Love the job you have

How do you like your career? The reality is that we spend a majority of our hours we are awake at work, and if we hate our job, then we’re going to eat everything all day just for a regular form of entertainment and a much needed break.

During my program, Live More Weigh Less we spend so much time talking about how our jobs can be the main source of our agony and emotional eating, so I help the women I work with to not only find a job they love, but how to love the job we already have.

Even when we are actively creating a new business or seeking a new job, doing things to love the job we already have is critical. When are happy at work (even if we are planning on leaving) we have so much energy, space and joy to put towards our other projects.

Here are the exact steps you need to take in order to love the job you have, as soon as possible.

First. Learn your co-worker’s dog’s name.

Do you know the names of your co-worker’s spouse? What they are doing this weekend? Have you ever gone to happy hour and made it a point to not talk about work? No? It’s time to start getting to know the person in the cubicle next to yours. Real human connection makes our days more meaningful and helps them go by fast.

Second. Take time for yourself besides a detour to the vending machine.

The 5 minutes you spend picking between Wheat Thins and Oreos in the break room does not count as an actual break. Typically the only breaks we take during the day are to eat, and that’s usually because we feel guilty when we stop working, or we have no idea what to do next.

Instead, bring in a few magazines you love to peruse throughout the day, open the window and take some deep breaths, check out your favorite blog, walk around the block, or go get a 5-minute back massage at your local salon (doing this helped me kick my habit of eating 5 cookies a day).

Third. Clean up your space.

Your mood, productivity and happiness is linked to your environment. If you’re spending a majority of your time in a messy, dark, depressing office or cubicle, then you’re going to be messy and depressed. Cheer things up! Organize your papers in pretty folders, put fresh cut flowers on your desk. The prettier your space, the prettier you will be. I’m serious, take a shot at it.

I know it can be so easy to just aimlessly go through the motions of your day and do things like you’ve always done them, but if you really want to start liking your job and stop feeling the need to munch all day, then you need to follow the 3 simple steps above.

To hold yourself accountable, I want you to comment three things you’re going do next week below, so we can all cheer you on.

I know you want to get to know the people around you, take fun breaks and cheer up your space, your work is going to start being so much more fun and fulfilling even if you currently hate your job.

If you want more ideas on how to start to love your job or find a new career you love, check out my FREE webinar, Get Out of Body Jail.  I can’t wait to hear about your plans!

Love,

Sarah

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This Is How Much Time You Should Really Be Spending on Your Job Search

Finding a job can be a real beast! If you’re a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search?

As someone who just went through this process post-grad school, I can confirm what you already know: No matter what situation you’re in, looking for a new job is completely exhausting. From figuring out what types of roles you want to apply for to coming up with a good way to structure your resume to finding postings that look like a good fit and writing tailored cover letters, the process can be intensely challenging.

Personally, I also found the whole thing to be a bit of an emotional roller coaster—in any given day, I’d be stressed as I waited to hear back from a recruiter, then excited if and when I got an interview, and then invariably bummed when an opportunity I’d grown excited about didn’t work out.

Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how many hours per week you should devote to the job search because your individual circumstances and the urgency of your search are factors. However, in order to help you prepare for what you’re about to embark on, below I outline four common job-searcher scenarios with concrete guidelines for how much time you should expect to block off for each situation.

1. Last Semester of College: 10 to 20 Hours per Week

Early on in your last semester is when you need to really start figuring out what you what to do next. You can start by reaching out for Informational interviews and exploring various career paths. Then, as graduation approaches and more jobs start popping up you, you should transition your research hours into time spent actually applying for roles. While a small percentage of big companies (e.g., consulting firms, investment banks) sometimes recruit on campus in the fall semester, most openings won’t start popping up until the end of the semester, be that winter or spring.

As you approach crunch time, I’d recommend thinking about your job search as a part-time job, and start setting aside 10 to 20 hours per week whenever possible. Kick-starting the process by meeting with your school’s career office, setting up informational interviews, and zeroing in on a list of companies you’re interested in will definitely keep you busy. And once you start getting (and nailing) interviews, things will ramp up further.

2. Recently Unemployed: 30 to 40 Hours per Week

If you’re recently unemployed and are looking for stable, long-term employment, then your best bet is to treat your career search as though it’s your full-time job, even if you take on a bridge job or side gig to get by. This means budgeting at least 30 hours a week to finding relevant postings, setting up networking meetings, tailoring your cover letter (and resume), and submitting applications. I know the process can sound intimidating, but look on the bright side: It’s amazing that you have large chunks of time to devote to the search.

