Mar 272020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Source: zety.com/work-life/sleeping-with-the-boss

The times are changing. In the past, the workplace was a place where a great number of people worked together towards a common goal, where everybody knew their positions and their assignments, and together worked to improve and upgrade each others' knowledge and skills, in addition to contributing to upstanding reputation of the firm and its upper management and employees.

Even though nowadays the same premise still exists and is strived towards, there is an interesting occurrence that is becoming more and more prominent. That occurrence is affairs between a boss and an employee.

There are many things that are linked with an affair in the workplace, some good, but most are not so good.

In further writing of the text, you will find more about the occurrence and prevalence of workplace affairs, what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of an affair between a boss or a member of an upper management team and an employee, and what to do if you are somehow linked in such workplace affair in any way, either being involved as a direct participant of an affair or a mere observer of one.

WORKPLACE AFFAIRS AND LOVE TROUBLES

In the past, affairs or relationships between colleagues or employees who work in the same company were not popular or encouraged, due to the simple fact of the possible impact on the work and successes of the projects that it might have.

Nowadays, with the rise of more modern and forward-thinking companies, it is simply something that is not frowned upon, as long as both participants are aware that it should not have an impact on their work.

In a nutshell, the majority of employees who are approached at work, in an affair sense, are of the female gender, mostly approached by their male colleagues.

According to a research conducted by a site ...read more

Source:: Sleeping with the Boss: Affairs, Love & Sex in Numbers

Mar 272020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

The term ‘Freelancer' expresses joy and freedom. After all, overseeing your own time and securing clients at your own pace is a dream job.

Statistics further support this fact that between 2014 and 2017, there's been a rise of 3 million freelancers in the United States alone.

Over 35% of the U.S. workforce consists of freelancers, who've collectively brought in a revenue stream of a mammoth $1 trillion according to a survey released by ‘Freelancing in America: 2016'.

With the increasing trend of people shifting over to a freelancing lifestyle, it begs the question – just why are freelancers a happy bunch and how do we determine the value of this happiness?

THE ADVANTAGES OF A FREELANCING LIFESTYLE

Why Freelancers are happier than traditional workers?

The ultimate battle that rages on – Employees versus Freelancers.

Which one wins as a career option?

Exactly why has there been such a boom in the freelancing space?

According to a 2015 survey, freelancers have the most important resource available to them over traditional employees – Flexibility.

The ability to manage time is the core reason many people shift to the freelancing market. Single mothers, university students, part-timers, businessmen, and just about anyone with a marketable talent tap into the freelancer's world.

Another factor that adds to the happiness of freelancers is variable contracts.

While an employee in a company gains experience from a single source – the company itself, a freelancer has a range of clients to work with simultaneously as his or her time allows.

Being tied down to a permanent cubicle versus having their own personal workspace makes freelancing a sought-after market.

Personal Group carried out a poll which demonstrated that only a meager 48% of employees were happy when working for someone while an ...read more

Source:: The Freelancing Lifestyle 5 Factors to Work on that Contribute to a Freelancer’s Happiness

Mar 262020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Why do we get all teary-eyed when we witness a person who has nothing to live for suddenly confront their difficulties and come out of it as a successful entrepreneur?

Is it because we put ourselves in their story?

Or do we hope that we too can come out of the plight that we are stuck in?

Whatever may be the case, one thing is certain – motivational stories serve as a guiding light and provide us with a path to our own lives.

And that's why we bring you four such real and touching stories that will motivate you on your own successful journey.

MOTIVATIONAL STORIES AND HOW IT CAN BRING US BACK FROM THE DEAD

Motivation can't be seen. Motivation can't be heard. And motivation certainly can't be touched.

Yet motivation is something human beings desire to shield them from the burden of their daily obstacles.

Going broke or being born into poverty isn't something we can control.

But getting out of our bad situation is certainly under our control.

When we realize that there are survivors among us that have not only gone through dark days but have also become famous beacons of light for the masses, it truly makes us wonder – What their story is and how do we emulate them?

