Job Hunting

New job opening requires you to play with cats all day

Dream job alert: If you love playing with cats all day, and you’re also looking for a career change, then it's time to polish up your dusty resume. A veterinary clinic located in Dublin, Ireland, has a job opening that involves cuddling adorable kittens for a living. If you're a...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:57pm

These world cities have the highest salaries

Just in case you needed another excuse to walk out of your crappy-paying desk job, pack up you bags and head for greener pastures, Metro has a list of the cities with the highest average salaries in the world. While you might expect to see tech hub San Francisco — where workers earn an...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:25pm

'100 Suits for 100 Men' helps ex-cons put their best foot forward

Inmates released from Rikers Island are getting a boost in their post-prison job hunt with “100 Suits for 100 Men,” a program that collects and donates professional garb to help them going forward.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark made the announcement on Wednesday, partnering with the...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:15pm

Love snow and money? NYC is looking for snow laborers

Now that it seems like winter is rearing its ugly head in New York, the city is looking for some extra help to keep its residents safe.As the white stuff piled up around the five boroughs Thursday morning, the Department of Sanitation shared on its Twitter account a posting calling for temporary...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:51pm

Top 10 jobs in America in 2017: Glassdoor

If you’re looking to make a career change in 2017, you’re in luck.Glassdoor just released its ranking of the 50 best jobs in America.With 14 positions on the job and recruiting marketplace’s annual list, tech remains one of the hottest industries to make a living. Data scientist claimed the top...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:00am

Want to energize your career in 2017? Think like a startup

When Anna Akbari received her Ph.D. in sociology in 2008, she felt like she was on top of the world. And then the Great Recession began.“As a lot of people did, I became acutely aware that the system that we had become used to seeing as a security blanket wasn’t something that we could rely on,”...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 5:05pm

How to ace a difficult work meeting

Picture this: You have just been scheduled to have a meeting with your boss about a difficult work project in two days. What do you do next?If you are like most people, the answer is worry and panic.“The first mistake people make is that they avoid preparing,” says Hal Movius, the author of the...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:36pm

10 NYC companies make Glassdoor’s ‘50 Best Places to Work’ list

If finding a new job is part of your 2017 resolutions, you might want to consider applying to one of these New York companies.Recruiting and review site Glassdoor just released its “50 Best Places to Work” ranking, and 10 companies based in the greater New York area made the cut.Internet technology...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:30pm

Estee Lalonde explains how to make working from home work for you

YouTube star Estee Lalonde can educate, inspire and interact with her 1.1 million subscribers without ever leaving the comfort of her own home. Sounds like a dream setup, right?Usually.“My life is on the internet, it’s a digital life,” she says. “It can get lonely just to be home all the time, at...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:02pm

Man poses as delivery man to drop off his resume disguised as a box of doughnuts

Lukas Yla is chasing the dream, one doughnut at a time.Yla is job hunting in San Francisco and getting national attention — and job interviews—for his resume delivery method: boxes of doughnuts.With a note that says “Most resumes end up in trash. Mine – in your belly” attached to the lid of a...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:58am

Free negotiation workshops for woman return to Boston this fall

Women working full time in the U.S. are typically paid 79 percent of what men earn, and that gap is even wider for women of color. Boston aims to change this inequity by once again sponsoring salary negotiation workshops.Mayor Marty Walsh launched the city's first salary negotiation workshops last...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 2:30pm

How to sabotage your career without really trying

Are you your own worst enemy at the office?If this sounds familiar, the answer is probably yes: “You have an exaggerated sense of self-doubt, and then question every decision you might want to make over and over again, and that leads to a sense of procrastination because you're constantly...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:10pm

How to get unstuck at work

"I’m just not cut out for the job.""I’m never going to get the position anyway, so why bother applying?""I’ve never been good at math, so I should avoid a career in engineering — even though it interests me."These negative refrains are quite common, and ultimately, no matter how smart or talented...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:13am

How to deal with a toxic employee

It’s every manager’s worst nightmare: one of your team members has suddenly turned toxic.“I define a toxic employee as somebody who is very unhappy in their career and is often angry and frustrated at work,” says Michelle Mazur, a communication consultant based in Seattle. “That person can then...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:28pm

How not to fail your fall internship

During an internship, upholding basic standards of professional decorum is key. So is maintaining boundaries, knowing the right time to ask questions, respecting your superiors and — well, there are a lot of workplace rules that you won't fully learn until you're on the job.So before starting that...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 2:33am

Reverse mentoring cracks the old workplace code

The word “mentoring” tends to conjure an image of a wizened top executive bestowing knowledge upon a nubile young employee. But that’s so last century. Reverse mentoring, where younger employees mentorolder executives — generally about technology, social media and current trends —is gaining...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:26pm

Should you take a job just for a higher salary?

In an ideal world, we’d all have our dream jobs — and be getting paid handsomely. But because we live in an imperfect world, most of us walk a delicate balance between doing a job we enjoy, and doing a job that pays the bills. If we’re lucky — even some of the time — we have both.RELATED:The new...

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 8:15pm

Are micro-degrees the future of higher education?

We live in tiny houses, make micropayments and use mini fridges. Naturally, now we can also earn micro-credentials. RELATED: Here's how to talk to kids about the election As the name suggests, micro-credentials quailfy individuals to execute specific skills, often in the math, science and...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:12pm

Careers during — and after — cancer

Cancer is not a death sentence. Many people living with the disease continue to work throughout their diagnosis and treatment.But by its very nature, cancer is disruptive. No one finds working while receiving chemo or radiation an “orderly situation,” says Rebecca Nellis, chief mission officer at...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:30pm

These are some of the fastest growing jobs in health care

Love health and wellness but loathe the sight of blood? Though we often think of doctors and nurses when it comes to health care, there are many desk jobs that require an interest in health and medicine but not an M.D.RELATED:Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prison?In fact,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 5:54pm