Hundred special as it came in series clincher: Gambhir

first_imgThe stand-in Indian captain Gautam Gambhir on Saturday described his match-winning unbeaten 126 as a special ton as it has helped India clinch the five-match one-day international (ODI) series against New Zealand in Vadodara.”All hundreds are important. This was probably special because it helped us win the series. Moreover, it is always important to be back amongst runs, especially after having a series of low scores against your name,” said Gambhir, who is leading the side in place of rested regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Gambhir, who hit his second successive century to steer India to a nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI here, said it was important not to give the Black Caps any chance to bounce back in the series. With his superb centuries, Gambhir is also back to form after a lean patch.”It was important for us not to give any opportunity to New Zealand to come back into the ODI series and wrap it up here itself,” said Gambhir after India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Gautam Gambhir celebrates after scoring fifty during the third ODI against New Zealand in Vadodara. Photo by APGambhir scored an unbeaten 126 off 117 balls to help India chase down easily the target of 225 set by New Zealand with 10.3 overs to spare in the one-sided encounter. He had also starred in India’s eight-wicket victory in the second ODI in Jaipur, hitting an unbeaten 138 off 116 balls.Praising the bowlers for their efforts to restrict the Kiwis to a total of 224, Gambhir particularly singled out Zaheer Khan (2/31) and Munaf Patel (1/28).advertisement”Zaheer is a quality bowler. His presence always boosts the side. He set the game for us straightaway today after coming back from an injury, as he sent back Brendon McCullum (0) and Ross Taylor (4) early. Then spinners also did a good job,” said Gambhir.”Munaf has been very economical in all the matches so far. He has been doing well in the Ranji also and he is carrying on that confidence into these matches also, which is a great sign.”Two more inconsequential matches to go with the fourth game to be played in Bangalore, followed by fifth tie in Chennai, Gambhir is not ready to lower his guard.”We always took it as a three match ODI series and are happy to win it 3-0 but now we would like to target it 4-0 and then 5-0 because it is important to have as many wins as possible in your pocket before the tour of South Africa,” said Gambhir.Vettori wants to bounce backNew Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said his side would now have to fire up to register face saving victories in the remaining two games.”We still got to fire. It is very important to bounce back. I think the top-order must stand up and contribute because in the sub-continent it is important for the batsmen to score if you want to win matches here. Hopefully, in the next two games we will be able to do that,” said Vettori.Vettori hailed the Indian team and said that somebody like Gambhir in the top order always makes it easy for any side.”It was really tough after we could put on only 224 runs on board today. Had we managed a score of 240-250 we could have thought to have posed some challenge but India played exceptionally well and Gambhir in the top-order simply ran away with the match,” added Vettori.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

VIDEO: Why Twitter Is The #1 Best Place To Work In Tech For 2014

first_imgFor the first time in four years, a new #winner is taking top honors as the #1 Best Place to Work in tech as part of Glassdoor’s sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014 (based on companies with at least 1,000 employees). Among the 22 tech companies appearing on this year’s list, Twitter (#2 overall) leads the way in tech, followed by LinkedIn (#3 overall) and Facebook (#5 overall) to round out the top three in tech. Facebook held the top spot among tech companies in 2013, 2012, and 2011.Curious which 22 tech companies are among the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014?Check out the complete list of 50 Best Places to Work in 2014:VIDEO: Look inside TwitterTo get an inside look at what it’s like to work at the #1 tech company, check out what Twitter employees and its VP of HR have to say:Do you work for a tech company and think it’s a Best Place to Work? Share a review. Reviews submitted during the next 12 months will be considered for Glassdoor’s 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards.To learn more about the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, visit To request the full methodology, contact read more

Glassdoor CEO Appointed by Commerce Secretary to National Advisory Council on Innovation a…

first_imgWe’re excited to share that earlier today Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker appointed Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman as one of 27 nationally recognized leaders to form the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).He’ll be part of a dynamic team advising the Secretary on accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce.“I fundamentally believe the United States has an unlimited amount of potential to be the global leader on innovation, and to develop the most healthy and competitive workforce and economy in the world,” said Hohman. “We’ve only scratched the surface. I am honored to be named to the NACIE Board, and look forward to doing what I can to help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.”NACIE’s transformational agenda includes a heavy focus on job-driven skills training, entrepreneurship and innovation. Council members are inspiring leaders in a variety of fields, with other notables including Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online (AOL), and Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.Secretary Pritzker said, “Through our ‘Open for Business Agenda,’ the Commerce Department has prioritized supporting entrepreneurs and helping foster innovation, which are key drivers of America’s global competitiveness. The new NACIE members are a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations and academia. I appreciate their willingness to serve our nation on these important issues, and I look forward to working with the Council to advance innovation and cultivate a skilled workforce for today’s 21st century jobs.”Earlier this year, Glassdoor was also recognized by the White House for efforts to help job seekers understand what jobs their careers can progress into, and see where job opportunities are.The first meeting of the Council is in December, and we look forward to sharing more about the NACIE’s progress, and Robert’s contributions.Congratulations, Robert!last_img read more

