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Wingsuit Test Pilot Has Thrills Galore, No Prospects for Life Insurance

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 23:53
Former Marine Scotty Bob Morgan jumps off mountains and out of helicopters in experimental nylon suits that allow daredevils to maneuver in the air; ‘you don’t want to be the error.’ ​

Buyer’s Remorse-Not The Job You Wanted

Lisa Kaye - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:37

You may have been the most excited person on the planet when you accepted the new job, or the promotion, or the chance to accept a new assignment. Without so much as a second thought you were all to glad to say “Yes!” and leap into the new opportunity like a kid on the first day of school. Excitement has a way of blinding you to the starry eyed glow that can make everything around you seem like you are in a dream. You may think nothing can be better than this until one day you walk into the office to see your work- world may not be as rosy as you once thought.

What do you do when buyer’s remorse sets in? It may take years, months or for some it can happen during your orientation period, but when do you know the good thing you thought was happening to you may not be as good? Everyone gets caught up in the moment whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, or something wonderful that is happening in your life. You may be so focused on change no matter where it comes from that you forget what it is that really makes you happy.

Buyer’s remorse can come in many forms. You may feel you are taking on more than you expected or had room for in your life. You could doubt you have what it takes to truly succeed at a new level. Or, you simply may have decided that the job or new opportunity is just as fraught with issues and problems no matter how good the recruiter was who convinced you to take the job. Even if all seemed like it was perfect, reality may be showing you another side to the dream you may not have thought was possible.

When you start to experience buyer’s remorse you can do a few things to get out of your own way. You can embrace the new opportunity as a challenge to push yourself and turn the situation around. You could see this an a chance to reach out to others in your network who do have more experience and can be in a position to help you and guide you along the way. Or, you could simply quit and look for another opportunity that may be more in line with what you want. You are not stuck. No matter the choices, your decisions are not carved in stone and you have the ability to learn and accept the choices you make and grow from those experiences

Nothing about your job or your career is meant to be perfect. You will have times in you life when you are at odds with your boss, your co-workers and sometimes even yourself when you may feel you have no where to turn. Knowing that your remorse is temporary and that you might even learn to love the job you have and push through any shortcomings might be all the incentive you need to stay the course no matter how hard overwhelmed you may feel.

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Huawei's Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 09:47
Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.

Small-Business Lament: Too Few Mexicans in U.S.

WSJ Careers - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 21:56
As the U.S. labor market tightens and the population of undocumented immigrants shrinks, employers in industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture are scrambling to fill jobs they say Americans don’t want.

Majority of Delta Pilots Approve New Labor Contract

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:53
Pilots at Delta Air Lines ratified a new four-year labor contract that contains big raises and retains the aviators’ lucrative profit-sharing formula, reversing widespread rejection of an earlier proposed pact in 2015.

Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:20
The Remote Year program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip, as they work remotely for jobs based thousands of miles away.

CEO Shadows Workers to Learn 'Nitty-Gritty' Details

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:35
Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto, has begun shadowing employees to learn nitty-gritty details of all the work that goes on at the company. He learns about the job, helps with some tasks, and brainstorms new approaches.

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 08:32
The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.

How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 22:14
To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days.

Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 18:27
Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.

Before You Say “Yes” To The Job

Lisa Kaye - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:06

When you are beyond excited about your job prospects after months of campaigning and pulling out the stops in an effort to nail the job or your dreams, you might need to hit pause before you sign the offer letter and make sure you have thoroughly read the job description. Before you say, “Yes! to the job!” you may need to read the fine print in terms of what the job entails and what you think you should be doing before you accept your new role.

It may all look great from the outside. You could be swept up in the excitement of the title, the position, the prospects of a larger scope of responsibilities, travel and all the perks that may come along with accepting a new position. You may have charted this course for a long time and it’s now finally arrived. Hold up just a minute please! Now you’ve heard a rumor that they may need for you to move to change your physical location and you may report to someone else and work with another team. Before you start packing, it might be wise to pause and make sure this is all that it was intended to be and there are no more surprises waiting for you. You may have been blinded by the light of the offer and forgot to fully read the details of your new position and who is really calling the shots here.

You’ve got to ask yourself, Are you ready to lead or are you ready to follow the lead? If you think you are the job, and it doesn’t really matter, think again. You need to make sure you kick the tires in terms of what your role will include and not take for granted that you will figure it out once you get in. Knowing the full scope of your role includes understanding your professional relationships and evaluating the interpersonal dynamics of your new work environment and the people you will be forced to work with as well. Your job description should provide a road map for you to dig deeper in terms of the expectations you and others have of you before you say yes to the offer. Working above or below your pay grade will determine how well you succeed in the job. Know what you are getting into before you tender that resignation.

You may think you bring a unique set of skills or point of view to the new job. But, if you are not a match with what is expected of you changing the rules mid-stream is not necessarily a good or available option. You have to not only think of how the new job will effect you but how will it effect your family. Maybe you have a spouse or partner who is not interested in making a move. Maybe your kids have special needs and your new role will force them out into the spotlight before they are ready or able. Taking stock of your situation personally as well as professionally, before you agree to accept the full responsibilities of your new role whatever that may be, is a crucial step in being honest with yourself and with those that really matter.

It’s not a sign of failure if you decide this job may be more than you bargained for. Even if you won the final offer after exhaustive interviews, you need to make sure this is what you really want and that it’s right not only for you but for your family as well. When you rely on the opinions and comments of others you may be forced to make and accept decisions that are not right for you. Think long and hard before you say yes to the job, no matter how tempting the offer appears to be.

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Local Governments Arrive on Schedule to Help Part-Time Workers

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:48
Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality.

Tech Giants Are Poaching Universities' AI Talent

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:02
Google, Baidu, Facebook and others pursuing artificial intelligence are draining universities of top computer scientists who might otherwise be cultivating the next generation of AI researchers, say experts.

GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From Chinese Owner

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 00:32
Workers at the former appliance division of General Electric rejected a new contract this week, spurning an attempt by its new Chinese owners to cut costs at a massive factory complex in Louisville, Ky.

Retail Workers Clock In for Thanksgiving Holiday

WSJ Careers - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 21:13
The J.C. Penney store at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx usually closes at 9 p.m. but will be open for more than 24 hours, until 10 p.m. Friday, to ring in the holiday season.

Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Putting Overtime-Pay Regulation on Hold

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:27
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping regulation set to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay Dec. 1, delivering a blow to one of President Barack Obama’s signature workplace rules.

Who's Working in the 'Gig Economy'?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:00
In the “gig economy,” workers run the gamut from independent contractors to moonlighters.

Court Halts Overtime Rule, Leaving Employers in Limbo

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 09:30
U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties and pay ahead of a new overtime rule set to take effect next week. But an order from a federal judge on Tuesday puts the fate of the rule into question.

Legal Marijuana Becomes Headache for Employee Drug Testing

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:08
A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing.

How to Cope When Your Sponsor Leaves the Company

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:23
A good sponsor can turbocharge her protégés’ careers by staking her professional reputation on helping them succeed. But what happens when that sponsor leaves the company?

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