How to blow up an interview

Landing an interview is already hard enough in the first place, so why blow it? Even if you leave the interview feeling confident, there’s a chance you might have blown it without even knowing it. Here’s a list of things that hiring managers consider as disqualifiers: Being rude to the receptionist or other support staff You show up to your interview, and you are super polite during your interview, but were kinda rude to the receptionist. You blew it! How you act towards other employees, whether they’re your direct co workers or not, is very important for hiring managers. Checking Continue Reading

What Airport jobs can you get with a High School Diploma?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about half million Americans working in the air transportation industry in May of 2018. These jobs tend to be quite high, with the median salary around $60k/year. These include higher level jobs, like directors, pilots and engineers, but there are also jobs that only require a High School diploma. Some of these jobs might require some training, such as mechanics, but you won’t need a College Degree for that. *All the employment and wage numbers below are for May 2018 Security Guards Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, Continue Reading

Robots will NOT take this job from you

We all heard it: Robots will take your jobs! It is true that a lot of jobs are being lost to automation. We hear that factories are replacing assembly lines with robots. Truck drivers will be replaced by robots. Even doctors will eventually be replaced by doctors. I was recently in Seattle and came across an Amazon Go Store. The store doesn’t employ cashiers and employs robots, instead. I was furious, but decided to go in and check it out anyways. You use an app to gain access and go about your shopping business as usual. You can pick up Continue Reading

10 jobs if you don’t like people and only have a High School diploma

I get it. Sometimes I wish I had a job where I could just put my headphones and work and not have to talk to anyone. If you’re an introvert and wish you could do that every day, here’s a list of 10 possible jobs for you. Warehouse Receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, filling and picking orders from inventory, packing and shipping orders or managing and organizing stock in the warehouse. Depending on your actual job in the warehouse, if you get lucky, you might be able to go hours without talking to another living soul. Night Stocker Continue Reading

5 Interview Failures (and How to Avoid Them)

Job interviews can tank as quickly as they started.  Let’s face reality: Most hiring managers don’t need to be ‘wow’d’ initially.  If you qualify and make a good impression, you’ll probably make the initial cut.  Countless good prospective employees bust the interview with vain attempts to ‘stand out’ and make an impression.  Don’t go overboard and make these interview-ending mistakes. 1 – Inappropriate Attire. This is a big one.  Showing up underdressed (or overdressed) can make you stick out in all the wrong ways.  Luckily, there’s a simple solution, but it requires a bit of reconnaissance.  First, do a little Continue Reading

Land Your Dream Job With These 5 Tips

Though this may seem a little self-explanatory, it’s vital to understand these tips to avoid getting lost in a sea of resumes. Seriously, don’t skip out on this.  It could mean the difference between a callback and a trip back to the classifieds. Research your prospective employer. This should be obvious.  It’s so important to know the company, and what it stands for.  Interviewers ask a variety of questions to see how much you know about the company.  These aren’t trick questions for candidates who do their research.  Hit it out of the park and show them you care by Continue Reading

Four Seasonal Job Tips

The holidays are on their way!  If you work seasonally, now’s the best time to get cooking on those applications.  Here’s a few tips to kick off the season right. First come, first serve. It’s never too early to start searching.  Get your ducks in a row early, and start applying.  Employers like organizing their schedules ahead of time to reduce problems.  Show up fast and grab the best spot you can—before someone else does. Put yourself out there. Sell yourself, market your presence.  More than 75 percent of employers agree; it’s impressive when a candidate follows up after an Continue Reading

You Can Make a Living…From Drinking Beer

Men and beer have enjoyed each other’s presence for millennia.  Men have historically dominated the world of beer, and women rarely partook in the culture to the same extent. Oddly enough, although men consume 72.8% of the world’s beer, women are actually better beer tasters.  Studies prove it, and we’ll show you why. According to SABMiller, owner of Miller and Coors brands, women have a better sense for key flavor chemicals. “Females,” they say, “[are often] more sensitive about the levels of flavor,” says Barry Axcell, Chief Brewer for SABMiller. Axcell believes that women are better tasters than men.  Currently, Continue Reading

You Don’t Need the Ivy League. Here’s 15 Fantastic Colleges You Can Attend Instead

You don’t need to go to an Ivy League school to get a great education.  Millions of Americans have built lucrative and satisfying professional careers without going to an Ivy League school, and you can too. Take a look at 15 of the best colleges that you can actually attend.  Colleges ordered ranked by national ranking, and all have an acceptance rate of at least 50%.  Check out Money Magazine for a full run down. SCHOOL LOCATION OVERALL RANK NET PRICE OF A DEGREE ACCEPTANCE RATE 1. Principia College Elsah, Ill. 32 $65,520 87% 2. University of Washington-Bothell Bothell, Wash. 37 125,690 74% Continue Reading

How to Search for Jobs like a Pro

You don’t have to struggle in the job market.  We know it’s competitive, but there are many proven strategies that experts recommend to win at this game.  Anybody can be successful in the job market if they have the right strategies.  1 – Stand Out from the Crowd Don’t ignore this often overused piece of advice—it’s really important here.  Companies are swamped with resumes, and you need to be different to stand out.  Be creative, and adjust based on the company you’re applying to.  Don’t recycle resumes, they can tell.  It makes you look like you don’t care, so write Continue Reading

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