Why Memorial Sloan Kettering Is Working Hard to Put Itself Out of Business

first_img 3.9★ Clinical Data Manager – Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 3.9★ Available Jobs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Time and Attendance Analyst (Workday/Payroll) Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY PART-TIME Advanced Practice Provider (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) – Surgical Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Commack, NY Cisco Unified Comm Engineer Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 3.9★ 3.9★ Manager, Nursing Support Services Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h Lab Technologist I – Cell Marker Lab Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 3.9★ See more jobs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Regulatory Associate – Breast service, Department of Medicine Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Computational Biologist I and II Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY If it was up to Dr. Craig Thompson, he’d be unemployed by this time next year. He’s working towards it, in fact.As the President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Thompson leads 19,000 individuals who are all hoping to eradicate cancer, thus putting MSK out of business. As they research, treat and manage patients with hundreds of variations of cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering clings to their mission and pushes themselves to deliver for both patients and employees. Leading the charge is Dr. Thompson.With a 99% CEO approval rating, Dr. Thompson is the highest ranked healthcare leader on the 2017 Highest Rated CEOs list. While he humbly says that his work is in service to others, Dr. Thompson’s employees highly regard the culture of care that he has built. “Powerful mission and ambitious leaders, advanced clinical care, pride in research,” says one clinical research supervisor. A phlebotomist adds: “Great company culture, management is awesome, benefits and perks are great, work is rewarding, coworkers are hard working, knowledgeable and are all there for one purpose [—] saving lives!”Glassdoor’s Amy Elisa Jackson spoke with Dr. Thompson about his role as President/CEO, how he fosters employee engagement in the face of The Big C, and what types of candidates he looks for to join MSK.Glassdoor: Congrats on earning a spot on the Highest Rated CEOs list. You must feel so appreciative to your staff and employees for recognizing your leadership in this way.Craig Thompson: I have had the privilege for the last seven years of leading an extraordinary organization and so I guess what it means to me [is] that I’m really pleased that my fellow employees believe I’m pulling my weight.Glassdoor: How would you define leadership as it pertains to heading MSK?Craig Thompson: Everybody comes here to [take part in] our mission which is to really help patients and their families face a diagnosis of cancer. Everybody comes here with a very ripe motivation. They know what we’re doing. They know why we’re doing it. My real role in leadership is to try to get the best out of everyone by aligning their talents with the organization’s mission and culture. Everybody can find a unique role for their talents within this very large organization that we have.Glassdoor: However, you aren’t just a CEO. You’re also a researcher and a physician. How does that shape and inform your leadership?Craig Thompson: When we started in 1884, 133 years ago, most people didn’t believe cancer was a separable disease. We had been focused as an organization [on] finding out what was at the root, the cause of cancer. Now we know cancer is multiple diseases. We are engaged in very fundamental research in the laboratories here to try and understand 400 different types of cancer and to develop the optimum treatment to develop strategies to both prevent and treat patients. That is our research mission.Our clinical care mission, since 1884, is to really give cancer patients and their families hope. Today two-thirds of cancer patients are doing well. They’re back with their families five years after a diagnosis.Finally, we have an educational mission which is that every year we train about 1,500 doctors and nurses in the best practices of cancer care. They leave us to go throughout the country, throughout the world actually, to engage in taking care of people in the locations where they start their practices. It’s an organization where we have to have the expertise of a physician. We have to have an expertise [in] research and we have to understand 16,000 people come work here to fulfill those three missions, and it has to have the organizational abilities to support all the structures of a large company. We’ve got to have HR. We have got to have retirement benefits. We have got to understand that people come to work. They will work very hard on our mission, but ultimately they hope to earn a salary and to get personal satisfaction in a way that they can be proud of what they have done and still put a roof over their family’s heads and be able to put food on the table.Glassdoor: Aside from the mission, how do you inspire your teams and ensure employee engagement? Cancer isn’t easy to research, treat or cope with. How do you motivate in spite of it all?Craig Thompson: I try to make sure that everyone that comes to work here has what they need to complete their job successfully every day. We have 16,000 employees and they all come to work believing that they run Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Every day they can go home knowing that they delivered on the promise that they started the day with — to help patients and their families, to engage in bringing a new therapy…. to teach interns and residents and nursing students what it is to care optimally for cancer patients.What is really great is the ownership that everyone has for the individual part of our mission that they oversee. My job is to help solve the problems when people don’t have what they need to provide optimal care. It’s really making sure that we distribute the resources so that everybody can do [optimally] at their job.Glassdoor: Tell me about a time when you felt truly rewarded by being CEO.Craig Thompson: We just had the retirement of a senior physician last night who has [been here for] 40 years of his career. When he started, young men with testicular cancer always died of their disease. We saw one of his patients from 40 years ago at the dinner last night. He told us about it. We expect 95% of young men with testicular cancer today to be cured. That has happened in his lifetime. It’s been an incredible boost for all of us with his leadership and that part of our organization to have participated in the innovation to do that.My job is to keep us focused on that because there are still cancers that we don’t do tremendously well with. There are still cancers that we haven’t yet gotten ahead of. Brain cancer, for an example, or pancreatic cancer, where we still don’t have the optimal therapies to help every patient.Glassdoor: What do you look for in candidates you hire? What makes someone MSK material?Craig Thompson: What we look for is people that are curious. People that want to understand and improve health through understanding cancer… two real skills that are hard to balance. People that show that high level of common sense but at the same time, they have to be ambitious for what they want to achieve. The status quo in cancer care is not good enough for anybody. If they come in saying, “I just want to be able to do what we do today,” that is not enough. We want them to be pushing the boundaries. We need to get better. Right now we do about half as well as we all hoped in helping patients and their families.One thing that we say repetitively here at the organization that I say maybe too frequently but is a constant reminder for all of us: There is no organization of our size who works every day to put ourselves out of business as faithfully and as frequently as we do. Everyone in the organization will be thrilled if we put ourselves out of business.Glassdoor: I like that! Thrilled to be out of business, indeed. Now for a fun one, what was your first job?Craig Thompson: I grew up in a military family. My dad after World War II was lucky to take an exam and get into the Coast Guard Academy. He was the first in his family to go to college and he became a career Coast Guard officer. We moved around the world and he was more often than not loaned to the Navy. We lived on Navy bases. My first job was on an island in the middle of Pearl Harbor called Ford Island. My front yard was the aircraft carrier docks for the Pacific Fleet. Me and my friends sold coconuts to the new recruits who came for their first time to a tropical island. We would go around and collect the coconuts that [had] fallen off the trees on the island, then bring them in wagons and sell them for a quarter apiece to the sailors. It was a great business.Glassdoor: Ha! What a creative business.Craig Thompson: The lesson I learned from that was interesting. After about a year of doing this, my friends and I realized that the hardest thing about coconuts, if you’ve ever seen a real one, is you’ve got to get the husks off. So we had little hatchets and spent a week before the next aircraft carrier was coming in dehusking all the coconuts. It was double the work, so we could double the price because we were providing value. We were going to charge 50 cents. But when we went to the docks, we didn’t sell a single coconut because every young sailor that came off the ships had seen a dehusked coconut in their supermarket in their hometown. They had never seen one with the husk still on. The value was actually in seeing something that they have never seen before. That is what we’ve been selling them. We just didn’t realize it. Very valuable lesson. Clinical Nurse_ Vascular Access Team Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Supervisor, EEG Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 3.9★last_img read more

