Posts tagged with 'careers'
Failure Now Can Mean Success LaterRead the rest of this entry »
So you didn't get into the college you wanted. You didn't get the job. You missed out on the promotion. Don't despair. There's solid evidence that you'll be better off in the long run.
A trio of researchers at Northwestern University found that setbacks early in your career can be just the motivation you need to shine later. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the team found, "Despite an …
Why Choose Accounting?Read the rest of this entry »
With the number of millennials and now Gen Z enrolling in accounting programs in US universities and colleges continuing to grow, one obvious question is what makes the profession so enticing.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has an answer:
"Young finance professionals... are attracted to the profession’s promise of a long-term career with opportunities for developing wide-ranging skills."
Money and prestige -- particularly for those at top firms …
Research Shows Job Trends In Biomedical ScienceRead the rest of this entry »
A first of its kind study of biomedical postdocs found that nearly half of them go into academia following completion of their training.
A team from the Office of Fellows’ Career Development at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences collected career information from more than 900 postdoctoral fellows at the NIEHS from the past 15 years. They categorized the data by sector, type, and job specifics, which makes the …
Here's a Legal Profession That Doesn't Require Law SchoolRead the rest of this entry »
TV legal dramas have enticed more than a few people to consider becoming lawyers, only to discover that it's a long slog from classroom to courtroom. If spending 3 years studying your way through law school, then several more grinding away until you get your first trial isn't for you, there is an alternative: Become a paralegal.
It's a profession that US News says is "a great option for individuals …
Men Are a Growing Trend In NursingRead the rest of this entry »
Glenn Fletcher is a burly former lumber mill worker with a salt and pepper beard. He was in his early 40s when he was laid off during the recession. Today, the 49-year-old is an operating room nurse who, at the end of the day, gets a "good feeling putting your head on the pillow realizing you’ve helped other people.”
He is one of a dozen male nurses in the Northwest …
Your Career Needs a Plan BLucky is the person who found their life's work early and loved it -- if not every employer -- until the end of their career.Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us aren't so lucky. Sometimes we fall into a career because we need a job to pay the bills. Sometimes we chose a career because jobs were plentiful and the pay was good. And sometimes a job we loved at the beginning grew …
Taking "The Long View" to Your CareerThere are any number of books offering career guidance. From the venerable What Color is Your Parachute? to the blunt Jobs Suck.Read the rest of this entry »
One of the newest, The Long View, departs from the usual how-to formula that so many of the advice books follow to take a more holistic view of both career and life and how to navigate the changing nature of work.
"We need a work philosophy …
Human Resources Is Becoming CoolEntrepreneurs are cool. Techies are cool. So are food truck chefs. But HR professionals?Read the rest of this entry »
Cool is not a word often used to describe jobs in human resources, no matter how important the role is to the success of an organization. That's the very reason, though that Kelly Max says it is.
"HR, done right, is emerging as a cool career choice for people dedicated to contributing to organizational success by …
Don't Let Your Job Be "Just a Job"It's the lucky -- and rare -- person whose first job is one they love so much it ceases to be work and becomes, as Ron Thomas describes it, their calling.Read the rest of this entry »
Too many of us, though, enter a field because someone -- parents, mentor, professor or friend -- suggested it, or for even more dubious reasons. We're expected to declare a college major when most of us are barely …
What Job Is the Right Job For You?Every kid at some time gets the "What do you want to be when you grow up?" question. Kindergartners want to be superheros, or firefighters or cops. As we got older, our responses changed. LinkedIn reminded us that engineer, doctor, scientist, teacher and others replaced Spider Man and princesses as we got older.Read the rest of this entry »
But fewer than one in ten of us actually hold the job we dreamed of when …