25 Best Careers of 2016

25 Best Careers of 2016

Glassdoor release its top 25 Best Career list, which, they say:

have the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score, determined by combining three key factors – number of job openings, salary and career opportunities rating.

According to Glassdoor, the ranking for 2016 are:

1. Data scientist

 

• Job Score: 4.7
• Number of Job Openings: 1,736.
• Median Base Salary: $116,840
• Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1

2. Tax Manager

 

• Job Score: 4.7
• Number of Job Openings: 1,574
• Median Base Salary: $108,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9

3. Solutions Architect

• Job Score: 4.6
• Number of Job Openings: 2,906
• Median Base Salary: $119,500
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

4. Engagement Manager

• Job Score: 4.6
• Number of Job Openings: 1,356
• Median Base Salary: $125,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

5. Mobile Developer

 

• Job Score: 4.6
• Number of Job Openings: 2,251
• Median Base Salary: $90,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

6. HR Manager

• Job Score: 4.6
• Number of Job Openings: 3,468
• Median Base Salary: $85,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

7. Physician Assistant

 

• Job Score: 4.6
• Number of Job Openings: 3,364
• Median Base Salary: $97,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

8. Product Manager

• Job Score: 4.5
• Number of Job Openings: 6,607
• Median Base Salary: $106,680
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

9. Software Engineer

• Job Score: 4.5
• Number of Job Openings: 49,270
• Median Base Salary: $95,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

10. Audit Manager

• Job Score: 4.5
• Number of Job Openings: 1,001
• Median Base Salary: $95,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9

 

11. Analytics Manager

• Job Score: 4.5
• Number of Job Openings: 982
• Median Base Salary: $105,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

12. Software Development Manager

• Job Score: 4.4

• Number of Job Openings: 1,199
• Median Base Salary: $135,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

 

13. Product Marketing Manager

• Job Score: 4.4
• Number of Job Openings: 1,111
• Median Base Salary: $115,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

14. Marketing Manager

 

• Job Score: 4.4
• Number of Job Openings: 2,560
• Median Base Salary: $90,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

15. QA Manager

• Job Score: 4.4
• Number of Job Openings: 3,749
• Median Base Salary: $85,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

16. Finance Manager

• Job Score: 4.3
• Number of Job Openings: 1,632
• Median Base Salary: $115,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

17. Business Development Manager

 

• Job Score: 4.3
• Number of Job Openings: 2,906
• Median Base Salary: $80,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

18. UX Designer

• Job Score: 4.3
• Number of Job Openings: 863
• Median Base Salary: $91,800
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6

19. Strategy Manager

• Job Score: 4.3
• Number of Job Openings: 631
• Median Base Salary: $130,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

20. Technical Account Manager

 

• Job Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 1,160
• Median Base Salary: $69,548
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

21. Consultant

• Job Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 1,071
• Median Base Salary: $84,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

22. Construction Superintendent

 

• Job Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 1,054
• Median Base Salary: $78,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

23. Nurse Practitioner

• Job Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 5,624
• Median Base Salary: $99,500
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

24. Electrical Engineer

• Career Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 2,516
• Median Base Salary: $76,900
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

25. Software Architect

• Career Score: 4.2
• Number of Job Openings: 653
• Median Base Salary: $130,000
• Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

Wondering about the methodology and what the rankings mean? 

Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 career opportunities ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/8/15-1/7/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/8/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.

How to Not Break Your Career On Your Leave Of Absence

How to Not Break Your Career On Your Leave Of Absence

A leave of absence doesn’t need to mean that you are dooming your career. We’ll give you solid insights on how you can make sure you keep your career on track; and take care of yourself and you family.

For most of your working life, you’ll probably juggle your responsibilities at home and the office, but sometimes personal issues demand your full attention. Maybe you’re expecting twins or undergoing major surgery. Maybe you’re joining the army or going back to school temporarily.

A leave of absence can be the ideal solution for such major life events. However, it’s important to take precautions so you’ll be able to resume your career when things settle down.

After all, life is full of uncertainties. One day you’re paying for monthly parking, and the next you could be considering taking an extended break from your job. Use these ideas for taking time off without sacrificing future opportunities.