Earn a Higher Salary in 2018 by Moving to This City

first_img 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 5.0★ See more jobs in San Francisco, CA 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Credentialed Tax Expert – CPA Intuit San Francisco, CA 3.3★ 2.5★ Resident Services Specialist Veritas Investments San Francisco, CA Travel OR Tech (Surgical Tech) Sterile Processing (SP Tech) Emerald Health Services San Francisco, CA Security Shift Supervisor – Swingshift Allied Universal San Francisco, CA 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs in San Francisco, CAcenter_img Hair Stylist – Diamond Heights Great Clips San Francisco, CA 4.3★ If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take home a bigger paycheck, you might want to head west. According to Glassdoor’s latest Local Pay Reports, San Francisco had the fastest year-over-year rise in median base pay of all major metropolitan areas studied.Amidst a year of sluggish wage growth, median base pay in San Francisco rose by 2.0 percent compared to 1.1 percent nationwide. Beyond that, San Francisco also has the highest median base pay of all the major metropolitan areas studied. At $68,078, the median base pay in San Francisco is nearly $17,000 more than the national average.Pay Gains by MetroAnd if you’re in healthcare, you may see an even more dramatic rise in pay.“Jobs in healthcare are bucking the national trend toward slow wage growth,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist at Glassdoor. “The fastest pay growth in our December report was medical technologist with a scorching 6.2 percent year-over-year rise in median base pay. Similarly, emergency medical technician, certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, pharmacist, and pharmacy technician all experienced year-over-year pay growth of 2.0 percent or above in December — well above the overall 1.1 percent pace nationally.”And of course, San Francisco is home to many jobs and companies in tech — one of the “three fields [that] dominated the highest paying jobs in December,” along with healthcare and professional services, Chamberlain said.Highest Paying JobsA word of caution — San Francisco does have a notoriously high cost of living. And although some (like yours truly) would argue that you get what you pay for in terms of incredible food, culture and natural beauty, it’s probably wise to make sure that an increase in salary would outweigh the increased expenses. But with many high-paying tech companies, fast-growing wages and nearly 73,000 open jobs, you might just strike proverbial gold.Want to learn more? Check out the Local Pay Reports in full here. Driver Pizza Hut San Francisco, CA Server II Covia San Francisco, CA Payroll Accountant Instituto Familiar de la Raza San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3.2★ Estates and Trusts Paralegal Donahue Fitzgerald LLP Oakland, CA 3.4★ 4.2★ CDL A Truck Driver – Local Home Daily Hub Group Trucking San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobslast_img read more

