. Explain The Company Vision
  2. Prioritize Community Service
  3. Give Regular Feedback
  4. Offer More Flexibility
  5. Provide Professional Development

Tips for Millenials Preparing for the Job Interview

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How Recruiting Agencies Work

Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor was recently quoted: “Pumping your resume full of keywords is a little dishonest.” Another pioneer in online screening mentioned that a class action discrimination suit was filed against resume screening for not searching on alternative words that may be used to describe the same experience.

Have we ever considered that how paper resumes or job applications are sorted may cause adverse impact?

The Contrast

The resume paradigm assumes the candidate presented his/her information in a manner that was usable/valuable to the company.

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From India to Brazil, a world of ways to get in shape

To perform in business (or for that matter, in ANY job) you need to get or stay in shape, both physically and mentally, Instead of the same old stuff, I thought I’d infuse some international culture into the fitness education/product grab bag:

Sarina Jain says she introduced Indian dance to the U.S. fitness industry and proudly recounts how she is, or has been, called the “Indian Jane Fonda.” Her new video, “Masala Bhangra Workout, Vol. 4” ($19.95) is, like Fonda’s early workout tapes, mostly a straightforward exercise.

The strengthening and stretching workout, however, is sandwiched between a warm-up and cool-down that highlights Indian folk dance movements.

Bhangra is the most popular of the community dances from the villages of Punjab, India, and is linked to the importance of the wheat harvest. With that in mind, Jain’s video workout is accompanied by a traditional drumbeat.

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