When I was looking for employment full-time, I found it really helpful to plan out the hours I was going to “work” and the location where I was going to tackle said work. For example, I’d map out a schedule similar to this one: Tomorrow I will go to the library from 10 AM to 1:30 PM, and then I’ll go home for a lunch break. After that, I’ll work from a coffee shop from 2 to 6 PM. Purposeful planning like this helped hold me accountable. It also really decreased my stress level—I knew I was putting in the time needed to land a job, so I didn’t feel guilty hanging out with friends at night or doing something fun on the weekend.

3. Miserable in Your Current Role or Company: 8 to 10 Hours per Week

Do you hate your job and wish you could leave ASAP? Although it’s a crummy situation to be in, there is a silver lining: If you’re miserable in your current position, you’ll be pretty motivated to spend time on a job search. It can be hard to explore a better, more suitable opportunity while you’re also working, but if you set clear goals for yourself and carve out specific time to devote to the hunt, you can fit it all in—and not risk losing the job you have before you’re adequately prepared.

If it’s unrealistic for you to accomplish a significant amount of job searching during the week, I recommend setting aside at least five to six hours on a Saturday or Sunday, when you can give the process the attention it needs. I find the flow and focus that results from utilizing a bigger chunk of time is far more beneficial than doing things on-and-off over the course of a couple days. During the work week, plan on devoting 30 minutes here or there to respond to job-search emails, to follow up with recruiters, and to grab coffee with a networking contact.

4. Considering a Career Transition: 7 to 8 Hours per Week

Exploring a new career path is exciting and, if you are serious about making a career transition, your job search may look a little different from past searches. Networking will be a very important part of the process, as will learning new skills and determining the necessary qualifications involved in making the switch.

You should be able to get things moving if you devote a few (think seven to eight) hours a week exploring different sectors and positions. Likely, you’ll be spending your time setting up informational coffees, researching what it would look like to work in a different role, and educating yourself on a new field. Try to give yourself a set of concrete goals to accomplish each week, such as sending out 10 networking emails or reading six articles about companies that you’re interested in exploring. If you want to build a new skill, such as coding, you can also take a class to really help you focus. This will be a bigger time commitment (likely an additional five to eight hours each week), but it will allow you to build a concrete skill that may really help you make your next transition.

I know it can be completely energy-zapping looking for a new job, no matter what your situation, but hopefully these guidelines will help you get started! Happy hunting.

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Information Overload for People in Transition

 

Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic. People wrote their own résumés, had them edited by trusted friends, and walked into the interview with confidence about having been for a long time in the previous job that he must have been good at because of a lengthy tenure. Since then, though, the job-finding process has evolved dramatically. In the current job market, where competition is the modus operandi, job seekers must excel at everything they do. Otherwise, they will be outshone by others.

Finding a job nowadays—in this era of specialization—one must excel in the following three areas.

The Resume

Endless articles and books have been written about how to create a winning resume. They were written by experts of course. But are you an expert at writing your own resume? Are you that good that you can read an article or even a book and become able to follow the expert’s advice and subsequently produce a fantastic, exceptional, and outstanding resume? I think I know what your answer is. And that’s the reason that for several years I’ve been recommending that job seekers hire a certified, professional resume writer. There are loads of them out there, but only a few have proved themselves time after time and are being continuously recommended. Those are the only ones you should engage.

Interview Preparation

Because so many well-qualified candidates are competing for the same single opening, employers have had to become more sophisticated in their selection processes—and they have. That fact places a heavy-duty burden on the applicant to be well prepared for tough interview questions. Again, many articles have been written such as “How to Ace an Interview”; and it’s most likely that experts have written them. Are you one? Are you ready to face that tough and very selective hiring manager? Yes, you might be, but not until you’ve prepared for many hours for that interview. And I do mean for many hours. And then there’s a stint of practice with a qualified person—preferably a career coach who has expertise in the specific area of interview skills. Could you imitate Fred Astaire by reading a book about dancing?

