"Unusual Occupation cuts: Meta (Facebook) Plans to Slash 1,100+ Bay Area Jobs!"
Meta Platforms, the organization that owns the Facebook app, has newly revealed its projects to cut off a minimum of 1,100 additional workers in the Bay Area. This sequence of layoffs is generating a crisis in the already shaky tech sector of the province.
Careers Women Confessed to Actually Enjoying Everyday
Looking for a career that brings joy and fulfillment can be challenging, but hearing from women who have found careers they love can be inspiring. In a recent discussion on a popular online platform, several women shared their experiences of finding and thriving in careers they enjoy every day.
Dealing With Circumstances
The world is chock full of circumstances of every kind. Circumstances that work for or against you and affect your life. Let’s examine some of these effects and how to use them to your advantage!
The thing I won’t forget is the sand in the bed. We were in Maui, just north of a beach town called Lahaina, in a one-bedroom condo that we’d rented for five days. There was a window air conditioner that sputtered above the bed. There were clean white sheets, a white blanket, and sand. Mike and I collapsed into bed after being on the beach one day, and normally, sand in the bed would irk me beyond reason. But we were on vacation. This wasn’t our bed. I didn’t give a damn about the sand and I certainly didn’t give a damn about cranking the air conditioner all night.
Can Writing Online Hurt Your Career?
Six years ago, I was interviewing for a finance job at a large marketing firm here in Tampa, Florida. It was one of those rapid-fire interviews where you spend 20 minutes with three different people. I was talking to my prospective hiring manager, aka “prospective boss”. He was a slightly overweight 40-something, with frameless glasses and an eloquent manner of talking.
2 Ways To Change Your Life For The Better
Steven started smoking at 13. I met him when he was 21 and the dude was a chimney, easily plowing through nearly two packs a day. He was in so deep that I just assumed he’d never quit.
Dishwasher, who quit his job with 2 weeks’ notice, yelled at by-employer after ‘no show’ to future shifts
A young man recently learned a hard truth about the professional world of work, as highlighted in a Reddit post. *This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*
Now and then, you can find treasure in the wisdom of a historic figure. This wisdom is in the form of a quote from a great American. Let’s look at the secret it provides for becoming one of the few at the top of society.
An Art Professor's Journey to Self-Awareness: An Introduction to Labor
When many students are transitioning and making decisions about academics and careers, I sat down with Professor Matthew Fields, artist and UAPB Assistant Professor of Art, to explore his journey and how self-awareness drove his art and life.
Content or Discontent
Ah, to be content. Such a great feeling. But did you know there is a bad side to being content? There is also a good side to discontentment! Read on to learn about the four states of contentment and their usefulness.
Level Up Your Talent
Why can’t the philosophies behind video game culture be applied to companies facing talent shortages? There’s every reason to do so. Many businesses have expended way too much time and money to find skilled people that would be “just the right fit.” In our circle of news, that’s a dead horse that’s been beaten so badly only bones remain. We say, stop searching and start cultivating. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and level up our own talent.
What is a Chief Revenue Officer?
CRO sorta sounds like an insurance policy, or maybe a new Acura sports car model. But, CRO actually stands for Chief Revenue Officer. A CRO’s job sounds simple. Get more revenue.
Beware — These Career Paths Are Highly Overrated
I’m sure there are grave diggers who enjoy their job. Maybe they like being outside and working with shovels. Their customers certainly aren’t pushy or talkative. Morbid analogies aside, some careers are obviously less likely to produce happy employees. I’ve never heard of anyone aspiring to be a telemarketer or work at a slaughterhouse.
Joy at Work
Are you the kind of person who enjoys working for the pleasure it brings? Have you ever been so focused time slows and everything outside of what you are doing disappears? If so, you are in good company. If not, let’s look at a different way of working and living.
Elevating Your Professional Brand - Part 1
What words and phrases come to your mind when you think of companies such as IBM? Coke? Apple Computers? Whole Foods? Southwest?. Companies invest time, money, and effort to carefully curate what we think of them, differentiate themselves in the market, and target specific customers. They spend millions and have hundreds of people dedicated to branding their product, all in an effort to demonstrate why they are different and valuable through intentional messaging. Simply said, they are deliberate about defining, promoting, protecting, and evolving their brand image so that customers will always think highly of their product or service and, most importantly, choose them.
My Relocation from Madison, Wisconsin to Dallas, Texas
I had been working at a small telecom companyfor a little over a year located in McFarland, Wisconsin, next to Madison, Wisconsin. It was a great job for growing and improving my technical skills. Since the company was so small, each employee would wear multiple hats. It was a small company that carried a lot of weight in the telecom industry, having heavy involvement in setting industry standards and producing components for big-name telecom players.
How to Utilize Your Network for Professional Growth - Part 1
Upon starting my career with IBM, I was immediately advised by my mentor to schedule introduction meetings with managers and executives within the company. I heard two particular phrases many times throughout my professional career. The first being “It is not who you know; instead, it is who knows you” and secondly, “The more visible you are to decision makers, the more opportunities you have for growth”.
The $10,000 Message: Bridging the Wage Gap
“How do you recommend that I explain to my daughter about the gender wage gap and the inequality that she will face in the workplace?”. Mary, a young woman who appeared to be in her early twenties, posed her question to me with a sincere concern and conviction.
3 Lessons From My Family Launching a Vineyard in Leesburg
When my parents told me they were launching a vineyard, I was certain my inheritance would be a bunch of dead grape trees. There’s no overstating how skeptical I was of this endeavor. It’s not that my parents aren’t good business folks, or smart and capable. Rather, well, this was an entirely different level. One doesn’t simply “launch” a vineyard. But they’ve proven me wrong—and the arc of their initiative contains several life lessons even for non-winos.