Planning Your Leave of Absence

Save money. Unless you’re on disability, you probably won’t receive any pay while you’re away from work. Build up your cash reserves in advance. Reduce your housing expenses if possible. Cook at home instead of dining out.

Research your rights. You may be legally entitled to some forms of leave, especially if you’re covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act that allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year if you or your immediate family have a serious health condition or you’re having a baby. Check your employee manual or speak with your HR department, or consult with a lawyer to understand your legal rights.

Weigh the consequences. Clarify what level of job protection you’re provided. With mandated leave, there’s usually a guarantee you’ll be reinstated. With voluntary leave, you could be terminated if there’s no suitable opening available when you return.

Cover your responsibilities. Assure your boss that you care about your job. Present proposals for how to cover your tasks while you’re out.

Give prompt notice. Let your employer know about your plans as soon as possible. Cooperating on a smooth transition will help everyone to adapt to the changes.

Taking Your Leave of Absence

  1. Provide updates. Keep your boss in the loop. Tell them about any developments in your medical condition or other circumstances that would affect your return to work.
  2. Remain accessible. Of course, your situation will impact your co-workers as well as your boss. If you’re able to stay in touch, give a trusted team member your contact information so you can answer questions as they come up.

Stay active. Look for ways to minimize gaps on your resume. If your condition allows, do volunteer work or take on consulting assignments. Join a committee at your professional association.

Protect your health. For some workers, staying home can be more stressful than keeping up their usual 9 to 5 routine. Pay extra attention to eating a balanced diet, exercising daily, and sleeping well. Spend time with family and friends.

Returning From Your Leave of Absence

  1. Contact your employer. Thank your employer for accommodating you and let them know that you’re eager to be back on the job. Discuss what would be the most productive way for you to catch up.
  2. Modify your job. In some cases, you may need to make a phased return to work. Ask your employer about altering your hours or responsibilities or adapting your workspace.

Negotiate offers. What about job hunting after a leave of absence if you decide to move on or your employer needs to terminate you because there’s no immediate openings? Find out what salary range is appropriate for your skills, and rehearse a brief explanation of the situation that you can deliver with confidence when you go on interviews.

Preparing for emergencies gives you peace of mind and more control over your future. Collaborate with your employer so you can maintain your professionalism while taking off the time you need for personal obligations.

12 Amazing Smart Foods To Boost Your Brain

12 Amazing Smart Foods To Boost Your Brain

There’s no debate; diet rules your health. But, have you also stopped to think about how your eating impacts your work, how much you can get done and in a bigger sense your overall, long-term success?

The impacts of diet on the brain are now solidly rooted in science; so, it’s a logical leap to start considering how diet – both long-term and during the day itself – can impact you and your work. There are several foods that increase mind task as well as wellness. While the impact of these foods can generate benefits across your person; there’s also an obvious but often overlooked benefit to your career success.

The link between eating healthy and job performance is undeniable. People need to make their health and nutritional choices a priority in the workplace. In turn, they will be able function at the top of their game..Entreprenuer.com

 

Foods in your diet plan that increase acuity, energy and long-term health include:

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1. Blueberries. This fave has actually been revealed to improve memory as well as boost the price of mind cell development. The antioxidant by nature, works to inhibit cell damage which allows you to recoup and rebound. It’s thought that blueberries are just one of the foods that could aid in increasing your longevity, too.

2. Cold-water fish. Fish, such as salmon as well as herring, consist of omega-3 fats which have numerous advantages. They develop mind membrane layers and also have been linked to helping in treatment of ADHD.

3. Delicious chocolate. We’re not discussing the delicious chocolate in the check out line, however actual delicious chocolate with a considerable percent of cacao. One of the most highly-effective anti-oxidants you could take in. Also proven to raise blood circulation in the mind; you’ll double your reward in reduced response times and also boosted memory.

4. Coffee. There are health and wellness advantages to consumption coffee regularly. Research studies reveal that coffee intake reduces the dangers of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

5. Olive oil. Readily available in your local grocery, and considered to be one of the universally, ‘good’ fatty acids. Among the advantages is because of the polyphenols which is thought to reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer’s illness longterm, but short-term boost memory as well as understanding.

