Career and Self-Employment Advice From Around the Web
The employment outlook right now isn't particularly rosy. Kiplinger's expects job growth to remain lackluster the rest of this year and next year. So I gathered advice from around the Web this week to help job hunters improve their chances of getting hired and workers improve their status in the office. I also found several blog posts on self-employment and starting a business. So if you're looking for career-related tips, check out what personal finance bloggers are saying:
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5 Keys to Full-Time Employment for Young People [Consumerism Commentary]
"Here are a few tips for those in college to get the few jobs that may be available."
Boost Your Career: How to Be Happier and More Likeable at Work [Wise Bread]
"The best coworkers look for ways to promote positive environments, get the most from their teams, mix a little fun with productivity, and remember the human side of business."
Could Tweeting About Your Job Get You in Trouble? [Financial Highway]
"Even if you are posting on personal social media outlets, the reality is that many employers see you as a representative of their brand, even if you are technically 'off duty.'"
Why Work Harder When You’ll Get a Bonus Anyway? [MoneyNing]
"In a traditional business setting, top performers can feel unappreciated when they see their less-awesome counterparts rewarded just as well."
Do You Have to Quit Your Day Job to Be Happy? [Bargaineering]
"For many, the benefits of a day job outweigh the risks associated with quitting to become self-employed."
How to Start a Business from Home [Credit Donkey]
"If you do decide to take the plunge and start a business, knowing what you’re getting into, planning ahead, and not overextending your resources will improve your chances of success while minimizing your financial risk."
Starting Over Fresh as a Business Owner in Your Later Years [Generation X Finance]
"Starting a business in your older years will give you the chance to try out your own ideas and your new company will benefit from your experience."
Working From Home: How Do You Find Clients? [Man Vs. Debt]
"Resist the 'throw spaghetti at the wall' approach. Do one new thing, and do it well – whether that’s canvassing your neighborhood and introducing yourself, emailing people you’d like to work with and offering to help them for a short amount of time at no charge, selling at a different location or something completely different."