update: how can I move from retail into a professional career?

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer in December who was having trouble moving from retail into a professional career ? I wrote to you three months ago for advice on trying to move from retail to a more professional job, with only retail and child care experience. You may also like: how can I move from retail into a professional career? where are they now: update #20 – danger signs when interviewing update: how can I move from retail into a professional career?

6 Skills Recent Graduates gain working in Insurance.

Corn on the Job

No matter what role you have within the insurance industry you will have to interact with other people. You will have to interact both in person and over the phone with customers looking for different types of insurance. Critical-thinking skills are crucial in the insurance industry.

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How to Insure You Have a Job in the Future

Blogging4jobs

Their list of jobs that will be likely to be replaced include telemarketers, accountants, auditors, retail sales persons, real estate sales people, typists and even airline pilots. Everyone has heard that robots are the workers of the future. I have written about it several times.

Think “SMART” With a Remote Workforce

The Undercover Recruiter

Regardless of your business arena, whether that be retail, recruitment, insurance or healthcare, or a myriad of industries in between, one thing almost every business owner is now adapting to is managing a remote workforce.

Unemployment and How We Can Help

Blogging4jobs

The American public is often unaware that employers are responsible for covering much of the cost associated with unemployment through what is called unemployment insurance as well as the employment taxes they pay and are responsible for.

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7 Stages of Work After College

Ms. Career Girl

You didn’t want to do this, but you’ve begun applying to retail and fast-food jobs. That’s when you realize, retail and fast-food don’t want to hire post-grads with minimal work experience either. Finally, you land a job at a big retail store. Great health insurance.

Nearly Half of Employers Plan to Offer Grads Signing Bonuses in 2014

Resume Bear

Retail Trade. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate. Nearly half of the respondents to the Job Outlook 2014 survey have plans to offer signing bonuses to Class of 2014 college graduates. Among respondents, 47.1

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25 companies who are hiring new graduates this year

Resume Bear

Industry: Insurance. Industry: Insurance and financial services. Industry: Grocery and retail. Open positions: Information systems, engineering and corporate audit retail, store management development program and career training program in manufacturing. Industry : Retail.

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What does OD mean to you?

Learning Voyager

Terrence designs and delivers customised solutions to diverse clients in sectors such as Insurance, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Food, IT, Retail, Consumer, Non-Profit and Executive Education.

Top 5 Healthcare Careers For High School Graduates

Career Realism

You may help to dispense accurate medication for customers, explain medication information to patients; show them how to use medical devices properly as well as talking with doctors and insurance companies.

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Survey Finds Digital Talent In Greatest Demand

Resume Bear

” The survey queried more than 5,000 professionals across the United States in creative business industries, including digital, fashion, retail, beauty, design and marketing.

Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers

Blogging4jobs

These are the people working in retail, food service, warehouse and production. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has opened up the possibility of insurance options for many workers who did not previously get insurance through their employers. Even if you are a small business that is not covered by the employer mandate, consider offering insurance. If you already offer insurance, lower the threshold for eligibility to make it possible for more employees to qualify.

From Fabrics to Brands and Blogs

Career Shifters

My job was to approve the quality of fabrics being used for garments to be sold to high-street retailers. I used to spend my time communicating with fabric mills in the Far East, checking test reports, inspecting fabric samples and submitting test reports to the retailers for their fabrics.

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Should I Add Temp Jobs To My LinkedIn Profile?

Tim's Strategy

” Here’s the quick answer I gave: “It depends on the jobs – if in retail, I would hesitate. A friend of mine took a job at Walgreens so that he could have insurance coverage for his family.

Life After College: Quick Tips For Recent Grads

Career Realism

Additionally, your employer may make pre-tax deductions from your paycheck to cover health insurance premiums and 401(k) or retirement plan contributions. Most major retailers put these items on sale monthly and around holidays.

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Employees Are Quitting Jobs Because of Affordable Care Act in 2014

Blogging4jobs

Welcome to the new employee benefit insurance world, courtesy of our friends the ACA. Pre-existing conditions are no longer a concern for those employees that have either been uninsured or can’t obtain insurance if that is the only employer benefit that has been holding them back.

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How To Bounce Back From ‘Failure’ In Your Career

Career Realism

million he inherited from his grandmother in a failed retail clothing business. One long-term friend told me he has been selling his fine clothes on eBay to pay the apartment rent, totaled his car with no insurance and is asking for donations online for food money. This article is part of an exclusive month-long program on CAREEREALISM to help readers break free of The Golden Handcuff Effect. Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P.

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This Week???s Good News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Zulily to offer 900 jobs in Ohio: Online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio. Liberty Life adding Aurora, Colorado insurance agents : Thriving insurer hiring 100 for new office. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people dont really know about.

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will taking occasional time off make me look unreliable?

Ask A Manager

Prior to that, I had been in college and I worked part-time in retail. It’s ironic, because before getting this job, I neglected my health because I didn’t have good insurance. A reader writes: Close to a year ago, I started my first full-time professional job. I’ve always prided myself on being reliable. I can count the number of times I missed class in college on one hand, and I only called in sick at work if it really felt necessary, which was rare.

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5 Tips For Single Women Buying a Car

Ms. Career Girl

Do I need mechanical insurance? Thirty-seven percent comes from finance and insurance products it sells you after you've made a deal on the car. And the difference between trade-in versus retail value is huge. Finance and Insurance Pitfalls.

