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We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for a contracts administrative assistant with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Located in Oakland, California, this position involves duties related to Bay Area Toll Authority, BAHA and other projects related to transportation in the Oakland and San Francisco areas.
Duties will include maintaining information databases, processing contracts and invoices, performing statistical tabulations, and assisting in the analysis and preparation of reports and documents in support of transportation activities.
Will provide assistance to other contract and purchasing staff by...Read More »
- One Thing You Must Do in Every Job Interview [LinkedIn]
- When Professional Boredom Hits, is It Fair to Coast? [BBC.com]
- Why To-Do Lists Don’t Work and How to Change That [Lifehack]
- How to Give Positive Feedback at Work [US News]
- What to Say When a Friend Gets Laid Off [Forbes]
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Most people think of cataracts as something afflicting senior citizens. While it is true that by the age of 80 more than half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, people in their 40s and 50s may begin to develop them. At this point, however, the cataracts are usually small enough to not affect vision. Diabetes, smoking, excessive drinking, and prolonged exposure to sunlight can increase the chances of a person developing cataracts.
According to the National Eye Institute, a cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Symptoms may include:
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Colors seeming faded
Oh, if you could just rewind time 30 seconds and stop yourself! Virtually every worker has made a blunder she wishes she could take back. “It's part of being human,” says relationship expert April Masini of the advice column Ask April. “However, your recovery has everything to do with your career success. It's not what you do that makes your face turn red -- it's how you recover that shows your character and impacts your longevity in your job and your career.”
Need some tips for making amends? Learn from these sticky situations:
- Asking a client when she’s due – when she’s not pregnant.
“If you don't know someone well enough for them to tell you they're pregnant, don't assume that...Read More »
Achieving professional success can sometimes seem like a never-ending uphill battle. You are constantly striving to do better and get ahead, and it seems like there is always something else you must do to reach the next level. To make things even worse, though, there are often things you may be doing that can harm your career—and you don’t even realize it.
For example, you probably think that doing everything on your own is a good thing, right? Not necessarily. If you are staunchly determined to be a lone wolf, even when it comes across as stubborn and unreasonable, you will be seen as someone who is difficult to work with and doesn’t like to be a team player.
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- 1 in 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Due to Social Media [AOL]
- Ways to Make Presentations More Convincing [Inc.com]
- 8 Tools That Simplify Webinars and Group Calls [Lifehack]
- Motives Behind Workplace Romance [Psychology Today]
- The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Reps See [Lifehacker]
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While experts routinely stress the importance of networking, many people make excuses to avoid it – especially during the summer. Rather than rationalize that you’ll make a full-scale effort in the fall, go with the flow of the season. You might be surprised at the results.
A great thing about warmer weather is the chance to get outdoors. Is your alma mater hosting a picnic or your neighborhood having a block party? The setting may help you to relax and mingle more than usual (and being able to network without having to wear business attire is certainly appealing).
No invites? Plan your own get-togethers. See if a former co-worker might like to meet for lunch at an outdoor café, or organize a multi-family zoo outing with some mom pals you haven’t seen in months (chances...Read More »
Perhaps nothing slows more workers down than a headache, so figuring out the cause and eliminating the pain is vital to getting back to business. In honor of National Headache Awareness Week (June 2-8), here’s a look at some types of headaches:
These headaches are often the result of temporary stress, anxiety, fatigue, or anger. Symptoms can include sore temples, pressure sensations, and contracting head and neck muscles. Over-the-counter medications and relaxation exercises such as deep breathing can help.
Often the result of an allergic reaction or an infection, sinus headaches bring on a localized pain caused from sinus blockage. The...Read More »
Whether your workplace requires you to track your hours and schedule, or you are simply curious as to where all of your time goes, keeping track of your time can be very helpful. It can also often be a real eye-opener—you might be surprised at just how much time you spend on social media sites or watching YouTube videos.
But you might assume that tracking your time will be a big hassle, especially if you juggle a lot of tasks at once or often jump quickly from one project to another.
Fortunately, there’s a time-tracking tool that can help make this process really simple. OfficeTime is an easy-to-use tool that lets you track your hours—along with your tasks, projects and expenses—quickly and easily, without distracting you from your work.
One of the best things...Read More »
- Can Liking a Facebook Page Cost You Your Job? [Businesses Grow]
- Does Your Office’s Design Make You Happy or Crazy?[LinkedIn}
- How to Have a More Meaningful Career [Glass Door]
- Creating a Social Media Resume [Lifehack]
- Tips to Banishing Job Interview Jitters [US News]
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