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About 40 percent of workers are looking for better jobs

A new survey sheds light on just how many workers will search for a new job in the coming months, although many are pessimistic about their career paths. Almost half of U.S. workers — 48 percent — are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the American Staffing Association Workforce … Continue reading About 40 percent of workers are looking for better jobs

Best tips on organizing job interviews

It is not only the candidate who should organize and prep for the interview -- you need to be well-prepared too. According to the Bureau of Human Resources, structured interviews are twice as effective in predicting how well an employee will do for you. A structured interview, unlike a free-flowing unstructured interview, requires that you … Continue reading Best tips on organizing job interviews

8 tips for answering job interview questions

1. Tell us about yourself? The interviewer is not interested in hearing stories; they simply expect to know your academic and professional achievements, your name and the institution you currently work for. Take a minutes to introduce yourself, and state your recent academic qualification, including any relevant experience. 2. Why do you think you are … Continue reading 8 tips for answering job interview questions

How to know when your interviewer is telling lies

We focus so much of our energy on impressing our interviewer—but what if they’re not telling you the truth? So much about interviewing for a job involves impressing the people doing the hiring. But here’s a depressing dirty secret—no matter how much you want or need a job, your interviewer isn’t necessarily acting in your best interest or giving … Continue reading How to know when your interviewer is telling lies

Jaguar Land Rover to lay off 5,000 workers in 2019

  In a bid to ward off the threat from Brexit, Britain's biggest car maker Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly gearing to release its major turnaround plans in the new year. According to reports, the car maker is expected to roll out its 2.5 billion pounds saving plan that could result in thousands of job … Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover to lay off 5,000 workers in 2019

Google unveils development projects in New York City

  Google Hudson Square is coming to New York City, with an attaching price tag of more than a billion dollars. Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is following in the footsteps of Amazon in choosing NYC to build a new campus comprising 1.7 million square feet. The mega campus will include leased properties at Hudson … Continue reading Google unveils development projects in New York City

Freelancing: A new trend in the Asian job market

  Lawmakers in the Philippines recently passed the Telecommuniting Act which provides equal pay and benefits for workers who worked in the office or from home, making the option of freelancing even more attractive for the job market. With over one million freelancers — many of which were telecommuters, individual consultants or service providers — … Continue reading Freelancing: A new trend in the Asian job market

Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package

  As part of the efforts aimed at improving employees’ welfare, Amazon made headlines this week with its $15 per hour minimum wage for U.S. workers only. Image shows Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO Although Amazon’s new pay doubles the federal minimum wage of $7.25, the online giant was criticized for withdrawing bonuses, including … Continue reading Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package

How to be the Best Boss

  Learning, motivation, and performance During my research, peoples’ stories painted a vivid picture of how low job control is all too common in many offices today. I heard much about the ever-evolving performance-evaluation criteria that made it tough to know how to succeed; the business trips rearranged without explanation; and even about a workplace … Continue reading How to be the Best Boss

How to write a Perfect Elevator Speech

  An elevator speech is, in other words, a brief and vital information about your business, products or services. It is often presented as face-to-face networking which lasts about 30 seconds in business settings. The perfect “elevator speech” therefore presents a summary of who you are, what you do, and why you deserve a chance … Continue reading How to write a Perfect Elevator Speech