Participation in Social Media

Probably this is the most difficult part. Social media have evolved in the past several years to become the differentiators among job seekers. Your knowledgeable participation in and use of social media effectively increase severalfold your chances of getting an interview—same as the reason that people buy several lottery tickets. However, social media are evolving so fast that neither candidates nor employers are expert at manipulating them. For both job seekers and employers, LinkedIn is the predominant medium, and Googling for information is the norm. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: The world of social media is actually the 80 percent of the iceberg that lies hidden under the water. And ignoring that 80 percent is not the answer, because if it manages to cause a hole in your boat, it will surely sink you.

 

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How to Answer the Ultimate Interview Question?

Job-hunting is a demanding task. Not only do you need to have the required skills and knowledge, but you also have to know hot to sell yourself to the interviewer. Actually, no matter your skillset, if you do not know how to sell yourself, you will not get hired. It’s that simple.

The interview process consists of several steps: the application, the review and the interview itself. If you get to the last stage, that means that you are the right candidate for the job. However, the chances of you actually being hired depend on how well you do in person. And, when you think about it, the whole job application process is one big answer to the ‘Why should we hire you?’ question, don’t you think?

Why do you get asked this question?

The interviewer has one job to do – hire a competent person, the person who is the best among all the applicants. He or she will try and get every little detail about your past work experiences, the skills you claim to have, as well your personality. There is a simple reason for this. For one, the company needs an adequate employee.


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Secondly, the interviewer is putting his or her reputation on the line. If you turn out to be lazy, ineffective, or worst of all, unreliable, the interviewer could be in trouble with the boss. Therefore, a lot is at stake here.

Another reason for THE question is the fact that many people lie on their CVs. Therefore, you need to justify everything you have put down on that piece of paper. When answering the question, you need to convince the other person that you can do the required work, that you are a team player and good with people, that you are a skilled and seasoned worker, and lastly, that the interviewer won’t regret their decision to hire you.

How to answer: Why should we hire you?

Even though the question might be redundant, it is still widely used by interviewers. Therefore, you need some pre-interview preparation.

Sit down and think about what you have to offer to the company. Make a list or a summary of your best assets. Additionally, your answer should consist of the top reasons why they should hire you. Moreover, make sure you have some strong points in your answer. One word of caution though, while you are preparing your answer, pay attention to what the company is looking for. Do not stray too far from their ideal set of characteristics someone in that specific position should have.

Think of it like this: You are given only a minute or two to convince the employer to give you the job or at least a callback. You need to say everything that makes you the perfect candidate in those two minutes. And this is your only chance. No written CV or re-dos. It’s just you talking. Go!

What did you come up with? Did you stutter? Did you forget to mention something?

It seems like a boring and harmless question, but it is the question that could make or break you. So, take it seriously no matter what.

Here are some important points to take into account:

● Research the company and its business, then figure out how you could help them make more progress. For example, if they are in the marketing business, and you have had some previous experience, then tell them exactly how your knowledge could benefit them. Also, if you found a problem, or just imagined one, make sure to include a solution to it in your answer. This will show that you are resourceful and have great ideas.

● Say why you would like to work in that specific position. Express your enthusiasm and love for the job. Employers love passionate people.

● Mention any accomplishments you might have, as well as major successful projects that you were a part of.

● Show you are a team player, but that you can also work independently if the situation presents itself. Basically, show that you are a competent and resourceful employee.

● Be concise and straight to the point – focus on the most important facts from your CV. Also, give examples to back up your claims. Avoid generalizing things, because that really doesn’t say much and it could backfire on you.

In the end, remember that, if you are a good salesperson, you can sell anything. Even if you are not prepared beforehand, choosing the right words will do a lot for you. Moreover, avoid comparing yourself to others, but focus on what you can do instead. You are selling your own product, not someone else’s. This is what will make them hire you.

This article was written by Rahis Saifi from Huffington Post and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.


2016 Hottest Jobs, Highest Paying Companies and Fastest Growing Industries

Daydreaming of a new job? With the unemployment rate hovering at 5 percent, and companies hiring an average of 284,000 employees per month over the past 3 months (the best 3-month pace in a year) there couldn’t be a better time to shoot for the moon and land your dream job.

But what if you’re not certain what that dream job is? For a little help, check out US News & Money’s 100 best jobs list based on employment opportunity, salary, work/life balance and job security, and Forbes list of 10 toughest jobs to fill for 2016 for jobs that are in high-demand and have have less competition, higher salaries and more market demand. If your niche is banking or finance, then you may want to check out Wall Street’s 10 Most In-Demand Jobs for 2016 published by Bloomberg Business.

