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10 jobs for people who like a fast-paced work environment

10 jobs for people who like a fast-paced work environment How hard do you cringe at the idea of a quiet, mellow work environment? Hard enough that you’re in pain? We hear you. Sure, certain jobs are for sedentary somebodies, but not for you. You need to be where the action is. Well, lace up your trainers and get your resume ready.

Advertising manager

What you’d do: Think about how many products—new and existing—you interact with on a daily basis. The people responsible for getting those products into your life before the competition does? Advertising managers. From creating the actual ads to project managing product release...

How To Find Work You Love — And Why Most People Don’t Try

How To Find Work You Love -- And Why Most People Don't Try

  laintronet career blog job advice When kids are very little we tell them "Be whoever you want to be!" but as kids get older, the message changes. By the time most kids are in middle school, the adults around them have begun teaching them to be practical. Little by little kids stop believing that their grandest dreams can come true.   Some kids grow up without losing their faith in themselves — or their belief that they can accomplish whatever they want to accomplish and...

Well, this is awkward…The best way to ask for time off at a new job

Awks... The best way to ask for time off at a new job... 

Whether it’s for the holidays, a medical reason, or a trip out of town, it’s always awkward asking for time off when you’ve just started. Consider this your guide to requesting time off the right way. Regardless of the reason you need to be out from work, paid time off (PTO) is precious when you’re working a full-time job. However many annual paid days off you’re granted in your acceptance package—they stand out. But if you’ve just started, your vacation days might not be available to you yet. Many companies...

The best career advice for millennials from boomers and Gen X-ers

Millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, are missing soft skills and quitting jobs early, according to just about everyone. In fact, they’re quitting jobs earlier than any other generation, according to a survey by Upwork, which found 58% of millennials born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s expect to stay in a position for less than three years. On the other hand, Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1981) reported leaving a company after five years followed by baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) at seven years, according to the survey. So why do these generations feel...

Why Aren’t Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

Why Aren't Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

People waiting for job interviewWhile we usually come up with our very own custom articles that matter to our candidates and clients, we came across this article on Forbes  from Chris Cancialosi about failing talent retention strategies and he wrote about both the problems and solutions so beautifully that we wanted you to hear it just as he said it!  We hear it all the time. The continuous chatter of experts reiterating the same old talking points about what organizations need to do to engage...