The debate over unpaid vs. paid internships seems to be never-ending. Everyone wants to know which one is more worthy of a student’s time. What’s often left out of the equation in these debates is the fact that many college students have no choice but to take on unpaid internships. Location and industry have a major impact on whether or not a student has access to paid internships, and many find paid opportunities simply aren’t going to come their way. Another issue arises when students must take on a part-time job, classes, and an unpaid internship. Balancing these three tasks can seem impossible, but keep these four tips in mind to make your semester with an unpaid internship run smoothly.
Get A Life! These 25 companies make sure you do.
Prioritizing between “work” on one hand and “life” on the other can feel like an endless struggle for some. Often, helping people balance on-the-job demands and the desire for some personal time can come down to the culture of a company and the commitment management has to helping employees find middle ground.
At Glassdoor, we wanted to find out which companies stand out because employees feel supported — if not encouraged — to work hard and take time for leisure, family and friends. To do this, we looked at company reviews over the past year. Topping the list of the Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance are…
Sometimes your ability to manage your time well may look a lot like a family-friendly schedule. But when you’re applying for a new job, or appealing to a new boss for a continuance of your flexible work arrangements, you may want to paint it in the colors of productivity, focus and connections, not children who need taxiing to tennis lessons. Consider these five tips on how to bring value to your work-life balance.
Working too hard? Too long? Too much? The first step involves coming to the understanding that you have a ‘work-life balance’ problem. Here are 13 symptoms that you’ve lost your work-life balance. If you have more than two or three, it’s time to do something differently, so consider these tips to improve your work-life balance.
Congratulations! You’ve finally secured a new job, and now you want to start off on the right foot, making a positive impression on your new boss and colleagues. You want to be careful not to make any career-ending mistakes. So, what should you NEVER do when starting a new job? Here are 10 things to avoid from Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community.
Is your family life askew, or you’re overwrought from work? Does reading a good book, watching a silly sitcom or even making time for your annual dental exam sound far-fetched? If so, you may need to recalibrate. While often defined ambiguously, work-life balance can be clarified and managed through several action steps.
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Maybe you’ve been selected for a job interview — or several. But you just can’t seem to get past the interview stage and get hired. It may be time to consider alternative routes to get on the inside of a company you want to work for. Sometimes, for instance, volunteering can lead to a full-time position. Volunteering can be a great way to build your skills and network, ultimately, getting your foot in the door. Here are six steps from Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, to land a volunteer position and transform it into a paid position.
With 52 percent of Americans saying they work during vacation, having a focus on work-life balance at your organization is more important than ever, according to a July 2012 Harris Interactive report. Because of the increased financial pressures and economy, people are working harder and longer hours than before. This extra work often leads to a less engaged and productive workforce who are resentful, angry, and left feeling less than appreciated.