Psst. Wanna Buy a Whale?

first_imgThe world banned most whaling in 1986, but sometimes it’s hard to tell. The number of whales killed by whalers has doubled since the 1990s, with so-called scientific whaling claiming roughly 1000 annually, and perhaps 600 more captured by scofflaw nations. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) appears stuck on developing new conservation agreements.Now several researchers are proposing a possible solution: Create a cap-and-trade market for swapping permits to kill or conserve whales. But critics of the “whale shares” idea have already sharpened their harpoons. In an article in Ecological Applications, Leah Gerber of Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, and colleagues spell out how this controversial idea would benefit both whales and whalers. They argue it also could be a model for helping turtles, sharks, and seabirds. “The paper succeeds in shifting the dialogue about whaling, and actually modeling the crucial dynamic between whaling and conservation,” says Stephen Palumbi of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Setting up a system of controlled fishing permits—known as catch shares—has helped protect fisheries. And a cap-and-trade system for trading pollution permits was a clear success in controlling acid rain. Gerber, along with Chris Costello and Steven Gaines of the University of California, Santa Barbara, first proposed applying similar market-based ideas to whaling in January 2012. In principle, they argued, a central authority could set a maximum harvest level, then offer shares or permits to anyone who wanted to buy the right to kill—including environmental groups that would have no intention of using the permit. The idea is that whalers might make more money by selling their permits to environmentalists than by actually killing the whales.  Now the trio has created a model to examine in more detail how a cap-and-trade market might impact whale populations and how the costs and benefits would change for people who want to hunt or conserve them. The model combines whale population dynamics with an economic model of demand for whales and shows what happens to prices and populations when whalers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) exchange shares. They examined the dynamics for three kinds of whales: minkes, bowheads, and gray whales.North Atlantic minke whales number about 72,000, and 550 are caught annually, including for subsistence, as well as for scientific whaling. The model predicts that conservationists wouldn’t have any incentive to buy shares of minke whales until hunters deplete the population to a level of concern, which could take 10 years. But with bowheads, which are slowly recovering from intense whaling in the 19th century, conservations groups would be highly motivated to buy all the shares for 13 years, until the population grows to the carrying capacity. And they would purchase shares in gray whales for 30 years. With all three species, prices converged on $10,000 a share.The total cost to buy all the whale shares of all three species over 20 years would run about $114 million, the researchers calculate. Considered on an annual basis, that’s a fraction of what NGOs spend now on whale campaigns. So, even at that price, conservationists could save more whales for less money than they do now, the authors conclude. And whalers would benefit when they sell shares because they make money without having to get their feet wet. “[A] well-designed whale conservation market simultaneously enhances conservation welfare and whaler welfare relative to the status quo,” Gerber and colleagues write. “In some sense this is unsurprising: Allowing voluntary trade, rather than forbidding it, tends to make both parties in an economic transaction better off.”Palumbi, however, says he doesn’t put too much stock in these numbers. “The paper is almost certainly wrong in detail about whales and whaling,” he says. “It misses many of the messy realities of modern whaling, such as the huge subsidy that Japan gives its whalers.” The main advance, he says, is creating a framework for calculating the values of competing uses.  A companion paper, by Martin Smith, an economist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and others, identifies several other problems with the idea. Any of these could lead to “lower overall welfare for society” and could increase threats to marine mammals, they say. The first problem is known as free riding. A dead whale is, in economic terms, a private good. Only the ship that pays for the right to catch a whale will profit from it. But a living whale is a public good. If one NGO pays to keep it alive, all the other NGOs derive the same benefit. As do all the whale-lovers who never contribute to an NGO. That means it could become difficult for NGOs to raise funds.  Second, if trade in whale meat is legalized, it could be difficult to identify black market meat. Monitoring and enforcement would be a challenge. “These problems are not easily solved,” adds Scott Baker of Oregon State University, Corvallis. His molecular sleuthing of whalemeat markets has shows a large trade in illegal or unreported whale products. A return to commercial whaling, he suspects, would provide even greater incentives for illegal hunting.And then there is the hot-button issue of setting a cap and allocating shares. Politics is already a challenge at the IWC, where small nations sometimes trade votes for economic benefit. “Replacing the IWC’s fragile moratorium with cap-and-trade does not guarantee that the geopolitical entanglements that have generated the current stalemate will be eliminated,” Smith writes. Worse, it could set off a dash to secure