Tag Archives: 2013

Poll: What are the odds of you keeping your new year’s resolution?

According to Forbes, only 8% of people actually achieve their new year’s resolutions. So, don’t feel so bad about your 2013 resolutions that you didn’t achieve. 2014 is a new year and another chance to make those needed changes in your life. But don’t overextend your resolutions or you’ll end up right back where you are a year from now.
Your attitude can help or hurt you as you make your list of resolutions for 2014. So remember to stay positive. You’re more likely to achieve your resolutions that way!

What are the odds of you keeping your new year’s resolution?


Top 5 Posts of 2013

From job seeker advice on resumes, interviewing and getting hired to career development tips on workplace safety, time management and skill development the Movin’ On Up blog strives to keep readers informed.

According to a recent review of the most viewed blogs posted to Movin’ On Up, these five blogs were the most popular. They’re full of important information for job seekers and anyone ready to further their career. See for yourself why they are the top five blog posts of 2013.

5 Surprising Things Not to Say in an Interview
This blog is all about preparing for an interview by educating you on what not to say. Interviews can be stressful and nerve-wracking, so to ensure your next interview is a success, check out this article.

Stand Your Ground Against Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying is very real and can greatly increase stress levels, while decreasing self-esteem and productivity. If you’ve ever been bullied at work, you may feel alone and like you have no way to defend yourself, check out this blog to learn more about standing up to bullies at your workplace.

7 Must Do’s Before an Interview
From researching the company and position you’re getting ready to interview for to preparing questions for the interviewer, this blog will bring insight and preparation for your future interviews.

5 Ways to Find a Company Culture that Fits You
An important aspect of looking for a job is finding a place that is in line with your personality and character. In this blog, you’ll learn how to uncover a company’s culture and how to decide whether it’ll be a good fit you.

Deciphering What a Job Description Really Means
Trying to figure out exactly what employers are looking for can be tricky. Tailoring your resume to fit the description is made easy with these helpful guidelines.

What are some of your favorite Movin’ On Up articles and how have they helped you? Let us know in the comments section below. And as we prepare for 2014 take our reader’s survey.

2013 is Expected to Be a Year of Job Changes. Will You Join?

Look For a New JobInc. Magazine recently reported that 86% of employees plan to look for a new job in 2013. The article also depicts a workforce that has become dissatisfied and disgruntled because of how they’ve been treated during the recession.

For the past few years, employees have been sticking to jobs they didn’t enjoy in fear of the sluggish economy. But, 2012 showed promising growth, and 2013 is being viewed as optimistic for new job opportunities that fit with workers’ needs. The growing millennial generation is also seeking different benefits and perks to their jobs that older generations haven’t requested before.

For those looking for a job or interested in switching careers, 2013 may become an interesting year. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below if you agree or disagree with the article.


Infographic: Job Market Forecast for 2013

Despite the findings behind the recent Movin’ On Up poll predicting a less than positive outcome for the 2013 job market, there are measures job seekers can take to be ahead of the competition this year. Some ways to do so include becoming  social media and technology savvy, being passionate, and continuously improving.

Take a look at this infographic from the Career Advisory Board at DeVry University that presents what job seekers can expect and what will be expected of them in 2013.

Job Preparedness Indicator