Best Jobs To Impress Women

Contrary to what the leathery cougars of Wisteria Lane might have you believe, it takes more than attorney, doctor or pool boy credentials to get the girl, even if you do have six-pack abs. So let’s look at some of the best jobs to impress women. Sure, the leaders in these fields usually make decent money and have the kinds of personalities women dig, but these guys tend to back it up with genuine character and style.

Of course, it’s understood that this review can function as a road map for poseurs. You know, the average actor, rock star or -- if you’re George Costanza -- architect wannabe next door. If you can’t cut it as the real deal, we've provided tips to help you fake it; just hope she doesn’t do a little research and bust you for embellishing your resume for hormonal gain.

Chef

Let’s be honest: There are easier ways to get laid than by becoming a chef. You’re working when everyone else is out having a good time. For that matter, you’re working because everyone else is out for a good time. Survive culinary school, then the backstabbing and burnout on the way up, and you might just nudge six-figure territory someday. Clearly, you’re not doing it for the dough -- it’s about the passion you have for creatively and uniquely interpreting your dishes, and of course having a job to impress women.

Fake it: Adopt a charismatic, screw-you attitude like that of Anthony Bourdain, watch the Food Network for a week straight and don’t eat at chain restaurants -- ever.

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Maximising your free time at work

There are always times in every job where you have nothing to do. For some it's a bonus - a break from the routine - for others it's dull and boring.

This article will look at how you can make best use of your free time at work (or skive and get away with it!).

Is there anything you should be doing right now?

Be honest - do you really have spare time just now or is there something you can be getting on with?

We all have stuff that doesn't have to be done right away, so sometimes we put things aside and have a break, don't we? Or is it just me?

Motivating yourself to start that task you have been putting off can be difficult, so here are a few tips to get the ball rolling:

  • Make a list of what you need to do.
  • Break each task down into sub tasks - you will find these much more manageable (and less daunting!).
  • Just start from the beginning and work your way down the list. Before you know it, your task will be complete!

Conceal An Office Romance

While most companies frown on office romances, the bottom line is that it's a common practice. Polls asking couples where they met their mate reveal that one of the top answers is “at work.” According to a CNN survey, 40% of participants have had an office romance, and a surprising 66% didn’t feel the relationship needed to be kept secret.

While most people don’t find a problem with letting their coworkers know about the love blossoming between the cubicle walls, the fine print of many a company contract says a little something about office romances. Usually, this fine print is a warning of some kind, so it’s often a good idea to conceal your passionate office romp.

While it’s not recommended to indulge in an office romance, sometimes emotions -- and hormones -- get the best of you. So, in case you’ve had some trouble controlling the urge to hit on the receptionist, we offer you a set of guidelines on how to conceal an office romance. For the sake of your job, pay attention.

12 Steps For Recovering Workaholics

Have you ever brought work with you on vacation or pulled double shifts without extra pay? Workaholic habits can be tough to break because they’re viewed as virtues in many circles. However, they can put a strain on your relationships, damage your health and even blemish your career by causing you to burn out. Follow, in no particular order, these 12 steps for recovering workaholics to improve your overall quality of life.

STEP 1
Have a talk with your boss
The first of our 12 steps for recovering workaholics is to discuss a more manageable schedule with your supervisor. Don’t mention that you consider yourself a workaholic or that you want to shift your priorities away from work, as your boss may view those points as signs of weakness. Instead, explain that you need a bit more time to address matters in your personal life. This subtle difference could save your job.
STEP 2
Focus on your long-term goals
Through the years, you may have lost touch with your true aspirations. This is why it’s important, as you attempt our 12 steps for recovering workaholics, to take the time to re-evaluate what matters most to you, both personally and professionally. Is this the type of work that you want to be doing for the rest of your days? Do your objectives include a home, a family and other specific experiences? Base your decisions on the kind of life you want years from now, not the nearest deadline.

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Five Steps to Vocational Passion: A Disciplined Plan for Major Mid-life Changes

There’s a famous song lyric that asks: “Is that all there is?” Every seven seconds, an American turns 50 years old. So there’s a good chance that song is running through some of their heads.

The question captures the ennui that many people feel in mid-life. They look up at the clock, see it ticking, and begin counting in their heads all the mountains not climbed, the poems not written, and the songs not sung.

It’s time to stop asking the question idly. I’m offering five initial steps that you can take to evaluate your situation and to begin the transition away from a meaningless grind toward a new life that provides you with energy and fulfilment.

