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Internships – To Pay or Not To Pay

Internships – To Pay or Not To Pay

With summer quickly approaching, many college students are considering taking on summer internships. According to dictionary.com, an internship is defined as “any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.” Nowhere does it talk about pay! The most important element of internships is that they incorporate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed in a professional environment. Internships are a great way to learn from experts in your desired field, gain relevant work experience, and in some cases provide a way to get your foot in the door at a company you want to work for long term. So, in evaluating internships pay is obviously a factor, but there are other things to consider.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (133)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

More reports and surveys showing that “job hopping” and a lack of perceived value being tied to tenure is on the rise. Is this just a trend or a more accepted norm in the world we live in today? Is it largely a bi-product of the extremely low unemployment rates of recent years and will it change when we see things swing the other way at some point? How much impact does the wave of young entrepreneurial tech billionaires who seem to have skipped over the traditional period of paying your dues have to do with this trend? All things to consider, but in general it does appear that younger professionals changing jobs on a more frequent basis is more accepted now than it has been in previous generations. Prior to the last 5 years I would say 3+ years was the expected norm for being in a job before looking at transitioning, but now we are seeing 18 months or less in many cases and the candidates don’t seem to be concerned about how it will impact their candidacy for new roles. At least not for now. In today’s blog I’ll dig in a bit on the topic of changing jobs more frequently than the norm and offer some insight to the potential benefits and draw-backs.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (4800)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 4.5
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The Art of Salary Negotiation

The Art of Salary Negotiation

For many people, salary negotiations can be uncomfortable and awkward, however there may come a time when the work you are doing is not reflected in your compensation or when you are considering an opportunity that requires the art of negotiating compensation. If you’re in this situation, it’s important to build a case for your desired outcome. Here are some tips to prepare for your meeting so you can go in confident, self-assured and empowered.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (2356)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Work White Out

Work White Out

Remember White Out? It’s not as prevalent today, but it was a staple for covering up mistakes back when things had to be typed out. Well, there’s no real White Out for work mistakes. In fact, we all make mistakes at work – however it’s what you do after a mistake, intentional or not, that can set you up for long term success. Whether you’re a new employee or a seasoned manager, here are some tips to bounce back the next time it happens.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (2631)/Comments (16)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Why People Stay in a Job Longer Than They Should

Why People Stay in a Job Longer Than They Should

Changing permanent jobs on a frequent basis is a problem and eventually will prevent companies from seeing you as a viable hiring option. That said, staying at a job too long when an employee really knows they should leave is also a problem. Remaining in a job that is no longer a good fit or one that isn’t taking you towards your career goals can be driven by both practical and emotional reasons. Some of the practical reasons are things like a decent paycheck, benefits, and the anticipation of future work experience that will look good on your resume. While these things all matter, it’s worth asking if you could get these things or improve upon them at another company that would be a better opportunity and cultural fit. Some of the emotional reasons employees stay are fear of making a change, concerns about the unknowns in a new job opportunity, or a sense of loyalty you feel towards your current boss and colleagues. Let’s take a deeper look at each of these and the psychology behind why people stay at a role that is no longer serving their best long term interest.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (6365)/Comments (15)/ Article rating: 5.0
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