Career Column

Your career is probably one of the most important aspect of your life. It helps define who you are, who you want to be, and what you’d like to be remembered for. As a young professional who has worked at two companies and dealt with two different corporate personalities, I try to impart my perspectives on the working climate today.


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6 In Demand Careers for the Next 10 Years

Job ListingsLooking to head back to college or just beginning your college journey? Maybe you are interested in changing careers. If you are trying to decide what course of study to pursue or what field might be good for you, there are two things you should consider: Baby Boomers and business.

Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964, and they are currently between ages 66 and 48. They are aging and need a variety of services. Because they make up such a large portion of our population, jobs that service them are in demand. Here are a few that may be directly related to aging Baby Boomers:

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6 Ways to Increase Your Tips as a Waiter, Waitress or Server

Busy RestaurantBeing a waiter or waitress is hard work! I know because I used to be one. The job can be especially hard on the weekends when people are waiting for seats and your tables are sometimes double or triple seated (meaning two or three different tables are sat in your section at the same time). Double or triple seating means all the tables will want to order at the same time and their food will be ready at the same time.

The one benefit of the job is that your shift goes by quickly, and if you can earn some good tips, well, that is another bonus.

As a server, you likely make minimum wage or below, so those tips are important. Here are some strategies to increase the tips you make:

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5 Part-Time Jobs that Pay Surprisingly Well

Part time jobsIn the current economic times, many consumers are looking for ways to make a little extra money. You don’t have to get another full-time job to earn a good wage, though. There are part-time jobs that can provide you with a decent enough income — especially if you have certain skills.

As you might expect, the best part-time jobs do often require some degree of training, even if you don’t need an advanced degree. Here are 5 part-time jobs that you can consider if you want something that pays reasonably well:

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How to Turn a Seasonal Job Into a Permanent Job

seasonal jobThis time of year, there is a lot of interest in landing a holiday job. If you can find seasonal work, you can pad your bank account with a little extra cash.

However, for some in this economy, a seasonal job is a chance to land a more permanent gig. If you are hoping that your temporary holiday job will turn into a long-term position, you need to plan ahead and make the right impression. According to a recent survey from the Hay Group, about 43% of retailers plan to keep more workers after the holidays. That’s good news for those looking to turn a seasonal position into a “real” job.

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5 Ways You Could Be Revealing Your Secret Job Search

Job Interview CartoonIn a perfect world, you would let your current employer know that you are looking for a new job. However, there are some reasons that job hunters keep their search secret from current employers and co-workers.

Even while you are trying to keep your job search secret, though, you might be leaving clues for others. If you want to keep your secret job search an actual secret, you need to make sure that you are covering your tracks. Here are 5 ways you could be revealing your secret job search:

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6 Ways to Become More Popular & Increase Your Salary

camerasA recently released study determined how popular you were in high school may determine how much money you make.

What about you? Were you the homecoming king or queen in high school? Were you more like Emilio Estevez’s jock character in The Breakfast Club or more like Judd Nelson’s rebel character? Molly Ringwald’s character or Ally Sheedy’s? Turns out, how popular you were in high school may help determine how much money you will make throughout your career.

The National Bureau of Economic Research conducted a long term study which revealed, “that a teenager’s popularity in high school is directly and positively related to a subject’s income decades later” (CNBC). Surprisingly, the research showed that “relative family income status plays only a minor role” (CNBC).

So, while it may be too late for us adults to reverse our social standing in high school, there are still things we can do now to improve our social standing as well as our connections, which could help increase our income. Consider the following:

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5 Seasonal Part-Time Job Ideas for the Holidays

holiday jobs retailWith the holiday season just around the corner, many consumers are trying to figure out how they can earn a little extra money. Even if you aren’t planning on spending the extra money on presents and decor, the idea of making extra money during this time of year is a good one.

Whether you are working for “the man” or have your own idea for a part-time gig, now is a great time to make a little extra cash. Here are 5 part-time job ideas for the holiday season:

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5 Glamorous Jobs that Aren’t as Cool as You Think

FBI agent enteringWe have this idea that certain jobs are very glamorous. They’re cool. They’re sexy. You make a lot of money or you experience a ton of excitement. What if you learned taht someone were a spy or work in show biz, you probably think their lives are just so much more exciting than yours. The reality is that it might not be the case. Being in show business might look like a lot of fun, with all the red carpet award shows and the bags and bags of swag, but is it really all that great?

There are a number of jobs that just aren’t as cool as you think they are. Sometimes, we forget that the reality isn’t the same as what you see on TV or read in books.
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