When the nation's economy close to tanked five years ago, 60-somethings who lost a share of wealth in the downturn panicked, worried they were out of time to recoup. But a recent study shows that Baby Boomers are actually in pretty good shape – they've recovered most of their earnings thanks to some cushion afforded from back in the dot-com era. Gen X and even younger boomers, on the other hand, have had a tough time recuperating from the Great Recession.
Since the golden age of television, we've been watching firemen and police officers put their lives on the line in order to protect the innocent. But those are just actors and although a few have been known to get hurt in the performance of their duties, acting isn't usually a dangerous profession. On the other hand, the stars of these four reality shows are truly risking life and limb every time the cameras roll. Why do they do it? Because with big risks, come big rewards.
In our technology-driven world, it should come to no surprise that the number of available tech jobs continues to grow. Market trends show that IT is now one of the top drivers of how businesses operate; from communication to productivity, to marketing and improving products. Even though some jobs are disappearing due to the development of so many new and emerging technologies, others are adapting and even more are being created.
Working from home as a freelancer can go one of two ways -- you find yourself wasting hours in front of the TV, running errands or other distractions that take over your productivity, or you find that you are more productive than ever. More likely than not, you'll have to go through the first option to get to the latter. If you are a freelancer who works from home, here are a few tips to make your days as productive as possible.
Let's face it, the conventional resume is pretty darn boring. There's only so much you can do to make a one-page piece of paper containing your entire collegiate and professional career unique enough for a recruiter to notice it out of the hundreds and hundreds of resumes submitted. So how does the skilled, accomplished, and qualified candidate stand out in the crowd? Visual.ly might just have the picture-perfect solution to this very problem.
We've all heard the benefits of taking a real vacation, such as stress reduction and better quality of life. The problem is that so few working people get to take a good, long break from doing any work or thinking about work.
American business has overcome many obstacles over the years thanks to significant advancements in technology. But as many of us know, civic organizations and government services have fallen behind when it comes to tech trends -- with costly results. In a bustling, tech-driven society where efficiency is key to productivity, the U.S. government is now turning to innovative startups to develop new software that will help government organizations run much more efficiently.
Social media is a booming industry. Becoming a specialist in this field could be a good avenue to job security, as this Schools.com infographic demonstrates.
Today's Twitter roundup recaps three of last week's trending topics: #ThingsThatIrritateMe, #Powerball, and #TheOfficeFinale. Why should the consummate professional keep hitting the refresh button on their Twitter feed? Well, somewhere amongst the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to common grammatical errors, job satisfaction, and corporate culture, respectively.