Categories for Careers

Coping with a $15 minimum wage in Seattle

June 14, 2014 5:33 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6428
Seattle business owners woke up Tuesday to a city set to have the highest minimum wage in the country, throwing them into uncharted territory. The city council unanimously approved an increase to $15 an hour, which will be phased in over several years. It’s a significant hike, raising the rate more than $5 over what… View Article

Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4828
Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals are being asked to create their own 15-second videos to explain why they love working in travel and… View Article
Google’s Disclosure Pressures Silicon Valley

Google’s Disclosure Pressures Silicon Valley

June 5, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2916
Google’s decision to lay bare its lack of diversity ramps up the pressure on other Silicon Valley companies to increase the number of women and minorities among technology workers. Women make up 30 percent of employees and 91 percent of staff are either white or Asian, the Mountain View, California- based company disclosed in a… View Article

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

April 9, 2014 7:38 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2381
It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and just start keeping a toothbrush… View Article

When Hiring, Bosses Choose Expertise Over Education

April 4, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2324
What do you look for in a job applicant? Whether they’re creative, decisive, have a genuine enthusiasm for the work, or you’re confident they’ll fit right in, it’s often a combination of qualities and circumstances that tip the scales in one candidate’s direction. But while it certainly pays to graduate from college or even earn an advanced degree, it… View Article

How To Hunt For A Job Using Social Media

March 20, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3165
Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts. Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they’re also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts, hashtags and personal pages could help launch next potential career. Want to find a writing… View Article

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

February 26, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2834
For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young… View Article