Career Advancement

Are You Still Working Remotely? The State of Remote Work in 2022

When the pandemic first began in 2020, nobody could have predicted the extent to which it would change the way we work forever. According to job search website Ladders, “remote opportunities leapt from under 4% of all high paying jobs before the pandemic to about 9% at the end of 2020, and to more than 15% [at the end of 2021].”

And this number is already on the rise for 2022. Data scientists from Ladders expect one fourth of all high paying jobs will be available remotely by the end of 2022.

A study released by Express Employment Professionals and the Harris Poll in August of 2021 found that 63% of U.S. companies planned to allow existing employees to work remotely once the pandemic subsided, and 60% agreed a rise in this trend is making it more competitive to attract and retain employees.

To stay competitive and attract top talent, more and more employers are adopting a remote, or at least hybrid remote and in-office work schedule. (more…)

4 Reasons to Work in Skilled Trades

When you’re thinking about a career change, or a job to take on after high school, which types of jobs do you think of first? If most of your work ideas revolve around an office, you probably aren’t thinking about skilled trades jobs.

So, what is a skilled trade? According to Express Employment Professionals, “At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship.” (more…)

Is it a Job or a Career?

Traditionally, employers saw job hopping as a red flag. However, with more and more job seekers choosing to embrace the gig economy, it’s become more acceptable to have a few short-term jobs on your resume. There’s nothing wrong with working a job just for a paycheck, but ideally these jobs all fall into a certain career path. How can you tell if a position is just a job or part of your career? Let’s dig in. (more…)

Career Lessons from Classic TV Shows

These days, it can seem like you have to subscribe to 84 different streaming services just to watch all the shows you love. Your favorite drama might be on HBO Max, but you need to get Disney+  for the kids; Netflix has your favorite 90s comedy, and then there’s Peacock for watching The Office.

When it comes to TV, the 60s was a simpler time: there were only three channels! But each show could make a huge impact. And there are plenty of career lessons to learn from these classic shows. (more…)

Goalsetting in 2022

It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new goals. What is it you really want to do? Snag a new job? Change careers entirely? Get a promotion? Or maybe you just want to be happier and healthier than you were last year.

When it comes to goals, nothing is too big or too small. It all depends on what you personally want to accomplish. Here’s how to kick things off. (more…)

If You Feel Guilty for Wanting to Quit Your Job, Should You Still Quit?

Maybe the workload just isn’t something you expected, or you aren’t well-suited to your boss’s managerial style. Whatever the reason, you want to quit your job and start applying to new positions.

But you feel bad about it! Perhaps it’s a busy season and you don’t want to leave your boss or teammates swamped, or you’re worried quitting now will make it look like you’re trying to get revenge for something your boss did. If you haven’t been at the job very long, you might also be concerned what a short-term position would look like on your resume.

In a situation like this, is it better to wait to quit, or should you just rip off the Band-Aid now and be done with it? Here are some suggestions. (more…)