September 25, 2013 by William Frierson
College graduates, whichever entry level job you choose should be one that fulfills your interests. Otherwise, you’re not likely to achieve your flow state. Learn more about this concept in the following post.
It’s hardly groundbreaking news that Americans hate going to work. Especially when you see stories like the guy who outsourced his own job to China to watch cat videos in his cube all day. But the idea that 70 percent of US employees feel disengaged and bored at work is astonishing
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September 23, 2013 by William Frierson
When asking for a raise or promotion, many people ask the wrong way and ask for the wrong reasons.
The wrong way to ask is to walk into your boss’ office and beg for a raise, demand a raise, or give an ultimatum. The wrong reasons to justify an increase are excuses like you need the money for rent, you heard that a friend of yours makes more than you, or you want to buy that new Jaguar convertible you saw on TV.
In fact, if you’re like many Americans, even if you get that raise, you’ve already spent the additional money before it even clears direct deposit. According to a CNN/Money survey, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 50% have less than a three-month cushion, and 27% had no savings at all. Continue Reading
July 25, 2013 by William Frierson
More people plan on working this summer than in 2012.
TeamViewer®, one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software, announced the findings of its annual Work/Life Balance Index, fielded among over 2,000 American adults aged 18 and older, of which 1,094 are employed full time, part time and/or self-employed, conducted online by Harris Interactive in June. The survey, which was aimed at determining American attitudes and behavior toward working during their summer vacations, found that 61% of employed vacationers plan to work during that time, expecting to perform tasks that include: Continue Reading
July 23, 2013 by William Frierson
As of May, 11.3 million Americans were officially unemployed, and over nine million more would work if they thought their chances were better. Many books, articles, and other writings are intended to help you get out of that group. How can you cut through their strengths and limitations to maximize your chances of not only working, but staying employed in the years and decades to come? Continue Reading
July 12, 2013 by William Frierson
“What are your plans after you graduate from high school?”
For most recent graduates over the last few decades, the answer has been automatic and unequivocal — college. With more and more jobs making a bachelor’s degree a minimum requirement, there has never been a greater emphasis on higher education. And for the most part that’s a good thing as more education is almost always better than less. Continue Reading
by William Frierson
A recent Gallup poll states 51% of Americans don’t know enough about the sequester to judge if it’s a good or bad thing for the economy or for themselves personally. I tend to take a more negative view. As a layperson, and a veteran resume writer, I hear from many people who feel the effects of the sequester and believe it’s a bad thing, even if those changes have not already taken place. It’s like waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop: You know something bad is about to happen, you just don’t know when.
This article spells out in layperson’s terms what the sequester actually is and how it affects you as a job seeker. Continue Reading
July 09, 2013 by William Frierson
According to a survey undertaken by Bankrate.com, approximately half of Americans are without savings that can last them more than three months if they lose their income. The implications are that most Americans would actually be unprepared for a financial emergency. The study put the number at 25% of the country having no funds to take care of a rainy day. Continue Reading
July 05, 2013 by William Frierson
In a workforce consisting of the Silent Generation, the Baby Boomers, and the Gen Xers, Millennials are the most populated group. While these young workers may be different from the other generations, that doesn’t mean they can’t work with them. In the following infographic, learn more about how the workforce is changing. Continue Reading
July 02, 2013 by William Frierson
In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as unethical behavior in the workplace. However, we don’t live in such a place, and there is the temptation for people to do wrong. The following infographic examines the state of business ethics in the United States, which includes how companies can improve conduct at the office. Continue Reading
June 04, 2013 by William Frierson
Comparing Insurable Risks
1 in 88: Major fire damage to your house¹.
1 in 47: Accident destroying your car².
7 in 10: Will end up in a Nursing home. (After age 65)
Getting started is as easy as ABC
Why Do People Buy Long Term Care Insurance?
Assures you independence
Afford necessary care
Avoid dependency on others
Be sure your assets are protected.
Budget for your future
Better your medical care options
Choose where you receive care
Conserve you assets
Control your own life Continue Reading