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Enjoy Writing? These 4 Blogs Will Pay You Up to $100 to Write a Post

OK, so you’ve heard there are blogs that will pay you to guest post. Woop woop! Easy money.
 
You don’t need to be an established writer to do this. As long as you have some knowledge of the topic and you can string a sentence together, the only thing you’ll need is a bit of creative thinking to come up with outstanding blog post ideas that you can pitch to these paying blogs. ...




Fired From Your Last Job? How to Talk About It During an Interview

How to lay your cards out on the table and get the job.
Fired. That five-letter word raises a red flag for any hiring manager. They know that most organizations won't fire an employee without good reason. It can make a prospective employer question your loyalty, your work ethic, even your personality. ...




Career advice: The smart way to job-Hop

There's nothing wrong with jumping ship when better opportunities arise. Just be sure to think things through and stay professional throughout the process.
 
Gone are the days of getting a job out of college and staying with the same company until you're set to retire. ...




Are You a Nurse? How to Take Action When Injured at Your Hospital Job

When a health care professional gets hurt on the job and has to file a workers’ compensation claim, the basic rules that apply to every worker remain in place. Having a higher base of medical knowledge can both help and hurt a nurse or other health care professional. ...




Don’t Fall Into This Career Changing Trap

Jenny Blake, Author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One
One of the biggest mistakes pivoters make is jumping straight into scanning activities (looking for specific job opportunities) before really taking time to get clear on what I call the plant stage (think of a basketball player who has one foot firmly planted into the ground while scanning for passing options with the pivot foot). ...




I quit 9 jobs before I was 30 and cried in the bathroom almost every day — here's how I turned things around

I was about to give a speech at my alma mater and was nervous (as was the Brown Alumni Relations staff!) because I planned to get raw. In front of a room of two hundred successful women, I was going to share the story of how I became happy at work only after I realized that the idea of who I wanted to be was making me anxious, destructive, and depressed. ...




3 signs your boss is so mean you should actually quit

There's a difference between having a boss you don't really like and having one that makes you want to quit. And in fact, a good amount of workers actually do quit their jobs because of their boss.
A 2015 Gallup survey of more than 7,000 people found that 50 percent had left a job to "get away from their manager. ...




Fleet Fender Bender: How to Handle a Company Car Accident

Companies, such as banks, hotel chains, universities, or manufacturers typically own a fleet of vehicles. Other companies have a company car they allow their employees to use for work tasks. For the company employee, it is a privilege to have the right to drive the employer’s vehicle. ...




What to Do If You’re Fired From Your First Job

Whether you were laid off, downsized or fired, it all means the same thing — you’re out of a job. If it was your first one, the loss can be particularly crushing to your postgrad ego.
 
“It’s a shock. I speak with people who call me and are absolutely stunned and are like, ‘What do I do now?’” says Rebecca “Kiki” Weingarten, a career coach in New York City. ...




How to Start Your Job Search: Advice for Vision Impaired Job Seekers

It's 2017, but the gender-equality conversation continues, with women still facing obstacles in the workplace. Just last week, the tech industry highlighted the major thought divides that persist, when Google fired a senior software engineer.The engineer had sent a 3,300-word document to the company’s internal networks, slamming diversity initiatives and noting his personal view that women aren’t equally represented  in leadership because of "biological causes. ...