Why Tech Companies Have All the Best Employee Perks

We’ve all heard about the extra perks offered at some of the big tech companies out there—Google, for example, is known for its free gourmet food and onsite massages, in addition to a workspace that resembles a grownup playground. Airbnb gives employees a $2,000 credit per year to travel to any destination of their choosing, and employees at enjoy unlimited vacation time. So why are more and more businesses jumping on the bandwagon and offering out-of-the-box bonuses? And besides the obvious, what are the benefits of companies getting creative with fringe benefits? Counteract Stress It’s kind of old-school thinking that employees work harder when put under pressure. In reality, too

Network with Ease and Confidence When on the Job Hunt

One of the most important things you can do for your career is make positive connections with others in your industry. This can seem intimidating—whether you’re a total introvert, or if you’re the life of every party. However, networking can open the door to new opportunities. Experts say that 80% of jobs aren’t even posted—they are found through good old word-of mouth referrals. So, how do you network without coming across like that sleazy salesmen type? How do you make a positive impression on the people you meet, from industry events to the break room of your own office? Check out these tips for networking, effectively. Get Real Remember, the CEO had to have started somewhere too. He or

Beat the Job Searching Blues: Stay Productive With These Tips

So you’re on the job hunt, and have sent out résumés for pretty much every job posting out there. Now what? It’s important that you stay focused on your goals—rather than getting sucked into daytime TV and loafing around the house. Even if you currently have a job, and are more than ready to move on, there are ways to stay productive to keep that momentum going and ultimately find what you are looking for. Here are five essential things to do when you’re in between jobs, from our experts. Make contact Let it be known—to past coworkers, friends and family, recruiters in the area, and even that guy on his laptop next to you at Starbucks—that you are in the market for a new job. Find out if th


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