10 Career Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Job Search Advice

first_img Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 2.8★ See More Jobs Part-time Day Associate Crew Carwash Indianapolis, IN Paramedic* Mecklenburg EMS Agency – Medic Rochester, NY 23 hours ago 23h ICU Registered Nurse Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX 4.7★ Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 2.3★ 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 23 hours ago 23h RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 3.4★ N/A Once you announce that you’re looking for a new gig, unsolicited job search advice is inescapable: “Video resumes are the future!” “Go back to school!” “Talk to my cousin’s best friend’s son, he knows someone who used to intern there!”While all of the people sharing job search advice like this are well-meaning, they’re usually not career connoisseurs — just friends and family who want to help you out. As a result, the quality of their advice is often suspect.There’s plenty of good job search tips out there, but if you really want to identify the advice that’s worth your time, you’ve got to get it from a credible source. And who better to weigh in than professional career coaches, HR consultants and other subject-matter experts? We reached out to nine career experts to learn their best advice on how to find a job — here’s what they had to say.1. Have a Job Target You Believe In“Be clear on what you want, why you want it and what qualifies you… Without clarity from the very start, virtually every stage that follows will be based on little more than a hunch — and that is an extremely fragile foundation for navigating a dynamic job search. You begin by engaging in some form of assessment. It could involve taking a standardized assessment instrument, keeping a journal or talking with people whose advice and feedback you value — friends, family, or a career coach. The goal is to achieve self-awareness in the form of a career target. The next, and equally important, step is a reality check. Here is where you determine that the goal you selected makes sense. Is it appropriate for you and is it attainable?” —Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional’s Survival GuideHow I Finally Got Job Interviews at My Dream Companies2. Create a Plan “Identify a few key features, such as, why is finding a new job important to you? What is your ideal time-frame for finding a new job? …What are types of companies you’d like to work for? When will you perform job searches — is there a day of the week that you will meet for coffee with your networking connections? What’s your timeline for updating your resume and cover letter? Post the plan somewhere you will see it and put important dates on your calendar. This is my favorite advice because most people don’t plan their search; they simply go about it in a haphazard fashion, [so] you’ll be ahead of the game. If you plan your search, you’re committing to a new job and will be more likely to find the job that you love.” —Mary Warriner, career coach3. Develop Your Career Story“A branded career story helps differentiate you from the competition, provide clarity for yourself and showcases your unique value proposition to the employer. The people that are most successful in their job search are those people who are able to first clearly articulate what they’ve done, how it’s been impactful and how it can benefit a future employer. From there, the resume tweaking, network building and LinkedIn optimizing become a lot easier and more effective.” —Jena Viviano, career coach4. Apply Even If You’re Not a 100 Percent Match“Job seekers (especially women more than men) may be underestimating the value they can bring into a role. For many roles, hiring managers are looking for people who will be quickly deployable to do the work and usually the tasks you need to complete on a regular basis are learned or refined on the job. If you meet the majority of the qualifications for a job you are interested in and are confident you can quickly learn the remainder, apply for that job, but make sure your resume demonstrates your past success in learning new skills.” —Mary Grace Gardner, career strategist at The Young Professionista5. Go on Informational Interviews“The best way to get a meeting with decision makers is to ask for informational meetings with them. Rather than the ‘hard sell’ of ‘I’m looking for a job, do you know of anything,’ this informational meeting takes the ‘soft-sell’ approach of asking for information and for them to share their story so you gain advice for your job search and career journey. People who are happy in their work generally love to talk about what made them successful, so if you reach out to decision makers and ask for informational meetings, it’s only a matter of time.” —April Klimkiewicz, career coach and owner of bliss evolutionEverything You Need to Nail Your Informational Interview (and Score Your Dream Job!)6. Brand Yourself“You need a brand in the digital age because while your job is what you do, your brand is who you are… By branding yourself properly in the digital age (think: elevator pitch with a digital footprint on LinkedIn), and combining it with true networking strategies, you will rank yourself higher in the job search potential.” —Wendi Weiner, Resume Writer & Career Transition Coach7. Supplement Online Applications With Offline Efforts“Sites like Glassdoor provide so much great information about job postings, salaries and company reviews. We’ve never had more good information at our fingertips. But, don’t rely on the internet [entirely]. Hiring managers are bombarded with hundreds of resumes that come in through the internet. When you’re searching, apply online. But, then think about what you can also do offline. For example, do you have contacts at the company that you could network with? Could you reach out to the hiring manager directly? When you connect to the company offline, you become a real person… These straightforward offline steps will put you in the fast lane when it comes to hiring.” —Angela Copeland, career coach8. Become a Star Performer at Your Current Job“Assuming you can do the work, the most important differentiator that will land you a sought-after gig is to establish yourself as the positive, collaborative, authentic and trustworthy co-worker/boss everyone would love to have. And you only do that by cultivating professional relationships and acting from a place of authenticity and integrity. Like attracts like, and people who are themselves authentic and trustworthy are looking to hire and work with people who show the same commitment to a positive work environment… show in every interaction you are the type of colleague or boss who keeps her word, values the team and contributes to a positive work environment… Focus on people and opportunities will open up.” —Aurora Meneghello, career coach and founder of Repurpose Your Purpose.9. Network With Everyone — Not Just the Bigwigs“I think the most effective networking includes the informal kind which happens in daily life — at your kid’s soccer game, at the dentist’s office, at parties, etc. If someone says, ‘What do you do for work?’ you can say something like ‘I’m a project manager at a large industrial manufacturer but I’m looking to make a move to XYZ, do you know anyone in that industry?’ It may smack of the ‘putting it out into the universe’ kind of advice but you honestly never know who will have a connection for you, so I’m a firm believer in working any and all angles… As a consultant, I’m always interviewing for jobs, in a way, so I treat every baby shower, swim class and vet visit as a chance to meet potential clients and get that job.” —Jill Santopietro-Panall, HR consultant and owner of 21Oak HR Consulting, LLC8 Networking Strategies You Haven’t Thought of Yet10. Use Resume Keywords & Get Referrals“Companies today receive a high volume of resumes. With the increased use of online applicant tracking systems even among smaller companies, it means the recruiter or hiring manager may not see your resume unless you use just the right keywords… Referrals [also] increase the likelihood that a recruiter will see your resume. If you don’t have a personal connection, use social media to find out who does. Don’t be embarrassed to ask someone to make an introduction on your behalf, people do this all the time. If you’re uncomfortable asking for favors include an easy way for them to say no, like ‘If you’re not comfortable connecting me, I completely understand.’” —Mikaela Kiner, Founder/CEO of UniquelyHRBrowse Open Jobs Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NVlast_img read more

