I know I’ve been pretty quiet as late, and here’s why. I left the oil and vinegar shop I was working at to get a job with another mattress store. The thing is, I hate it. The training is all learning scripts, we do cold calling and harassing people. My new manager uses the word opportunity up to 57 times a day. I counted.

So I’m debating what I want to do. The old job gave me time to draft comic pages, unrestricted internet access, and was pretty fun. The pay however was pretty low.

The new job has a much higher payscale but there’s no down time, there’s scripts and things, and I very much dislike the manager.

I’m trying to decide if I just want to go back to the first shop and ask for a modest raise. Bear with me, and if you’ve got suggestions, please share.

I also just applied to a new job today that a friend who submitted my resume internally thinks I’ll be a shoo-in for. I’m crossing my fingers. I don’t know what the payscale is like, but it’s a much closer office, a really laid-back atmosphere, and offers *amazing* benefits. 

Wish me luck, please!

Which College Majors Study the Most?

What kind of “student life” do you wish to experience? Do you prefer to focus on studying or combine studies with work? How about extracurricular activities and socializing? What if we add volunteer work in the mix? The National Survey of Student Engagement conducted a relevant research, brought to light by PayScale.

According to the survey, students of engineering programs study on average 19.03 hours per week and they usually don’t work during their studies. Business majors usually require less hours of studying per week, 15.7 to be exact. However, it would be wrong to assume that the student life of a Business School student is less demanding, as most of them choose to work for approximately 30 hours per week during their studies.

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PayScale Announces 2014 Underemployment Study

PayScale, Inc. today announced its report Underemployment: Overeducated, Underpaid, and Underworked. Report also includes new findings about the Skills Gap, based upon employer responses.

“Underemployment is a real concern for today’s job seekers as the economic recovery continues to be sluggish,” said Katie Bardaro, Lead Economist, PayScale. “Hiring in many industries remains below expectations and unless you are in certain high-demand fields like technology or health care, well-paying job opportunities are simply not plentiful.”

Some highlights from PayScale’s Underemployment study include:

  •     Being underpaid is the most common reason (80 percent) that workers say they are underemployed.
  •     48 percent of female workers say they are underemployed, compared to only 39 percent of male workers.
  •     Generation Y, defined as workers born between 1982 and 2002, is the generation. with the most underemployed workers (45 percent). However, they are the least likely (77 percent) to say they are simplyunderpaid.
  •     12 out of 15 of the most underemployed majors have more female than male graduates.
  •     Liberal Arts, Psychology, and English Language & Literature are the three majors with the highest percentage of workers who claim to be underemployed because they are not using their education/training. These majors all have more than 70 percent female graduates.

Adds Bardaro: “PayScale has found that more than 40 percent of our surveyed users feel they are underemployed, and the overwhelming majority of them (80 percent) feel it is due to their pay not matching their level of education or training. Underemployment is clearly a broader issue than the strict definition by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which defines it as settling for part-time work when seeking full-time work.”

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Join Suresh GP, member director, itSMF India, as he shares his insights on building a successful career path in the ITSM industry

Invensis Learning, a global certification training provider, is organizing a free knowledge-sharing webinar on ‘Careers in the ITSM Industry’. The webinar will be presented by Suresh GP, member director, itSMF India.

As more and more organizations around the world start adopting best practice in IT service management (ITSM), the demand for skilled professionals is also on the increase. In fact, according to career search portal PayScale.com, the average salary at the higher end of the spectrum for ITIL-certified professionals in US, UAE and Australia can exceed ~ USD 100,000.

Invensis Learning’s Free knowledge-sharing webinar  on ‘Careers in the ITSM Industry’ will offer attendees insights on the following topics:

 -    Overall view of the IT service management ecosystem
 -    Needs of the ITSM business
 -    Skills required to become an ITSM professional
 -    How to fit into appropriate jobs and roles that exist in ITSM
 -    Career opportunities ahead

Slated for August 30, 2014, from 10 am – 11 am GMT, the webinar will have Suresh GP as the presenter. He has over 13 years of experience in the domains of ITSM, IT governance, project management and program management. He holds multiple certifications, including ITIL v3 Expert and PMP, and is a prominent speaker at national and international forums like itSMF Australia and itSMF NZ. His publications are available through ISACA, HDI, ITSM portal and PMI Journals.

This webinar will be an interactive dialogue session that takes place as a question-and-answer session between the presenter and the moderator, and will cover relevant aspects of the IT service management landscape. Webinar attendees will also have the facility of asking the presenter their questions and doubts at the end of the session. Register Now!

