Never Put These Things On Your Resume

Looking for a new job? Want to catch the eye of a major business influencer, someone like Bob Bratt? It’s time to get your resume in order!

Avoid these pitfalls to stand out from the crowd and reduce the odds of your resume being scrapped without a second look. Never include the following items. Continue reading “Never Put These Things On Your Resume”

Getting That Job In The Social Media Age

Your online profile in social media can be impressive versus newcomers to the job market.

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As a senior who is looking for a job, you may find the thought of competing against all those bright young people in the job marketplace somewhat daunting.

It’s not surprising to see a senior write online about the challenges of getting around the age factor in the job hunt. After all, some employers may exhibit ageism and preferentially hire younger people.

Even if you’re well-respected, dynamic and an action-oriented professional you may well wonder how best to navigate in that treacherous job market. Continue reading “Getting That Job In The Social Media Age”

How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times

soldiering on This article is contributed by Morgan Darrow.

Older employees in the workplace can represent many different things: experienced mentors, skilled workers wizened by decades of experience, and models of prosperous work ethic. However, they also represent one of the most rapidly expanding demographics in work forces around the world.

Elderly employees are being worked well past their years of retirement – and the toll of that work so late in their lives begins to show itself in physical wear, mental exhaustion, and anxiety for the future. Continue reading “How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times”

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”

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”

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.”

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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What’s It Like Working As A Car Salesperson?

senior sales person This article is contributed by Laura Ginn.

If you are considering getting a job as a car salesperson, whether you want to help people find deals on the best new or used cars, you may be wondering whether or not this is the right career path for you.

Perhaps you are wondering what the salary and wages are like, if dealerships provide any benefits, such as health insurance or retirement benefits to their salespeople, and if the job is easy or hard.

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Career Doors That are Open for Senior Citizens

worried senior citizen This article is contributed by John Cassidy.

The scenario: you’ve just found your social security is not enough to provide for all your financial needs during your retirement. A part time or a full time job is a great help but you are worried it would be hard to find one for your age, and if you do, a decent wage could be a problem.

Continue reading “Career Doors That are Open for Senior Citizens”