6. Nuts! Lots of sorts of nuts are full of healthy and balanced fats that are helpful to mind health and wellness.

7. Cranberries. A number of research suggests that cranberries are valuable for faster and more thorough stroke recovery. Cranberries could additionally minimize the damages brought on by a stroke.

8. Eggs. The ultimate yo-yo food. Now, proven that especially, egg yolks rich in Vitamin E are the ultimate brain-health food. The high choline material lowers the occurrence of senility in senior citizens. Think about including an egg a day to your diet plan, of course, always under consult with your family or consulting physician.

9. Green, leafy veggies. Veggies like collard greens, kale, and also spinach could reduce the decrease of cognitive performance. Two portions daily could be the equivalent of making your mind performance a whooping 11 years younger; while still retaining your life-earned wisdom.

10. Avocados. Like olive oil, avocado includes monounsaturated fat. Avocados reduced high blood pressure as well as rise blood circulation in the mind. Several wellness experts recommend moderating consumption to half an avocado daily; so, consider your doctor’s input on this superfood.

11. Pomegranates or pomegranate juice. An effective anti-oxidant, pomegranate lessens free-radical damages in the mind. And, free-radical mind damage just sounds bad enough to work pomegranates into your diet routine.

12. Green tea. The antioxidant properties of green tea benefit the whole body and also gives provides lower-levels of caffeine. Best made and consumed fresh. So, be aware, the valuable catechines located in fresh made tea are lacking in bottled or powered varieties.

It’s no secret that being unhealthy drags you down; but even seemingly ‘healthy’ people can get significant gains in daily performance just through simply diet changes. Not only making your day-to-day decision making, energy levels and mindset more productive. Good diet will also improve your overall lifespan and quality of life. Just fact.

So, just like anything else, incorporating these foods into your life is best done as a long-term habit, not just as a fad. Looking for an idea of where to start? Pick one food and work it into your diet regimen. Maybe nuts and high-quality chocolate for an afternoon snack to attack the infamous afternoon slump? Or, set a goal to incorporate one of these 12 foods into every meal. Just like any other good-for-you life change, focus on starting the change for 30 days to start, and you’ll see your behavior change more successfully.

Worried about some foods or need to find an alternative to overcome a sensitivity or allergy? Reach out to  your doctor or our good friend Google to search for “healthy alternatives to <food name>” just replace ‘<food name>’ with your sensitivity.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop grabbing that Snickers bar for your mid-day snack (it’s kind of packed with more than just protein to fill your afternoon) grab those healthy, brain boosting, replenishing foods that will help you make your days, and weeks more enjoyable, productive and help you live life to the fullest.

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9 Steps to Beat Laziness

9 Steps to Beat Laziness

Everyone feels a little lazy at times. But being lazy on a regular basis can have a severe negative impact on your life. Laziness is a natural tendency. All creatures gravitate toward comfort, or at least what’s perceived to be comfortable. However, laziness is indulging in short-term comfort at the expense of long-term pain.

Do you know anyone with a great life that’s lazy? Over time, the law of cause and effect holds true. Laziness has a long-term price.

Beat laziness and accomplish more:

  1. Find a way to get excited. Consider the benefits you’ll receive by getting it done. It might be the end result that excites you or the fact that you’re learning and growing. Maybe demonstrating self-control and discipline is something that you can get excited about. It’s much harder to accomplish something if you’re complaining about it.
  2. Set a deadline. When you have plenty of time to complete something, or no deadline at all, it’s human nature to procrastinate. Setting a deadline in the near future can help to focus your attention and energy.
  3. Create smaller tasks from the main task. Every large task can be done in steps. Even building a house has steps. First the site must be prepared. Then the foundation is created, and the framing begins. The remaining steps are followed until the house is completed.
  • The overall project might be big and intimidating. However, the individual tasks might be easier to handle.
  1. Focus on taking the first step. Once you get started, the momentum you’ve created can carry you far. Activity breeds further activity. Sitting on the couch tends to lead to more sitting. Instead of worrying about the mountain of work ahead of you, focus on getting one simple task completed.
  2. Read or listen to something that motivates you. It can be something as simple as a book of inspiring quotes or a song that energizes you. You already know what inspires you. Use it to your advantage.
  3. Consider the pain of not getting started. We’re good at imagining the pain of getting started, but try the opposite. What will happen if you continue to be lazy? What will it cost you in the future? What has it cost you so far? Instead of using pain as a reason to be lazy, use pain to create action.
  4. Remind yourself that the last few years have flown by. Laziness is often a chronic condition. A lot of time has passed in the last 5 years, but how much have you accomplished? Five years goes by quickly, especially when one day seems to be a copy of every other day. Life is wasting away. Get up and do something!
  5. Reward yourself for activity. Get one thing done and celebrate. You probably haven’t done enough to deserve a new car, but you have the right to get excited and be proud of yourself.
  6. Be patient. It’s common to believe that action comes from motivation, but the opposite may be more true. Action leads to results. Results lead to motivation. Be mentally tough and get busy. You’ll have a reason to be motivated soon enough.

Avoid allowing laziness to keep you on the sideline. It will steal your time and limit your results!

2017 Planner: Get More Stuff Done with 7 Simple Hacks

2017 Planner: Get More Stuff Done with 7 Simple Hacks

7 Simple Hacks to Simplify Your Life and Get More Stuff Done in 2017

Life is fast moving and complicated. There’s a lot you can do to simplify your life and still get more accomplished. There’s a seemingly endless supply of “hacks” online. There are hacks for work, your love life, exercise, and everything else under the sun. Getting through all of the hacks requires a hack of its own.

Keep things simple and focus on a few powerful strategies:

Number 1: Make a short list.

The fewer things you try to accomplish, the more you’ll get done. Make a list of the 2-3 most important things you want to get done at work. Before you drive home, make a list of the 2-3 most important things you want to get done at home. Make a new list for the weekend.

  • The act of making the list will force you to prioritize so you can accomplish the most important tasks.

Number 2: Focus on one task at a time.

Switching back and forth between two or more tasks is inefficient. Learn to focus on one task until it’s complete before moving on to something else. Try this for a week and notice the difference it makes.

Number 3: Simplify your diet.

The next time you’re at the grocery store, stick to the edges of the store. What do you find there? Lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Throw in some nuts and healthy whole grains and you have a healthy diet.

  • You’ll save time and money at the store and do wonders for your health.

2017 Planner to Get More Done with 7 SImple HacksNumber 4: Try to limit your emails to five sentences.

If an email is five sentences, no one will complain that your email is too short or too long. You can maintain relationships without spending a lot of time typing a senseless email. Pick up the phone as the situation calls for it.

Number 5: Go to bed early.

Any extra time you’re awake at night probably isn’t productive. It’s probably spent watching TV while nodding off in your favorite chair. Get to bed early and get up early. You’ll get more done.

Number 6: Sort your mail as soon as you get home.

Each day, grab the mail and stand over the garbage can. Throw out the junk and sort the rest. Put it all away in the appropriate place.

  • Avoid the frustration of lost bills and clutter. Save your time and energy for more important tasks than going through a huge stack of junk mail every time you need to find a bill or other important paper.

Number 7: Work offline.

It seems that more and more work must be completed on the computer, but there are pitfalls to working online – the internet. The internet is both the best and worst thing ever invented. It provides tremendous resources, but it’s also the perfect way to waste a lot of time.

  • Would you rather complete the billing report for your boss or watch a video of kittens riding on the back of a goat? See how easy it is to get distracted?
  • If you’re at home, pull the Ethernet cable or turn off the Wi-Fi. You can find a similar solution at work.
  • One famous writer once stated that the only way he could get any work done was to glue the Ethernet cable into the port and then cut off the cable. He couldn’t control himself if he had access to the internet.

Try out these seven hacks and see how they impact your life. What other hacks could you add? Consider where you seem to waste the most time. This is a prime area for developing a hack of your own. Keep your life simple and it will be easier to get through the day with a feeling of accomplishment.