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AMAZING: Getting Honest answers from intern candidates during interview
Getting Honest answers from intern candidates during interview

My small company is expanding their internship program and we’re reaching out to local colleges to get involved in their internship programs. One college (which is a third-tier institution, which explains a lot of the following) only officially has part-time internships, at 10 hours per week. The reason given when I asked is that it’s a university wide policy, and some interns aren’t paid enough (ugh), or aren’t paid at all (double ugh), so many of them need to work part time to make ends meet. Also, many of the students want to be able to take classes while they intern. Now, working a full-time internship is fine with the college, so long as it is fine with both the student and employer. In fact, when I mentioned our intern payscale, the intern coordinator mentioned that the students might prefer to work full-time since we pay more than minimum wage. (Not that we pay some particularly large amount, in fact I’m embarrassed to admit we’re a bit low on the scale, but that’s the difference between a first-tier school and a third-tier school. And I mean no offense when I say “third-tier”; they admit they aren’t the best school around but they try to do right for their students.)

Anyway, I know that during any interview there’s some motivation to tell the interviewer what the candidate thinks we want to hear, even if it’s not totally the truth. So if we budget for 40 hours of interns, we could hire 1 full-time, 2 half-time, or 4 quarter-time interns (or some combination). Our issue is that if someone tells us they want to work full- or half-time, we’ll need to hire fewer interns, but if they then start the job and really only wanted to work half- or quarter-time, it’s not really worth it to us to fire that person if they’re only going to be here for 3 months (although of course we’re not hiring them a second time around). But, at that point we would have turned down the 2nd/3rd/4th candidates that we would have used to make up those hours, and we’ll be short-staffed for that semester.

Now, I realize I am putting the cart before the horse. Perhaps none of the candidates will want to work full time. Perhaps all of them will. Perhaps none of the candidates will pass the interview. But in the event that the situation above comes to pass, how do I get the actual amount of hours someone wants work, instead of what they think I want to hear?

I realize, in the grand scheme of things, there will always be some lying. And if the intern changes their mind or even quits halfway though the semester, we’ll probably just suck it up and keep going. But I’d rather minimize the issues before they start.

TL;DR: Interns could work part-time or full-time. How do I get them to be honest in the interview so we can schedule/hire the right number of interns?

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To determine which cities offer the best prospects for professionals aged 24 to 34 who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, we started with the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (cities and their surrounding suburbs, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) and ranked them on seven equally weighted factors. We considered local unemployment rates and 2014-2016 job growth projections, provided by Moody’s and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We assessed the number of small businesses (less than 500 employees) per capita as well as large ones, using U.S. Census Bureau data. We also factored in median salaries for 24- to 34-year-old employed college graduates, from Payscale.com. We rated how far these salaries might go using Moody’s cost-of-living index. Finally, we considered Census data on the percentage of the local population aged 25 and older with bachelor’s degrees or higher.

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Being a Jerk on Social Media Can Cost You a Job


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While the traditional resume might be on its way out, thanks to professional networks such as LinkedIn, recruiters still diligently check the backgrounds of job applicants — perhaps even more so now than ever. With the mainstream adoption of Facebook and Twitter, everyone has a footprint on the internet that can be used to check for culture fit and personality. However, if you happen to have been a jerk on one of your public social media accounts, your carelessness might end up costing you a job.

Credit Kelly Clay via PayScale

The Most Underemployed College Majors

The Most Underemployed College Majors

The Most Underemployed College Majors

by Kathryn Dill

Yesterday, Forbes reported on the jobs in which the most Americans feel underemployed, a term compensation comparison site Payscale defines as “having part-time work but wanting full-time work, or holding a job that doesn’t require or utilize a person’s education, experience or training.”

But what are the country’s underemployed workers–who…

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Los 10 Empleos mas reconfortantes y mejor pagados según Forbes

Los 10 Empleos mas reconfortantes y mejor pagados según Forbes

Hay muchos trabajos que están bien pagados, pero el sueño de cualquiera es tener un trabajo no sólo bien pagado, también que cumpla una función social, que ayude a los demás y que nos ayude a nosotros mismos a sentirnos mejor con aquello que hacemos.
Para saber qué puestos de trabajo aparte de estar muy bien remunerados, hacían sentir bien a aquellos que lo desempeñan, la empresa PayScale pidió a…

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How to Manage Your Social Anxiety at Work
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Social anxiety creates stress at work for those who suffer. Learn to overcome your fears and be more productive and happier at your job.

American Institute Health Care Professionals's insight:

Stress at work can be horrible especially social anxiety.  This article looks at how one can manage stress and social anxiety at work.  This article hopes to help professionals who have a hard time at work.  Our stress management program trains professionals to help others in their battle against stress at home, work, or play


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