Career Wisdom

Best/Worst Careers: 2016 Job Rankings

CareerCast.com’s 2016 Jobs Rated Report was recently published for the 28th consecutive year, and it’s fascinating to peruse the findings.

The popular job search website gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, to rank jobs based on four core criteria: work environment (physical and emotional requirements); income; […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Good Ol’ Summer Time: Making The Most of It!

With the Fourth of July behind us, it seems like the days of summer are speeding by faster than ever, so here’s to making the most of them! Whether it’s enjoying a full-fledged getaway, a stay-cation, or turning weekends into mini-vacations or retreats, I hope you’ll have the opportunity to re-fresh and re-charge this summer.

Here […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Does a Higher Salary Require More Than 40 Hours a Week?

The Birth of the American 40-Hour Week

The Monday through Friday workweek was first introduced in 1926 when Henry Ford began shutting down his automotive factories on Saturday and Sunday to allow his labor force to rest. But it was not until 1940, when a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act mandating a maximum […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

How Will You Engage With the Up and Coming Generation Z?

I’m so pleased to share this guest blog post from my IUAA colleague, Erin Bruce. She is a career coach and advocate for working moms who is also raising a Gen Z son so this new generation is especially close to her heart.

They’re here! Generation Z, the iGeneration, Post-Millennials, Centennials, or Zees, are just a few of the names of […]

By |July 2nd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Art of Accepting a Compliment

Historically, women have been taught to be modest and not boastful. While there is nothing worse than an arrogant bragger, I am on a personal mission to help others embrace their humble confidence and own their strengths and accomplishments. In reality, there is nobody else in the professional world advocating on your behalf but you. […]

By |June 25th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

5 Reasons to Consider a Career Change

Many people eventually realize that they’re stuck in a job that just isn’t right for them. Whether it’s because they’re not getting promoted, or they just aren’t getting paid enough to keep the lights on, at some point these people realize that something has to give. That usually serves as good indication that it’s time […]

By |June 19th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Create a Gig Economy Culture In an Organization to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

During a recent Uber ride in Chicago my forty-something aged driver enthusiastically shared why he loves his contract work career. He creates his own hours, has total flexibility, and can control how he earns money based on how much he works. The “Gig Economy” represents those who make their living in a non-traditional way. They […]

By |June 11th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

3 Advantages of Hiring a Bilingual Candidate

I’m pleased to share this guest blog from Vanessa Fardi, Team Leader US/CA/LATAM at NEUVOO.

Having bilingual employees in the workforce can only bring benefits to the company. Studies have shown that bilingual people are good at multitasking and have excellent communication skills. Any company looking to expand or to have global reach should consider bilingual […]

By |June 4th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

A 2 Minute Attitude Adjustment

Admittedly, there are times when the stress at work makes you want to tear your hair out or at least close your door and scream in the privacy of your own work space. So, when life gets complicated at work and you need an attitude adjustment or a breather to re-create a positive frame of […]

By |May 28th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|