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How to Vet Child Care Centers

When you have a family, finding a job isn’t as easy as choosing whatever employer offers you the most cash. You have to take into account barriers to employment such as transportation and the always-important proximity to child care. Once you’ve made a list of all the nearby child care providers (preferably half a year […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Employment

What’s keeping you from your dream job? Usually when we talk about how hard the job search is, we focus on resumes, interviews, or the best websites to check out. Today, we’ll discuss logistical concerns. What does “logistical” mean when it comes to the job search? Think of it as all that fun stuff that […]

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Do You Suffer from the Winter Blues?

There may be more at play In the United States, many of us are currently experiencing one of the coldest winters on record. With cloudy days becoming the norm and sunny scenes still weeks away, it’s understandable if you’re feeling low. However, if your bad feelings are starting to heavily impact your job search, it […]

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How Has Work Changed Your Life?

Share your stories with us! Many jobs provide a whole new work family, a new culture, and a new experience. Work can truly change our lives. We can learn new skills, meet new people, and go to exciting new places. What about you? Has a job or any step on your career path ever changed […]

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Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

There are very few parts of life that remain untouched by technology in one way or another. From medicine to autonomous cars, we’re advancing at breakneck speed, and in many ways, our lives are greatly improved because of it. In the workplace, advances in technology allow us to work in new ways that weren’t possible […]

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Poll: Will You Retire?

From financial reasons to loving your job, we want to hear about it! In the past, retirement was pretty much a given. That’s why you spend your younger years working so hard—so that there would eventually be some sort of payoff. But now, things are changing. As noted by Bloomberg, about 20% of Americans over […]

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Just Say “No” to Working on Vacation

Sometimes you really need to unplug from the office. Regardless of whether we like our jobs or not, they can be stressful. Ideally, going on vacation should refresh us and let us return recharged and ready to work. However, this doesn’t always happen. Your phone follows you everywhere, which means your boss and the rest […]

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How Working Dads Achieve Work-Life Balance

As a father, how do you juggle your responsibilities? Balancing your work and home lives can be a challenge. Can you coach your son’s little league game and still nab that promotion? Does taking time off for your daughter’s play make you less likely to get a raise? Traditionally, moms (even working moms) were expected […]

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Poll Results: How Do You Cope With Workplace Stress

Toward the end of April we asked Movin’ On Up readers how they coped with workplace stress. Stress can cause a variety of health problems, from slight headaches to major anxiety, so we wanted to see what our readers were doing to get through it. Results The results were fairly close across the board. Just […]

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Is Lack of Sleep Killing Your Career

Is Lack of Sleep Killing Your Career

According to the National Sleep Foundation, many workers don’t get proper sleep and feel tired throughout the day. Chronic drowsiness and sleep deprivation cause many people issues at work, and many say they feel their work is “sub-par” because of it. A 2008 Sleep in America poll discovered that 29 percent of employees polled admitted to falling […]

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