9 Companies That Offer Impressive Perks & Benefits

first_imgInfosysBenefits & Perks: The global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services offers Technology and Innovation Hubs across the country focusing on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data. “Learning and education, along with cultivating top local and global talent, have always been the core of what Infosys brings to clients; it is what makes us a leader in times of great change,” says Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys. “In helping our clients improve their businesses and pursue new kinds of opportunities, we are really excited to bring innovation and education in a fundamental and massive way to American workers.”Open Roles: Lead Consultant, Technology Lead, Technology Analyst, Programmer Analyst, Principal of Business Consulting, Consultant, Project Manager, Test Title, Business Data Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “A good place to gain knowledge on Software and testing tools. A good place to learners and to start software life.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs TA InstrumentsBenefits & Perks: On top of a comprehensive benefit program, TA Instruments offers college tuition benefit plan, legal plan benefit, identity theft protection services, pet insurance, adoption assistance program, employee assistance program (EAP), employee stock purchase plan, company paid Family and Medical Leave, fitness center & exercise trail, as well as fitness & weight loss reimbursement programs.Open Roles: Software Developer, Sales Representative II, Applications Support Engineer, Network Technician, Software Test Engineer, Instrument Assembler, Manufacturing Technician & more.What Employees Say: “TA is a company that is large enough to offer stability and the resources to do big things. But it is small enough that people are known for who they are, not just their job title. This means that someone with aptitude and ambition can make a real impact and have opportunities that would be impossible in a company that was structured differently.”—Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Cox EnterprisesBenefits & Perks: Cox offers a leading 401(k) plan with a generous match and an additional annual company contribution, giving our employees an easy way to save for their retirement. Cox helps employees understand how much they’ll need in retirement, whether they’re on target, and tips for how to get there by providing annual personalized retirement readiness statements.Open Roles: Data Scientist, Senior Tax Specialist, Facilities Technician, Director of Engineering, Aircraft Captain, Integration Specialist, eDiscovery Legal Analyst, Network Engineer, Client Support Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “Lots of great benefits and perks – particularly if you work at the Atlanta campus where there is a gym, cafeteria and other nice amenities. Fun atmosphere, lots of employee engagement events like spring socials and the company is big into providing community volunteerism opportunities.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs AIGBenefits & Perks: Life at AIG is rewarding. According to AIG’s Glassdoor profile, the company offers maternity & paternity leave, adoption assistance, work from home, childcare, dependent care, employee discounts, an employee assistance program, personal development, diversity programs and tuition assistance.Open Roles: Senior M&A Underwriter, Part Time Scheduling Clerk, Network Manager, Architect, Part Time Sales Assistant, Sr. Cloud Engineer, Assistant Actuary, QA Analyst, Risk management Specialist, Statistical Machine Learning Scientist & more.What Employees Say: “401k is 9% match. 24 PTO days plus all the holidays. For every Monday holiday, we have the prior Friday 1/2 day. I work from home 60% of the time. Many resources for gaining education and building your brand.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Progress Rail Benefits & Perks: Now, Progress Rail is offering Welders a $2,500 signing bonus plus relocation benefits. According to their website, “our relocation benefits may include repayment agreement, miscellaneous expense allowance, broker registration, house hunting, temporary living, home sale assistance, home purchase closing costs, duplicate housing, rental assistance, final move, movement of household goods, spouse career assistance and tax assistance.”Open Roles: Welders, Painters, Test Technicians, Project Engineer, Product Manager, Maintenance Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Machinist, National Sales Director & more.What Employees Say: “Large employer with a large parent company allowing access to expanded benefits. They focus on developing their people and understand that people are one of their greatest assets. Very diverse company and it allows employees the ability to move to different positions and other opportunities within the company.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs GenentechBenefits & Perks: Genentech offers unique on-site amenities, including car washes, haircuts, childcare center, mobile spa and dentist. The 401(k) plan offers a variety of investment options and provides up to 4% in company matching contributions. We also make an annual 401(k) contribution equal to 6% of your 401(k)-eligible pay. Genentech employees get 18 days of paid vacation each year, on top of a number of paid holidays, including their year-end shutdown.Open Roles: Global Licensing Attorney, Principal Cloud Engineer, Project Manager, Biomarker Operations Project Manager, Sr. Systems Implementation Leader, AI Engineer, Management Associate, Clinical Specialist & more.What Employees Say: “Great place to work. Still have decent biotechnology culture. New ideas are well supported. Pretty campus.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs GoogleBenefits & Perks: Google provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50% of their salary for the next ten years. Plus, from Google’s highly-rated retirement savings matches to financial advisors and planning services, they offer many resources to help keep employees financially fit. In some locations, Google also offers onsite wellness and healthcare services, including physicians, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage services. In addition, many of Google’s offices are equipped with on-site fitness centers and classes to save employees time and keep you fit.Open Roles: Platforms Territory Account Manager, Marketing Experiences Producer, Logistics Engineer, Legal Assistant, User Access Control Process Owner, Head of Innovation, People Consultant, Technical Account Manager, Information Security Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “The perks are amazing. Yes, free breakfast, lunch, and dinner every weekday. Aaaaaamazing holiday parties (at Waldorf Astoria, NY Public Library, MoMA, etc.); overnight ski trips to Vermont; overnight nature trips to the Poconos in the summer; summer picnics at Chelsea piers; and on and on and on. I don’t see this going away unless the company starts hurting financially.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs There’s no doubt that companies have increased their focus on benefits and perks (and with 57 percent of job seekers counting them among their top considerations before taking a new job, it’s no wonder), but in their efforts to outpace each other, ping-pong and free lunch have become givens. Now companies are doubling down on health insurance, paid leave, professional development and generous 401k matches.Here are 9 companies offering everything from signing bonuses to education assistance to attract top candidates. Apply now!ExperianBenefits & Perks: In addition to a competitive and flexible total rewards package, Experian offers employees education assistance (up to $5,250 per year to pay for eligible courses and degree programs to improve job- related skills), adoption assistance (up to $5,000 in eligible adoption expenses per year), 12 to 14 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave for birth mothers, and My Secure Advantage which is access to a free, personal Money Coach for 90 days every year.Open Roles: AWS DevOps Engineer, SEO Web Developer, Data Analyst, Principal Software Engineer, HR Generalist, Consumer Service Operator, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst Senior, Senior Finance Manager, Data Journalist, Senior Performance Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “Experian is committed to promoting from within; if you’re good at what you do and you work hard, the opportunities are almost unlimited since it’s a global company. Very solid & credible executive leadership that makes good decisions and communicates well. Experian is also a company that’s serious about diversity and gender equity, which is refreshing.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Agilent TechnologiesBenefits & Perks: Financial benefits that include competitive salaries and bonuses, company stock, retirement programs, and insurance–and financial counseling to help make the most of it. Agilent has a culture of continuous development that encourages our employees to stay up-to-date on current research and technology, and enhance their current skills to meet future needs. The company also has programs that recognize the life and events our employees have away from work, and that provide opportunities to relax, recharge, and live a well-rounded life–all essential to the creative process.Open Roles: Senior Buyer, Data Scientist, Territory Sales Manager, NPI Mechanical Engineer, R&D Data Scientist, Enterprise Inside Sales manager, Sales Account Manager, Software Engineer, R&D Mechanical Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “Agilent is a great company overall with a variety of interesting scientific projects and excellent work-life balance.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobslast_img read more

