Many of us don't feel in control of our careers. Sure, we'd love to have jobs that inspire and challenge us, but so much of the factors that go into creating those dream gigs seem external to us. First, the job has to exist. Then, we have to persuade someone to hire us. Finally, we have to hope that the job doesn't change into something we don't want to do over time. We'd have better luck finding a unicorn, right? Wrong.
LinkedIn can be a useful professional networking tool, and who needs such a service more than recent college graduates? However, students have unique needs that haven't always been addressed through the site. For this reason, LinkedIn recently released a new app geared specifically toward students. Here's what you need to know.
Let's start by taking a little timehop back to our grandmothers' generation. Think about what life was like for them as women — especially when it comes to life in the business world. Once you've captured that image, I'd like you to fast-forward to the present, to your own lives. A bit different, right? Yes, over the last 100 or so years we've made leaps and bounds in terms of the disparity between the sexes in the workplace.
Last month, the unemployment rate for college graduates aged 25 and up was 2.4 percent. Good news for you, if you're a worker with a four-year degree, but bad news for your employer if you decide to leave and force them to search for your replacement in a tighter labor market. It's no wonder, then, that many companies are being proactive about keeping their current employees happy and motivated in their jobs. Enter the "stay" interview.
There's no recipe for success. What works for your career might not work for your neighbor's, and vice versa. But, there are a few things that most successful people do, regardless of their industry or goals, that help them achieve their dreams.
Do you have a unique talent that you keep secret from your friends, family and co-workers? Maybe you can play a musical instrument with no formal training, have a cool physical ability, or an out-of-the-ordinary hobby that you enjoy. Whatever the case may be, there is a possibility that this secret talent could lead you to a brand new career path and the road to riches.
Between reduced work hours and the ever-mounting pressure of debt, a good portion of America’s working class turn to second jobs to supplement income. While a second or even third job can help to put bread on the table, can it actually hurt your chances of landing a dream career later on?