Employment News

Trends that older workers need to watch for in 2018

Attention Baby Boomers—not all trends are created equal. Each year, we see a variety of new workplace trends take hold, which often vary by industry, geography, and even individual demographics. One of these factors is age—simply put, there are trends in the job world that affect older ...

Top 10 most stressful jobs of 2018

All jobs have components that make them stressful—even the ones that don’t seem like very high-stakes occupations. Certain scenarios or times of the year come up and it’s a mad sprint requiring late nights and all hands on deck. Then there are the jobs that just don’t seem to ever let ...

Successful women share their best career advice

Everyone—women, men, old, young—can use some guidance in their careers. Mentorship has long been established as a huge difference-maker, especially for people just starting out or people embarking on a new professional path. This level of support has proven especially beneficial for ...

How to keep Your New Year’s resolutions

This is the time of year where everyone’s optimistic about how much better they’re going to do once the calendar flips over to January 1. We’re all going to be healthier, more motivated, more focused, and more zen, right? Sure. For a little while. Then reality hits, and those resolutions ...

5 top tracking apps for your 2018 goals

The end of 2017 is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people your brain is turning towards setting goals for yourself for 2018. Also, you may be realizing that you’re about to embark on a familiar cycle: setting a bunch of grand plans for yourself for the coming year that ...

How admin assistants can prep for the holidays

Attention all admin assistants—are you right in the middle of a flurry of never-ending holiday prep plans that is keeping you too stressed and frantic to enjoy the season? Or perhaps you’re putting off your holiday prep because it all seems too overwhelming and the mere thought of ...

Plan an awesome office holiday party

If you’re the one tasked with planning this year’s work holiday shindig, this is not a task to be taken lightly. After all, you’ve got a full year to go until the next one, and everyone always remembers how awesome (or how terrible) the last big party was. It’s a lot of pressure! It's ...

Why you should share your opinions out loud—not over email

Who among us hasn’t been in this situation: You receive an email or text from someone you know and wonder, “What did they mean by that?” “Are they mad at me—or maybe they were just in a rush??” The truth is, although email has made it easier than ever before to send and receive ...

How to become an ESL teacher

With the world getting more diverse, professionals who can help people bridge language and cultural gaps will be in high demand. English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers not only have skills that can help people assimilate into life in a new country, but they can also be cultural ...

What’s in store for the workplace in 2018 

As one year ends and another begins, it's a good time to start thinking about what may be lying ahead for you work-wise in 2018. It’s obvious that the world is changing pretty rapidly, with advances in technology and consumer demands having a tremendous impact on the workplace across all ...

What Santa Claus can teach you about your career 

Many of us look towards role models when figuring out how we want to live our lives, and having a professional role model is no exception. When choosing a person to help us shape our own career paths, we often look to mentors or successful individuals in our chosen fields, celebrities, or even ...

How to job hunt this holiday season 

The holiday season is typically a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on the year that has passed, and think ahead to the new year— but for many folks it’s also a time to job hunt. The truth is, many companies don’t take the holidays off when seeking to fill open positions, ...

How to plan successful events and meetings

Whether you’re an admin or an engineer, there are some skills that will come in handy no matter what. Being able to organize events and meetings effectively is one of those skills—good organizational skills and tools will help you in virtually any field. If you’re in an administrative ...

How to stay focused at work during the holidays

Every year, as the weather gets colder and holiday shopping ads start appearing on TV (though admittedly those start showing up around Labor Day now), even the most diligent and focused employees find their attention wandering a bit. There’s a lot going on—travel plans, potluck food ...

Unlock your mind’s hidden potential with this trick

Who among us doesn’t want to reach our full potential? Most of us have been told by someone at least once during our lives—possibly a parent or other family member, or maybe a friend or someone else in a position of trust, like a teacher—that we have a great deal of potential for ...

New Year’s resolutions for career success in 2018

A new year is often looked at as an opportunity for making positive changes, and we’re all familiar with the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions—as we end each year and look forward to the next, we take stock of the things we want to improve upon or change in our lives. Those among ...

How to manage someone older than you

Most of us are used to a certain dynamic at work—those above us in the pecking order have typically been in the workforce longer and are older, and those below us are relatively newer to the world of work and are likely younger. However, this dynamic has effectively been thrown overboard in a ...

5 big mistakes Google’s head of HR sees on resumes

It’s a real truism in life: We often learn best from mistakes—both our mistakes and those that others have made. Humans are creatures of “trial and error”—we bravely take risks and try out new things. Sometimes we meet success; other times we hit unexpected obstacles and find ...

7 cities with the shortest work commutes

Lots of things factor into your decision making when you’re searching for a new job, and everyone has their own unique list of criteria to consider. You'll look at everything from job title and responsibilities to salary, perks, location, opportunities for growth, and more when you’re ...

What you can learn from the 2017 Washington State teacher of the year 

We all want our lives to be filled with purpose and to have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us. After all, having a life filled with meaning is a key component of a personally satisfying existence. This is not just a “nice to have” or something pleasant to daydream about ...