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October 19, 2018

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Job Search Tools & Advice to Keep You On Point While Applying

With unemployment dipping below four percent and expected to stay there for the next few years, there couldn’t be a better time to look for a new job. But that doesn’t mean your job search won’t have challenges, or that you don’t need job search tools to help you find your next best fit.

For starters, many employers have high expectations. And with wages remaining close to stagnant, a high rate of workers who currently have a position – over 40 percent according to one recent survey – are planning to switch jobs in the coming year. So the record-low unemployment rate won’t mean there won’t be lots of competition for plume open positions.

In addition, employers are using many new strategies to make the hiring process more efficient and effective. That means that in addition to polishing your interview skills, you’ll need to become adept with new platforms and be ready to audition for your new role in different environments.

You may be asked to take an assessment test, give a presentation, or undertake a task similar to the kind you would face on the job, possibly even in a virtual reality setting. You’ll also need to be aware of how automation can determine who sees your resume.

Here are just some of the challenges you’re likely to face, along with advice on how to meet these obstacles. Read More

Why Hiring Older Women Makes Sense

Women are expected to crunch their achievements into a timetable that often lasts less than 20 years, Sally Koslow writes in The New York Times. “Find a partner. Raise some chicks. Zoom to the top of your field. Check each box by 50,”  the former McCalls editor writes. But working later in life is where many women find their calling, only by that time employers are looking for younger talent. “Women need to speak up about this issue, just as female hiring managers should think about hiring women the age of their mother.”

How to Spot a Bad Boss

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Harvard and Stanford researchers have found that the stress bad bosses cause can be as damaging as second hand smoke and that they can also make you sad, lazy and fat. Red flag No. 1 — do they lack basic respect and manners — is an obvious sign of a bad bops but there are five others, according to this piece in Fast Company. 

 

Warm Up to the Idea of Working from Home and Being Your Own Boss

Spring is usually a time of renewal and change. That change around the corner could be in your career. Doesn’t the idea of being your own boss sound refreshing? Let spring be the inspiration for your new career to bloom and let your independence shine. Working for yourself, you can enjoy the freedom of making your own hours while working from the comfort of your own home, with a successful career operating a home based customer service call center business. This idea can grow into a reality by using the Arise Platform.

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Why Freelancing is the Perfect Career for Women of all Walks of Life

The recent boom of the freelancing economy has created an abundance of new opportunities which did not exist just a few years ago. Now more than ever before, women in the workforce have the ability to shape what they want their career to look like.

In many ways, freelancing offers freedoms and advantages that enables women from all walks of life to achieve a career that perfectly suites their individual desires and lifestyles. Outlined below are several of the ways a freelancing career can be tailored to the needs and desires of women everywhere.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month by Starting Your Own Business

While everyone else celebrates Women’s History Month, you can take inspiration from women in history- start your own company and be your own boss! The great women in our history can inspire your own greatness and independence. Experience the feeling of empowerment and thrill of having your own work from home business. Just imagine yourself as the boss running a customer service call center using the Arise Platform.

According to NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), more than 11.6 million U.S. firms are owned by women. These women owned businesses generate $1.7 trillion in sales, and they employ close to 9 million people. Another impressive statistic: one in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned. You can join these ranks of women owned businesses and seize the day! Read More