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Best jobs offering a balanced work-life

Balanced Work Life

The holy grail of a balanced work-life continues to be discussed but rarely achieved in the modern-day professional life. A balanced work life more often than not depends an individuals priorities and life values. There are those jobs that offer strong opportunities for those people seeking to fulfill a career and a thriving personal life.

Forbes did a research study and collected feedback from employees about a balanced work-life in various occupations. The result of this research study include  a very broad range of professions from law clerks to game rangers with the sole aim of answering one simple question about what career or occupation provides a healthy balance between work and home life.

Here are the result of the study:

No. 1 Data Scientist
No. 2 SEO Specialist
No. 3 Tour Guide
No. 4 Lifeguard
No. 5 Social Media Manager
No. 6 Group Fitness Instructor
No. 7 User Experience Designer
No. 8 Corporate Communications
No. 9 Firefighter
No. 10 Equity Trader
No. 11 Law Clerk
No. 12 Investment Analyst
No. 13 Administrative Assistant
No.14 Office Assistant
No. 15 Sales Representative
No. 16 Help Desk Technician
No. 17 Substitute Teacher
No. 18 Carpenter
No. 19 Real Estate Broker
No. 20 Game Designer

For those job seekers or those people thinking about changing paths and opting for a new beginning, the most important thing to do is to identify what is your greatest personal commitment so that you can seek out that occupation and career that will fulfill and match your hopes and dreams.

Decide what is not negotiable for you. Decide what will enhance and lend to a balanced work-life for you. What are the key points for you.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Things Every Student Needs to Know About Money

Money Management

As a student your first job is so exciting, this is the start of your professional life. Remember now that your financial career starts NOW too!

  1. Know how much you will need up front to move and start your life.
  2. Know what your NET salary will be.
  3. Track your expenses and income on a spread sheet
  4. Understand cash flow.
  5. Keep an emergency account.
  6. Know when to use a debit card or credit card.
  7. Get the right insurance.
  8. Start a saving account immediately.
  9. Don’t be afraid to invest.

Use Apps that will help you in all these aspects. In today’s world there is no excuse to be disorganized.

 

Career mistakes we all need to make to learn and grow

Work Mistake

 

Over your lifetime and career, you are bound to make some mistakes. Some might be embarrassing, however you can only learn and grow from your mistakes and experience. Some might say that you need to make mistakes in order to give you a wake up call and make you more resilient.

Here a few mistakes that could help you to rise to the top.

Not delivering the elevator pitch

Create, prepare and practice an elevator speech. You never know when you will meet someone and have 30 seconds to impress the person.

 

Not mapping out your five-year career plan

One of the most common questions asked in a job interview is where you see yourself in 5 years. When starting out on your career path it might be difficult to map your future. Investing time to this question might not bring to an exact answer, but it can provide a general guide and step forward on the road to success.

 

Failing to do adequate research

Never skimp or underestimate the importance of research. You could land up losing a job opportunity or find yourself on the bad end of a deal.

 

Not pushing hard enough for your project

There are numerous stories about individuals who do not push their ideas hard enough. Only for the idea or vision to materialize a few years down the line. If you understand and articulate the marketing positioning and strategy that’s unique to your project. And this fits in well with the company’s vision and mission, then be confident, and fight your hardest to for it.

 

Losing your patience

We all one of those bad days, with projects falling behind, vehicle in shop for repairs, issues at home, and work piling up in front of you. No matter how much stress you are under, you always have to stay calm and cool in a professional setting.

 

Needing to be right

We all need to make mistakes and be wrong in order to learn and grow. “What we do know is if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. By the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity … And we run companies like this … And now we’re running national education systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make. And the result is we’re educating people out of their creative capacity.”- Sir Ken Robinson.

 

Getting fired

Getting fired is not the end of the road. rather a step sideways along your career path. We all know the story about Steve Jobs who was fired from Apple, the company he helped to create. Only to return years later, more focused and taking the company to a new level.

 

Risking everything

Taking risk and following your passion along an uncertain career road might appear to be a big mistake to some people. Work consumes most of our daily lives, it therefore is imperative that no matter what career you choose to follow, remember to love what you are doing and have fun doing it.

 

The Best Jobs For 2014

Best and Worst jobs

 

CareerCast, a global job-search portal, has released their list of the worst jobs for 2014. CareerCast offers career advise and information about salaries offered by different companies in different industries.

To arrive at its conclusions, its researchers utilize a method which takes into consideration income and growth potential within an industry, together with a variety of guidelines such as the level of competitiveness plus the degree of public contact, physical expectations such as crawling, stooping and bending in addition to work conditions like toxic fumes and noise. Furthermore, they examine stressors such as level of travel required by the job, deadlines, in addition to physical risks including whether or not the workers’ or their colleagues’ life is put at risk on the job.

Read on for the list of “best” jobs, which get the lowest rating. Here is the list of the worst jobs for 2014.
1. Mathematician
2. Tenured University Professor
3. Statistician
4. Actuary
5. Audiologist
6. Dental Hygienist
7. Software Engineer
8. Computer Systems Analyst
9. Occupational Therapist
10. Speech Pathologist

Source: Forbes.com

 

 

The Worst Jobs For 2014

Best and Worst jobs

CareerCast, a global job-search portal, has released their list of the worst jobs for 2014. CareerCast offers career advise and information about salaries offered by different companies in different industries. To arrive at its conclusions, its researchers utilize a method which takes into consideration income and growth potential within an industry, together with a variety of guidelines such as the level of competitiveness plus the degree of public contact, physical expectations such as crawling, stooping and bending in addition to work conditions like toxic fumes and noise. Furthermore, they examine stressors such as level of travel required by the job, deadlines, in addition to physical risks including whether or not the workers’ or their colleagues’ life is put at risk on the job. Read on for the list of “worst” jobs, which get the lowest rating. Here is the list of the worst jobs for 2014.

1. Lumberjack
2. Newspaper Reporter
3. Enlisted Military Personnel
4. Taxi Driver
5. Broadcaster
6. Head Cook
7. Flight Attendant
8. Garbage Collector
9. Firefighter
10. Corrections Officer

Source: Forbes.com