4 Ways to Stop Being Taken Advantage of at Work


Author: Patricia Thompson
Source: The Daily Muse

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that you really wished you hadn’t agreed to? Maybe you ended up joining the company softball team, even though you hate sports and are embarrassed by your inability to throw in a straight line.

Perhaps you became the organizer of all of the office birthday parties, because no one else would do it. Or, maybe you picked up the slack yet again, and ended up staying late for a colleague who begged you to help him to finish a project at the last minute.

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Technology Tuesday: September 12


Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: An AI baby helps us explore what it means to be human, a new metamaterial from MagicLeap and Berkeley, rejuvenating middle aged muscle tissue, bionic lenses that give better than 20/20 vision, and healing broken bones with gene therapy and microbubbles. Continue reading

10 Things to Add to Your Resume, and 10 to Remove Immediately

960x0Author: Liz Ryan
Source: Forbes

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.

Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is dry and formal. It sucks the power out of your story.

You are not a “results-oriented professional with a bottom-line orientation.” You are a unique, amazing person — but your power will never across in your resume as long as you brand yourself like every other battle drone in the fleet.

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Weekend Planner: September 8


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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Assessing A New Company’s Culture and How You’ll Fit In

Interracial Men & Women Business TeamAuthor: Susan Hoffman
Source: onlinecareertips.com

Cultural fit is a sought-after quality by many employers. Every year, articles are published about how to evaluate the cultural fit of job candidates and what qualities are sought in those people.

When a potential employer brings you in for one or more on-site interviews, he or she already thinks that you have the skills necessary for the job. Your on-site interviews then become a way to dig deeper into your skills and gauge your cultural fit.

But as someone who’s hunting for a job, how do you know if the company culture will fit YOU?

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Win an Amazon Gift Card from The Job Shop!


We’re excited to announce that The Job Shop will be running not just one, but three fantastic new contests, with multiple prizes and chances to win!

From today, September 6th, until the end of the month, September 30th, you can enter any of the contests for a chance to win one of three $150 Amazon Gift Cards!

1) Leave us a Google Review
2) Tell the world what you love about working with The Job Shop on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter along with the hashtag #TheJobShopRocks
3) Send a testimonial we can use on our upcoming new website to Jobs@JobShopSF.com

That’s it. Feel free to enter only one, or all three contests as you like! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Technology Tuesday: September 5


Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: The US Congress is voting to support autonomous car development, a company is investing $100 billion in the “Information Revolution”, the world’s largest x-ray laser s going online, a new inexpensive cancer treatment shows promise, and scientists have produced hydrogen fuel using only light and fats. Continue reading