Jake Michaels

A former Department of Labor analyst, Jake is a freelance writer who talks about economics and other news about the job market and how it affects the present and future workforce.

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Saving Money: How Businesses Should Accomplish This

Many businesses were caught flatfooted when the pandemic started in 2020. They had to close after the authorities issued shelter-in-place directives to stop the spread of the virus. The situation resulted in low to no revenues for these businesses as their customers stayed home to avoid getting infected. Some businesses were able to stay afloat …

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Winning the Bid on a House: How Can You Achieve It?

There is nothing more anxiety-inducing than finding the house of your dreams, only to find out that so many people are after it, too. House-hunting can be a stressful activity—one that can take months if not years, and if you experience losing out on a home that you already got attached to and were sure …

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Job Opportunities for Women in the Real Estate Industry

Did you know that the real estate industry is perfect for women? The real estate market has several successful women working in the industry and running their own shows. In fact, 55.5 percent of agents and brokers are women, while 45.5 percent of them are men. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of the professionals are women, …

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Five Skills That Employees Need in a Post-pandemic Workplace

The coronavirus pandemic created enormous changes in the traditional workplace. No industry was left untouched. From manufacturing and retail to food and hospitality, every business is grappling with the impact of a global pandemic that left much of the world stunned. Slowly, as we pulled away from its economic impact and countries begin to reopen …

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What Is the Current State of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle?

In recent times, there have been many changes in the way we work and do business. One of these changes is the four-day workweek being deemed a success in one of the most progressive countries: Iceland. And some countries are exploring this option too and might soon follow suit. And there is another work-related trend that is …

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Rewarding Your Employees: Simple Merchandise to Reward Your Employees

Many small businesses struggle to reward their employees because of their low revenue. However, rewarding your employees don’t necessarily mean you have to give them something expensive. Most employees enjoy items they can use at work or even at home. Employee recognition and reward systems have come a long way since the inception of businesses …

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What’s Stopping You from Advancing in Your Career?

Career progression is something that most people desire. Finding a good job is not only about having a paycheck. It is more fulfilling to see yourself achieve your professional goals. But, thinking about it is not as easy as attaining it. You may find yourself in a rut in your career because of different reasons. …

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The Dangers of Including Social Media in the Hiring Process

Social media screening is no longer a rare concept in the workplace. It seemed unusual for a company’s HR department to look at employees and candidates in the past. But as social media became mainstream, so has social media screening. One survey found that 90 percent of employers find that looking at candidates’ social media …

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