whaling rights in order to sell them later for cash. Gerber and her colleagues concede many of these points, but say they are not unique to a conservation market.Finally, what about the, well, moral repugnancy that some wildlife advocates feel about putting a price on majestic animals like whales? Gerber tried to address the issue last spring in Issues in Science and Technology. “The debate in biodiversity conservation between economics and ethics, or between pragmatism and principle, is in many ways a misguided contest, one that assumes that there exists a deep philosophical division between environmental ethics and societal action,” she wrote with her ASU colleague Ben Minteer, an environmental ethicist. “Being pragmatic in whale conservation policy does not mean selling out on conservationist principles.”At the moment, a whale market exists only in the realm of ideas. “My guess is that it would probably require a renegotiation of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling to make the structural changes required for the global whale auction envisaged,” Baker says. For the foreseeable future, the battle over whales will continue to play out with unregulated hunts, dangerous zodiac chases, and freezers full of aging whale meat.last_img read more

Tough task for second string of Indian men’s tennis team

first_imgSania Mirza will join the team for the individual competition.With the cream of Indian men’s tennis choosing to skip the Asian Games citing professional commitments, medal prospects need to be discussed with a pinch of salt. The second-string team is likely to find it tough against quality opposition from some of the best in the continent when the team events begin on Saturday.This is not the first time tennis players have played truant. Even at Guangzhou 2010, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had opted out.Whether it was indifference to the Asian Games or the attraction of money and ranking points on the professional circuit, the absence of the stalwarts turned out to be a blessing in disguise.Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza spearheaded a memorable campaign in the Chinese city and returned with an unexpected haul of five medals, including two gold. Sania is a much different player now than what she was four years ago. She has given up singles and made a mark as a doubles specialist. But she has not hit a single ball with her prospective women’s doubles and mixed doubles partners she will pair up with at the Asian Games.If anyone needs to be blamed for the current state and how the senior pros have behaved, it is the All India Tennis Association.Each time it comes to the Olympics, we have heard a lot from the federation about pride in playing for the country. The Asian Games tennis competition may not be as prestigious as the Olympics, but it is a major event for the continent.advertisementIf one looks back at the 1998 Asiad in Bangkok, the 2002 edition in Busan and Doha 2006, the presence of Leander and Mahesh did lend charm to the competition. But what remains etched in memory is the duo’s spat in front of the cameras after winning the gold in Doha!For the likes of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, this is a great opportunity to emulate what Vishnu Vardhan did in Guangzhou. Relatively unknown before the Games, Vardhan reached the podium when he partnered Sania for a silver in the mixed doubles.This time too, the lady from Hyderabad will be key.last_img read more

Overworked & Stressed Out? 5 Ways To Balance Work & Life

first_imgHaving it all is getting harder to do. In this hyper-competitive marketplace, people are throwing everything into their careers, letting their personal lives fall to the wayside. Just ask the doctor who works ninety hours a week, or the small business owner that’s sending emails in the wee hours of the morning or the banker that hasn’t had a weekend off in months.Although the typical mentality is work, work and more work, not balancing your career and personal life can have a disastrous impact on your health, career and family life.“If you are unable to balance work and life, the one thing that will suffer, no matter which way the balance is skewed is your professional life,” says Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career To The Next Level. “Whether you suffer from burn-out or are neglecting your duties for your personal pursuits, productivity will fall. This can then lead to losing your job and the financial challenges that are associated with that.”In a perfect world a 50/50 balance would easily be achieved, but since that’s not going to happen, there are ways to reach an acceptable balance without one or the other suffering.Here are five ways to do it:1. Choose a company that caresWith the current state of the job market pretty dismal, choosing between jobs doesn’t always happen. But if you do get a chance to be picky, go with a company that values balancing work and life. According to Chuck Fried, president and chief executive of TxMQ Inc., a technology staffing company, a happy worker means a productive worker which is why he pays for all of his employees’ gym memberships and will pay all of the fees to participate in any individual athletic event like a 5K. By doing that, employees understand the company values more than how much money they can make for it, says Fried, a father of nine and a triathlete. “The healthier and happier they are, the more they’ll want to work here,” he says.