Top Jobs for Marketers

first_img Director of Marketing Oncology Nursing Society Pittsburgh, PA Marketing Supervisor National Artists Management Company New York, NY Field Marketing ManagerAverage Base Pay: $82,575Number of Open Jobs: 24,249Description: The Field Marketing Manager is responsible for owning the entire process of leading field events from working with the sales team to plan the strategy and message, drive the email communications and manage the logistics and execution day of. You also work cross-functionally with the digital marketing team to promote through paid and social channels when possible. Working closely with the Inside Sales team to ensure leads are worked appropriately to drive ROI.Browse Open Jobs 3.9★ 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Marketing & Events Genesis Acquisitions Lock Haven, PA Social Media StrategistAverage Base Pay: $54,500Number of Open Jobs: 2,534Description: This role develops and implements a comprehensive social media strategy to increase a company’s web traffic and brand awareness. The strategist plans social media content and fan engagement campaigns across social media platforms.Browse Open Jobs Community ManagerAverage Base Pay: $61,818Number of Open Jobs: 79,222Description: Community Managers are your online voice to the world. The role requires strong writing and communications skills, social media and public relations experience. The Community Manager manages and leads a company’s front-line communication efforts including strategy, content creation, PR, social communication, analytics, and more.Browse Open Jobs 4.3★ Marketing Assistant The Job Window Naperville, IL Marketing Operations Manager DAKCS Software Systems Ogden, UT N/A 23 hours ago 23h Marketing and Promotions Brand Ambassador Dauntless Marketing Group North Richland Hills, TX View More Jobs Marketing Assistant O’Reilly Automotive Springfield, MO Partnerships ManagerAverage Base Pay: $60,435Number of Open Jobs: 15,343Description: Strategic partnership managers are responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships among business partners while also developing strategies to increase revenue for their companies.Browse Open Jobs 4.6★ Marketing Specialist HNN Associates Bellevue, WA 23 hours ago 23h Director of CommunicationsAverage Base Pay: $93,171Number of Open Jobs: 9,441Description: Communications Directors control the flow of information between an organization and the public. Along with the management of a communications team, Communications Directors determine marketing strategies, direct public relations campaigns and are often the face of the company at media events.Browse Open Jobscenter_img 3.0★ Hot New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h From advertising to branding, retailing and sales to Internet marketing, businesses grow and thrive on thanks to powerful messages and compelling imagery. Marketers make these messages and images come to life to achieve core business goals and drive revenue.If you’re considering a career in marketing or looking to pivot to a role in your organization’s marketing department, check out the following top jobs. Companies in every industry are hiring, now’s your big break!Brand AmbassadorAverage Base Pay: $40,659Number of Open Jobs: 3,271Description: Brand ambassadors serve as the face and voice of a company, build brand recognition, and successfully promote its products and services. You will communicate and engage with customers, both online and offline, in meaningful ways to increase a company’s brand awareness and add generate new sales opportunities.Browse Open Jobs 3.8★ Email Marketing ManagerAverage Base Pay: $93,125Number of Open Jobs: 10,285Description: Working closely with the email marketing team and leadership, this position is responsible for building, deploying and analyzing email marketing campaigns. S/he analyzes campaign results and develop key insights, trends and make appropriate recommendations to senior management through accurate and effective data analysis.Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Product Marketing ManagerAverage Base Pay: $133,133Number of Open Jobs: 42,987Description: Product marketing managers undertake market research on new products, establish timescales for developing products, influence pricing and packaging, guide sales teams, develop messaging and market positioning around products and take part in presentations and events.Browse Open Jobs N/A 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ Marketing and Event Lead Furnishing Company Los Angeles, CA Content Marketing ManagerAverage Base Pay: $93,125Number of Open Jobs: 15,247Description: The primary focus of the job is content development related to a company’s products, services, and value proposition in a variety of formats including white papers, eBooks, video scripts, brochures, blogs, website copy, and email campaigns. Working closely with the product managers, the Content Marketing Manager will help plan and provide support for inbound and outbound projects including product launches, trade shows, webinars, and other programs.Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Associate Marketing Manager SPARGO Fairfax, VA 23 hours ago 23h Digital Advertising SpecialistAverage Base Pay: $45,411Number of Open Jobs: 5,523Description: The Digital Advertising Specialist is responsible for setting up, optimizing, and reporting on digital advertising campaigns for a company’s clients. This position is primarily focused on paid search ads within the Google and Bing advertising platforms. Campaigns will include retargeting, display, and video ads on platforms like Google and Bing advertising platforms.Browse Open Jobslast_img read more

REVEALED: Real Madrid coach Zidane calls Ronaldo to end crisis

first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo over the last 24 hours.It broke over the weekend that Ronaldo has told Real management he wants to leave this summer.And Don Balon says Zidane called Ronaldo to discuss the situation, urging him to reconsider his position.The Frenchman told Ronaldo, currently in Russia with the Portugal squad for the Confederations Cup, to rethink his plan to quit Real this summer.Zidane told Ronaldo that no other club could offer him the chance to win titles like Real or give him the platform to win another Ballon d’Or.However, for now, Ronaldo refuses to budge, insisting he feels let down by the board for not publicly supporting him in his Spanish tax row.last_img read more

​Chelsea ramp up negotiations for Bayern forward Lewandowski

first_imgChelsea is serious about their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.According to The Mirror, the Blues are hopeful of capitalising on the Polish striker’s discontent towards his club, Bayern Munich.The 28-year old’s agent, Maik Berthel, said his client was furious at the club for not making more of an effort to help him win the Bundesliga golden boot award on the last day of the season.Chelsea will jump at the opportunity to sign Lewandowski over their other reported forward target, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.The former Borussia Dortmund has scored 264 goals in 430 professional appearances for club and country since beginning his career at Polish club, Znicz Pruszkow.last_img read more

Huddersfield boss Wagner delighted with Depoitre signing

first_imgHuddersfield Town have confirmed the signing of Laurent Depoitre.The newly-promoted side made their first signing since clinching promotion to the Premier League, with the 28-year-old joining for an undisclosed fee.Depoitre, a Belgium international, is recognised as a physically-imposing striker and has signed a two-year deal to join the Terriers after making just 10 appearances since joining Porto at the start of last season.Head coach David Wagner told the club’s official website: “He is a proper striker; one who has played for a very good Belgium side, featured in elite European competition and who has won domestic titles.”It is great news that we have had the opportunity to sign a player of his quality and now we will focus on getting him back to the top form he showed only a season ago.”He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well. His attitude on the pitch is exactly what we need, plus he is a very good character off the field too.”last_img read more

