It's another Monday morning, which means new (alleged) fake job posts in the Jobacle inbox. Apply at your own peril!--------------------From: Alma Foley, email@example.comHi, if you are interested in a well-paid part-time(2-3 hours a day) vacancy in a large transportation & logistics company please message me.Best regards,TransGlobal LogisticsExplore career opportunities : ID Y384ZPR--------------------Looking for more fake job opportunities? Check out job scams from the past. … [Read more...] about Fake Job Post of the Week: TransGlobal Logistics
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I'm not a religious man, but sometimes, work frustration, can bring me to my knees. Here's how to tell if you need to pray at work. … [Read more...] about Forward of the Week: How to Tell If You Need to Pray at Work
Do you find yourself searching for a job—even when you’re relatively happy with the one you have? Most of us keep our eyes out for jobs that would cause us less stress, but if you're constantly looking when you don't need to, you might have a problem. And yes, attending an endless loop of career fairs IS a problem. Signs of job-search addiction include: Feeling like you must visit job boards daily or several times a day Failing in your attempts to stop visiting job boards Doing things you wouldn't normally do to access job boards (like hijacking Wi-Fi on your vacation) Feeling like job boards help you deal with even minor problems at work Focusing more and more time and energy searching for jobs Sound familiar? Fear not! We're about to go Dr. Drew on you and get you into recovery. Here’s how to spot trouble and correct it: Warning Sign #1: Repetition If you find yourself conducting the same job search every day, several … [Read more...] about Are You Addicted to the Job Search?
Okay, if you read that headline and thought, “Oooh, holiday tasties and pretties, I’m so there...,” that’s not the only office food I’m talking about. Imagine if you will that there might actually be room on the conference room table for something nutritious. No, I’m really serious. I am not a member of the food police; we all have enough of those folks in our lives. Maybe it’s your mother, hubby or your carb-fearing pal’s voice in your ear, “Are you really going to eat THAT?” I work in a home office, but I’m just as guilty as cube folks when it comes to grabbing a non-nutritious substance to eat at the desk. I’m also light-years from being a nutrition expert, but if your office’s eating habits are composed solely of the sugar, fat and caffeine food groups, maybe it’s time to mix it up. 1. Almonds – No, not those smoked salty things. Try the plain, roasted ones. Nuts are not the new rice cakes, but they are good for you. 2. Low-fat string cheese – I don’t know where … [Read more...] about 10 Foods to Add to Your Office "Diet"
Imagine this scenario: You arrive at work on a Monday at 9 a.m. to begin your week’s work. You realize what your colleague was supposed to have finished last week hasn’t been finished. This leaves you putting in extra hours of work that will result in you staying late, again, covering for your colleague. What do you do? Normally you will put up with it for a while until you have to inform your boss of the situation, but now imagine your colleague is your sister-in-law, and your boss is your brother. Working with members of your family has the potential to be a very trying, sticky and challenging. It can bring out the best in you and your relatives--and also the worst in your working relationships.Here are 5 tips to ensure that your family working environment remains as positive and healthy as possible.1. Blood Is Thicker Than WaterYes you are work colleagues, but first and foremost you are family. You should always remember that and one way to do this is … [Read more...] about 5 Tips: Working for the Family Business
I am a work at home mother. When people hear that phrase, I often hear how lucky I am to be able to stay at home and spend time with my children. Most of the time I smile and nod. Inside I am seething and want to slap the stupid out of the person talking to me. Seriously, spend time with my kids? Who in their right mind wants to do that?!You're probably wondering what is wrong with me. All mothers are supposed to adore their cuddly little love monsters. Key word there- monsters. As I told a good friend of mine, (who also is a darn fine writer right here on Jobacle), I harbor absolutely no illusions about my children.You see, I have 5 children with a 6th due December 2010. While the oldest no longer lives at home, the rest are all here. Under my feet. On the walls. Jumping from the furniture. Chewing on my shirt or snotting up my best blouse while I work. Add 3 cats and a dog into the mix and you can begin to imagine the joy I feel at being a work at home mom.Uh huh. Every slimy bit of … [Read more...] about Working From Home (Not As Awesome As It Sounds)
Many of us are familiar with the presence of self-help books both in the bookstores and online. These books provide us with information that is helpful for cultivating professional and individual growth. Among these are books geared toward helping you improve your resume. Some of these simply discuss the principles that make up a good resume. Others offer distinctive perks, such as that of the infamous “one-hour resume.”The Project TriangleLet’s relate the one-hour resume to business. Consider the project triangle. At each corner are the principles of “time,” “cost” and “quality.” You cannot accomplish one corner perfectly in a project without sacrificing parts of the other two corners. When working on any business project, you have to come to terms with this sad truth. You never have enough time to turn out the very best quality product because of the constraints of cost. It becomes a simple matter of balance.A one-hour resume … [Read more...] about The Fallacy of the One-Hour Resume
Because of their bloated, distended, and very warped sense of self, as well as the huge amount of decibels they waste, the loudmouths of the world rank way up there in the pantheon of office villains. At work, it sounds like their voices careen off the walls, echo in the ether, and don't even get absorbed by thick carpeting. They won't be stopped, and they can't be easily deterred. Because to them, "the world needs to know!" How smart they are, how tough, how successful, blah, blah, blah and more blah. They are egos gone berserk, feeding their starved psyches at everyone else’s expense. So, we submit that all loudmouths leave the world of regular office work, and instead find themselves in one of the following five occupations. Tell 'em anything, just be sure to also say that the world is waiting for them...Hopefully, they can't resist and will take their toxic show on the road. As you can see, there's a host of far more suitable venues for them to infect... >Talk Show … [Read more...] about Loud and Noisy Coworker? 5 Jobs for Big Mouths
With today’s tough times, eating out is a luxury that you might only be able to afford once in a while. Unless you have access to an expense account (or are independently wealthy), the best option is to bring a packed lunch from home. However, there are do’s and don’ts of bringing food to the office. Rule number 1: don’t bring stinky foods. Remember that your workplace will usually rely on re-circulated air and any strong odors have the tendency to stick long after lunchtime. Rule number 2: if you can manage it, bring enough to share with co-workers. Trust me, they’ll appreciate the extra goodies. Here are a few things you might want to avoid for fear of being branded the office stinker by bringing in the worst smelling foods. Curry There’s something satisfying about a warm bowl of curry, and it’s even better with rice. A staple in Indian and Asian cuisine, curry has found its way to the hearts (and stomachs) of the rest of the world as a comfort food. The spiciness and … [Read more...] about 7 Stinky Office Foods You Should Avoid Bringing to Work
Gossip in the workplace is a way for some to add a little excitement to their day. Those water-cooler conversations quench their thirst for a little drama while creating a means for communication and connection. And let's face it. In our culture and society, many people really dig it. … [Read more...] about Does Gossip Have a Place in the Workplace?