#FindBetter Wednesdays: Your Advice for Career Success

At Monster.com, we’re on a mission to find the nation’s best bits of career advice. Everyone, no matter what job they do or where they are in their career, has a story to share about how to succeed. In an effort to “pay it forward” and help others, we’ve been encouraging people all over the world to share their tips with us on our Facebook page or using #FindBetter on Twitter.

Here are some of the best #FindBetter tips contributed through our social channels over the past week:

Do you think employers should let employees work from home? Explain, why or why not?

  • Yes, flexibility is key to keeping healthy and devoted staff.
  • Absolutely! They can still be as effective. It allows for flexibility- and getting the job done at the same time.
  • Yes, reduce commuting time allows employees more time in their day.
  • Only the output is important. If it works, why not!
  • Maybe not every day, or all of the time, but on occasions when children are sick or an employee is recovering from a medical procedure, if they are able to perform their work at home, it saves the company money by not having to pay for employee time away from work, or lost productivity.
  • Working from home can be more productive. Not to mention not having to deal with traffic, office politics, and micro management. It can lead to a healthier, happier employee = more productive.
  • Working from home can be a win-win situation for the employer and employee. Increased productivity and decreased absenteeism are just two of the benefits!

 

What is the toughest job that you have ever had?

  • Fast food job
  • Laundry aide
  • Nursing home aide
  • Customer service in a call center
  • Childcare
  • Housekeeping in a hotel
  • Construction
  • Trying to find a job

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  • http://www.monster.com Nancy Petillo

    I’m writing about a personal problem finding a job. I spent most of my career working for a company(customer serv. job) that went out of business and I was rehired (through Monster!) from 2004 and laid off in 2009 during the recession. I’ve not been able to find a regular job since then. They do not provide references only a phone # with an automated system that verifies your salary and work history. Employers want references that I can’t provide as I can only give the automated phone #. Since then I worked as a substitute teacher that did not work out either. I’m not certified to teach in the state I live in (I’ve tried to get recertified but unable to pass and afford to keep taking the tests.) I can’t afford to live on commission based jobs. Please advise.