If you've been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade. And, there's the rub.
Best Practices are what worked in the past. Next Practices are what will work going forward. That's why in a job search, it's best to use what's going to be effective next in writing your resume.
Most people don't think about updating their resumes until they find themselves out of work and in desperate need of a job. Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security.
Uncertainty is the only certainty these days, so whether it is just time for a change or cutbacks are in the wind, maintaining a current a resume is simply a smart career management strategy that keeps you ready for disaster or opportunity.
Want to land one of the nation's best paying jobs? Brush up on the periodic table, grab a microscope and start studying math and sciences.
You might also need to clear your schedule for the next 8+ years.
Seven of the best paying jobs of 2014 are in healthcare, and of those, all seven require doctorates, according to a recent CareerCast Jobs Rated report. In other words, you can earn a huge salary in healthcare, but only after you invest a large chuck of your time.
Whenever the idea of working from home comes to mind, it's natural to fantasize yourself lounging around in pajamas, taking long lunches and embracing extended sleeping hours. Unfortunately, the reality for successful home workers is very different.
It's important to realize that even though working from home offers some amount of flexibility, it is still a professional job and needs to be treated that way.
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