5 Ways You Can Build Your Professional Skillset with Certifications

In a competitive job market, making your resume stand out from the crowd could be as simple as earning a certificate or two by passing a few exams. This can serve as verification of special skills and training. Many certifications will be recognized and respected by hiring managers. This can give you an instant advantage over […]

Tips for Coping with Unemployment

Unemployment is tough, not only are there financial repercussions, but there are psychological ones as well. But it is important to act quickly to minimize the negative impact on both yourself and anyone who is depending on you.

Only 25% Intend to Retire at Retirement Age

Every two years Gallup does a survey and asks working age adults if they intend to retire once they reach “full retirement age”. This is the age set by the Social Security department for when you qualify for retirement benefits. In years past this was 65 years old, but in an effort to salvage the Social Security system they extended the age. If you were born in 1937 or earlier full retirement age is still 65 but if you were born in 1960 or later full retirement age is 67. And in between, full retirement age gradually increases from 65 to 67. See the Social Security Administration’s Benefit By Year Of Birth chart.

Data Entry as a Career Choice

If you enjoy typing and are able to type relatively quickly, you might want to try your luck with a data entry job. It is a wide field that provides a great opportunity to learn different things and test your typing skills. However, don’t get fooled by the numerous data entry work from home scams and examine your opportunities carefully, especially if you lack experience.

Don’t Let Your Social Security Claim Be Denied

What to do if you need to apply for social security disability or retirement benefits. In some cases, these claims are denied. To avoid a social security claim denial, be sure to follow the application instructions closely.

5 Resume Tips for Healthcare Employees

Typically, one of the first steps for landing a career in the healthcare field is to apply with a resume to your desired position. Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of over 30% across the healthcare field in the next several years, you may not have an easy in depending on where you live. You must make sure that your resume gives you the edge that you need to win out over all the other applicants.

Housing Ace: 5 Ways to Prepare for a Job in Real Estate

Being a real estate agent can be a really great career for the right person. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the median salary for a Real Estate agent is $45,610 per year. Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker. Generally, you must be an agent for a while before becoming a broker.

Preparing for a Healthcare Job Interview

Looking for your first healthcare job is an exciting journey that may have a few bumps along the way. Although preparing and submitting a sleek resume is the first step of the process, the in-person interview may be the most important part. Good preparation, including reflecting on your experiences and learning more about the job, can transform you into an exceptional candidate. If you aren’t sure what you might need to prepare for in your interview, take a look at these ideas.

5 Digital Marketing Careers to Consider

You don’t need an insider to tell you that the world of digital marketing has been thriving for quite some time and that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future and, as this industry develops, so will the need for various experts in the field.

Tradesmen Needed: Essential Services Make Good Job Prospects

At one time or another, every part of your home will need repair or replacement. From the electrical wiring to the plumbing and heating and cooling systems, anything can break down or wear out. These essential parts of your home require a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience to repair. A novice could easily become injured or cause even more damage to the appliance or house. Consider these four essential services that you cannot live without as good job prospects.