We recently asked our readers to give us their best health – wellness – fitness tips for people trying to find work-life balance, and boy, did readers respond! If nothing else, I know we’ve got a community of healthy eaters on our hands — nine of our tipsters recommended eating a balanced diet and/or a healthy breakfast every day. We got some excellent tips and we’d like to share them here, in case anyone missed them.
With holiday retail sales expected to increase 2.8 percent this year, according to the National Retail Federation, and major retailers like Macy’s, Kohl’s and Target have announced hiring more seasonal workers this holiday shopping season, job seekers across the nation are now competing for seasonal jobs within the retail industry. And, considering that consumer retail sales shot up three times stronger than expected in October, according to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the holidays this year could be even busier than expected for retailers and their employees. But as the holiday shopping season heats up and many retailers are still looking to hire, which retailers are really the best to work for?
Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, checks in on the retail CEOs themselves to see how good they’ve been in the eyes of their employees. As part of Glassdoor’s annual Retail Industry Report Card we find what retail CEOs rate the highest, who has improved and who may have seen their approval ratings fall since last year.
Many people believe job searching between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is unadvisable, but this is a huge misinterpretation! This is a great time for job seekers because companies don’t just stop working during the holiday season. Plus, it puts you at an advantage among other job seekers because many people don’t look for jobs around the end of the year. Here are some important tips on how to search for jobs during the holiday season.
The perceived shortcomings of Millennials are well documented: we’re know-it-alls, arrogant, pushy, and want to get hired higher up the ladder than the bottom rung we deserve. There’s a perception that social media is the silver bullet for reaching Gen Y candidates and consumers, but paradoxically, these online networks seem to be the launching pad for perpetuating these myths and stereotypes.
If you’re sitting there chatting with nine of your colleagues, are you one of the seven “actively disengaged”? That’s fancy Gallup survey results talk for “I friggin’ hate my job.”
When Steve Jobs returned to California in 1974 after dropping out of college, he found his first job through a newspaper ad that said, “Have fun, make money.” The employer was video game pioneer Atari. Jobs showed up in the company’s lobby wearing sandals and said he wouldn’t leave until he got hired. His long hair and sloppy appearance forced Atari’s chief engineer to choose between letting the “hippie kid” in the office, or calling the cops, Walter Isaacson recounts in his new biography of Jobs.
Everyone probably remembers the first time they heard about Twitter and about how young people were throwing around their one-liners about sitting on the porch, walking to the mailbox, walking back to the porch, sitting down… well, you get the picture. But since that time, Twitter has evolved into an amazing resource for companies seeking customers – and even job seekers looking for work.
So you’ve landed a temporary seasonal job. But you’d like to stick around even after the holidays are over. While full-time positions may be few and far between when the holiday rush is over, you already have your foot in the door as a seasonal worker, so you’re one step ahead of the pack. What else can you do to secure your place and turn your seasonal gig into a full-time position? Start with these tips.