The American Dream Caused The Great Resignation

When most people apply for a job it is based on credentials (qualifications), and the pay rate offered. Which makes total sense. But it’s very common for that excitement of having a new job to disappear sooner than expected.

You get in the door and you realize:

  1. There is a glass ceiling.
  2. The position is more (or less) work than explained.
  3. You start taking work home; thinking dreadfully about work after hours, replaying conversations between yourself and coworkers, tossing and turning at night because you don’t want to go in.

These examples may be spot on, or they may be exaggerated depending on your personal situation. But one thing is for certain more and more people are leaving their jobs with what has been called the “Great Resignation.”

Article By Aura Bea Carter

10 High Income Skills That You Should Learn

If you want to reach heights that you’ve never been to you are going to have to do something that you have never done.

This could mean reevaluating how you do business, or looking into going into a more profitable line of work.

Many of us have our passions, but is it profitable? What adjustments can you make to what you are doing to increase your income?

What from this list can you incorporate into what you are already doing? Think about it, apply that skill and start winning.

Article By Aura Bea Carter

Increase Your Pay Rate By Learning A New Language

Today not only is the job market uncertain, but with the ever increasing cost of living negotiating a higher pay rate means that you must have additional skills that set you apart from other candidates. Why do you deserve $5,000-$10,00 more than their initial offer? A company could easily hire an individual who meets the minimum requirements and continue on with operations.

When looking for a new job it’s usually for one of the following reasons, you just finished school, you were just laid off, or you desire to increase your income. It is typically a self-centered reason as to why, and there is nothing wrong with that. But, as an onboarding employee, what do you have to offer?

When reviewing a job description most of us look at the location, salary, schedule, thus followed by benefits being offered. All in that order. The perks. An exceptional company is going to want to offer its employees the most it can to get better workers, and to lessen the turnover rate.

In order to obtain the most out of any employer-employee relationship, the benefits must be mutual. So, now ask yourself this, “Why would this company want to hire me?” Then ask, “What do I have to offer this company that will make my resume and interview stand out enough to dismiss the other candidates?”

One of the ways to stand out against the crowd is by learning a second language. Including that you speak French, Italian, Danish, Dutch, German, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish opens up doors that others may not have.

Research has shown that bilingual employees can earn between 5% and 20% more money per hour than those who speak only one language.

Those who come from bilingual or even trilingual families are already ahead, but oftentimes most do not use this to their advantage by looking for higher paying jobs.

Today, learning a new language is as easy as turning to YouTube, or downloading an app. For many years the software company Rosetta Stone was the leader in language learning technology, but as smartphones became more prevalent the development of language teaching apps increased.

 Babbel, is a German subscription-based language learning app and e-learning platform, available in various languages since January 2008. “The comprehensive learning system combines effective education methods with state-of-the-art technology.” – Babbel.com

Babbel has been the top bestselling language learning app for a reason. The more that you use your brain to learn new skills, the more your brain’s functions work. And, when it comes to employment the more brainpower you have, the more of an asset you are.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.

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Jobs Offering Lucrative $100K Sign-On Bonuses Amid Worker Shortage

A shortage of talent has pushed companies to offer sign-on bonuses of up to $100,000 for some high-end speciality jobs, an analysis of job advertisements from 4,000 of the world’s largest companies concluded.

Sign-on bonus have increased across all sectors by 454%, rising to 57,123 advertised positions in August 2021 from 10,312 in August 2020, according to research released Tuesday by GlobalData DATA, , an analytics company. 

The U.S. government on Friday said the economy created just 235,000 new jobs last month — one-third of Wall Street’s DJIA, -0.76% forecast and the smallest gain since January. President Biden blamed the coronavirus delta variant.

“It’s plausible that many employees decided to ‘sit out’ the delta spike and use the time to search for jobs that offer better pay and safer work conditions,” Aneta Markowska and Thomas Simons, economists at Jefferies, wrote in a note.

Others, however, say people need more incentive to work. “A supply crunch for talent has pushed companies to go the extra mile,” the GlobalData report said. The healthcare sector saw the most sign-on bonuses, it added.

An advertisement for a “physician of neurology multiple sclerosis” and also for a “general dentist” last month both had a sign-on bonus of up to $100,000. Sign-on bonuses were also offered for sales personnel and lorry drivers.

“We are seeing sign-on bonuses ranging from $150 to $100,000, as companies are desperately trying to entice new employees amid the current shortages,” said Ajay Thalluri, business fundamentals analyst at GlobalData.

“Roles that involve a shared workspace or are front office are the most likely to offer a sign-on bonus during the pandemic due to employees coming into contact with others,” he added.

Article By Quentin Fottrell Via MarketWatch.com

Quentin Fottrell is MarketWatch’s personal-finance editor and The Moneyist columnist for MarketWatch.com. You can follow him on Twitter @quantanamo.

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