Which jobs are trending in 2016? I love Glassdoor’s current trends web page which allows you to view hot trends by location, industry and job title. Also, this special report by US News & Money, 5 Trends for Job Seekers in 2016 provides some excellent tips to help you get your foot in the door including how to best leverage a talent community in your niche.

Want a beefier paycheck? Then check out 30 Highest Paying Jobs in America by Business Insider which features data compiled by the latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey. Ka-ching!

After you nail down the job role you want, then you may want to research industries where you want to work. Sometimes it’s a no-brainer, like if you want to be a nurse practitioner then you would be in the healthcare industry. But some jobs can cross industries and give you more options. For example, if you’re a finance whiz, you may be able to land a job in a variety of industries such as healthcare, high tech, media, etc. I’ve had many clients in IT, HR, finance and project manager roles cross over into a different industry and make successful job changes.

You can learn which industries are growing by reading Fastest Growing Industries in America between 2013-2016 compiled by CareerBuilder and AOL, and which industries are best for workers 50 years and older on The Suddenly Hot Job Market for Workers Over 50 article published by CNN/Money.

To help you build a list of targeted companies where you want to work, try researching 50 Best Places to Work in 2016 by Glassdoor based on employee reviews for the company where they work including salary, work-life balance, leadership and overall satisfaction and Forbes list of Top 20 Largest Private Companies.

You may also want to check out Fortune’s lists of Top 10 High Paying Companies, and Best Workplaces for Comaraderie. Also, the 50 Best Diversity Work Places is a terrific list compiled by Fortune and Great Place to Work which partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority. Rankings were determined by employee feedback and the representation of racial and ethnic minorities and women.

Here’s to landing your dream job in 2016 :)

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Sherri Thomas is a Career Strategist. She teaches others how to think differently and more proactively in their career. Her book, “The Bounce Back – personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org or career setback” was named 2013 “Best Career Book” by the Indie Book Awards. Her first book, “Career Smart – 5 Steps to a powerful personal brand” has been #3 on AMAZON’s TOP 10 LIST for personal branding books. As the Founder/President of Career Coaching 360, Sherri teaches training professionals, managers and executives how to change, reinvent or advance their career. Sign up for her new 3-part free video training series “15 Clever Ways to Get More Job Offers” at CareerCoaching360.com

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How to Get Your Application Seen

Job ApplicationWhile the state of the U.S. job market has been a topic of debate since the start of the recent recession, the conversation has become even more heated throughout these summer months. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revealed the job market to be relatively stable with the number of jobless claims at a 40-year low, along with the number of unemployed persons per job being 1.6. This is both good AND bad for you as a job seeker. The good news is that more companies are hiring as faith in the U.S. economy is restored. Now for the bad news. That same faith is being shared by employees who are voluntarily leaving their current positions to work elsewhere. So when once there were more unemployed job seekers in the job market, there are now “passive” candidates willing to risk leaving their jobs for a new one.

But now is not the time to fret. Regardless of whether or not you have a job today, we can
offer some sound advice on how to find a better one tomorrow. It all starts with the job
search. And in today’s competitive landscape you must exhaust all options if you’re
determined to find something better for yourself. That means relying on traditional, time-
tested methods as well as newfound tactics for properly positioning yourself to potential
employers.

So where does one start a job search? Besides identifying precisely what it is you want to
do and what kind of company you want to work for, your next step is to compile your “job
application documents”. By “job application documents” we basically mean your cover letter and resume. Although the process of creating a cover letter and resume can be daunting and downright intimidating, rest assured you will not get very far in your job search without these two pieces of work. Furthermore, your job application documents have to highlight your skills and accomplishments in a way that will make you stand out above everyone else that is applying to the job.

“How do I do that,” you may ask. A Job.com member asked us just that when posting a
question along the lines of “How do I get a company to notice my cover letter and resume?”

First you must research the person in charge of hiring at the company whose job you wish to apply to, and address your cover letter to that person. Next, write an introduction that is unlike any other generic introduction found in a common cover letter. You can read our recent news article post “How to Remain Professional in Your Job Search – Without Boring the Hiring Manager to Death” to learn more.

Next up is your resume. Your resume is a documented list of your history of work. It
should contain relevant information regarding your education, skills, qualifications and
accomplishments. In essence, your resume is your own personal marketing document necessary for applying to jobs. This means that your resume should only contain your attributes that are most relevant to the job. If you’re unsure of what to include in your resume consider this: Studies have found that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a resume before deciding whether or not to call a candidate in for an interview. Check out, “The Art of the Resume”  series here on our blog to get more advice on how to craft the perfect resume.

