January 2012

How to Find the Right Career

 

Many are thinking about changing their career or dreaming of having a career change but many may not know where to start. There are many who are stuck in boring jobs at work or have realized that the current opportunity for growth is limited.  Another possibility the person may be unemployed or are possibly facing unemployment.  No matter what the reasons may be the perfect career is out there for everyone wanting to bring a sense of happiness to their lives.  Finding the courage to change through researching the best options, realizing your strengths and focus on learning new skills. 

Working in a job that doesn't bring satisfaction will take a toll on your overall physical and mental health bringing stress.  Many times people will feel burned out, frustrated by their job circumstances, or are unable to enjoy their home life as they know that another day of work is coming the next workday.  Not finding work rewarding and meaningful it will be hard to continue the momentum in order to advance further in their career.

Unemployed? The Top Three Companies To Be on the Lookout for

Boston Market, Aarons, and AT&T Retail

1.  Boston Market

Boston Market is a company to consider applying for jobs.  The top job categories they have available are insurance jobs, management jobs, distribution/shipping jobs, information technology, and sales jobs.  Boston Market was founded in 1985, but they were originally named as Boston Chicken.  The chain owns over 530 restaurants within 28 states. 

 

2.  Aarons

Aarons is a rent-to-own retailer selling lease-to-own furniture, household items such as appliances, home electronics, and computers.  The company manufacturers their own furniture, bedding and additional accessories.   The company also produces an outdoor show known as "Aaron's Outdoors" which is a family show.  Some of the top job categories are management, sales, retail, entry level, customer service, installation-Maintenance, Engineering, distribution and shipping, warehouse, transportation, accounting, finance and more.

Best Ways to Get a Job in 140 Characters

 

Twitter is one of the top social networking sites in the world. There are over 1 million of tweets sent daily on the site.  140 characters is the maximum allowed on Twitter which allows the user to send out a simple message, and other users use the retweet function which helps them to share and spread the messages you sent. Many people will see your “Hire me” message and the links directing them to your resume. 

The Economy Said to be Taking Another Positive Turn

Unemployment Drops Again

Unemployment has been an ongoing issue for a while since the economic recession hit not too long ago. However, according to an article in the Washington Post, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, which ended the year on a three-month run of declines that are pointing to a stronger hiring in 2012.

Applications that have been coming in weekly, dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. This is 11 percent lower than the same time last year and a positive sign ahead of Friday’s important read on job growth in December.

Applications trending downward are one of several signs that the economy ended the year gaining some momentum. For the holiday season, retailers reported good sales and consumer confidence rising to the highest level since April, November and December for the strongest months in 2011 for auto sales.

The Top 3 Fastest Growing Jobs

 

Job growth and projections have changed heavily in the last four to five years and adding on to the economic turndown within the same time frame.  The top three fastest growing occupations with a projected growth from 2008 to 2018 include:

Biomedical engineers (explain what the job entails) have a projected growth of 72 percent and they would need a Bachelor’s degree as the most significant source of postsecondary education or training.