Articles By: Mary Ellen

More Elves, Different Jobs: Seasonal Retail Hiring Shifts to Warehouse Labor as Consumers Shop Online

More Elves, Different Jobs: Seasonal Retail Hiring Shifts to Warehouse Labor as Consumers Shop Online

With the holiday season approaching, seasonal hiring is picking up, but it may not be in the places you expect. As more consumers take to the Web for their seasonal shopping, businesses are responding accordingly with their recruiting efforts. This week, Monster.com released the 2013 Retail Trade Market Watch for the U.S. The report showed [...]

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Save Yourself From Workplace Horrors

Save Yourself From Workplace Horrors

Forget ghosts and goblins; workplace horrors can haunt you, too, a recent Monster.com global poll found. What potential terrors on the job are most likely to make you look for alternative employment? Respondents said “psycho bosses” and “back-stabbing colleagues” were overwhelmingly their most feared workplace horrors. Less scary for most people were “a silent-as-the-grave workplace” [...]

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How to Get Your Career Back on Track After a Detour

How to Get Your Career Back on Track After a Detour

A majority of American workers are not in a position that’s in line with their overall career goals, a recent poll by Monster.com found. Only 6 percent of respondents said their current position was “totally on course” with their career vision while 56 percent said it was “not on course at all.” If your job [...]

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5 Ways to Beat the Back-to-Work Blues

5 Ways to Beat the Back-to-Work Blues

Almost half of respondents in a recent Monster poll said they have “really bad” anxiety on Sunday night as they think about the coming work week — enough that they want a new job. If you’re dreading Monday morning and find yourself worrying about the looming work week, the assignments due and the fact that [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Adjusting to Your New Job

Do’s and Don’ts for Adjusting to Your New Job

This post is by Lily Sommers, a writer interested in computers, mobile computing, mobile working and the latest gadgets. After acing your interview, starting a new job can be both daunting and overwhelming. Add these to the pressures of securing your position, adapting to a new routine, and building relationships with your co-workers. Now, learning [...]

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5 Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

5 Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

Trying to keep up with a nonstop workload while remaining balanced and centered can be difficult for even the most mindful individuals. So, just how can you stay calm and cool in the face of stress at work? A recent poll conducted by Monster found that most workers experience stress daily in the workplace. Here [...]

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4 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Long Commute

4 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Long Commute

A recent poll conducted by Monster.com about Americans and their work commute revealed that nearly all respondents want their commute to work to take less than an hour each day. Unfortunately for many Americans, their daily commute is longer, with some people spending multiple hours each day commuting to and from work. With so much [...]

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Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons

Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons

This post is by Matt Wilson, co-founder of Under30CEO . Recently, author Daniel DiPiazza wrote “An Open Letter to Frustrated 20 Somethings” on Under30CEO.com. It blew up. Daniel’s premise: If it were up to him, why would he make a “job” or “work” the center of his life? When someone asks him “what he does,” [...]

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One CEO’s Career Advice for New Grads

One CEO’s Career Advice for New Grads

It’s become widely understood that many recent college graduates are having a hard time finding a job right out of school. Unfortunately, eagerness, while a critical attribute to have, can only get you so far. The Software Advice website has been hiring like crazy recently. And as their company has grown, they’ve interviewed thousands of [...]

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5 Tips for Unplugging FOR REAL on Your Next Vacation

5 Tips for Unplugging FOR REAL on Your Next Vacation

We recently asked visitors to Monster.com the question: “If asked to work during a vacation, how often is ACCEPTABLE and would not be cause for seeking another job?” and received nearly 4,000 responses. International findings included: Frequently – I am not concerned with working almost every time when on vacation – 11% Occasionally – I [...]

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