If you think building out your cover letter and resume is a one-time task, think again. If
your end goal is to land a new job by standing out in a heaping pile of job applications,
your cover letter and resume MUST be tailored specifically to the job you’re applying for.
No two companies are exactly alike and the same should go for your job application
documents.

So there you have it. We’ve uncovered all of the best ways to find a job in a recovering job market. Well, not really but we at least provided you with plenty of tips for making a cover letter and resume that gets seen by employers and recruiters.  We’ll continue to dish out our top tips and tricks as the weeks progress. Stay tuned!

Do you have a job search question you need help with?  Let us know in the comments.

Top 4 Application Fails

We here at Job.com usually like to take a positive approach to things but when it comes to your job search, sometimes we need to point out the bad to balance out the good. In an effort to help improve your job application response, we thought we’d highlight our featured article “4 Common Job Application Mistakes Everyone Makes When Rushing”. Before going in to the top 4 application fails, we’d like to provide you with this bonus tip: Never rush when applying to jobs. It’s easy to make mistakes while rushing and the smallest mistake could very well cost you the job. Here are 4 more application fails to avoid the next time you want to apply to a job:

1. You Fail to Seek Out the Right Contact

2. You Fail to Catch Spelling and Grammatical Errors

3. You Fail to Tailor Your Resume to Highlight Relevant Skills

4. You Fail to Stand Out by Providing Written Referrals or Samples of Work

So there you have it. The 4 most epic fails when applying to jobs. You can check out the full article in depth here.

Avature Partners with Job.com

Fredericksburg, VA – August 18, 2015 – Job.com, a leader in online recruitment, announced today the Resume Search integration with recruiting CRM solution provider, Avature.  This newfound partnership enables Job.com to be connected as a WebSource in Avature’s Partner Network which is designed to support Avature’s mutual customer’s job advertising and candidate sourcing activities.

By integrating Job.com’s resume search with the Partner platform, Avature’s customers will now have the opportunity to access over 11 million resumes from Job.com’s extensive database.  All of the Job.com resumes sourced from Avature’s Partner platform, as well as any searches a customer wishes to save, will be stored within the Avature CRM system for easy access and convenience.

“Through our partnership customers are able to combine Avature´s powerful CRM and boolean search functionality with an extensive resume database to find the best candidates faster, and build meaningful relationships with them,” said  Dimitri Boylan, Founder and CEO of Avature.

“We’re thrilled to be working with an award-winning leader in HCM,” said Brian Alden, CEO of Job.com. “This partnership enables Avature’s customers to rapidly source and hire candidates who are truly unique to our site.”

Historically, Job.com has attracted a unique candidate base, with 60 percent not found searching for employment on any other career site.  In addition to its database of over 11 million resumes, Job.com has over 45 million registered job seekers and sends out over 13 million weekly job alerts to job seekers who are active in their job search.

About Avature

Avature is a highly configurable enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, and the leading provider of CRM technology for recruiting globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature brings consumer-web technology and innovation to the HCM software market. Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, campus & events recruiting, employee referrals, social onboarding, branded employee engagement, internal mobility, and performance management. Avature has 63 of the Fortune 500 as customers and is used in 67 countries and 14 languages. Avature delivers its services from data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has offices in Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Shenzhen. www.avature.net @Avature.

About Job.com

Job.com has been connecting people with jobs since 2001. With over 45 million registered job seekers, and over 11 million active resumes, Job.com continues to be one of the most turned to sources for finding employment. We specialize in helping employers and recruiters hire qualified employees, while providing job seekers with a variety of career and job search enhancing services, products and resources. Whether you are an employer looking for a new hire, or a candidate looking to be hired, we’re dedicated to providing a unique experience with unparalleled service. For more information, please visit www.Job.com/enter@JobDotCom.

 

 

Is On-Demand Employment Right For You?

The gig economy, also known as the on-demand economy is a trending topic surrounding business and job market news. With so many opinions being tossed around about whether or not employment in the on-demand age is sustainable, let’s first cut through the clutter and examine some of those “gig” jobs that are capable of creating a decent living.

