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Posted November 14, 2013 by

Is it Time to Transition from Your Entry Level Job? Advice That May Help

At some point, you may decide that it is time to transition from your entry level job into another career.  This sounds easier said than done, but you can do it.  Get some advice that may help you in making a career change in the following post.

There are lots of reasons why you may find yourself in need of reinvention — feeling stuck at your current job, wanting to change careers, realizing the 9-to-5 isn’t for you and you’re ready to strike out on your own. Whatever the reason, reinventing yourself is a long and complicated road, and some words

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Posted July 22, 2013 by

Five Steps to Prepare for the Next School Year

Young man carrying backpack and holding books

Young man carrying backpack and holding books. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you are returning to school or starting again after several years away, preparation is important for a successful school year. Pursuing an advanced degree, such as a masters in leadership, is very different from the day you started first grade, but some of the ways you can prepare are similar. Here are five ways to get ready for the next school year. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2013 by

Why Working 9 to 5 Might Be Bad for Your Health

Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz, Salary.com contributing writer

Not everybody is cut out for the 9-to-5 workaday world.

Mounting evidence demonstrates half a million Americans have biological reasons for needing to work alternative shifts. In this fourth story (read Part I, Part II, and Part III here) about delayed sleep phase syndrome (also DSPS, or delayed sleep), you’ll meet Julie Peggar, an ethnographer who suffers from this type of circadian rhythm disorder. Peggar, the president and chief storyteller at Gaze Ethnographic Consulting, Inc., shares insights from her world as a highly functional night owl who adapts her work schedule to her sleep needs as much as possible. (more…)

Posted November 15, 2012 by

How Your Bedtime Is Affecting Your Job Performance

Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz, Salary.com contributing writer

Society stigmatizes people who are different — not just the well-recognized differences like skin color, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. The stigmas are also against people of a quieter nature, heavy people (especially women!), short people (especially men!), and older people. Now a different group is emerging from the shadows: night owls.

You might think it’s nobody’s business when you go to bed. However, if you’re trying to hold down — or look for — a 9-to-5 job and you can’t get to sleep each night until the wee hours, you’re probably facing chronic exhaustion, which can affect your health and well-being, and ultimately your performance on the job. (more…)