Tag Archives: find a quality job

Who Cares About Gainful Employment and Work Life Balance

June 28, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

  What it means to be gainfully employed, how it relates to work life balance and why we should care. Second only to personal relationships, work is the most important determinant of quality of life.  Your employer might believe that you are gainfully employed because you receive consistent work and get paid regularly. On the […]

Career Advice: How to Love Your Job

June 15, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Do you put time, but no energy or passion into your job?  Sleepwalking through the day at work means you are daydreaming away two thirds of your life.  According to Gallup research, less than a third of employees are engaged in their jobs so you are not alone but that small comfort doesn’t make your […]

Privacy Central to Changing Jobs and Dating

April 26, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Like the formal dating scene, especially for those of us changing jobs, in our job search we need privacy and great matches, not social noise. Seeking Social Media Benefits Recently a friend has been sending me invites to join a travel based social site, where you can rate locations and share advice and tips with […]

Job Search Tips: Understanding Culture Fit when Changing Jobs

March 8, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Changing jobs from a large company to a small company or doing it the other way around can throw up problems during the application and interview process that you never thought of before. Read these job search tips to understand the relevance of culture fit to your job search success. The definition of a cultural […]

24 Best Of Job Search Tips – the real guide for the real jobsearch

January 27, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

You will find great advice from The American Staffing Association on the career and jobsearch theme. I have compiled here what I believe is the ‘best of’ tips for the jobseeker from their website, along with my own interpretations and additional job search tips, career advice and interview tips, which should go a long way […]

Career Advice: There is no such thing as a safe job. 

January 23, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Be ready for the next moment in your career. Find out why there is no safe job and how to act in the best interests of your own career development Restructuring changes are the cause of eBay’s current job cuts, which will affect 7 percent of their workforce.  Just because you work for a major […]

Baby Boomers Get Your Mentor Hat On

January 21, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Knowledge is like money; to be of value it must circulate. Baby boomers can provide the best career advice and assist in career development of their colleagues. Here’s how.. The first thing a job seeker will check when reviewing a job vacancy is: how much experience are they looking for me to have?  And with […]

Millennials know it’s a good time to find a quality job.

January 18, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Trust them or fire them but don’t spy on them! Millennials want a quality job so give them career development before someone else does According to Gallup and Healthways who have been tracking Americans’ life evaluations daily, experienced working age people, those from the 30 -64 age group, consider themselves as thriving and think that […]