[Related: 29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance (2016)]2. Say noYou can’t please all of the people all of the time, which is why saying no is important. Is it really feasible to agree to work all weekend on a project and at the same time agree to attend a social event in the evening? Does it make you a better employee if you blow off your son’s concert to stay at work a few hours longer? According to Garfinkle, you have to accept the realization that you can’t please everybody and be prepared to say no sometimes. “Set boundaries and say “no” when requests go beyond your boundaries or don’t fit with your goals and priorities,” says Garfinkle. “If you try to please everyone, the person who ends up not being pleased is you.”[Related: 9 Real Ways Work-Life Balance Has Improved in America]3. Find a passionWork is undoubtedly important and for many of us very rewarding, but in order to have a balance between work and your life, you need to be more than your job.  That’s why it’s important to find something that interests you outside of work and make sure to schedule it into your day.  “For the most successful people work isn’t 100%, there’s something else that drives them,” says Fried.4. Embrace stressWe all know stress can kill us, but not all stress is bad. According to Paul Rosch, president of The American Institute of Stress, increased stress can boost productivity whether at work or at home, but it’s only to a point. Once the stress point is reached, everything goes downhill pretty quickly from then on. You may actually become less productive if you are too stressed out or you may be more agitated at home if you are nearing work burn-out. “It’s very much like the stress on a violin string. Not enough makes a dull, raspy sound and too much causes a shrill, annoying noise or snaps the string. But just the right amount creates a beautiful tone,” he says. The key is to find that right level of stress.[Related: 9 Ways to Relax at Work When You’re Stressed]5. Prioritize and then do it againThere are only twenty-four hours in a day which means you aren’t going to be able to complete every task on your to do list. That’s why prioritizing is the secret sauce to reaching a healthy work-life balance. According to Joel, you need to set personal and professional goals and priorities and make sure to dedicate time to both of them.  It’s also equally important not to beat yourself up if one of your goals isn’t reached that day, week or month. Having a healthy balance means being able to tweak your priorities based on the situation at hand. “Work-life balance doesn’t mean that equal time is spent on your professional and personal lives,” says Garfinkle. “However, overall, both parts of your life have their needs met, when you’ve achieved work/life balance.”last_img read more

The One Way You’re Sabotaging Your Chances for a New Job

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Towne Nursing Staff Hollis, NY 3.4★ RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 3.5★ 3.1★ Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h Of course there are lots of ways you can sabotage an interview. But we’re going to assume you know better than to lie on your resume, bash your previous employer, or perhaps worst of all, show up totally unprepared. So let’s talk about one thing you might not realize is hurting your chances of landing a new job: being inconsistent.  Being inconsistent in an interview: think, “not having a consistent story about your background, experience, the reason you’re interested in this company and position, and your motivation for leaving your current one,” lists Glassdoor human resources expert Jamie Hitchens—can crush you during the interview process. That’s because “the recruiter, hiring manager and interviewers all share notes from their time with you,” Hitchens explains, and, “so, you should be telling them all the same thing.”  In other words, you don’t want to tell one manager you’re leaving your current job because you’d like more flexible work hours, only to turn around and tell the VP of the company you’re saying sayonara because you’d like to move up the corporate ladder. Neither answer is wrong, in and of itself, but when those two higher-ups talk, your different answers could inspire confusion, and call into question your honesty.9 Most Common Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them Like a Pro)Saying different things to different people isn’t the only way you can be inconsistent in an interview. As Sharlyn Lauby, founder of HR Bartender, and author of Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers, points out, you can be inconsistent on a resume. For example, let’s say you’ve held many titles over your career. Your most recent move wasn’t lateral—like going from a customer service representative role at one company to another—but instead, is something that doesn’t make a lot of sense on paper—like moving from a marketing director to a social media manager. That kind of inconsistency on your resume, Lauby says, “might need some explanation.” Same goes for listing skills that don’t mesh, or listing some accomplishments but not all. All of these inconsistencies can be a red flag to a potential employer. When you’re inconsistent, in any way, “it shows a lack of preparation and in turn a lack of interest or commitment to this role,” warns Hitchens. “It shows a lack of attention to detail, and [a] potential lack of integrity.” After all, she says, “if you’re telling the hiring manager one thing because you think it’s what they want to hear and then telling other interviewers something else, the truth likely lies somewhere in the middle.”Instead, you need to show a hiring manager three key things with what you write in your resume and what you say—to everyone involved in the hiring process—during your interview: trust, communication skills, and decision-making skills, Lauby says. Here’s What the Perfect Resume Looks Like“Inconsistency can erode trust,” Lauby warns. “If a manager gets a different answer every time they speak to [you], they don’t know which response is the right one, and that can impact working relationships.” So, always try to give an honest answer. When it comes to communication skills, “consistency doesn’t mean that a person’s response will follow a set of norms,” Lauby explains. “It means that the candidate’s responses are explainable and don’t contradict other answers.” In an interview, try to make sure what you say on paper and out loud follows the same story, always.   