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Productivity Coach Advises Making Goals ‘Laughable’ & Easy

visionIf you’ve ever set challenging goals and set the bar too high, listen up.

According to a Business Insider piece, productivity consultant and coach Tiago Forte, says high achievers typically create a situation where failure is likely and it’s “terribly, terribly devastating.” Read more

Denver Job Fair Connects Marijuana-Related Employers With Job Seekers

Find a JobWe’ve just about seen everything but this is certainly a first in terms of hiring. Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, is it really such a surprise that CannaSearch, a cannabis-related job fair, emerged?

According to local station KUSA in Denver, last month hundreds of job seekers stood in line for more than an hour to pursue a variety of opportunities.

Yes, you read that right — a marijuana industry-related job fair. Several marijuana-related employers attended to recruit candidates for their plethora of jobs. And when we say candidates we mean to the tune of 1,240 attendees!

As per the piece, Tim Cullen of O.PenVape explained, “We are actually hiring all across the board. We’re looking for receptionists, front of the house people, bud tenders, managers…and there are new opportunities. There are lots of sales positions [as well as] marketing, the bookkeeping the legal team, CPAs there’s a lot of behind the scenes that the public doesn’t actually see.” Read more

Feeling a Bit Hefty Lately? Survey Shows Majority of Workers Gained Weight at Work

scaleYou may be feeling like your pants have shrunk but let’s face it, thanks to the polar vortex the threads may be slightly tighter this time of year.

A new CareerBuilder survey actually confirms that state of behind. More than half of workers categorize themselves as overweight. To that point, 39 percent revealed they’ve gained weight at their current job and 21 percent packed on more than 10 pounds (nine percent gained more than 20 pounds). Read more

Former Yahoo COO Banks $58 Million Severance Package

moneyIf you’ve ever been laid off from a job, you’re familiar with getting a nice little severance package of several weeks and eligibility for COBRA benefits and unemployment.

Unless you’re the former chief operating officer of Yahoo, Henrique de Castro. Here’s why: reports are circulating that he’s banking on a $58 million severance package for a job he held for merely 15 months! Read more

Stressed Out at Work? Monster Survey Reveals You’re Not Alone

stressAlthough stress certainly isn’t fun, if you’re among the 42 percent of respondents who have indicated they left a job due to an overly stressful environment, at least you’re not alone.

According to the new Monster survey, more than half of respondents (55 percent) said they experience very stressful lives and that number increases to 57 percent as it relates to work-related stress. Read more

CareerCast Announces List of Top 10 Jobs in 2014

happy signIn a new list from CareerCast, the job-search website has revealed top occupations in high demand.

To that point, we must say nothing media-related appeared in the top 10 list. Sadly, we must point out journalists are among the occupations sitting at the bottom of the list.

Mathematics took the number one spot and it’s no surprise that math-related jobs followed suit. Statisticians and actuaries also made the list as did computer systems analysts.

According to the site, mathematicians earn approximately $101,360 per year. In addition, the field is booming and anticipates a growth rate of 23 percent through 2022.  Read more

These Five Questions Will Help Create Your Ideal Job…

bad perf reviewAfter reading this post on BrazenCareerist saying the perfect job doesn’t exist but a great one does, we felt inspired.

This may sound simple but so many job seekers unfortunately stop introspection after making a list of their must-haves on their new jobs. After identifying non-negotiables, there’s another step to be accomplished. It can be quite fun and invigorating. After all, if you don’t define your dream day, who will do it for you?

The piece suggests asking yourself what a great day at work actually looks like. Read more

How to Dress Appropriately for Casual Fridays

casual FridaysIt’s that time of year again, finally!

If you’ve had an absolutely dreadful winter similar to our neck of the woods in New York City, you’re not alone. We’re ready for spring and summer and in turn, warmer temperatures typically signify wearing more casual clothing at the office.

Some offices may alter policies by changing the dress code to casual Fridays whereas others may change the policy to become casual all of the time. And if your office is already pretty casual, it may not be shocking to receive a human resources reminder to specifically define the code as it becomes more lax (and by that we mean much more lax as pumps morph into flip-flops). Read more

Jenny McCarthy Reveals ‘Stirring the Pot’ Advice & Reacts to Barbara Walters’ Retirement: ‘I Am So Sad’

Photo credit: Rob Loud

Photo credit: Rob Loud

On Friday during lunchtime we were among the attendees at The Bryant Park Hotel as The View co-host Jenny McCarthy introduced Vemma Renew, a ready-to-drink beverage by the Vemma Nutrition Company.

We sat down with the actress, best-selling author and activist to find out more about her new book, Stirring the Pot, which drops on May 6 and her reaction to the recent news of Barbara Walters’ May 16 retirement date. Read more

Survey Reveals Admins Happier Than Their Bosses

heartThis just in…according to a Staple survey, for the most part administrative professionals are happier than their bosses to the tune of 61 percent compared to 18 percent.

For the second consecutive year, most of the participants indicated admins tend to boost employee morale and become more involved on the team than the actual boss. Read more

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