Everton push Las Palmas to drop price for Mauricio Lemos

first_imgEverton remain keen on Las Palmas defender Mauricio Lemos.Lemos has been a long-term target for Everton chief Steve Walsh.Marca says Everton are still interested in Uruguayan defender Lemos – but face competition from Roma.The Toffees only want to pay £17.5m for the centre-back, but Las Palmas want £27.5m.Lemos has been tracked by Barcelona for the past 18 months.last_img

​​Arsenal defender Gibbs becomes priority for Watford manager Silva​

first_imgWatford manager Marco Silva is intent on signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs.However, the Hornets are not prepared to meet Arsenal’s 15m evaluation, especially when Gibbs is the final year of his contract.The other road block for Silva is Gibbs’ wages.The 27-year old currently earns £60,000-per-week with the Gunners, an amount that is deemed excessive by Watford.Gibbs looks on the outer at the Emirates after Sead Kolasinac was signed from Schalke earlier this month.With a World Cup next year, Gibbs may have to force his way out of Arsenal, and drop his wages, to ensure he gives himself a chance of making it to Russia.last_img read more

Marseille make bumper bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

first_imgOlympique Marseille have bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.French media sources say Marseille have made a £24.5million offer for Giroud.Giroud’s Arsenal career is in doubt with Alexandre Lacazette expected to arrive soon.The French side have upped their bid for the 30-year-old, who wants to leave the Emirates.Giroud is also on the radar of London rivals West Ham.last_img

PSG defender Marquinhos ends speculation with new deal

first_imgPSG defender Marquinhos has ended speculation over his future by penning a new deal.The Brazilian, who has been linked to Manchester United and Barcelona, will now remain with them to 30 June 2022.He said: “I have always said I’m happy to play for Paris Saint-Germain, and this contract extension is further proof of my commitment to the Club.”I feel very good at this club and with this group of players whom I am with every day. I have found here the perfect place to flourish and hope to win many more trophies. Over the last four years, I have been able to gauge the progress made at Paris Saint-Germain, which has notably enabled me to get into the national team.”I’m really looking forward to starting pre-season ahead of a new campaign with my team-mates and to give the best of myself so that our team continues to make our fans proud in the coming months.”last_img read more

Women Deliver 50 Announced

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 8, 2012November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier today in honor of International Women’s Day, Women Deliver announced their list of 50 “ideas and solutions improving the lives of women and girls.” The Women Deliver 50 includes educational initiatives, advocacy campaigns, technological advancements, health interventions and capacity building and empowerment programs:Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, today announced the “Women Deliver 50,” a compilation of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions that are delivering for girls and women across the globe. After hundreds of online nominations from 103 countries, a selection committee chose 125 finalists to be voted on by the public. More than 6,000 individuals participated in the online voting. To learn about the ideas and innovations that made the full list, click here.Share this:center_img “The solutions on this list show that with ingenuity, drive and dedication, we can build a better world for girls and women,” said Jill Sheffield, Women Deliver Founder and President. “We are proud to celebrate these organizations and programs, which are pioneering real, lasting, social change at the local and global levels. We have seen time and time again that when we invest in girls and women, entire societies benefit.”last_img read more

On World Humanitarian Day, a Focus on Reproductive and Maternal Health Providers in Humanitarian Settings

first_imgPosted on August 20, 2013February 16, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Yesterday, on World Humanitarian Day, K4Health launched a new Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings toolkit, a set of resources that offer guidance for health care providers, emergency workers, communications professionals and others. It covers a range of health issues, including a module on maternal and child health, and brings together a range of resources that K4Health  began compiling following crises in Haiti and Pakistan, which inspired the creation of a general toolkit for use in a range of humanitarian settings.In addition, UNFPA marked World Humanitarian Day with a profile of Muneera Sha’aban, one of Jordan’s first midwives, who is now working in a UNFPA-supported clinic to ensure that Syrian women who have fled conflict in their home country to Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp deliver safely.From the article:The 69-year-old midwife says she enjoys doing her job regardless of all the difficulties she encounters serving in one of the UNFPA-supported clinics in Za’atari Camp for Syrian Refugees in Jordan.Muneera’s days start very early, as she makes her way from Amman to the camp, some 80 kilometres away. She leaves her house at 6 in the morning and takes two buses to arrive at the camp by 9.“I have to work to make a living, but without the love I have for the work I am doing, life could have been more difficult,” she says, adding, “I return to my house at 6 in the evening, backed with satisfaction.”World Humanitarian Day also marked the launch of “The World Needs More #___” a campaign that invites the public to share their answers to the question: “What do you think the world needs more of?” Check out campaign submissions on Twitter.For more on the vital role that midwives play in ensuring that women deliver safely in the midst of conflict, catch up on coverage from NPR and the MHTF blog.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: A Critical Absence from the Cesarean Section Debate