WHY BOTHER WITH MOTIVATION?

Imagine working with someone who has no passion to work. You watch him come to his desk every day and leave with no ounce of emotion.

Do you think that person is happy?

Absolutely not.

There is no inspiration behind his work. He is like a worker bee that goes out to gather honey and returns before daybreak to the hive.

An unfulfilling life is what it is.

Without motivation, a person has no soul behind the work he does. He is a slave to the job and the job is his prison.

A ...read more

Source:: Totally Broke to Millionaire – Real Life Motivating Stories to Rejuvenate Your Success

Mar 252020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

The modern salesman needs to constantly reevaluate his or her tricks to ensure they win over their clients. Old school enthusiasm is of the past. Gone are the days where persuasive gimmicks landed the deal.

The current era is customer oriented.

Let's find out just how professional salesmen woo their patrons in today's marketing labyrinth.

MASTERING THE 3 CORE FUNDAMENTALS OF SALES

Your first thought at the term “Fundamentals of Sales” is — Confusion? You ask yourself – Is there an official code of ethics that you somehow missed during your sales 101 class?

We don't mean to pull out official guidelines and say you missed the basics of salesmanship, but these fundamentals are necessary to ensure you remain an effective salesperson.

It doesn't matter if you're a professional salesman returning for a refresher course or a trainee breaking into their first deal.

The 3 fundamentals are a critical aspect and will strengthen your overall sales training.

1. Handling Rejection

Does the following scenario feel familiar to you?

You nervously pick up your phone on your first work day and begin dialing the number allotted to you on your sales sheet. The phone rings and there's a voice on the other end.

You start to feverishly sweat and recollect the sales pitch that you promised you'd never forget this morning.

Now there's an awkward silence with a few words uttered that make no meaningful sense.

Time's up! The customer angrily slams the phone while hurling an abusive phrase or two for interrupting his valuable time. Before you know it, your hopes of closing your first sale remains a distant dream.

But fret not. That's how a sales call usually turns out for novice salesmen during their first few weeks. Unfortunately, the rejection by your customer has caused an involuntary mechanism to trip in your brain.

And it's called ...read more

Source:: 4 Effective Strategies for the Novice Salesman to Close a Deal

Mar 242020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Source: CNBC

Picture the following two situations.

You have been through a series of interviews at a great company, you love the prospect of working for the company, and it looks like you will get the job offer.

During the final interview, the interviewer informs you that they are ready to offer you the job, but you realize that the salary they are offering is lower than you expected.

You ask the interviewer if the company has any flexibility on the salary, but she answers with “There is more to this job than the money. Does this mean you won't take the job if we don't increase the pay?”

You have been in your current job for four years, and you love the work you do.

However, a recruiter has been reaching out to you, insisting that you are not making us much as you should be.

You love your job and don't fancy the idea of quitting, but you would like to be compensated fairly for your work.

Unfortunately, budgets are tight, and you don't know how your boss will react when you ask for a pay raise. What do you do?

If you have been in such situations, you know how difficult negotiating for your salary can be.

Since your boss is unlikely to immediately give in to your request for better compensation, these negotiations are even harder for people who hate conflicts, because the negotiation might seem like you are putting yourself in conflict with your boss.

According to a survey conducted by Salary.com, only 37% of people negotiate their starting salaries every time.

The study also found out that an astonishing 18% of people have never negotiated their first salary.

According to the study, 44% of respondents have also never broached the subject of getting a pay increase with their bosses during ...read more

Source:: How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)

Mar 242020
 

By Martin Luenendonk

So many people are laid off right now due to the shut downs driven by politicians around the world to slow down the spreading of the corona virus.

If you are living in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia, then check out these glorious employers that are still hiring top talent while thousands of companies are on active hiring freeze (or worse).

BTW: If you know further employers hiring right now, please feel free to mention them in the comments.

