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Posted March 17, 2015 by

Women Salary Negotiation Tips – Never Falter

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Someone tells you that women don’t earn as much as men do and you get all fumed up ready to place your wrath onto all employers and the paternalistic ways of the society. Agreed, being a woman is difficult and there are many reasons why they may fail to climb up the ladder in their respective careers. It may be because of domestic responsibilities, it may be because of discrimination, or it may be a result of another reason that isn’t in the hands of the working women. However, have you considered why the outcome could be a result of women’s own mistake? (more…)

Posted June 12, 2014 by

Where are the Male College Graduates Who Want Jobs as Social Workers?

Male college graduates who want jobs as social workers can hopefully find some encouragement to enter this career field in the following post.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80.3 percent of social workers are female. Of social workers under the age of 34, fewer than 10 percent are male. Many experts believe that the disparity has become harmful to men. Potential male clients might be less likely to avail themselves of needed social programs. Also, skilled males might miss

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Posted April 08, 2014 by

Are You Networking about Jobs for College Students? 7 Ways to See If There is Value in Your Network

If you are networking as part of your search for jobs for college students, the following post shares seven ways to see if your network is providing value to you.

The phrase ‘good old boys’ has signified a club where big decisions are made behind closed doors or on the golf course. The boys club has historically had the dark side of being exclusive and only male; no girls allowed. Yet, they did one thing right. Men not only valued action on behalf of each other, it was

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Posted December 16, 2013 by

Is Your Friend Without an Entry Level Job? Be Careful What You Say

If you have an entry level job, but your friend is without one, be grateful.  You also need to be careful how to approach talking about your friend’s job search.  Get some advice in the following post.

Your friend’s out of work. But while she scrambles to make ends meet and worries about the future, you’re heading into a stable workplace every day and collecting a steady paycheck. Her predicament puts your cranky boss and overloaded inbox in perspective, and you’re doing everything you can to provide her with leads. You also try to mind

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Posted October 08, 2013 by

Women Searching for Entry Level Jobs, Do What You Love and Get What’s Yours

When searching for entry level jobs, women (as well as men) should do what makes them happy, while getting fairly compensated for it.  The following post encourages women to find their passion and learn how to profit from the skills they possess.

There are many reports of how women and men differ when it comes to asking for what they deserve in the job market, and it’s often said that we women accept less than what we’re worth. But why? Some might say we’re simply less aggressive than men when it comes to negotiating

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Posted August 15, 2012 by

40% of Workers Live Paycheck to Paycheck, Down From 46% in 2008

Pay slip / paycheckFewer American workers are reliant on their next payday to make ends meet, according to a new survey. Forty percent of workers report that they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck, a slight decrease from 42 percent in 2011. This year’s figure marks a recession-era low, continuing a downward trend from a peak of 46 percent in 2008, during the early days of the financial crisis.

The nationwide survey – conducted between May 14 and June 4, 2012 among more than 3,800 full-time workers – found that a majority of those currently living paycheck to paycheck (53 percent) were not doing so until 2008. Additionally, 37 percent of workers say they sometimes live paycheck to paycheck, while 23 percent say they never do. Twenty percent of workers were unable to make ends meet at least once in the last year.

Workers making at least six figures are feeling more confident in 2012. Twelve percent of workers who earn $100,000 or more always or usually live paycheck to paycheck – trending down from 14 percent in 2011 and 17 percent in 2010. (more…)

Posted March 01, 2012 by

36% Discuss Politics at Work. Remainder Don’t Get Three Branches of Government.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger at President Barack ObamaAs one of the most anticipated and contentious presidential races moves forward, you may find the most vocal political pundits in the next cubicle, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-six percent of workers reported they discuss politics at work. Forty-three percent expect they will be talking about this year’s presidential election with co-workers. The nationwide survey of more than 7,000 full-time workers nationwide was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder between November 9 and December 5, 2011.

While most conversations around politics were good-natured or even-tempered, 23 percent of workers who have discussed politics at work reported they had a heated discussion or fight with a co-worker, boss or someone else higher up in the organization. One-in-ten workers said their opinion about a co-worker changed after they discovered that person’s political affiliation, with most stating it changed for the negative. (more…)