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.
If your New Year’s resolution is to get more organized, you’re not alone. Most of us crave more order and less chaos in our lives. Getting organized can boost your confidence, save you time and money, and even increase your chances of getting your next job opportunity.
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.
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.
Increasing your network is a common New Year’s resolution, so it’s not surprising that I’ve seen more requests to connect on LinkedIn and Facebook lately. But I’ve also noticed that while the quantity of the connections is picking up, the quality is taking a downward turn.
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.
Local author and speaker Jon Gordon has written several books, including The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and One Word That Will Change Your Life. His advice for the New Year is to choose a single word that will guide your actions for the coming 12 months.
College offers you great experience and knowledge, but skills like those above are ones you won’t pick up during ‘the best years of your life’.
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.
‘Tis the season for gift giving, and that means we have to figure out what to give to our office mates, bosses and subordinates. For many of us, this is an exercise fraught with anxiety; we worry about how much to spend, what is appropriate, who might be giving to us that we were not expecting, and the biggest question: whether we should give anything at all.