The 10 most endangered jobs in the world

Robots have not yet fully taken over the workplace, but looks like technology is certainly putting people out of work. Newspaper reporter, mail carrier, meter reader, and farmer top CareerCast’s 2015 list of the most endangered jobs. Other professions that made the list included logging worker, jeweller, flight attendant, drill press operator, insurance underwriter and tailor. Technology has definitely had a negative… Continue reading

How To Be Happy In Life And Career – The Zen Way

Can you be happy in life and career at the same time; in today’s world it seems impossible, You are no different than others. Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has heard numerous dying epiphanies and lists these as the top regrets from the death bed in her… Continue reading

8 Things Candidates Can Do To Look Like Stars In Their Next Interview

That’s right. Mostly HR people read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people interview too. At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course for the local SHRM chapter.… Continue reading

Dress codes and uniforms: it’s all about presentation

  I read an article about dress codes in the Times newspaper with great interest the other day. The Marylebone Cricket Club had received complaints from some members that its dress code was being ignored, which led to concern over falling standards. This snippet made me consider whether dress code standards were also slipping in UK workplaces more broadly and… Continue reading

I’m a leader, not a manager!

  One of Kent’s friends — we’ll call him Roy — is a master craftsman who owns a small business that makes custom wood furniture. After making some cutbacks in 2009, his little company still employs three fine woodworkers, an office supervisor/customer service rep, and an apprentice. What makes Roy unusual is that when he founded his firm a dozen… Continue reading