Lastly, inconsistency won’t let you show off your decision-making skills—a trait employers value in employees. “Companies want to know employees are going to make the consistent decisions when it comes to customer service,” Lauby says. “Being inconsistent can send the message that those skills are not well defined.”   4.5★ Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ N/A 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h N/A Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MOlast_img read more

20 In-Demand Jobs With The Most Competition

first_img17. Software Engineering Manager Median Base Salary: $150,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,305Companies Hiring: Nike, Lyft, Evariant, AccessData, FastSpring, GuidedChoice.com, Google, Walmart eCommerce, Mobee, Sallie Mae, Comcast, h2o.ai & moreCities Hiring: Beaverton, OR; Seattle, WA; Farmington, CT; Lindon, UT; Phoenix, AZ; Mountain View, CA; Boston, MA; Newton, MA; Mountain View, CA & more.See Open Jobs 7. Finance Manager Median Base Salary: $118,000Number of Open Jobs: 6,445Companies Hiring: Cavender Auto, PNC Bank, Amazon, Goodman Manufacturing Company, Stanford School of Medicine, NBC Universal, Fiserv, Ross School & more.Cities Hiring: San Antonio, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; Sunnyvale, CA; Waller, TX; Alpharetta, GA; Stanford, CA; New York, NY; Bridgehampton, NY & more.See Open Jobs 19. Technical Project Manager Median Base Salary: $100,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,749Companies Hiring: NovaCopy, Riverside Research Institute, Zemsania, Daugherty Business Solutions, Akmai, The HT Group, Blue Apron, PSI Talent Assessment, IBM & more.Cities Hiring: Dallas, TX; Wright Patterson AFB, OH; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Irving, TX; Richmond, CA; Carmel, IN; Hillsboro, OR & more.See Open Jobs 5. Pharmacist Median Base Salary: $120,000Number of Open Jobs: 4,213Companies Hiring: Safeway, OhioHealth, Angel Medical Center, UnityPoint Health, Mission Healthcare Services, Lincare, Global Consulting International, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital & more.Cities Hiring: North Pole, AK; Marion, OH; Asheville, NC; Tappahannock, VA; Clinton, NY; Asheville, NC; Moline, IL; Dyess AFB, TX; Omaha, NE; Athens, GA & more.See Open Jobs 18. Hardware Engineer Median Base Salary: $110,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,494Companies Hiring: Open Systems International, Cisco Systems, Russound, Google, Ultra Electronics, PeopleTec, Amazon, Nokia, Mercury Systems, Tesla Motors, Qualcomm, KEYW, HP & more.Cities Hiring: Median, MN; Newmarket, NH; Annapolis Junction, MD; Greenford, OH; Huntsville, AL; Seattle, WA; Mountain View, CA; Andover, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Corvallis, OR & more.See Open Jobs 2. IT Manager Median Base Salary: $118,000Number of Open Jobs: 2,718Companies Hiring: Weebly, Amadeus IT Group, Florida Blue, Uptima Group, RedPeg Marketing, Spectrum, CyberCoders, Walgreens, Lands’ End, FedEx, Amazon & more.Cities Hiring: Annapolis, MD; Jacksonville, FL; Santa Cruz, CA; Alexandria, VA; Bloomington, IN; Basking Ridge, NJ; Deerfield, IL; Maryland Heights, MO & more.See Open Jobs 16. Design Manager Median Base Salary: $108,500Number of Open Jobs: 1,704Companies Hiring: Therma-Stor, Tuskes Home, SERA Architects, Nike, Ethan Allen, Acromag, United Technologies Corporation, Lands’ End, AltaSource & more.Cities Hiring: Madison, WI; Bethlehem, PA; Houston, TX; Portland, OR; Schaumburg, IL; Wixon, MI; East Hartford, CT; New York, NY; Seattle, WA & more.See Open Jobs 13. Product Marketing Manager Median Base Salary: $116,000Number of Open Jobs: 2,537Companies Hiring: Walnut Street Finance, Hargray, McAfee, Uber, Kahtoola, Microsoft Corporation, LeanTaaS, Poshmark, TSYS, Expedia, US Bank, Aetna & more.Cities Hiring: Fairfax, VA; Hilton Head Island, SC; Santa Clara, CA; Alpharette, GA; New York, NY; Flagstaff, AZ; San Diego, CA; Redmond, WA; Broomfield, CO; Cambridge, MA & more.See Open Jobs 9. Engineering Manager Median Base Salary: $145,000Number of Open Jobs: 5,263Companies Hiring: LeadGenius, Harris Corporation, Microsoft, VividCortex, EBSCO, NWG Solutions, RJN Group, Nuwest Group, Autodesk, Yelp, Ingredion & more.Cities Hiring: Berkeley, CA; Rochester, NY; Bellevue, WA; Charlottesville, VA; Clanton, AL; Charlottesville, VA; Dalls, TX; Wenatchee, WA; Bedford Park, IL & more.See Open Jobs 10. Patent Attorney Median Base Salary: $150,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,125Companies Hiring: US Department of Justice, DOJ Antitrust Division, Milwaukee Tool, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Dentons, MNF Global, BCG Attorney Search Inc, Barclay Damon LLP & more.Cities Hiring: Brookefield, WI; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Dalls, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Raleigh, NC; Rochester, NY; Minneapolis, MN & more.See Open Jobs 3. Data Scientist Median Base Salary: $110,000Number of Open Jobs: 6,875Companies Hiring: Glassdoor, America First Credit Union, Huntington National Bank, Smith Hanley Associates, Johns Hopkins University, Walmart