Obamacare Really Isn’t That Big A Deal

Blogging4jobs

The major news coverage has been all about the retailers and restaurants cutting employee hours to under 30 per week so they do not have to provide coverage or pay penalty under Obamacare. HR employer health insurance hr world humanities management politics the spin turnover

“Stranded and abandoned on overseas assignment. What to do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

What becomes of our international health insurance? Last week I reviewed the policies of a European retailer; they had no written policies on the subject. Question: Hi, Alan. After 31+ years with a Fortune 500 company as a Vice President, I have just received notice of my job elimination. The severance package offered is one year. However, I have spent the last 2-1/2 years living overseas in Asia, during which time I received my formal Vice President title, about one year ago.

Customers as Job Seekers: Business Impact of the Candidate Experience #thecandidate

Blogging4jobs

Retailers. Insurance companies. Let’s say you are a recruiter for the corporate office of a large retailer located in small to mid-size city. Chances are people shop at your retail locations and that some of those shoppers are also job seekers.

The Most Demanding Careers In Alternative Medicine

Career Realism

Massage therapy is another in the list of alternative medicine that is becoming more popular and acquiring accolades by more conventional healthcare providers and insurance providers. Herbalists can also pursue careers in retail, agriculture or consulting.

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The Path to Success as an Entrepreneur

Jobacle

So the steps that need to be followed are listed below: Thorough research- the first step towards entrepreneurship is getting it clear in black and white-what to produce, how to produce, or if it is a retail initiative, what to sell and how to sell to maximize profits.

12 Employee Types of Paid and Unpaid Time Off

Blogging4jobs

Depending on what your company’s policy is, some organization’s allow for paid leave of absence and time off work for situations that don’t qualify for disability insurance or are in lieu of.

Getting A Handle On Business Start-Up Costs

Career Realism

Other typical costs would include: lawyer fees for incorporating or partnership agreements; state/local license fees and incorporation/LLC fees, inspection fees, and insurance.

Career Confession: How I Turned My Passion of Massage Therapy Into a Business

Ms. Career Girl

Type of retail location needed. Obtained Insurance – in order to protect my business I decided to obtain liability insurance. The post Career Confession: How I Turned My Passion of Massage Therapy Into a Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Having a Strategy is Key to Job Fair Success

Blogging4jobs

Maybe you’ve never considered working in auto insurance, with rental cars or in retail, but there are fantastic training programs and career opportunities within all sorts of industries! The spring college recruiting season will soon be in full effect.

Recruitment Profiling: The Hogwarts Way

The Undercover Recruiter

Suitable roles: Factory Worker, Retail Assistant, Call Centre Operative. Suitable roles: Insurance Salesman, Investment Banker, Recruitment Consultant. (Warning: to anyone who has never read or watched the Harry Potter series, this post may not make much sense.

Should You Hire a Hacker to Protect Your HR Systems?

Blogging4jobs

It’s now small mom-and-pop businesses of all stripes [that are the targets] — retail shops, leisure activity businesses, hotels, health clinics, even colleges are getting hammered by cyber criminals. The fact that computer systems are vulnerable to hacking is nothing new.

is employee taking too much sick leave, I keep getting surprise raises, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve been working at a small retail business (nine employees) for nearly two years. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is my employee taking too much sick leave? I’m a relatively new manager and I’m struggling a little with how to handle one of my employee’s use of sick leave. I work in an industry that has a public-facing desk that needs to be covered when we are open. If somebody calls out sick, I have to pay an additional person to cover that desk.

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2013 Holiday Season Pay Practices

Resume Bear

Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. The infographic below highlights survey findings for 2013 Holiday Season pay practices.

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Your Employees Are Fat - Blame the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

HR Capitalist

We examine this hypothesis in the context of Walmart Supercenters, whose advancements in retail logistics have translated to substantial reductions in the prices of food and other consumer goods. Somebody else is to blame, but your self-insured Medical plan is the one that has to pay. Of course, I don't believe that, but it's interesting to consider the blame game that always seems to land at the front steps of Wal-Mart. From research entitled " Supersizing Supercenters?

Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Unemployment Extension Update by Rich DeMatteo on October 29, 2009 Legislation Update On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance. A final vote will take place sometime this week, but all signs point to unemployment insurance being extended further.

Swearing Makes You a Better Leader

Blogging4jobs

A long time ago in a bright orange big box retailer far, far away I myself had a boss. I can’t imagine throwing down the f bomb in a New York City law firm or even the buttoned up insurance and investment corporation.

4 Implications of Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling for Women & Work

Blogging4jobs

The Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court states that Hobby Lobby and other family-owned corporations can deny health insurance coverage for some contraceptives if they object to them on religious grounds. I’m in favor of our employees to be adult how they use their own health insurance offerings. As an HR professional with her background in retail, I would be all over this decision because it severely limits Hobby Lobby’s ability to recruit and hire effectively.

is this job application horribly invasive or is it just me?

Ask A Manager

This job isn’t in finance or insurance, and it doesn’t require a security clearance that would justify something this in-depth. I can’t remember every contact from every job I’ve ever had, or how much I was making in retail when I was 16 years old. A reader writes: I’ve been looking for work for quite a while, and came across a job that looked fantastic.

ask the readers: what kind of work can I do that’s not in an office?

Ask A Manager

I look at my group of friends and peers: half are in strictly office work (banks, insurance, government, etc.) I honestly miss working retail because I loved working with the customers in person rather than just over the phone. You may also like: how can I move from retail into a professional career? I’m throwing this one out to commenters to weigh in on.

coworkers think I left a bad Glassdoor review, negative feedback in an open office, and more

Ask A Manager

Our business revenue has declined dramatically in the past 12 months, and I know I could hire someone to do the same job for about $10,000 less per year and $12,000 less insurance per year. It’s not how professional jobs typically work, but it’s definitely true that some retail and food service jobs will just take people off the schedule rather than having a direct conversation. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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