Thursday, May 26, 2011

Passion Can Drive Your Career

Something else it last happened today or 20 years ago, most of us have been hit with that pit-of-the-stomach, Monday-morning moment of questioning: Why do I work here? Is this all there is?
What’s missing for many American workers is passion, a positive emotional connection to our work—often our most energy-consuming pursuit. The good news is that with introspection, planning, action and support, you can redirect your career to incorporate what truly excites and invigorates you.
Passion Drives the Most Successful Careers In the context of work, passion is more than a best-seller buzzword, according to Sally Hogshead, author of Radical Careering. “The word epassion’ has a cheesy connotation, but you have to see it as a nonnegotiable element of your career success,” she says. “In fact, if you’re going to be your most successful, you have to be passionate.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 Steps to a Successful Career Change

Interested in a new career? If so, it is important to take the time to evaluate your present situation, to explore career options and to choose a career that will be satisfying for you.

Ten Steps to a Successful Career Change

1. Evaluate your current job satisfaction. Keep a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes. Which aspects of your current job do you like/dislike? Are your dissatisfaction's related to the content of your work your company culture or the people with whom you work?


Friday, April 15, 2011

Top 10 Companies Hiring This Week



(April 15 - April 21)

We know that your job search can get quite frustrating these days with more people trying to find a job and less employment opportunities available.
To ease the burden, we've tracked down 10 top companies with the most job openings this week -- from sales jobs to finance jobs, full-time jobs to part-time jobs. We hope you find a job that's perfect for you.
Good luck job hunting!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

10 Tips For Managing 'The Facebook Generation'



"We need to look around our environment and say, 'Is our environment encouraging the best talent possible? Are we choosing the right generational mix of people?'" Meagan Johnson says about the responsibilities managers have today.
Johnson and her father, Larry, are multigenerational workforce experts who recently spoke with me about their new book, Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters -- Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, and the challenge of managing multigenerational workforces. One of the unique challenges managers face today, they told me, is learning to work with and manage a new generation of workers they refer to as "Linksters."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

84% of Employees Plan to Look for a New Job in 2011



According to a new survey by the employment company Manpower earlier this month, 84% of North American workers plan to actively look for a new job in 2011. This is up from a 60% response in 2009.

According to Douglas J. Matthews, president and CEO of Right Management, a Manpower company, the results are "more about employee dissatisfaction and discontent than projected turnover."

Matthews believes that the results are, in part, an expression of employee distrust in the ability of their organizations to thrive in the new economic climate.

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