According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading cyber economy researcher, “cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021—exponentially more than the damage inflicted from natural disasters in a year, and more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.”
Long before the internet was easily accessible, you’d have to visit a business or temp service to pick up a physical application to apply for a job. Then, you’d need to bring the application back (or, in some cases, mail it) to submit it.
Interviews were either in-person or over the phone. There wasn’t really a third option.
Company cultures vary across the country. Some companies prefer professional dress codes while others embrace shorts and flipflops. One business might offer traditional Christmas bonuses while another chooses to give incremental raises throughout the year.
It’s these differences that make for a diverse and interesting economy, full of different companies, each one well-matched to a particular type of employee personality.
Interviews can be tough.
The key to acing an interview? Being prepared for those rough questions.
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But for those who love their jobs? The paycheck becomes a bonus to the work instead of being the sole purpose of working.
We want to know how you feel about your current position. Whether you love it, hate it, or are indifferent about it. And, given those feelings, do you see yourself leaving anytime soon?
Let us know by voting in our poll!
That’s why it’s so important to have some sort of new employee training in place. And even once you’ve gone from new to not so new, continuous training is still needed.
However, each one of us is different, and training that works for one person might not be ideal for another.
What’s your preferred type of on-the-job training?
Thanks for voting in our poll! Is there a type of training you don’t like? If so, let us know in the comments section below.
We’ve all heard the saying: “one day you’ll turn around and realize you’ve turned into your parents.” Maybe you finally started to go bald like dad, or you sent your teenager to their room for a fender bender and realized how your mom felt when you wrecked your first car. Or maybe it’s the way you teach your kids values or the types of books you read to them before they fall asleep.
But what about our jobs? Does the way our parents raise us end up affecting the careers we choose as adults? We wanted to find out, so we polled our readers last month about how much influence their parents might have had on their career.
The top two options, by far, were “My parent/guardian had no influence on my career path” and “My parent/guardian encouraged me to go achieve a four-year college degree or higher.” The first came out on top with 36% of the vote, while the second followed closely with 33%.
Everything else trailed behind, with results as follows:
- “I work in the same industry/profession as at least one of my parents/guardians”: 10%
- Other: 6%
- “My parent/guardian used their connections to help me find a job”: 5%
- “My parent/guardian’s career paths made me stay away from their industry/profession”: 5%
- “My parent/guardian encouraged me to go to a career tech school/learn a skilled trade”: 5%
- “I took over a family business from my parent(s)/guardian(s)”: 1%
What does this mean?
In the end, your parents do have a huge effect on your career trajectory. 33% of parents advocate a college degree, which is great! But high school graduates should know that college isn’t the only option. There are plenty of great jobs that don’t require college degrees but still pay pretty nice salaries.
Did your parents affect your career path? Let us know in the comments section below!