Best Jobs of 2015

Each Year, U.S. News and World Report generates a list of the best jobs for the coming year. The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction. Continue reading

Cool to Pool

Getting to work can be a challenge in Jacksonville. If you’re just starting your career, car payments, upkeep and fuel combine to be a significant cost, one that you might not be able to afford (more about that later.) Carpooling is a great option, and there’s a site that matches you up with people who don’t mind sharing a ride. Continue reading

The Job Sales Cycle

They say that sales is a game of numbers; the more calls you make, the more likely you are to close a sale. In some industries, that may be true. But professional sales people agree that treating everyone as a prospect is a waste of time. The same is true for your job search. Continue reading

Wu Wei

I fell in love with the Chinese term “Wu Wei” (pronounced “ooh way”) the moment I heard its meaning: “effortless action.” It’s exactly what’s needed for success in networking and interviewing, indeed, for your whole career. Continue reading

How to Quit Well

So it’s time to go. Maybe even past time. You’ve been thinking about moving on from your current job for a while, and you’re wondering whether to stick it out until you find a new job or leave now. Here are some things to consider. Continue reading