Category Archives: Career

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

When you get your first job, you’ll be signing a lot of documents upon being hired. You’ll be paying the most attention to your direct deposit form and your 401k form since these deal with your salary. One form that might not raise questions but needs understanding is the non-compete form. More and more employers are having their employees sign a non-compete and it is in your best interest to fully understand what you are signing.Continue Reading

Would You Sacrifice Salary for Other Benefits?

Would You Sacrifice Salary for Other Benefits?

If you are a NBA fan like me, you know that it’s free agency period in the NBA right now. Many of the superstars are evaluating their options and there are a number of rumors flying around that several players will take huge pay cuts to play on a team that has a chance of winning a championship. While there appears to be mixed feelings about what a professional athlete should and should not do, it has got me thinking if I would do the same. Should an employee turn down larger offers to work in a preferred setting?Continue Reading

How To Get Ahead In This Economy

How To Get Ahead In This Economy

Though the unemployment rate has slowly been decreasing over the past year, the economy as a whole is still not in great shape. Many people are still unemployed or underemployed. Regardless if you fall into either of these two categories, or you have a decent paying job, you still need to be smart with your money if you want to get ahead financially.Continue Reading

Essential Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office

Essential Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office

For many people, working from home seems like an ideal situation: traffic, office politics and long commutes could all become distant memories. But no matter where your work-space is, it needs to be set up correctly. Follow our quick tips for a home office that’s both productive and convenient.Continue Reading

5 Careers That Promote Positive and Spiritual Growth

5 Careers That Promote Positive and Spiritual Growth

Today, most people work as a means of living the life they want, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re able to align your career goals with your personal morals and priorities, you’ll have more than just a job or even a career; you’ll have a well-rounded, fulfilling life you can feel good about. The right career path should be an extension of your inner self. Here are five careers that promote positive and spiritual growth.Continue Reading

Don’t Know Your Passion? It’s OK

Don’t Know Your Passion? It’s OK

If you read any book about careers or read anything career related, they all tell you to do what your passion is. But what if you don’t have a clue what your passion is? This is perfectly fine. In fact, I urge you to not put pressure on yourself to find a passion for the sake of having one. Below are reasons why you shouldn’t find a passion for the sake of having one.Continue Reading

4 Job Search Rules to Break

4 Job Search Rules to Break

When it comes to job searching and submitting resumes, most job seekers follow the same tried and true rules. But what if these rules were actually preventing you from landing your dream job. Depending on what kind of job you’re looking for, you may find that breaking the rules can actually give you the upper hand against other candidates. Here are 4 job search rules that you should be breaking.Continue Reading

5 Action Steps to Turn Your Idea into Reality

5 Action Steps to Turn Your Idea into Reality

If you are like me, you might have an idea, but aren’t sure how to bring it to market or what route you should take. While I can’t tell you exactly what you should do, I can give you some guidance that I learned over the years.Continue Reading

Best Aspects of Having a Day Job

Best Aspects of Having a Day Job

My day job has been quite stressful the past month. Our organization is trying to grow as fast as possible, despite already being short-staffed. This type of environment is very exciting to be a part of because who wants to do the same ol’ thing day after day? But, it comes with its downsides–foremost among those downsides is the increased stress and workload. Despite the bad things, there are many advantages of having a day job.Continue Reading

Job I Would Hate to Do

Job I Would Hate to Do

I’ve been working my “new” job for the past 11 months. In many ways, it was a huge step up from where I used to work. My old job had many advantages, but advancement and future salary increases were not among them. I knew that if I really wanted a career, I had to make a change – and to this day, I’m glad I did.Continue Reading