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The danger of the dream job illusion

9 years ago in General news

A very interesting excerpt from Cal Newport’s book ’The danger of the dream job illusion’.

We’re continuously bombarded with talk of dream jobs - of quitting your cubicle job to start a bakery, moving to Brazil to open a surf shop, etc. These stories give us a rush of inspiration that sets us examining our own dreams and ambitions. The problem is, everyone’s idea of a dream job is different. Would you think being a programmer is a dream job? No? Some do, and they view it as a calling - they’d rather do nothing else in the world. Basically, the article argues that the type of job you have doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it that makes the difference. Essentially, to nurture your current job into something more inline with your goals instead of putting a lofty, far off dream on a pedestal. Making your dream your reality.

Read more at LifeHacker: http://lifehacker.com/5675010/the-danger-of-the-dream-job-delusion

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CNN: Jobless claims fall unexpectedly

9 years ago in Employment news

First-time unemployment claims fell by over 21,000 for the week ending October 23rd, according to a report from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics office. Overall, the general level of unemployment claims has remained fairly steady, but jobless claims in New York fell by just over 6,000.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/28/news/economy/initial_claims/index.htm

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Educated, working, but homeless

9 years ago in General news

CNN Money profiles an educated, employed woman who juggles her job, going to college and raising four children all while living in a homeless shelter. A truly remarkable combination that shows the indomitability of spirit but that sadly became too common in cities hit hard by the recession and housing collapse.

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WSJ.com: Tech grads earn more than liberal arts grads

9 years ago in Employment news

STEM vs Liberal Arts

It's been widely known before that graduates with technical majors typically earn more than their liberal arts counterparts, but a recent study conducted by Payscale.com is reporting that employers are increasingly favoring college graduates with technical degrees over those with liberal arts degrees even when the position doesn't call for a technical background. Often to the tune of an extra $10,000 per year added to the starting salary. Graduates with technical degrees in Engineering or Computer Science earned on average $54,000 in their first year of work, compared to $34,000 for English, Communications and Marketing majors.…

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Retail hiring expected to rise this holiday season

9 years ago in Employment news

Season's Hirings

USA Today is reporting that major retailers such as Toys R Us, Target and Macy's are expected to boost hiring of seasonal staff over the holiday period, with Toys R Us and Macy's alone expecting to add over 110,000 positions nationwide.…

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Why we choke under pressure

9 years ago in Personal development

We've all been there once in our lives.

The looming deadline for the massive project at the office, an important job interview, the big college exam. The pressure builds, the moment comes, and before you know it, you've choked. There's actually a scientific reason why we sometimes collapse under pressure, documented in LifeHacker's article today about author Sian Beilock's book Choke. …

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Is your rent "Too Damn High"?

9 years ago in Personal finance

Join the club

From the Wall Street Journal, a brief look at the amount - almost certainly a exorbitant amount in NYC - that people pay out of pocket in rent each month. Most financial experts say to spend no more than 35% of your gross income on rent. The reality is often having to spend much higher.…

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National disability mentoring day 2010

9 years ago in General news

Wednesday October 20th is national Disability Mentoring Day (DMD).

GoodTemps is again very proud to be participating in this event. We're extremely excited to meet the young mentees who will be shadowing our staff throughout the day, learning important on the job skills, demonstrating their existing skills, building confidence and exploring career options. DMD seeks to raise employer awareness of people with disabilities by dispelling their fears about hiring people with disabilities, and to increase confidence among students and job seekers with disabilities. This year sees a huge corporate involvement, with established names such as Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Goodwill, NYPL and a host of NYC government agencies participating as mentors.…

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LIA Turbo Networking event for businesses

9 years ago in General news

On November 10th, the Long Island Association will host a Turbo Networking event for businesses and entrepreneurs, sponsored by Goodwill NYNJ.

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Temporary staffing demand on the rise

9 years ago in Employment news

In a turn of more optimistic news, the latest figures from the Department of Labor show that temporary and part time hiring is on the rise as employers shy from bringing on permanent employees due to consumer uncertainty.

The demand for temporary staffing and employment services has steadily risen for the past 11 months, but the latest figures from DOL show a jump in September of 28,000 new positions added in the business sector. The reported increase in part-time positions is the result of a combination of new part-time positions added by employers, and existing full-time positions that have been cut back to part-time. Part timers now represent over nine million of the US workforce.

An uptick in temporary hiring is one of the bellweather signs of the beginning of a job recovery, as employers, unwilling to incur the expense of a permanent hire, test the waters with more flexible and cost effective temporary staffing.

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employers prefer purple

9 years ago in Employment news

American Staffing Association report states that temporary hiring is on the rise

Despite the recent American Staffing Association report which stated that temporary hiring among employers is on the rise and hit it's highest point in over 29 months this September, the nationwide unemployment rate is still proving to be a sluggish weight around the recovery's neck, demonstrating that many employers are still hesitant to take permanent new hires on board during this period of uncertain consumer demand and an arduous recovery for the nation's jobless.…

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Diane Cowles - NYSID William B. Joslin Award Winner 2010

9 years ago in Personal development

We're very proud to announce that one of our hard-working employees, Diane Cowles, was a recent winner of the 2010 NYSID William B. Joslin Award.

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9 years ago in Top candidates

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Keeping cool. A few tips and pointers

9 years ago in General news

It's hot. It's super, super hot, and for those without air conditioning, it's typically intolerable.

It doesn't have to be though.…

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GoodTemps SVP David Schoch interviewed in AM New York

9 years ago in Employment news

GoodTemps Senior Vice President David Schoch was interviewed by AMNY.

The interview was part of a feature about temporary staffing in New York, published on Monday May 17th.…

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Credit vs. Cash

9 years ago in Personal finance

Credit cards are a powerful financial tool.

When wielded correctly, they can help you build your credit, and control your expenses. Most people use credit cards the "wrong way" - buying big ticket items, then spreading the cost over several months of payments. This is good for the credit card company, and bad for you - why? Because you're paying interest on the balance, which by the end of the year, can amount to hundreds of dollars wasted.…

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Career advice for senior jobseekers (WSJ)

9 years ago in Career development

Often, age translates to a wealth of experience that, sadly, can intimidate potential employers.

In this Wall Street Journal article, a mature job seeker asks for advice on how to make himself more appealing to potential employers who may perceive him to be took expensive to hire.…

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Tech savvy jobseekers hide online personas

9 years ago in Employment news

Tech savvy jobseekers on the hunt for work are quickly learning it pays to ensure that the privacy settings on their social networking profiles

Facebook, Twitter, etc, are secure to outside prying eyes. A recent Microsoft survey has uncovered that 70% of recruiters and headhunters searched for social networking profiles of job applicants and then rejected those applicants based on the information that they found.…

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US Census 2010

9 years ago in Employment news

Looking for work? The US Census Bureau is currently recruiting for their 2010 census.

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Interviews: Avoid appearing out of touch

9 years ago in Career development

MoneyWatch job tips for mature job seekers - how to avoid the appearance of being out of touch with modern technology and trends.


http://moneywatch.bnet.com/career-advice/article/job-interview-tips-dont-act-old/395774/

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