It is now the season for famous speakers to give advice to recent graduates. Apart from wearing graduation gowns, students will hear many inspirational commencement speakers. Some are alumni of the institution, others are respected for their accomplishments. What is the best advice for graduates and job seekers offered during the graduation season?
You have had the all-important interview. Now should you wait to hear from the company or not? The answer is no. You should absolutely follow up. Rachel Gillett of Business Insider has some suggestions. Continue reading
President Donald Trump is proposing to spend up to $1 trillion in the next 10 years on infrastructure projects. It would be used to upgrade and support investments in various areas such as roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, telecommunications, or energy projects. According to some estimates, this could create more than 11 million jobs in the US. Which industries and jobs could benefit from this the most?
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are trying again – this time with support from the Department of Veterans Affairs – to give the VA secretary more power to fire, demote or suspend poor-performing employees and recoup their bonuses. Continue reading
At the beginning of the last century, almost all married women stayed home as housewives. Today, the labor market looks much different. 7 out of 10 mothers are working, most of them full time. Out of 83 million moms in the United States, roughly 61% of them work. Working moms account for almost one-fifth of all employed individuals.
On top of that, working women are also spending time cleaning, cooking or taking children to their sport/music activities in the afternoons. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we talked with four mothers who shared with us the secrets of multitasking and how to balance work and life activities. Here is what they can advise us on the balancing act.
Sure you’re a hard worker and go getter, but a resume is not a place to use these cringe worthy resume buzzwords.
We recently sat down with La Tonya Walker, TAD PGS’s Director of Recruiting for Alexandria and California, to get some golden nugget insights into how this high-performer balances her family and career.
“For some people looking into my life, it may seem that I handle it effortlessly, but I’m the first to admit that life can be overwhelming at times. To handle life’s roller coaster I have systems in place that help me turn the negatives into positives and to live life purposely every day.”
Best known as Punky Brewster’s cantankerous foster father and the comically clueless Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy movie series, George Gaynes had a personal military history that could easily have been classified as “too crazy to be true.” Born as George Jongejans to a Dutch father and Russian mother in Finland, Gaynes was a classically trained opera singer making a living in in France when the Germans invaded in 1940. Upon escaping the occupying German forces, he was arrested by the Francoist Spain police in the Pyrennes. After being released in 1942, Gaynes made his way to Britain, where he enlisted in the Royal Netherlands Navy. Because of his skills with languages (he spoke Dutch, English, French, Italian and Russian), he was detached to the Royal Navy in 1943 as a translator assigned to the convoy commodore HMS Hilary, which eventually took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily later that year. Later Gaynes was assigned to the destroyer HMS Wilton, which participated in the Battle of Anzio in 1944, and was promoted to Sergeant (Petty officer, 1st class). Continue reading
What do skatepark engineers, coconut safety engineers, volcanologists, or 3D filmers have in common? All these professionals have degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). These are jobs unfamiliar to most people. What are some of the jobs you almost never think about (but perhaps should consider) while searching for a job)?
Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of effort on your part to get to the “starting gate”. There are some simple rules that can make the difference on how that interview goes. Sam Becker of the Cheat Sheet has some observations that may be of help. Continue reading