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The U.S. economy continues to grow: It added 916,000 jobs   in March 2021, according to the Department of Labor. That’s considerably better than the 675,000 economists had predicted and more than double February’s gain of 379,000 jobs. Certain job categories in particular are growing quickly. READ MORE AT GROW
Searching for jobs is not always the most fun task. Between revamping your resume, revising your LinkedIn, reaching out to recruiters, preparing for interviews and following up—it gets to be draining. Quickly. Not to mention the seemingly endless cycle of finding a job, applying, interviewing and being rejected. It is  tough. In fact, 73% of Americans say that job...
How do I negotiate an IT salary for a fully (or mostly) remote position? Remote work isn’t new, but the numbers of IT pros now working from home or another location outside of the traditional corporation setting have skyrocketed over the last year-plus because of the pandemic. And many employers and managers seem to be signaling that they expect remote or hybrid remote/on-site work to remain commonplace. READ MORE AT...
Whether you’ve just graduated college or are years into your career, you’ve probably been told to be patient. Being patient isn't the same as standing still. It requires work to get to your next opportunity and a proactive approach. So how can you be patient while avoiding the wait? Here are four tips. READ MORE AT ENTREPRENEUR
Before the pandemic, women spent about four hours a day on unpaid household work. Men spent about two and a half. Once COVID hit, that number became even more disproportionate. That unfolded basket of laundry is so much more than just a battle of the sexes. It's hurting our economy. According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: "Two extra hours of unpaid work per day such as cleaning, cooking or caring for a child leads to a...
You no longer need to go into an office every day to earn a paycheck — and a fat paycheck, at that. Professionals with high levels of experience and training can earn just as much working from home as they would in a traditional work setting if they know the right career to choose. READ MORE AT YAHOO FINANCE
Working remotely is a luxury—but it’s also an acquired skill. For employees lucky enough to be able to work from home at least some of the time, the trick to staying motivated and preventing burnout is to keep the office and the home from truly becoming one. That’s been challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced millions of people all over the world to suddenly turn their home into their office. Despite...
We all know about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This still holds true when working remotely. During times of crisis, the focus on diversity and inclusion becomes even more essential, but addressing it isn’t always as forthright as it might initially appear. Leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics of their team and organization. READ MORE AT CHANNELS FUTURES
The pandemic has waylaid plans and potentially derailed the career trajectories of many professionals across various industries. As the world collectively recovers from this crisis, there is an opportunity to reset career goals and emerge with a sharper focus on how to achieve success in this new environment. If you’re in the process of assessing and setting your career goals for 2021, try incorporating these tips for shaping a path...
Well-being is slumping at worrying rates for women. With COVID-19 and its resulting "she-cession," some women may feel like we've backtracked 30 years — juggling our roles and responsibilities of work, family, and beyond.  Women can face more transitions than men, and often feel unsupported at the workplace and beyond. This, in turn, can affect job satisfaction, work quality, and productivity. READ MORE AT BUSINESS INSIDER
Hawaii has the solution to living successfully and comfortably during the coronavirus pandemic. The state has launched a new program called Movers and Shakas, which offers out-of-state remote workers free round trip tickets to Oahu for people who are looking to reside in Hawaii. The overall goal of the program, which was launched in partnership with the state's government, businesses and schools, is to enhance...
Sixty-four percent of American workers say they are looking for new job opportunities or will consider moving jobs if approached by another company, according to a new study from Ceridian.  The study found that it’s younger workers who are most likely to be on the move across the country, with 76% of those under the age of 30 either looking or open to new opportunities. READ MORE AT CNBC