If you want to search for your next job, then checkout those 3 million open positions right now.

Companies Hiring Right Now

  1. Amazon
  2. Starbucks
  3. The Home Depot
  4. AutoZone
  5. Pizza Hut
  6. Brinker International
  7. Oracle
  8. EY
  9. Siemens
  10. McDonald's
  11. ALDI
  12. Tenet Healthcare
  13. Planet Fitness
  14. Walmart
  15. Banfield Pet Hospital
  16. Jacobs
  17. American Eagle Outfitters
  18. Standard Chartered
  19. DISH
  20. Mount Sinai Health System
  21. Dollar General
  22. PepsiCo
  23. Johnson Controls
  24. Fresenius Medical Care
  25. Postmates
  26. Aflac
  27. Accenture
  28. Northwell Health
  29. Northwestern Health Memorial
  30. Chipotle
  31. Encompass Health
  32. Mindlance
  33. BNY Mellon
  34. Morgan Stanley
  35. Bosch Group
  36. Ericsson
  37. Wells Fargo
  38. Volt
  39. Roehl Transport
  40. FedEx
  41. Sutter Health
  42. Jio
  43. Acadia Healthcare
  44. CVS
  45. Hyatt
  46. Schneider
  47. Taco Bell
  48. Sysco
  49. Mondelez International
  50. Baptist Health
  51. AT&T
  52. American Express
  53. Autodesk
  54. ADT
  55. BNP Paribas
  56. Burger King
  57. Bankers Life
  58. Boehringer Ingelheim
50+ Companies Hiring Now (Corona Virus & Economic Crisis)

...read more

Source:: 50+ Companies Hiring Now (Corona Virus & Economic Crisis)

Mar 242020
 

By Martin Luenendonk

So many people are laid off right now due to the shut downs driven by politicians around the world to slow down the spreading of the corona virus.

If you are living in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia, then check out these glorious employers that are still hiring top talent while thousands of companies are on active hiring freeze (or worse).

BTW: If you know further employers hiring right now, please feel free to mention them in the comments.

If you want to search for your next job, then checkout those 3 million open positions right now.

Companies Hiring Right Now

  1. Amazon
  2. Starbucks
  3. The Home Depot
  4. AutoZone
  5. Pizza Hut
  6. Brinker International
  7. Oracle
  8. EY
  9. Siemens
  10. McDonald's
  11. ALDI
  12. Tenet Healthcare
  13. Planet Fitness
  14. Walmart
  15. Banfield Pet Hospital
  16. Jacobs
  17. American Eagle Outfitters
  18. Standard Chartered
  19. DISH
  20. Mount Sinai Health System
  21. Dollar General
  22. PepsiCo
  23. Johnson Controls
  24. Fresenius Medical Care
  25. Postmates
  26. Aflac
  27. Accenture
  28. Northwell Health
  29. Northwestern Health Memorial
  30. Chipotle
  31. Encompass Health
  32. Mindlance
  33. BNY Mellon
  34. Morgan Stanley
  35. Bosch Group
  36. Ericsson
  37. Wells Fargo
  38. Volt
  39. Roehl Transport
  40. FedEx
  41. Sutter Health
  42. Jio
  43. Acadia Healthcare
  44. CVS
  45. Hyatt
  46. Schneider
  47. Taco Bell
  48. Sysco
  49. Mondelez International
  50. Baptist Health
  51. AT&T
  52. American Express
  53. Autodesk
  54. ADT
  55. BNP Paribas
  56. Burger King
  57. Bankers Life
  58. Boehringer Ingelheim
50+ Companies Hiring Now (Corona Virus & Economic Crisis)

...read more

Source:: 50+ Companies Hiring Now (Corona Virus & Economic Crisis)

Mar 232020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Technology is advancing. Actually, in the last few decades, the world went through a massive change thanks to fast technology development.

In only a few decades, humanity went from automatic process in fabrics, over global transport connection, to full digitalization.

