Have you ever stopped to consider the cost of being unemployed? The longer you are out of work, the more costly it is. Here are some things you may — or may not — have considered as the “cost of unemployment.”
Loss of income is the most obvious cost of unemployment. Unemployment benefits — if you’re eligible for them — only cover a portion of your lost income. According to research by Newsweek, basic unemployment benefits average $300-$400 a week, typically covering 45 percent of a worker’s income. …
Getting a college degree online has become a very practical reality, as we continue to move on through the worldwide COVID pandemic. Today there are countless options for getting yourself an online education, depending on your specific needs and goals. If moving on up is on your list of priorities, then an accredited degree may facilitate the process for you significantly.
Below are some key points to review when trying to identify the best online college programs that will suit your plans.
You have sent your resume in response to a particular job advertisement and you are interested in the job, but you are not sure how to follow up, what to say, or even when/how to make a resume follow up call.
Situation: Resume Follow Up
Use this script to follow up after sending a resume to see if interviews are being scheduled.
You have been interviewed and it went well. You are interested in the job too, but you are not sure how to follow up, what to say, or even when to follow up after interview.
Be prepared to leave a voicemail message if you don’t reach the person directly. Be sure to leave a phone number, but know that you may not get a callback. If you leave a voicemail, follow up 2–3 days later with an email.
Use this script to follow up after an interview if you haven’t heard anything back.
Are you tired of reading job ads that sound like a great match for you, only to find out that they require a college degree? You might start feeling like you’re the only one who didn’t finish college.
The truth is that you have plenty of company. Two thirds of American adults lack a bachelor’s degree, according to the US Census Bureau. While higher education is enriching, it can also be difficult to afford.
You can have a satisfying career without a four-year degree. …
Starting your resume can seem like a complicated task but it doesn’t have to be. When you are creating your resume, you want to make it the most powerful statement that you can about yourself. You want your resume to highlight your strong points that make your resume stand out from the others. Remember that you can make changes to it once you get something on paper and can revise it as you see fit. Here is a list of tips on resume writing:
Does your house seem smaller since the pandemic started? Many families feel more cramped with 2 adults working at home, especially if you need to share your workspace with your partner. This may be the first time you’ve seen their work habits up close or counted how many dirty coffee cups they leave behind in their wake. Even if you’re used to having an office mate, it’s a different experience when you don’t say goodbye and go your separate ways at quitting time. Protect your relationship and your productivity by mastering the modern rules for couples who share a home…
Make sure your content isn’t being shared without your permission
While #DataPrivacyDay is on January 28th, it is still #DataPrivacyWeek. What better time to check your privacy settings on LinkedIn and take an additional step to protect your information.
Normally, when you are setting up your LinkedIn privacy settings, you’re selecting the audience you want to be able to see your LinkedIn profile. But there is a particular LinkedIn setting that you will want to select to ensure that LinkedIn doesn’t share your content.
There are several ways to measure your goals, ranging from simple to complex and free to expensive. Sometimes it makes sense to spend money on tools, but when setting goals for your own purposes, keeping it low cost makes sense. For instance, use a spreadsheet when first starting out. Many people use spreadsheet to measure their productivity at work. Most people associate Microsoft Excel with spreadsheets, and that costs money. However, there are free alternatives, such as Open Office Calc. The Open Office suite of products is available on multiple operating systems. This software is fully functional and compatible with…
Think about that person in your life who drives you absolutely crazy. Whether co-worker, acquaintance, or family member, there’s nothing worse than having to deal with someone who gets under your skin. If it’s a work-related situation, you may keep wondering about whether it’s time to change your job. The problem is, you can’t change the people around you.
You can, on the other hand, change you.
By learning to accept people for who they are, you’ll find your interactions with these individuals will become easier. You’ll be more easygoing, and less likely to get bent out of shape. …