Vocational passion is an alignment of your abilities and interests in a role that gives you unlimited energy and happiness. This is not an overnight process. But it’s a process you can begin today.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Explaining Your Recession Layoff

Getting laid off is an embarrassing experience -- and not a particularly fun one to relive again and again during interviews. But the way you handle the topic can make or break an opportunity to restart your career and leave the past behind.

To help perfect your approach, we've compiled the following advice for how you should -- and shouldn't -- handle the discussion.

DO be the first one to address your layoff.

One of the first questions a recruiter is likely to ask is, "Can you tell me about yourself?" Reveal your passions and career motivations first, and then take this as an opportunity to explain your recent layoff. "You'll get credit for bringing it up," says Lewis Lin, founder of Seattle Interview Coach and former hiring manager for Microsoft and Google. "You'll get to frame the layoff and explain it on your own terms, as opposed to letting the recruiter ask about it."

DON'T weave a complex story.

You may still feel wounded from your layoff, but don't be too sensitive and over-explain why you were let go. Weaving a complicated story (like you were laid off during a restructuring even though your boss promised your position would be safe, but instead your colleague was chosen to stay because she had a lower salary requirement -- whew!) will raise red flags that there was some deeper meaning behind your termination. Just say, "There was a restructuring and unfortunately my position was eliminated." Then move on to the next question.

Beating the System

We've all heard it: "You can't get a job if you don't have experience, but how do you get experience if no-one will give you a job?". Doesn't seem fair, does it?

Some kids are lucky. They've got an uncle or brother or cousin who can pull a few strings for them. Once they're in, they can say they've got that magical stuff called "job experience" that every boss looks for.

Some kids are so smart. You know the type. They skip grades in school and all the colleges are begging for them. They're too busy being smart to be cool. They really make an impression on potential bosses, and they get hired.

Then there are the kids who find underhanded ways to make money. They don't want a real job. They usually look pretty cool driving around in big fancy cars flashing wads of money. They don't look so cool years later sitting in a jail cell.

And finally, there's the rest of us. We walk into one personnel office after another, filling out job applications. By the time you're finished, you've memorized your Social Security number for life. They all say the same thing: "We'll let you know."

Only they don't. You never hear from them again.

Military career - how to make a career in the military

So you want a military career huh? Good for you soldier! Huh? You don't want to be a soldier? Um well.....that's OK too!

The modern military career

Perhaps the common (mis)conception of a military career is that you have to be a solider. That isn't the case anymore.

The modern military is a diverse organisation and recognises the need for numerous different roles supporting the front line troops. Admin, doctors, engineers, mechanics, human resources, officers, construction, IT, marketing and many other disciplines are put to use within the military.

So where does this leave the job seeker?

Well, a military career isn't as simple as it once was. The opportunities are as diverse as the larger job market is, so that still leaves the job seeker with decisions to make about what it is they want to do with their career.

But fear not, because help is at hand!

How to Get a Job as a Computer Game Designer

"Quit playing those video games! You'll never accomplish anything that way." If anyone has ever said this to you, here's your chance to prove them wrong: video game design is a rapidly growing field in need of talented individuals.

A game designer can be compared to a movie scriptwriter: the person who has the initial idea and then writes a document describing every detail of their artistic vision. Game designers are creative, methodical, and communicate well. They have strong technical skills, enthusiasm for video games and sound gaming knowledge.

A job in video game design offers a casual work environment, a high salary with lots of perks, and the freedom to create entire worlds and see them come to life. If you think you're ready for a career that is limited only by your imagination, follow these steps to break into this exciting career.

1. Learn about the industry

Like any business, the video game industry has its big players and its lingo that you have to be familiar with in order to succeed. In addition to playing a variety of video games (including ones you would normally never even look at) to familiarize yourself with the market, check out the various industry magazines, both online and print, to get yourself in the know.

Make sure you get a wide breadth of knowledge — across multiple genres and multiple platforms so you are able to adapt your knowledge to a rapidly changing market.

How to become a Search Engine Optimiser

Job Definition

A Search Engine Optimiser (SEO) differs from a Webmaster and a Web Designer in that he or she is responsible for marketing a website, as oppose to designing it.

Basically, a Search Engine Optimiser's knowledge base lies in knowing how Search Engines and Directories index and rank websites and can therefore re-design existing sites in order to raise the amount of visitors they receive.

A basic technical and design knowledge is required for this job, almost to the extent of a Web Designer, but a SEO also needs sound business and marketing skills.

The main factor a SEO has to deal with is the fact that the industry changes on a daily basis, so you have to be able to adapt quickly. It's not what you know - it's how well you adapt to the changes!

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