Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

mature job seekerThis article is contributed by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle.

Over the hill … and into a new job.

Call it a mid-life crisis, or perhaps just a long overdue epiphany, but at the ripe old age of 50, you’ve decided it’s time for a career change. Or perhaps, less graciously, you’ve found yourself facing redundancy after 20+ years of service (read: servitude?). Continue reading “Tips For The Mature Job Seeker”

Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career

back in the saddleThis article is contributed by Ryan Currie.

It is estimated that over 20% of the U.S. workforce is over the age of 55. In fact, many people are surprised to hear that over 75% of all 65 year-olds have less than $5,000 in the bank for retirement! The sagging economy and stats like these only highlight the need of seniors to work longer and harder than ever. Continue reading “Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career”

How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks

toolsThis article is contributed by Patricia Wright.

While any business will have a number of tools and assets critical to its success, the most important of these is almost always going to be the workforce. Everything else here is just tools and supplies to be used by your staff – if they aren’t motivated to use the materials well, or if they aren’t able to operate the tools effectively, then the outcome is never going to be as good as it could be. Continue reading “How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks”

6 Things You Didn’t Mention On Your Resume But You Maybe Should

This article is contributed by Kevin David. I bet you think your resume is perfect because you’ve spent so long working on it, … but why haven’t you found your dream job yet? Maybe it’s not as perfect as you think. You could be leaving certain things out because you’ve heard it’s the right thing to do. I want to speak to you about some of the things you might not include on your resume even though they should be on there. You can decide whether or not a rewrite is in order before you send your next one away. Continue reading “6 Things You Didn’t Mention On Your Resume But You Maybe Should”

The Changing Face of the North East UK

lady of the north northumberlandiaEven though you may have left your birthplace many years ago, you always have a certain nostalgia in checking out how the place has evolved. When I was young living in the North East of England, the area was particularly seen as a manufacturing region. Checking out the headlines for the last day or two, you see a very different picture. Continue reading “The Changing Face of the North East UK”

8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.

understand risksThis article is contributed by Robin Peters. Workplace safety is a serious issue. It isn’t just a question of responsibility or lawsuits; having proper safety protocols in place is critical in order to prevent injuries, or worse. Here are 8 workplace safety tips that could help save your life. Continue reading “8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.”

Do You Have Your Man Shed

man caveIf the notion of a man shed is new to you, it seems to be a concept that is getting more and more interest. Positive Psychology News has an interesting story about Kevin McCloud and his attempts to build a shed in woodland in the southwest of England.  The basic formula is: Man + Shed = Happiness. Continue reading “Do You Have Your Man Shed”

5 Great Tips For Setting Yourself Apart From The Crowd At A Job Interview.

the_interviewThis article is contributed by Kevin Wright. When you go to an interview you have to remember you’re not as special as you think you are. A lot of people are qualified and it will keep them in the selection process, but at the end of the day you need to stand out or you won’t be the one getting the job. The reason for this is because nearly everyone else getting interviewed has very similar qualifications to you. Continue reading “5 Great Tips For Setting Yourself Apart From The Crowd At A Job Interview.”

How To Probate A Will

last willIf one of your loved ones has passed away, you may be in charge of distributing their estate. This is known as probate, and the duty will most likely be assigned to you in the will. This basically just means that you are in charge of making sure that everything goes as planned, that the process is smooth, and that everyone really gets the things that were left to them in the will. This can be a rather difficult process, though, so you should take the following things into consideration while doing this job. Continue reading “How To Probate A Will”

Is Real Estate The Right Career Option For You

attractive propertyThis article is contributed by Jim Carter.

If you are thinking about a career out of school, or are looking for a second career later in life, real estate can be an interesting and lucrative area to work in. If you are interested in people and homes, and like the idea of showing people around different houses and helping them find the one that is right for them, then the idea of being a real estate agent is probably quite appealing.

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