first_imgPosted on May 8, 2018May 14, 2018By: Eric Jauniaux, Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, EGA Institute for Women’s Health, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London; Johan Vos, Chief Executive, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In the last two decades, cesarean section (c-section) has become the most common major surgical operation worldwide and its rates are an important measure of obstetric practices in the 21st century. Cesarean deliveries are not new. Historically performed to save the infant, despite occasional references to operations on living mothers, cesarean delivery was frequently used to retrieve the infant from a deceased or moribund woman. Improvements in patient care have progressively established c-section as a safe operation, both as an emergency and an elective procedure. Blood transfusions and the introduction of antibiotics and uterotonics after World War II substantially reduced poor outcomes due to c-section. Continuous advances in anesthesia and improvements in postoperative care have further contributed to declining mortality rates from c-section, first in economically developed/high-income countries and more recently in low- and middle-income countries.C-section rates around the worldIn the 1980s, the international health care community, led by the World Health Organization, defined the ideal c-section rate to be between 10% and 15%. The United Nations Millennium Declaration and the funding strategies have improved maternal and child outcomes in many low- and middle-income countries; however, in most sub-Saharan African countries, c-section rates have remained below the 10% target. By contrast, rates have increased substantially in Asia, Central America and South America, creating new c-section access inequalities, with low access to emergency obstetric care in the poorest countries and high levels of c-section without medical indication in well-resourced settings, in particular in middle-income countries. Evidence of this situation is striking in a country such as Brazil, which has one of the highest national rates of c-section in the world (53% in 2012 and rising) with a c-section rate of 43% in state-funded hospitals versus 85% in the private sector. Changes in maternal age at first birth in high-income countries and the worldwide epidemic of maternal overweight and obesity have had a direct impact on c-section rates since the beginning of this century, but these factors alone cannot explain national rates over 25% and certainly not rates over 30%.Placenta accreta and other complicationsA critical absence from the recent “c-section debate” has been the long-term health impact of excessively high c-section rates, in particular in populations with high fertility rates, such as Egypt (c-section rate 53% and fertility rate 37/1000 women) and Mexico (45% and 33/1000 women, respectively). A 2018 systematic review confirmed that women with previous c-section are at increased risk of miscarriage, unexplained stillbirth, placenta previa, placenta accreta and abruption (in which the placenta detaches from the uterus before delivery) in subsequent pregnancies. Placenta accreta spectrum is a complex disorder in which the placenta implants and develops on or inside the scar of a previous uterine surgical procedure. When undiagnosed before birth, attempts to remove the placenta at delivery result in massive obstetric hemorrhage and very high maternal morbidity and significant mortality rates. The deeper the invasion of the previous uterine scar, the higher the risks of maternal complications during childbirth, in particular in low- and middle-income countries where trained multidisciplinary surgical teams are not available and access to blood transfusions is limited.The rising rates of c-section are directly linked to the rising prevalence and incidence of placenta accreta spectrum disorder. A surgical operation designed to save the lives of women and babies may negatively impact maternal and neonatal outcomes under certain circumstances. This is a particular concern when c-section rates are above 20-25% and general obstetricians are inexperienced in managing the major surgical procedures associated with managing accreta placental tissue, which often require complex surgical skills.In March 2018, the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) published a special issue on placenta accreta spectrum disorders, including the new FIGO consensus guidelines on the epidemiology, prenatal diagnosis and surgical and conservative management of this condition, alongside a series of peer-reviewed original articles on placenta accreta spectrum that provide a comprehensive overview of this complex disorder. The XXII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 14 to 19 October 2018, and will provide a unique opportunity to expand the debate on the consequences of high c-section rates for the many health care professionals around the world involved in maternal health care.—Learn more about the global epidemic of unnecessary cesarean sectionsShare this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Expert Ann Quick Tips: Buying health insurance when you’re under 30

first_imgThe bad news? You turned 26 and got kicked off your parent’s plan. The good news? Health insurance is still way cheaper when you’re under 30.Those under 30 can buy a special kind of health insurance plan that protects you from high medical costs and pays for things like annual check-ups. Often called “simple,” “basic,” or “catastrophic,” these plans have lower premiums and protect you from worst-case scenarios. Under these plans, you’ll get 3 doctors visits per year at no cost and free preventive benefits. Plus, all of our NY carriers offer free phone calls with doctors, too.Remember, even though you might be young and carefree, life has a way of coming at us when we least expect it. Play it safe and make sure you’re covered – it could save you in the long run.**[Shop our Under 30 plans now!](**When you buy health insurance through Freelancers Union, a portion of your purchase goes right back to the freelance workforce – at no additional cost to you! There are no markups, no hidden fees, and if something comes up, we’ve got your back.At Freelancers Union, we fight for better coverage options for freelancers every day. That’s why it is so important for us to stand together – so that we can be sure the next system provides affordable, quality care to the United States’ 55 million independent workers.last_img read more

The pros and cons of working from home

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Working from home is every freelancer’s dream, right?Sure, working where I hang my hat has its advantages, but let’s be real here. Some days it’s more like a nightmare.Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and where I do it. For me, no commute and a flexible schedule means that I can manage care for my autistic son and chaperone field trips for my daughter, but it also means missing out on a quiet morning commute and monthly birthday celebrations.So before you leave your 9-5 to freelance from home or start scouring job boards for remote opportunities, consider these pros and cons of working at home.The Cons1) Your home is full of distractions.Beeping dryers, barking dogs and buzzing lawnmowers are just some of the distractions that I deal with on a daily basis. It’s not just noise that can knock you off track, it can also be looming chores or needy family members. It’s helpful to designate an area of your home as a work space. If you don’t have room for a home office, at least set up a desk that is only used during working hours.2) Friends and family assume that you have more time than you do. Just because you don’t have to drive to the office doesn’t mean that your workload has disappeared. Unless you set firm boundaries, others may assume that you can come can go as you please, which can leave you working late into the evening in an attempt to catch up. Before you set up shop at home, communicate with family, friends and co-workers so that you don’t end up overextended.3) You miss out on water cooler chat.This one needs no explaining. Working from home can be isolating, so make time for lunch with friends and colleagues so that you don’t get overwhelmed and lonely.The Pros1) You have full control over your environment.Work better with a candle scenting the room or talk radio piping through your speakers? Go, ahead, you’re in control! For some, working in their comfort zone ups productivity.2) There’s no need to worry about office drama.No office, no office drama, or at least minimal office drama. When you work from home, you get to focus on work, without the daily politics that permeate some office settings.3) You’ll save money you never even realized that you were spending.It’s not just gas money you’ll be saving when you work from home. If trips to the lunch cart or coffee shop are a part of your daily routine, you might find that working at home leaves more money in your wallet. Before you assume that you’ll save money by working at home though, think about what you’ll invest in internet service, electric and other at-home costs. Even with these expenses factored in, you’ll likely find that working at home makes good economic sense.Do you work remotely? How do you stay motivated and manage your workload?Jennifer Costa is a Freelance Writer and Marketing Consultant for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. She is also the author of The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Positive Discipline. You can learn more about her on her her website.last_img read more