Archive for April, 2018

Late for Jacksonville jobs?

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Some employees at Jacksonville jobs may have given strange excuses for being late for work.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, when asked how often they come in late to work, 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month — down from 29 percent last year — and more than 1 in 10 (12 percent) say it’s a weekly occurrence for them.

Broken down by age, 38 percent of those ages 18-34 are late at least once a month, compared to 36 percent of those 35-44 and 14 percent of those 45 and older. By region, 30 percent of workers from the West are late at least once a month, compared to only 26 percent in the Northeast, 25 percent in the South and 23 percent in the Midwest.

Some people have more unusual excuses for being late. When asked about the most outrageous excuses employees have given them for being late, employers shared the following:

  • It’s too cold to work.
  • I had morning sickness (it was a man).
  • My coffee was too hot and I couldn’t leave until it cooled off.
  • An astrologer warned me of a car accident on a major highway, so I took all backroads, making me an hour late.
  • My dog ate my work schedule.
  • I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.
  • My fake eyelashes were stuck together.
  • Although it has been five years, I forgot I did not work at my former employer’s location and drove there on accident.

In general, the usual suspects are to blame for why employees are late to work: traffic (51 percent), oversleeping (31 percent), bad weather (28 percent), too tired to get out of bed (23 percent) and forgetting something (13 percent).

Jacksonville nurse practitioner jobs among the best in the nation

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

A new survey demonstrates that Jacksonville nurse practitioner jobs, among other locations, rank among some of the best in the country.

Software Developer takes the No. 1 spot as the Best Job overall. Dentist ranks at No. 2, followed by physician assistant at No. 3 and nurse practitioner at No. 4. This is the first time since 2015 that a health care job has not topped the list, though health care positions continue to dominate the 2018 rankings due to a combination of high salaries and low unemployment rates. In addition to taking 47 of the 100 Best Jobs, the majority of the Best-Paying Jobs are also in health care. With an average salary of $269,600, anesthesiologist tops the list, followed by surgeon at No. 2 and obstetrician and gynecologist at No. 3.

“Health care jobs are prominent on our list year after year and are predicted to continue growing rapidly within the job market by 2026,” said Rebecca Koenig, careers reporter at U.S. News. “Health care goes beyond doctors and nursing professions – there is high demand for people to fill positions available in health care technology, at hospitals and elsewhere within the industry that tap into a variety of the categories we rank and that offer a low unemployment rate, a high median salary and robust job growth.”

100 Best Jobs
1. Software Developer
2. Dentist
3. Physician Assistant
4. Nurse Practitioner
5. Orthodontist

Best-Paying Jobs
1. Anesthesiologist
2. Surgeon
3. Obstetrician and Gynecologist
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
5. Orthodontist

Best Health Care Jobs
1. Dentist
2. Physician Assistant
3. Nurse Practitioner
4. Orthodontist
5. Pediatrician

Best Business Jobs
1. Statistician
2. Actuary
3. Mathematician
4. Cost Estimator
5. Business Operations Manager

Internships and Jacksonville jobs

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Internships are valuable for Jacksonville jobs, among other locations.

Internships provide college students with valuable real-world work experience, and can lead to increased job-offer rates and higher starting salaries, according to results of a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

However, as NACE’s annual survey of college students has consistently found, job-offer rates and starting salary offers are highly dependent on whether an internship was paid or unpaid, and the sector in which a student served the internship.

A paid internship with a company in the private sector is, by far, the most beneficial in promoting job-search success because it is the most deliberately designed and the most consistently funded for converting interns into full-time, entry-level hires.

In the Class of 2017 Student Survey, the job-offer rate for “paid-private” students (62.2 percent) was 20.4 percent higher than for “unpaid” students and 18.9 percent higher than for students lacking experience. In addition, the median starting salary offer for “paid-private” students was 44.8 percent higher than for “unpaid” students and 27.1 percent higher than for students lacking experience.

On the other hand, having had an unpaid position—regardless whether it is in the private, nonprofit, or public sector—gives students no immediate advantage over those students without any internship experience. In fact, Class of 2017 students whose most recent (or only) experience was unpaid had virtually the same job-offer rate as students lacking experience (41.8 percent versus 43.3 percent, respectively).

It is important to keep in mind that, since its inception, NACE’s Student Survey has only surveyed students during the spring semester prior to graduation and, therefore, cannot show how internship/co-op experience—paid or unpaid, and in any sector—affects job-search success in the months after graduation.

Would these interview mistakes hurt a chance at Jacksonville jobs?

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Careerbuilder has a new survey that looks at interview mistakes that can hurt chances at Jacksonville jobs.

Acing an interview is an important step in landing a job, but it’s no easy feat, and your time to show yourself off is limited. According to a new CareerBuilder survey conducted by The Harris Poll, around half of employers (49 percent) know within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate is a good or bad fit for a position, and only 8 percent make up their mind within a half hour or longer.

Even if you are the best candidate for the job, you can see a potential offer go up in smoke by making avoidable mistakes. Here are 10 instant deal breakers, according to employers:

  1. Candidate is caught lying about something: 71 percent
  2. Candidate answers a cell phone or texts during the interview: 67 percent
  3. Candidate appears arrogant or entitled: 59 percent
  4. Candidate appears to have a lack of accountability: 52 percent
  5. Candidate swears: 51 percent
  6. Candidate dresses inappropriately: 50 percent
  7. Candidate talks negatively about current or previous employers: 48 percent
  8. Candidate knows nothing about the job or company: 45 percent
  9. Candidate has unprofessional body language: 43 percent
  10. Candidate knows nothing about the industry or competitors: 35 percent