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Holiday Seasonal Workers are in High Demand

Retailers are very optimistic about the 2016 holiday season. Their plans for hiring seasonal (temporary) workers are at an all-time high. From traditional retailing jobs like cashier or shop floor helpers to back office work and warehouse shipping fulfillment, there

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Internships : Get the Experience, Without the Commitment

There’s a lot of pressure these days to get experience before getting a job.  That’s why many people are seeking out internships rather than applying for full time jobs.  Besides the experience you’ll gain, internships also offer the chance to

Want a Raise? Then Ask for One!

By Codrin Arsene It’s always been surprising to me how small is the number of people who negotiate for a salary increase. Care to take a guess at the magic number? 37% (source). Yup. That’s it. The wide majority of

How to Say No to Your Boss

By Codrin Arsene When can you say no to your boss? And how to do it! Here’s one thing employees are terrified to say: “boss, I can’t do that.” Well, you don’t need to use those exact words to get

5 Reasons Temp Jobs Can Be a Good Thing

By Codrin Arsene Taking on a temporary or contingent job may sound scary or less ideal because your employment has a clear expiration date. Guess what: as of last year, 40% of all workers in America have temporary jobs (source:

Why Employees Can’t Stand Millennials

By Codrin Arsene Anti-Millennial work bias: why employees can’t stand us and what we can do about it? Millennials account for more than 40% of the current US workforce and represent the highest percentage of active employees across all generations.

Maybe a ‘Normal’ Job Isn’t So Bad

With the advent of apps and the introduction of the “gig” economy, less and less people are seeking “normal” jobs.  What is a normal job?  For the purpose of this article, let’s assume a normal job to be a scheduled,

Becoming a Barista

Coffee has changed dramatically over the last couple decades, especially in major cities like San Francisco and New York.  Starbucks introduced us to espresso and milk based drinks.  Specialty coffee shops have taken these drinks to the next level, refining

Are You Ready for the Internship of Your Dreams?

By Codrin Arsene Whether you go to Harvard or University of Forrest Lake, getting an internship is something millions of students try to achieve every year. And sure, the university you’re coming from MAY help get you through the door