October 13, 2017
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Working from home can afford you a lifestyle that is free from the stress of commuting, dealing with office politics, and having to sit at your desk for eight straight hours. However, many employers are hesitant to offer work from home situations. Here are some tips for negotiating a work from home agreement with your boss.
Provide a Check-in Schedule
One reason that bosses don’t like work at home setups is because they don’t think you’ll be available when they need you. Address this concern by drawing up a very detailed check-in schedule so that he can be reassured that you actually are working and are available to colleagues and to him.
Write Down all the Benefits
Make a list of all the benefits that your boss will reap if he lets you work from home. These might include:
- He can use your desk for other work projects when you’re not in the office.
- You’ll be able to be more productive without all the office distractions.
- You won’t be drinking office coffee or other complimentary kitchen snacks.
Try it on a Temporary Basis so He Can See How Great it Works
Try to get him to agree to you working just one day a week from home. Make sure you check in as promised and are available to collaborate on projects with colleagues when you need to be. If you can get him to agree to one day to start with, odds are you can add more days in the future.
Wow Him By Being Even More Efficient
If you can get more done during your work from home time, your boss will see how his department can benefit from the situation. Come up with some project that will really wow him with your improved efficiency and productivity.
By carefully implementing these strategies, you’ll likely be able to get your boss to at least give it a try. It’s definitely worth asking!
September 15, 2017
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If you are interested in going into the medical field, your options will be wide open, especially if you earn a degree. From nursing assistant to a brain surgeon, there are so many medical positions for you to choose from. Let’s take a close look at four medical degrees you can earn and what you can do with them.
With a degree in nursing, you can, of course, become a registered nurse; however, there are many lines of work that employ this type of professional. Take for example a research lab. You wouldn’t normally think of this first when you think of a registered nurse, but there are research labs all around the world that have a need for registered nurses. Also, with a degree in nursing, you can become a psychiatric mental health nurse. Or if you prefer, even a diabetes management nurse.
Mental Health Degree
A mental health degree is great if you want to go into counseling. It can also serve you well if you want to go into social work, however, an actual social work degree will likely also be needed.
This is another medical degree that can take you in so many directions. Many people who graduate with a radiology degree choose to go straight into the radiology field as a radiology technician. With an advanced degree, though, you can secure a higher-paying position. If you want to become an ultrasound tech or MRI tech, a radiology degree will usually be sufficient, too.
You may think that a dental degree will only set you up to become a dentist, but in all actuality, you can use it to go into other fields, as well. Take for example that you want to become a medical sales representative. A dental degree with a minor in marketing can set you up for this line of work. A dental degree can also be beneficial if you are interested in becoming a health services manager.
August 14, 2017
You enjoy keeping your loved ones in the loop, but have you ever considered the possibility that your behavior on Facebook and other social media sites could be costing you dream jobs? You may employ the strictest privacy settings on your social media accounts, but employers have their ways — don’t count on escaping their notice. The following types of Facebook posts should be avoided at all costs: Continue Reading →