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Posted July 19, 2013 by

5 Reasons Not to Sleep on Entrepreneurs as Candidates for Entry Level Jobs

If you’re looking for ideal candidates for entry level jobs at your company, why not consider entrepreneurs.  The following post shares five reasons you should.

Some of the desirable qualities seen in the 21st century job descriptions and requirements are: Self-driven, self starter, works with minimum supervision Innovative, a thinker and a maker A quick learner and a problem solver Excellent communications skills Looking at the above requirements, an entrepreneur would certainly nod his/her head

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5 Reasons why Entrepreneurs can be Valuable Employees

Posted July 11, 2013 by

Women in Plumbing and Construction

plumbing-electrical-careerThe world of construction trades is full of urban myths that really need debunking. Plumbers don’t, in the main earn more than £100k, although they can earn a respectable living, the electrician’s world is swamped by cheap labour from Eastern Europe, there is a shortfall of skilled plumbers estimated to be about 30,000 for plumbers alone. Finally, women cannot become electricians or plumbers is simply not true. With these urban myths fully debunked it is worth considering the issue of women in construction trades such as plumbing and electrical work in more details. (more…)

Posted June 07, 2013 by

Top five ways to “lean in” every day at work

Businesswoman sitting in her office

Businesswoman sitting in her office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

It’s a question for anyone trying to succeed in business, but for Sheryl Sandberg, it’s a way of life. In her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” that simple question holds the key to success in the corporate world. Sandberg feels it’s a question that women in particular should ask themselves in the workplace. With a resume that includes chief operating officer of Facebook, vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury, this Harvard-educated businesswoman is certainly an expert. Take the following tips as your Sandberg-styled guide to success. (more…)

Posted June 04, 2013 by

Women Starting Entry Level Jobs, Watch Out for 5 Career Obstacles

The following post has five obstacles women should avoid as they start their careers with entry level jobs.

If you’re like most girls in the corporate world, you want to enjoy a career which is rewarding, challenging and gives you plenty of opportunities to grow. There are, however, a few stumbling blocks which will significantly reduce your chances of promotion and happiness at work. Here are 5 main things to keep in check. 1. Avoid Politics.

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Woman’s Guide To A Successful Career: 5 Little-Known Stumbling Blocks To Avoid

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Men Earn Average of $68,300 Versus $44,400 For Women Because Highest-Paying Jobs Dominated by Men

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

For years there’s been a lot of controversy about why men tend to make far more money than women. I’ve seen a number of studies showing that the average woman makes about 75 percent of what the average man makes. Some believe that the problem — if it even is a problem — is due to women tending to choose occupational fields which pay less than the occupational fields which tend to be chosen by men. One counter argument to that is that many occupations require similar educational backgrounds, supply and demand for the labor, skill requirements, riskiness, and other such attributes and yet the occupations dominated by women are still paid less. An example I’ve often heard to illustrate this point is that skilled production line workers tend to make more than school teachers.

Whether one agrees that similar jobs should pay similarly or whether the market will somehow sort out who should be paid more, the data is clear that men tend to earn far more than women. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) underscores the continued wage gap in the U.S. On average, men earn $68,300 annually compared to $44,400 for women, and there continues to be a lower percentage of women in the nation’s highest-paying occupations. The study also shows that while women continue to lag men in leadership roles, trends are pointing in a positive direction with women being more equally represented or surpassing men in various high-skill, specialized positions. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2013 by

Can Job Hopping Harm your Career?

Employers and recruiters may not appreciate job seekers who make a career out of job hopping.  Learn more in the following post.

91 percent of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. According to the Future Workplace“Multiple Generations @ Work”survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers. Although job hopping may be common with the Millennials, at some point of the other it is good to sit back

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Can Job Hopping Harm your Career?

Posted April 17, 2013 by

3 Tips for Female CEOs

How can female CEOs rise to prominence?  Learn more in the following post.

A record number of women are Fortune 500 CEOs.

Women are launching businesses at 1.5 times the national average.

There are now 8.2 million American women running their own companies. (more…)

Posted April 08, 2013 by

The women’s 5-step guide to get noticed at work

Women working together on a business project

Women working together on a business project. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We’ve all heard the old chestnut: Part of the reason why women don’t earn as much as men is that they simply don’t ask for raises as often. As it turns out, that’s just not true. New research by nonprofit business group Catalyst has found that women ask for raises just as much as men. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2013 by

STEM Careers: Women in the Workforce

You have probably heard about the need for more workers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, especially women.  Because of the demand in these areas, women have a chance to close the gender gap that exists, as well as be part of the closing wage gap with their male counterparts.  However, in order to see more women enter STEM careers, there need to be opportunities for them to succeed.  The following infographic has more information. (more…)

Posted March 04, 2013 by

What women really want in the workplace (and why men matter)

Female dressmaker working on clothes with a mannequin

Female dressmaker working on clothes with a mannequin. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you want to start a fight at the next big family gathering, you could bring up the issue of gender and employment. Since long before the feminist movement hit center stage in the 1960s, social and academic commentators have been arguing over the role of women in the workplace.

The discussion has moved beyond simply should women work to how and why they want to. While it is now a given women can work in virtually any role currently occupied by a man, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are motivated by the same factors as their male counterparts. (more…)