News & Picks For The Workplace & Careers For December 5, 2017

Careers Today - December 5, 2017

Here’s Today’s Career & Workplace News & Picks For December 5, 2017

No internship…what difference does it make?

Feeling left behind, anxious that you should be applying for an internship but don’t know what to apply for?

Or did you make an unsuccessful application and now believe that you are at a disadvantage compared to your peers who have been an intern? Does it really matter if you haven’t done an internship?

Internships are excellent opportunities to gain insight into an industry, to develop employability and to potentially receive a graduate offer even before you start your final year…More at

16 Ways to Decompress From a Stressful Day

Stress is a killer. It wreaks havoc on your body and wears you down both mentally and physically. In today’s world, stress is hard to avoid. With everyone living a busy lifestyle and society pressuring you to be perfect, it’s no wonder stress feels like it weighs you down.

Stress is something that is coped with, but not eliminated. When you learn how to decompress from a stressful day, your life improves.

Here are a variety of ways in which you can decompress after a stressful day…More at

This is What It Takes to Make Employees Happier – and Help the Bottom Line

Learn better ways to work Learn better ways to work Get the latest Quick Base news and updates On a scale of one to 10, how happy are the employees in your organization? If your answer is “seven” then you’re right in line with the answer given by most CEOs.

“Seven is an interesting number,” says Kris Boesch, an workplace culture expert.

“It’s representative of ‘we’re doing okay, not great’ or ‘I really don’t know.’ You’re confident that no one is going…More at

The Best Work From Home Jobs for 2018

Are you ready to work from home? Then 2018 is your year!

With advances in technology and with corporate attitudes being more acceptive of telecommuting, there are more work-at-home positions than ever before! In fact, according to FlexJob’s annual analysis of the top companies that hire remote workers, there was a 52 percent increase in the number of telecommuting jobs from 2015 to 2016 — that’s up 11 percent from the year before!

Have more of an entrepreneurial spirit?

No problem. According to Early to Rise if you have ambition, vision, desire, and are willing to work hard you can start a…More at

How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You

Consider the daily schedule of famed novelist Haruki Murakami. When he’s working on a novel, he starts his days at 4 am and writes for five or six continuous hours. Once the writing is done, he spends his afternoons running or swimming, and his evenings, reading or listening to music before a 9 pm bedtime.

Murakami is known for his strict adherence to this schedule. In contrast, consider the schedule of entrepreneur, speaker, and writer Gary Vaynerchuk. He describes his day (which begins at 6 …More at

my work clothes are revealing more than I intended

A reader writes: I’ve been working at a large, well-known company for about six months now. It is my first job out of college and I’m eager to make a good impression on my colleagues since I am one of the youngest members on my team.

The company as a whole is pretty buttoned up and slightly old-fashioned (e.g., men wear suits mostly every day, no casual Fridays, etc.) so I’ve made a very conscious effort to dress professionally and conservative. Lately though, I’ve run into a problem. I …More at

Why Safety in the Workplace Matters

As an employer, you’re responsible for providing your employees with a safe working environment. If you’re not aware of how to go about creating safety policies for your company, then find ways to get proper training to be able to identify hazards in your particular kind of business.

Alternatively, you may need to recruit a health and safety specialist to make …More at

Here’s How To Make A Terrible First Impression On Interview Day

Don’t be late! (image) Job interviews – you don’t like them, but you generally can’t get a job without them.

They are so easy to mess up too, especially when you have a bad case of the jitters. If you make a bad first impression, the next candidate may get the job, and it’s unlikely you will be celebrating with them afterwards. When it comes to…More at

How to Develop a Remote Employee Onboarding Process

A company that invests time in a quality onboarding process is 25 percent more likely to retain its workforce while seeing an 11 percent increase in performance, according to Christine Marino, the Chief Revenue Officer of Click Boarding.

If you operate a remote business, the question is not whether you have an onboarding processs—the challenge is finding an efficient method for bringing a new remote employee onto the team. Without interacting face-to-face, what are the most effective methods…More at

The richest people in the world own the most homes in these 17 cities

London is the second-most popular city. Rich people love spending money on real estate, whether it’s a loft in London or a mansion in Beverly Hills — or both. Wealth-X, a firm that does research on ultra high net worth (UHNW) people, shared data with Business Insider on the residential addresses of people with a net worth of $30 million or more. The firm found that 14,574 UHNW people own property — whether a primary home or a vacation spot — in New York…More at

being forced to perform a team dance at the holiday party, and other questions about holidays at work

At New York Magazine today, I’ve tackled a whole round-up of questions about holidays at work, including: You can read it here. My leadership team did a group dance for us a couple of years ago.

It was super cringe-worthty, but not nearly as bad as the rap they were required by the head of our facility then next year.

I wasn’t there for that one but one of my co-workers recorded it on their phone and texted it to me. Sorry, that should have been “the rap they were required to …More at

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