Make sure your kids don’t live with you at age 25

Any parents worth their salt want what’s best for their children, including successful, autonomous futures – autonomous, as in self-sufficient and independent.

And one of the best ways to avoid having your adolescent offspring turn into basement-dwelling young adults is to (gently) steer them toward the right decisions about college majors and careers. Gone are the days of “major in what you love and the jobs will come”; on the contrary, many positions have topped out or are disappearing altogether, while other, often lucrative, positions are going unfilled for lack of talent.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor, five careers rise to the top today* and for the near future. If you have a child approaching college age, you might want to suggest they check these out when considering a school and a major. Read more Make sure your kids don’t live with you at age 25

Clear, courteous communication is an office must

Few things shout professionalism louder than clear, effective communication, both oral and written. Excelling at both is a requirement for impressive office etiquette.

Oral communication is more than remembering to speak clearly and correctly; it also includes good phone manners, which require you to remember three main things. Read more Clear, courteous communication is an office must

Proper office etiquette tips are a recipe for success

Congratulations! You’ve gotten the job; now you can let your guard down and move full speed ahead toward making yourself an integral part of the office staff, right?

Actually, chances are you could make some big mistakes in your first few days if you don’t remember (or, worse, don’t know) some basic rules of on-the-job etiquette. Read more Proper office etiquette tips are a recipe for success