The end of summer, marked by shortening days and back-to-office mandates, might have an already burnt-out workforce suffering a bit of malaise. Productivity drops by 20% during summer, over half feel distracted and many struggle with post-vacation blues once they’re back at work.
Although it’s commonly believed that employees emerge from the summer season feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, the truth is that many workers...
Networking holds the key to job-search success. Whether you’re applying for a promotion internally or seeking a job elsewhere, the way you approach contacts will make a huge difference to your success.
There is an art to reaching out to the right person with the right message and the right pitch. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
The top two aspirations parents have for their adult children are that their kids are financially independent and that they have jobs they enjoy, according to data from Pew Research Center.
A parent’s wish for their child to be professionally successful is understandable. It can also lead to some unsolicited advice. READ MORE AT CNBC
Everyone needs career guidance from time to time. If you’re feeling stuck, advice from a mentor can often help you figure out where you should take your career next and how to get there.
Finding the right person or combination of people can help you evaluate your career with a more critical eye and decide if you want to make changes in your career path. While it can be hard to ask for help, the results will be worth it. READ...
If you're looking for a new job with a six-figure salary, healthcare or tech might be your best bet. That's according to the findings of an analysis by job-listing site Ladders.
Data scientists at the company analyzed the salaries of almost one million jobs listed on the site from January to August to compile the list. Jobs in healthcare and tech came out on top, Marc Cenedella, the founder of Ladders, told Insider. READ MORE AT INSIDER
With only 31% of workers aged 18 to 34 completely satisfied with their job, and 16% utterly dissatisfied, it’s safe to say that young workers aren’t really happy at work. According to research, the two contributing factors to job satisfaction are “high meaning” and income — meaningful work that pays enough to afford more than just the necessities of life. READ MORE AT FORBES
Techniques to help you develop your professional skills, become a better leader, transition roles, and more.
Amazon offers a number of skills-training, networking, and development programs to help employees advance their careers. We spoke to five Amazon employees about their experiences with these programs, and asked them to share their top tips for finding your path, developing your skills, and building connections. READ MORE AT ABOUT...
In the dynamic landscape of professional growth, the ability to turn casual conversations into strategic stepping-stones is a skill that can change the trajectory of your career. These often-overlooked everyday interactions hold untapped potential.
Fostering meaningful connections and leveraging networking opportunities is about mastering the art of turning conversations into opportunities. READ MORE AT FORBES
Have you ever found yourself taking on more tasks in your role without a formal promotion? If so, you may have experienced a "quiet promotion".
While a quiet promotion may not come with official recognition, it can still impact your career trajectory. Quiet hiring is when companies hire for specific positions without announcing. On the other hand, quiet quitting refers to employees leaving their jobs without making it known to their...
It's no shock that workers want growth opportunities within their companies. What's disappointing is that the majority of workers are dissatisfied by the efforts their employers have made to provide clarity around career paths and opportunities.
Only 17% say their job gives room for advancement and only 23% report they have opportunities to move into a new career/role within their company. READ MORE AT INSIDER
The U.S. added 209,000 jobs in June, according to the jobs report released by the Labor Department on Friday morning, the smallest monthly jobs gain since December 2020.
Government, health care and social assistance saw the biggest gains, while other major industries saw little to no change.
Government added 60,000 jobs in June, more than any other sector. State and local governments added 27,000 and 32,000 jobs, respectively....
Employees want jobs with the opportunity for advancement. Companies can start by helping employees find and prepare for new internal opportunities and offering feedback and coaching.
Executives overlook internal promotions at their peril. In a Pew Research survey, 63% of respondents who left jobs in 2021 cited a lack of advancement opportunities as a reason. And a 2022 McKinsey study noted that a lack of career development and...