Salary and Career News Round Up: Happy Offices Make More Money, Four-Day Workweeks and the State of Women at Work
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- More workers than ever are switching careers after several years in
If you want to be rich, the old adage goes, you need to spend less than you earn. The problem with this rule, according to the Get Rich Slowly blog, is that it puts the focus on the bummer end of the equation. Whereas, by flipping it...
"'Earn more than you spend' places the emphasis on the earning end of the formula. We want to get rich slowly, not live poor comfortably. And for this we need to make enough money so that our surpluses can actually get us rich."
Optimistic entrepreneurs can be great for motivation and helping create an office environment that is upbeat and encouraging. However, being too optimistic can often have negative effects on your business. When it comes time to raise funds, entrepreneurs must often tell stories to ensure the company has a dazzling public image. In the midst of all this optimism, it sometimes becomes hard to see the realistic and sometimes not-so-dazzling parts of your business.
You've probably heard the expression, "dress for the job you want." But how about doing the work for the job you want -- even before you get it?
Women have been making some major strides in the business world. In the last 15 years, we have seen a major increase in the number of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. This infographic by Credit Donkey outlines just a few of the accomplishments businesswomen have made.
It starts simply, usually with a sign. "This fridge will be cleaned out on X date. All items not labeled will be thrown away." But then X date passes and the fridge remains full. Worse, it begins to smell. As time passes, people avoid opening the fridge because it's too scary and there's no room in there for anything else anyway. Sound familiar? If your work fridge meets this description, you could win fame and fortune. Or, you know, a prize.
When you think of dangerous jobs, you probably think of people whose jobs are down-right scary: lion tamers, say, or coal miners. Jobs where your life is in real physical jeopardy. Increasingly, however, studies are showing that some of the worst jobs, health-wise, are the ones where you sit at a desk all day and type.
Business Insider recently did a round-up of the 18 ways your office job is destroying your body. Here are the five things that are probably going to get us first.
Cover letters, resumes and LinkedIn profiles all seem to be flooded with the same descriptors -- "hard working," "passionate," and "creative." Using the same terms over and over again can send you into a pile of forgettable applicants. By simply asking yourself a few (albeit tough) questions, however, you can spin your personal brand to be unique and help you stand out from the crowd.
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