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  • What You Need to Know Before You Take a Long Leave From Work

    Going on a long leave is seldom easy. Whatever the reason for leave, it is the joint responsibility of the manager and the employee to figure out a suitable solution to their mutual situation. Here are a few pointers to help the employee and the manager find a good middle ground.
  • 3 Rules of Electronics Etiquette During Business Travel

    Thanks to in-flight Wi-Fi, business travelers can now stay connected while they're at 35,000 feet, making sure that they don't miss a single email. While the boss might expect you to sign on as soon as there is a signal, it's important to remember that those around you might not be traveling for the same reasons. If you're using electronics during business travel, here's what to keep in mind.
  • It’s Not Too Late! Kick Post-Holiday Fatigue and Start Off 2014 Right

    Now that the holiday madness is over and the New Year has been rung in, you’re probably getting a bad case of post-holiday fatigue. Here are five ways to get yourself out of a rut and back into the groove of things.
  • Facebook's 'Donate Now' Button Makes Virtual Giving Easy

    Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away.
  • Healthy Secrets of America's 3 Busiest Airports

    There's a reason that the question goes, "Business or pleasure?" Generally, if you're traveling for the former, you won't have time for the latter. In fact, business travel can be a stressful, unhealthy activity, if you're not careful.

  • Smart People Plan Summer Vacation as Winter Encroaches

    Don't rely on credit cards to fund your vacations. Start thinking about next summer today, and you can save yourself a lot of money in years to come.
  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways

    This week's Twitter roundup presents three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz in the Twitterverse: #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways. At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
  • Restaurant Recommendation Site: The Next Best Thing in Neuroscience?

    If you are traveling for business and looking for a place to eat, the new website NARA might have some good recommendations for you. The site claims to use the same type of networking as in your brain to create a list of restaurants that will appeal to your particular tastes.
  • What Is the Annual Salary for a Vet Tech?

    Name: Jade Egelhoff
    Job Title: Elephant Veterinary Technician
    Years of Experience: 0-1
    Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Education: Gig Harbor High School; Tacoma Community College, Associate Degree; Elephant Veterinary Training and First Aid, Thailand Animal Behavior Training; Humane Society HIV/AIDS Brief Risk Intervention Training
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median annual salaries for vet tech professionals.

    What is the Annual Salary for a Vet Tech?

    Looking for a truly unique way to gain veterinary tech experience? Why not travel to a foreign country to help animals in need? That's exactly what Jade Egelhoff did by going all the way to Thailand to work as an elephant vet technician. In this interview, Jade describes what it was like to rehabilitate Asian elephants, explains how she adapted to life in a foreign culture and offers advice to any vet techs who might be looking for an adventure. For those who love animals as well as travel, this is a must-read interview. To find out more about the annual salary for a vet tech or related careers, see the links at the bottom of this post.

  • Retail Jobs That Involve Travel: Airport Retail Store Manager

    Name: Shriram Sanjeevi
    Job Title: Airport Retail Store Manager
    Where: Bangalore, India
    Employer: BIAL: Bangalore International Airport Limited - the first private to public partnership model to build and operate a commercial floor plan of retail stores in an Indian airport.
    Years of Experience: 3
    Education: Executive Education from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 2007; Level 1 Certificate Program in German Language, 2006; Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Institute for Technology & Management, Chennai, India, 2001; Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Pondicherry University, India, 2000; Bachelor of Commerce from RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai, India, 1999; Gill Adarsh Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, India, 1996.
    Annual Salary: Use PayScale’s research center to find Retail Store Manager Salaries.

    Managing retail stores in an airport requires one to think outside the box. With shopping being a secondary priority to most travelers, having a good airport management simulation, or strategy, is key in convincing consumers to spend money when they travel. In this Salary Story, Airport Retail Store Manager Shriram Sanjeevi talks about his experiences in designing the floor plans of retail businesses in the Bangalore airport, as well as how he convinces the consumers to shop as they pass through the airport.

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