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Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

 Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers."When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. ...




If you want a raise, try taking a vacation

In 2016, Americans forfeited 206 million vacation days. That means that workers lost $66.4 billion worth of benefits and, according to a new study from Project: Time Off, they are likely missing out on much more, too.Americans used to understand the importance of getting away from the office. ...




McChrystal Group Partner: Who to Go to When You Need Career Advice

One month into a new job, I knew it wasn’t going to work. I was at a fast-growing startup, but in the wrong role, wrong location, and my employer had just reduced my opportunity for a sizable bonus. It had taken me months to find this job, and I had difficulty wrapping my head around the fact that I needed to cut my losses and move on. ...




5 in-demand entry-level jobs that pay over $60,000 a year

It's hard enough for college students to pass their classes, let alone figure out what to do with their life. If you're pursuing a degree but don't know what career path to pursue, knowing what kinds of workers employers are looking for could help.Jobs platform Monster aggregated 943,008 market-wide job postings from a variety of sources to zero in on the most in-demand jobs. ...




What are Soft Skills and Why are They Important?

You divide your employable skills into the categories of hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are your technical or functional abilities that apply directly to your job title (i.e. accountant, engineer, project manager). Soft skills apply more to your personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team collaboration. ...




What You Should Know About Pre-Employment Drug Testing

As part of the application process, job applicants may be required to be screened for drug and alcohol use prior to being hired or as a contingency of a job offer. Employees may be tested for drugs or alcohol in the workplace, where permitted by state law. ...




Tips for a Successful CV

Curriculum vitae (CVs) tell the stories of the professional lives of university scientists, documenting their careers and showcasing their accomplishments. A well-crafted CV can help a job applicant land an interview--instead of having her materials shredded or buried in a file. ...




Employers Expect Interns to Show Up with Skills

Nearly 75 percent of internships ask for specific industry skillsets
 
Employers are looking to hire interns ready for work on Day 1, with specific job skills already in hand, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm. ...




Looking for a New Job? 4 Ways to Job Search Discreetly

How to find your next career without compromising your current position.
When looking for a new job, the majority of professionals need to conduct their job search without their current employer knowing. And with the advent of social media, and the importance of using LinkedIn in your search, it can be difficult to know how to conduct a job search effectively, yet discreetly. ...




The Great Temperature Debate: The High Cost of Inadequate Heating

Inadequate Heating and Ventilation Costing Offices Time and Money, Survey Finds.
The argument takes place in offices up and down the UK every year. While some of us rush to fling open windows, others cling to radiators – the office temperature debate is all too familiar. ...