Category: Work/Life Balance

Sign Up for Your Library Card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you think that signing up for a library card is not relevant in your life, consider some of the many benefits libraries offer to you, your family and your community.

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Standing Out in a Job Hunt

The average open corporate position attracts 250 resumes, on which recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds reviewing and of which only four to six submitters will be brought in for an interview. You could be the Lionel Messi or Serena Williams of your profession and still go unnoticed amid the deep pool of competition and seven second tryouts. The key to getting noticed is by taking proactive steps that help you stand out above the crowd.

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Funding Your Parents’ Elder Care

Over 40 million Americans provide some form of care for aging parents, and while the majority of that is nonfinancial, 28% provided financial assistance. For adult children providing financial assistance for elder care, and for those who may be doing so in the future, these unforeseen expenses can place added strain on family budgets, college affordability, and saving for retirement.

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Overemployment: Ethical and Practical Considerations

Contradicting the “slacker” reputation of younger workers, a 2023 survey of over 1,200 remote workers conducted by Resume Builder found that 79% have worked two or more jobs in the past year. A third of respondents said they were currently overemployed, with more than half making above six figures in income. Only 10% indicated that balancing multiple jobs was “very difficult.” This new trend of overemployment has raised ethical issues for workers and very practical concerns for employers.

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When an Adult Child Returns to the Nest

It’s one thing for parents to adjust and figure out how to survive the empty nest syndrome that comes with a child going to college or pursuing options after high school.  But, it’s also been observed that humans are the only species whose offspring returns to their parents. This return home is fraught with difficulties and concerns on the part of both parents and adult children.

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