Archive for December, 2008

The Top 5 Time Wasters

The Top 5 Time Wasters

Time wasters really affect one’s work productivity. These time wasters will really eat your time only if you let them to. In order to free up your time you have to identify them, make up your mind as to what you plan to do about those time wasters, and then take action. Here are the top 5 common time wasters. Lack of plans, priority, and focusWithout concrete plans, priority, and focus, you will end up wandering and working in a disjointed and scattered way. This prevents you from spending time …

Tips for GLBTQ Jobseekers

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgendered, and queer (GLBTQ) individuals face tons of issues in their everyday lives. Issues in the workplace are not excluded from the issues that they inherently have to deal with. When looking for a job, these individuals are confronted with the reality that they cannot put aside their choice of gender because it is very much an integral part of who they are. Faced with the option of admitting that their choice of gender is not limited to that of a…

5 Recession-Proof Careers

5 Recession-Proof Careers

Yes, it is bad news that the National Bureau of Economic Research has declared the American Economy is in deep trouble. With recession come layoff threats. However, some careers are always in demand, even when the economy falters. So what are these careers? If you are a nurse, teacher, auditor, police officer, or product developer, you are more likely to survive the whims of the economy. The good news is that there are many online schools offering degrees or diplomas leading to these careers.Tea…

Career Advice in a Bad Economy

Career Advice in a Bad Economy

The American economy is in a bad shape and has everyone on edge. During these bad times, however, IT professionals can make a few maneuvers to survive and even flourish during the downturn.According to Michael Kirven, principal and co-founder of IT consulting and staffing company Bluewolf, “When IT is in the crosshairs, the tendency is for people to freeze up and hide out.” In an interview with InformationWeek, Kirven said that this isn’t the best strategy to advance one’s career during hard tim…