Today, self-driving cars are a reality, although once upon a time, it seemed like science fiction. That was only twenty years ago.

With such an active technology use and overnight tech development, self-driving cars are the bottom of the tech chain – since people are planning to go to Mars for a quick visit.

This century is all about dreaming big, doing big, and delivering big in terms of solutions, offers, products, and services.

However, in order for people to deliver high expectations and to use technology to serve them, specific skills are mandatory.

Sure, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was enough to have one skill, and people had kind of guaranteed jobs. If someone had technical skills, knew to type, spoke two languages, they would have a good job and a nice salary.

Now, to find a job, one needs to know computer skills and a globally competitive language (meaning the English language).

Since the world moves so fast, skills that were mandatory in 2000 are not identical or the required skills in 2020. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the air, the market has never been so demanding.

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND WHY DOES IT MATTER

The world went a long way from the First Industrial Revolution. When the First Industrial Revolution kicked in, people used water and steam power to mechanize production. This was an excellent way to automate some processes and speed up human developments.

Moreover, this Revolution enabled people to do more and thrive for more. Soon after, electric power enabled the Second Industrial Revolution to create mass production.

Then, the Third Industrial ...read more

Source:: The 10 Skills You Need to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mar 222020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Creating a well-written, readable and attractive resume can often be very challenging. They should be made to make you look good and leave the best impression possible. It is the best opportunity to secure an interview for the desired job.

How many times did you sit down to write your own biography, not knowing where to start, what to include or avoid in order to make it look professional? Have you ever thought about how it would affect the reader's opinion of you?

But the job is not simple. Best resumes have no more than three pages mostly filled with boring information about work stuff. But will It be interesting enough for your readers?

In order to make your resume stand out from the rest, you must beat the algorithm with original and innovative ideas, convincing employers that you're the one they need.

Here we offer you more than 70 helpful tips for writing your biography like a professional, from the professionals!

TIPS

1. Choose the right font for your resume. Better stick with basic ones that look serious and professional – the ones that you would expect to see from others. Fonts that are recommended: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica. The ones we don't recommend are Comic Sans, Papyrus and any other childish or hard to read font.

2. Choose the right font size. This depends mostly on the chosen font. However, it's recommended to use font size around 10-12 points to make it easier for reading.

3. Make your content readable. This includes aligning all content to the left and leaving some space on the right side for basic info such as contact information, list of skills, short education list and similar. That way the reader will need less time to scan the resume for keywords and important info.

4. Use symmetry. Put your lists in a few columns ...read more

Source:: Easy Resume Writing Help: Free Advice from Professionals! 70 Tips

Mar 212020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Whether you're aiming to excel in the line of work you're in or you want a promotion or even a simple raise, you should know that not one of these things happens on its own.

You need to take initiative and in order to do that, you need to know how it's done.

That's why we've prepared 10 great tips on how to do it and make the working atmosphere enjoyable.

When you actively partake in the script of your life instead of being a passive bystander, good things start happening. Sure, taking responsibility for your ups and downs is more difficult than being a fatalist, but it's more fun and rewarding as well.

That's why you're bid to dive right in the 10 ways to take initiative at work and proving your value and worth to both your boss and your coworkers…

1. PRACTICE THINKING A FEW MOVES AHEAD

It is important to always think about your next move if you want to be seen as a worker who is willing to take initiative.

Always try to be more creative and avoid being a drop in the sea. You should provide original ideas and creative solutions. The easiest way to do that is to be ahead of the curve.

You can be ahead of the curve by preparing yourself and research on the topic that will be discussed at work, you should ponder about possible problems that might arise during the discussion or the later stages of the project, and provide creative solutions with a “thinking outside the box” approach to creative thinking.

Remember that to think a few moves ahead is achieved simply by being prepared through thorough research and you will present yourself as a worker who is always prepared and is not afraid to take initiative whether in times of hardships ...read more

Source:: 10 Tips on How to Take Initiative at Work