eCommerce, Dicks Sporting Goods, AmeriHealth Caritas, Capital One, SpaceX & more.Cities Hiring: Mill Valley, CA; Ogden, UT; Columbus, OH;  Chicago, IL; Laurel, MD; Sunnyvale, CA; Laurel, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle , WA & more.See Open Jobs 12. Technology Manager Median Base Salary: $140,000Number of Open Jobs: 2,294Companies Hiring: Ogilvy & Mather, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USAA, TMP Worldwide, CDW, Quicken Loans, Yale University, Prelude Services, Sanford Health & more.Cities Hiring: New York, NY; Columbus, OH; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco, CA; Detriot, MI; New Haven, CT; Mechanicsburg, PA; Bemidji, MN & more.See Open Jobs It comes as no surprise that the job market can be competitive. After all, everyone wants a top job at an amazing company, with benefits, perks and a hefty salary. However, some jobs are harder to score than others, especially when lots of people want the same job. According to Glassdoor senior data analyst Jyotsna Jayaraman, competition is high for jobs when there are more job seekers than open jobs. Knowing how competitive a job is will prepare you for a longer search, perhaps, but it can also motivate you to really make your resume, cover letter and experience shine.Here are 20 jobs that pay over six figures and will require you to bring your A-game.1. Creative Manager Median Base Salary: $112,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,243Companies Hiring: Bluewolf, Edelman Financial Services, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, Clarus Commerce, FULLBEAUTY Brands, NFL, Saks Fifth Avenue, Aquent, BloomThat, Walt Disney Company & more.Cities Hiring: Remote; Rocky Hills, CT; Burbank, CA; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Fairfax, VA; New York, NY; Paramus, NJ & more.See Open Jobs 8. Medical Science Liaison Median Base Salary: $140,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,373Companies Hiring: Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC, GlaxoSmithKline, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, UCB, Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, Fairway Consulting Group, Bausch & Lomb & more.Cities Hiring: Remote; New Haven, CT; Houston, TX; National City, CA; Florham Park,, NJ; Northeast, NY & more.See Open Jobs 15. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager Median Base Salary: $115,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,380Companies Hiring: Cafepress, Cardinal Health, WellPet, Hulu, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Patheon, Columbia Care, Foster McKay, Spectrum, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual & more.Cities Hiring: Louisville, KY; Dublin, OH; Tewksbury, MA; Brooklyn Park, MN; Boston, MA; Morris, NJ; New York, NY & more.See Open Jobs 20. Software Engineer Median Base Salary: $100,00Number of Open Jobs: 48,065Companies Hiring: Brose, Nike, Star Cutter, JOOR, BirchBox, Aquent, Evariant, Wisewire, NVIDIA, Warner Bros., Raytheon, K-Tek Resourcing LLC & more.Cities Hiring: Detroit, MI; Beaverton, OR; Elk Rapids, MI; New York, NY; Farmington, CT; Asheville, NC; Baltimore, MD; Santa Clara, CA; Tuscon, AZ; Houston, TX & more.See Open Jobs 4. Supply Chain Manager Median Base Salary: $102,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,668Companies Hiring: Llamasoft, Therma-Tru, Spectrum Brands, Heineken USA, Materne, QVC, Uline, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, JC Penney Company, United Technologies & more.Cities Hiring: Ann Arbor, MI; Maumee, OH; Lake Forest, CA; White Plains, NY; Nampa, ID; West Chester, PA; Atlanta, GA; Lenexa, KS & more.See Open Jobs 14. Product Manager Median Base Salary: $110,00Number of Open Jobs: 17,731Companies Hiring: Facebook, MA Laboratories, Blue Microphones, STIHL Incorporated, Travelbank, Shochwave Medical, TrellisWare Technologies, GTO, Hargray, Nike, Olapic, Aquent & more.Cities Hiring: Menlo Park, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, DC; Tallahassee, FL; Hilton Head Island, SC; Beaverton, OR; Tempe, AZ & more.See Open Jobs 11. Management Consultant Median Base Salary: $110,000Number of Open Jobs: 3,567Companies Hiring: Sia Partners, Point B, Riverbed Technologies, RealFoundations, Concurrency, Lincoln Financial Group, Logistics Management Institute, Vichara Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton & more.Cities Hiring: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Newport Beach, CA; Fort Wayne, IN; Alexandria, VA; New York, NY; Annapolis, MD & more.See Open Jobs 6. Procurement Manager Median Base Salary: $104,000Number of Open Jobs: 1,205Companies Hiring: WineDirect, Lindt & Sprungli, Morton Salt, Harris Corporation, Bridgestone Americas, United Technologies Corporation, Uline, CLEAResult & more.Cities Hiring: American Canyon, CA; Stratham, NH; Chicago, IL; Palm Bay, FL; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Pleasant Prairie, WI; Austin, TX & more.See Open Jobs Methodology:  For a job to be considered for “20 In-Demand Jobs With The Most Competition” report, job titles must receive at least 1,000 searches over the past 30 days and have at least 1,000 active job openings per job title as of 6/13/17. A job must have also received at least 25 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past two years (6/1/15-5/31/17). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/13/17. The companies included represent a sample of companies, across diverse industries, hiring for the specific role as of 7/13/17. This list reveals just a sample of jobs in which U.S. employees report a total median annual compensation of $100,000 or more. Glassdoor data scientists define “most competition” as when there is more than one job seeker for every one job opening. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. Intern level jobs were excluded from this report.20 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in Julylast_img read more

