Career Trends Stories

December 17 2017, 3:27PM PST

Careers & Ideas: Stuck Between Two Job Offers

Job-hunting is part of the career process that takes a little hard work and persistence. After you have interviewed and have gotten offers, how do you decide which of the job offers to take. Do you take the first thing offered to you? - Or do you hold out and wait for the job you really want?

Last year during his job search, information-technology consultant George Cresto found himself in the fortunate position of having two companies express interest [Read More]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Part-Time MBA Programs

If you want to continue working while earning your MBA degree, you may be considering enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Part-time MBA programs are often the only option for students that need to work full-time or take care of family responsibilities while attending school. However, there are benefits and disadvantages to enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Here are some of the pros and cons of part-time MBA programs according to MBA-Business-Schools:

Part time MBA programs can [Read More]

Getting Into the Best Grad School

Many people wait until their senior year of college to start thinking about what they need to do in order to get into the best grad school. However, making sure that you get into the best grad school is a process that starts as soon as you begin your undergraduate degree program. Tara Kuther, Ph.D., with About.com offers this advice on how to improve your chances of getting into the best graduate school:

  • Get to know your professors.
  • Get involved in [Read More]

Life Balance: Looking for for Love - At Work?

Did you know that some companies have strict policies regarding work place romance? If you or someone you know have been involved in an office romance, you probably know about the potential embarassment, or discomfort of seeing that co worker after the romance has ended. The folks over at Spherion, a recruiting and staffing firm based in Florida, recently posted this survey on their blog.

Does dating a coworker jeopardize your career? Do you try to keep a relationship secret or [Read More]

Life Balance: Managing Your Student Debt and Finances

Being buried under a mountain of student debt can be a tough way to start out in the workforce. When your first paychecks start rolling in, you will kiss a bunch of money goodbye when you have to repay your students loans. So how can you build a future AND pay off your student debts? A recent post had a few great pointers on how.

Learn about your loans. Many student loans allow for a 6-9 month grace period [Read More]

The Benefits of an Accelerated MBA Program

If you've been putting of getting your MBA because you just can't fathom taking two years off of work to enroll in graduate school full-time, then you may want to consider enrolling in an accelerated MBA program. According to Stacy Blackman Consulting, Columbia University's business school offers an accelerated MBA program that can be completed in as little as a year:

The Columbia Accelerated MBA takes four consecutive terms to complete. For the coming year, students would begin in Jan 2008 [Read More]

New Admission Tool Helps Students Find Online Schools

The process of finding an online school can be grueling. You have to sift through website after website looking for schools that offer the programs and amenities. But, even if you're interested in a school, it doesn't mean that that school will be interested in you. Because of this, many students are stuck shelling out application fees for five or ten schools, hoping that they'll get accepted into at least one of them. However, according to eMediaWire, a new college [Read More]

Life Balance: Cant get no Satisfaction?

Do you consider yourself to be happy? You would be surprised to know that many Americans are NOT happy and do not know how to become happy. Does happiness depend on choosing the right career or having a high paying job?

As a country, we are richer than ever. Yet surveys show that Americans are no happier than they were 30 years ago. The key problem: We aren't very good at figuring out what will make us happy.

We [Read More]

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