how to plan for retirement

Caroline Beaton

|

Real Talk

What You Need to Know About Retirement Savings in Your First Job (and Every One After That)

How to make smart long-term financial decisions from Day 1. According to Wells Fargo’s 2016 millennial survey, 69% of millennials think having a retirement plan is “extremely” or “very” important – but just half actually have one. For many millennials, saving for retirement is convoluted and diluted alongside other new job logistics. But retirement savings […]

Read more

application process

Caroline Beaton

|

Finding THAT Job, Real Talk

Red Flags for Job Seekers: What An Employer’s Application Process Says About Them

How an employer screens, communicates with and interviews job candidates can shed light on their work culture, priorities and attitude toward employees. Hundreds of kununu reviews surfaced four prevailing comments about the job application process. Here’s what these common hiring scenarios say about your potential employer, some of which allude to red flags you should […]

Read more

Caroline Beaton

|

Better Worklife, Real Talk, Work

Why Recent College Grads Shouldn’t Work Remotely

In today’s flexible, tech-based workplace, recent college grads are increasingly seeking remote work opportunities right out of college. But there are some compelling reasons they shouldn’t. Marissa Mayer’s Bold Move In February 2013, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer banned her 12,000 employees from working from home. Though her memo really only affected around 200 workers, her […]

Read more

how to know you should quit your job

Caroline Beaton

|

Better Worklife, Finding THAT Job

The Quit Questionnaire: These 5 Questions Hold the Answer to Whether You Need a New Job

If you hate your job, or even if you’re just disengaged, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at least once: how do I know if I should quit? I poured through hundreds of kununu reviews from disgruntled employees who left their jobs and reached five conclusions about when leaving is warranted (and sanity-saving). If you […]

Read more

Caroline Beaton

|

Better Worklife, Real Talk

The 3 Happiest and 3 Least Happy Professional Industries

Why do certain industries top the happiness charts while others fail so consistently? Whether you’re just deciding on a professional path or ready for a mid-career change, here’s the psychology behind industry happiness levels. What Is Job Satisfaction? Most organizational psychologists call happiness at work “job satisfaction.” Edwin Locke, the most published organizational psychologist in […]

Read more

Caroline Beaton

|

Better Worklife, Current Events, Work

Back-to-School FOMO: 4 Ways to Make a Real World Life that Rivals Your College Days

When I graduated college, I was ready to leave. When all my younger classmates returned the following fall, I was ready to go back. The life carrying on without me was unmissable: photos flooded my Facebook and Instagram; event notifications invited me to imagine how much better my life would be if I were still […]

Read more