1.  Uber – Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re already aware of transportation giant, Uber. The company offers what are most likely the most flexible work hours in history advertising that Uber drivers can “earn money on their own terms”. With services available in over 58 countries, and new drivers being added to cities every day, it’s an understatement to say that Uber is taking the world by storm. The company’s CEO is on a mission to take down the taxi industry, and has claimed that a full-time Uber driver in New York City can make twice as much as the average NYC cab driver. Between the pay and the flexible work schedule, becoming an Uber driver is great for someone who enjoys driving around and living a less structured lifestyle, but it comes at a cost. Since Uber drivers are independent contractors, traditional benefits such as healthcare and dental are out the window.

2.  Thumbtack – If you are a skilled professional who has always dreamed of running your own business, Thumbtack can make that happen.

Find your inner entrepreneur

Find your inner entrepreneur

Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects consumers with service providers all over the country. With a directory of services that runs the gamut from business services such as Social Media Marketing, and Security Guard Services, to specialty trades such as blacksmithing, and Mandarin Translation, Thumbtack uses its technology to match a customer’s needs with small businesses and independent professionals. You can jump right in and create a professional account for free. Thumbtack will only charge you when you send a custom quote to a potential customer.

3.  Etsy – Etsy is for the crafty creators and curators of the world. If you have a talent for making non-perishable goods, or just like to collect vintage items for the fun of it, you can sell it on Etsy. Similar to Thumbtack, thousands of people have successfully built a business off of this online platform that charges users literally pennies on the dollar to get started. Etsy is a wonderful marketplace for you to test your creative moxie and potentially turn a hobby in to a career. If anything, why not try to sell off your old Star Wars action figure collection and make a few extra bucks in the process?

4.  Home Parties – Gone are the days of just selling boring Tupperware! If you’re a social butterfly who loves to sell, consider going in to the home party business. There are plenty of categories to consider. From Pampered Chef, to Avon, to the ever-so-popular Thirty-One Gifts, becoming a home party representative frees you from the monotony of a 9-5 job and opens you up to a world filled with fun, laughter and instant cash! It’s not for everyone, however. While home parties can be enjoyed by both men and women, most are more recognized, and embraced by women.

5.  Work-From-Home Jobs – When you hear “work-from-home” your mind may immediately go to Internet scams and “get rich quick” schemes, but contrary to this belief job listings for remote work are quite common these days. A wide array of industries are aggressively advertising opportunities to work-from-home including Healthcare and Nursing, Insurance and Web Development and Design. Study after study shows that telecommuting is beneficial for companies as well as its employees. After all, happier people tend to be more productive. Although these jobs may require a larger time commitment, this type of employment made our list due to the fact that work-from-home employees are empowered to work from the comfort of their own homes without the stress of being micro-managed. That alone sounds like a great gig.

As you can see when it comes to on-demand employment no job is too big or too small. To find your next great gig start searching on Job.com now!

Times New Roman Is A Bad Choice For Résumés, Experts Say

Times New Roman may be a classic font, but it’s apparently a no-go when it comes to applying for a job.

Bloomberg recently spoke to a group of typography experts about the best and worst type fonts to use on a résumé. Times New Roman was labeled as respectable, but unadventurous and mundane.

“It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,” said Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design. Using the font in a résumé is akin to “putting on sweatpants” for an interview, he added.

Unsurprisingly, the typewriter-style font Courier and the jolly Comic Sans were also given the thumbs-down. Comic Sans shouldn’t even be looked at “unless you are applying to clown college,” Hoff said.

Among the favored fonts, Helvetica came out on top. The font “is beautiful,” said Matt Luckhurst, the creative director at brand consultancy firm Collins.

Go to Bloomberg to see the full list of best and worst résumé fonts.

Last month, Business News Daily posted its own list of the best fonts to use in a résumé.

“Since a prospective employer is looking at the résumé for only [a few] seconds, you want [a font] that is aesthetically pleasing and grabs the employer’s attention at a quick glance,” Wendi Weiner, a certified professional résumé writer and founder of The Writing Guru, told the website. “The résumé should be sophisticated in design with clear headings that stand out.”

Business News Daily picked Calibri, Garamond, Georgia and Trebuchet MS as some of their top résumé fonts.

Times New Roman also made the list, and was praised as being “clean” and “easy-to-read.” However, the website warned that “it may be construed as boring and unimaginative, and is unlikely to stand out in a sea of résumés.”

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/28/times-new-roman-resume-best-worst-fonts_n_7167390.html

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