Whether you’re between jobs, looking for a more flexible work arrangement, or just testing the waters of something different, short-term, contract work assignments are a great way to advance your career. Contract work comes in all shapes and sizes. And for those professionals who embrace the opportunity, the reward is often much more than a foot in the door for the job of their dreams. (more…)
Monthly Archives: January 2021
The job market changed across the country in 2020, with many job seekers having to change their approach to the hunt.
We wanted to know how difficult our readers expected finding a job to be in 2021, so we conducted a poll to find out. (more…)
When you’re starting a new career, it’s tough to figure out where to start. There are so many jobs out there in a variety of industries, all with differing compensation, education requirements, and responsibilities.
That’s why we created the Job Spotlight eBook: Are You Ready for a New Career? In the eBook we detail 20 of the most in-demand jobs in four main categories: Professional, Office Services, Light Industrial, and Skilled Trades. (more…)
Maybe when you started this job you thought it was going to be a standard nine to five. Or perhaps you want to spend more time at home with your family.
Regardless of reason, you’re working more hours than you anticipated or want to work, and it’s getting in the way of your schoolwork, family time, or other responsibilities. As a salaried employee, it’s time to have a frank discussion with your manager about cutting back your hours.
But how do you start that conversation? We’re here to help. (more…)
Every month here on Job Journey, we release a Job Spotlight article that breaks down one of the most popular jobs in today’s workforce. Next week, we’re releasing the Job Spotlight eBook, chock-full of information on careers you’re interested in, including compensation, job responsibilities, and more!
In the meantime, we’d like to help you figure out the kind of job you want. What matters to you? Is it the company culture? Your job duties? A certain kind of leadership style? Once you’ve answered those questions, you’ll be able to narrow your search to find the ideal job. (more…)
If you don’t have a plan to achieve them, New Year’s resolutions are just pretty words on a page. In fact, studies show 80% of people fail their New Year’s resolutions, with most losing steam by mid-February. It’s easy to say you’ll change, but actually putting those words into practice is incredibly difficult.
One way to succeed with resolutions for your job search is making sure all your goals are S.M.A.R.T. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym created by George Doran, Arthur Miller, and James Cunningham in a 1981 article titled “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management Goals and objectives.” The letters stand for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. Here’s how to make sure your resolutions fit the S.M.A.R.T. criteria. (more…)
Learn about a career as an apartment maintenance tech.
Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do. (more…)