5 High-Paying Careers That Offer Student Loan Forgiveness

first_img$68,300: That’s the median private sector salary of a first-year lawyer, according to U.S. News & World Report.$138,492: That’s the average cost of attending a private law school.Even though lawyers start out with a decent income and make even more money over time, it pales in comparison to the amount they pay for their degree.The same goes for several other high-paying careers, including doctors, dentists and veterinarians.Luckily, many of these successful but indebted professionals can qualify for student loan forgiveness — if they know where to look.Below are five high-paying careers that come with significant debt and some student loan forgiveness programs and loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) that offer financial relief.1. LawyerAverage Base Pay: $113,749Law school typically lasts only three years, but tuition costs add up. With the average cost of a law degree well over $100,000, many newly graduated lawyers are years away from a debt-free life.Instead of putting your whole salary toward steep loan payments, though, you could seek help from a student loan forgiveness program.If you work for a qualifying employer, such as a nonprofit or government organization, you could be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Although the future of this program is uncertain, it currently offers total student loan discharge after 10 years of service.PSLF isn’t the only option for lawyers, though. A variety of LRAPs are available across the country for people who practice law. Some are restricted to state residents, but here are three programs available nationwide:John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program: up to $10,000 per year for six years for public defenders or state prosecutors who work for three years or more in a state agency.Department of Justice Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program: up to $6,000 per year for 10 years for lawyers who work with the Department of Justice.Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program: up to $5,600 for approximately 70 attorneys who are selected via a lottery system.Finally, lawyers should check with their law schools to learn about repayment assistance programs, such as the following two:University of Virginia School of Law: This program covers 100 percent of qualifying law school loans for public service lawyers who make less than $55,000 per year. It also offers partial loan forgiveness for public service lawyers who make between $55,000 and $75,000 annually.University of Denver Sturm College of Law: This program covers between 15 percent and 75 percent of a lawyer’s student loan payments on certain income-driven repayment plans for up to five years. You must work in public service and make less than $75,000 per year.As you can see, each program has its own requirements. By learning these rules for eligibility, you can make professional choices that allow you to advance in your career and position yourself for student loan forgiveness.See Open Jobs 2.8★ Plumber C.E. Long Construction New Market, VA You can get help with your student debtAlthough the careers on this list come with high salaries, they also go hand in hand with significant student loan debt. With the assistance of a student loan forgiveness or repayment program, though, you could conquer your debt sooner rather than later.Search for state-based and national programs that will help you repay your loans as well as forgiveness from universities, private organizations, and employers. And if you’re having trouble keeping track of all of your payments, consider taking out a consolidation loan to simplify your payments with a single monthly bill.With the national student debt crisis reaching $1.48 trillion, we’re all in this fight together. Don’t be afraid to seek assistance from a variety of sources to help you pay off your student loans.Rebecca Safier is a staff writer for Student Loan Hero covering education, careers and other personal finance topics, drawing on her experience as a teacher, tutor and college counselor.Browse Open Jobs 5. PharmacistWith pharmacists borrowing an average of $157,425 to finance their degree, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, they might need a prescription to cure their student loan debt.Along with national programs for health care providers, state programs offer grants to help pharmacists repay their student loans. The California State Loan Repayment Program, for example, awards $50,000 to licensed pharmacists who practice in California.Student loan repayment assistance can help pharmacists pay off their debt ahead of schedule. With an average salary of $122,230, according to the BLS, pharmacists can allocate more money toward other goals, including buying a home or saving for retirement.See Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Chili’s – Cook Star Concessions Dallas, TX 23 hours ago 23h 2.4★ CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) OR STUDENT NURSING ASSISTANT (SNA) Blessing Health System Quincy, IL 3.8★ CNA Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Lennox, SD 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Baker Traditions Spirits Thackerville, OK 3. DentistAverage Base Pay: $148,216Because they’re health care professionals, many dentists are eligible for the same LRAPs as doctors. These programs can be a huge help, as the average dentist with student debt leaves school owing $287,331, according to the American Dental Education Association.Some states also offer programs specifically for dentists, such as the Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program. This program awards up to $80,000 to Maine dentists who work with underserved populations.See Open Jobs Residential Plumber Gold Medal Tinton Falls, NJ 2. DoctorAverage Base Pay: $200,000Like lawyers, doctors rack up huge bills to pay for medical school. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the median level of debt for new doctors is $190,000.Plus, many doctors put their loans into deferment during residency, which can cause their balance to balloon from interest.But doctors who work in public service could be eligible for PSLF after 10 years. Physicians and others who work in healthcare might qualify for three other federal loan forgiveness programs:Students to Service Program: gives up to $120,000 to students in their final year of medical school who agree to a three-year contract with a qualifying organization.National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program: awards up to $50,000 to health care providers who work for two years at an approved site.Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program: offers up to $40,000 to health care providers who serve American Indian or Alaska Native communities for at least two years.Doctors also might get help from state LRAPs. The Rhode Island Educational Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Providers, for example, awards up to $80,000 to Rhode Island doctors who provide 32 hours of direct patient care per week.This program, like many similar LRAPs, doesn’t help only primary care providers. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants also might be eligible, for instance. Whatever your specialty in the healthcare field, you could qualify for significant student loan repayment assistance after a few years of qualifying work.See Open Jobs 4.8★ 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h Member Service Supervisor (MSS) BJ’s Wholesale Club Quincy, MA 23 hours ago 23h RN – Soin Medical Center – ICU – Full Time – Nights – **$12,500 Sign-On Bonus Kettering Health Network Beavercreek, OH 3.2★ 2.8★ Part-time Evening Associate Crew Carwash Avon, IN Line Cooks Red Robin Hurst, TX 4. VeterinarianAverage Base Pay: $97,050Before you earn your way up to the average base pay for veterinarians, you might have to take on $143,758 in debt for veterinary school, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. What’s more, 20 percent of veterinary school graduates owe more than $200,000 in student loans.Let’s say this $200,000 debt has a six percent interest rate. Using a student loan calculator, we can estimate monthly payments to be $2,220 on a standard 10-year plan.But loan assistance for veterinarians can help you speed up the repayment process.The U.S. Department of Agriculture, for example, will pay $25,000 per year for three years to vets who work in underserved areas. And the North Dakota State Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program offers up to $80,000 to three vets each year who agree to work in a shortage area in North Dakota.If you’re open to where you live and work, you could receive major student loan help in return. Check with your state to find student loan aid programs for people who care for animals.See Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobslast_img read more

How Late Bloomers Can Set Themselves up for Career Success

first_img Hot New Jobs For You Director of Content Strategy Ozmo Blacksburg, VA Director of Nursing (DNS) EmpRes Healthcare Management Colville, WA Director Wipro Technologies San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 4.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Studio Director Amazing Lash Studio Pasadena, CA Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h There has long been fanfare and hype around young dynamos: Mark Zuckerberg, Marsai Martin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After all, there is something truly impressive to see CEOs, executive producers and politicians dominating in their fields without year’s of experience — and accompanying wrinkles. However, those who have found early success aren’t the only ones making waves and in high demand.Research has shown that finding one’s way later in life can bring achievement and long-term success. Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard and author of Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement blends interviews with neuroscientists, personal anecdotes and scientific research to prove that blooming later in life allows us to reach our full potential.“Late bloomers have their own unique gifts, most of which will reveal themselves with patience and encouragement,” says Karlgaard. “Recent neuroscience studies strongly support the idea our cognitive abilities change over time, mostly for the better. We give up a little bit of speed and fluid intelligence, but we gain crystallized intelligence, executive functioning, communication skills and host of other qualities.”Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke), and after graduating, worked as a dishwasher, night watchman, and typing temp before finally finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to start up a high-tech magazine in Silicon Valley, and eventually to become the publisher of Forbes magazine. Glassdoor caught up with Karlgaard to dig deeper into the benefits of being a late bloomer. Here’s what he had to say.Glassdoor: What inspired you to write “Late Bloomers”?Rich Karlgaard: Three things.One, I’m a late bloomer myself. After college graduation, my roommates went off to grad school with grand plans—law, chemical engineering, divinity. I went off to become a security guard, dishwasher, and temporary typist. It wasn’t until my late twenties that I began to make strides towards my current career trajectory. After a plodding and humiliating start, I made rapid progress. But only after discovering my gifts and passions.Two, I believe it is much harder to be a late bloomer today. We live in a world of early achievement celebration and the intense pressures that go with it  – straight As, high test scores, admission into elite colleges. This pressure to achieve works for some, but most kids, teens and young adults are suffering for it. Rising rates of anxiety, depression and suicide among young people is an alarming symptom. The $1.5 trillion college debt overhang is another symptom. The recent college bribery story is an extreme symptom.Three, late bloomers are undervalued, by teachers, schools, employers – even unwittingly by parents, siblings and friends. Late bloomers have their own unique gifts, most of which will reveal themselves with patience and encouragement.Over 50? Here Are 12 Incredible Companies Hiring Now!Glassdoor: Who are “Late Bloomers”? How would you describe them and their value to a room full of head hunters or recruiters?Rich Karlgaard: A late bloomer is a person who fulfills their potential later than expected; they often have talents that aren’t visible to others initially. The key word here is expected. And they fulfill their potential frequently in novel and unexpected ways, surprising even those closest to them. They are not attempting to satisfy, with gritted teeth, the expectations of their parents or society, a false path that leads to burnout and brittleness, or even to depression and illness. As Oprah Winfrey says, “Everyone has a supreme destiny.” Late bloomers are those who find their supreme destiny on their own schedule, in their own way.Glassdoor: Why should employers and recruiters care?Rich Karlgaard: Late bloomers have their own unique strengths: curiosity, compassion, resilience, useful creative insight (as opposed to raw or random creativity), calmness under pressure, and wisdom. These are the very attributes CEOs say they want in their employees.In the 2017 edition of its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, Fortune asked several CEOs what employee attributes they want most. Bill Anderson of biotech leader Genentech led with “curiosity, a passion for the field, and a desire and drive to accomplish something great.” Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit at the time, said: “People who live our company values, who treat failures as learning opportunities, and who lead with their emotional quotient and their curiosity quotient, rather than their intelligence quotient.”Why Recruiting Older Workers Adds Value to the Bottom-LineGlassdoor: How can finding one’s way later in life be an asset instead of a liability in today’s work world?Rich Karlgaard: I love early achievers and celebrate them. The world has been enriched by them, whether Mozart or Mark Zuckerberg. The problem arises when we pressure kids, teens and young adults to be early achievers when their brains are wired differently and their passions are yet to be discovered.Finding one’s way later in life has an authenticity that many early achievers have lost. And by lost, I’m not referring to Mozart or Mark Zuckerberg, but all those people who are heading off to the “right” college or “right” career because they were pressured by educators, parents and society. These “forced early achievers” often burn out. Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck told me the freshman she sees today are “exhausted and brittle. They don’t want to mar their perfect records.”Late bloomers are those who discover their destiny – that wonderful intersection of talents and deep passions – and, hence, feel pulled, rather than pushed. When you feel pulled, you’ll work very hard, but you won’t burn out. The London science magazine, The Cube, calls curiosity a “dopamine hit” a drug that makes you feel good.How to Change CareersGlassdoor: In your research, what did you uncover about the time of our lives when we reach full potential?Rich Karlgaard: We can only reach our full potential if we’re on a path of discovery that leads, ultimately, to an intersection where our deepest talents and passions meet. The good news: This can happen more than once in our lifetimes, because our talents evolve over time, and our passions change. I discovered that I could do good interviews with the likes of Bill Gates in my mid-30s. I discovered that I could do onstage interviews and give speeches with confidence – me, a frightened speaker in high school – when I was in my forties.Glassdoor: Lastly, what myths would you like to dispel about “Late Bloomers?Rich Karlgaard: One myth is that late bloomers are just not as smart as early bloomers, that they are plodders. Fact is, late bloomers are very smart, but not necessarily in ways that are seen from society’s early achievement conveyor belt, which tends to see only SAT scores, grades and elite college admissions as proof of smart. Another myth is that late bloomers just need to work harder and apply more grit to their tasks. Well, maybe. But it’s more likely the late bloomer needs to embark and a path of discovery and find that intersection of talent and passion. Then hard work won’t seem hard anymore. And grit will be supplied as needed.Check out Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement today! 2nd Assistant Store Director Metcalfe’s Market Madison, WI 3.7★ 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ Rehab Director RehabVisions South Bend, WA 23 hours ago 23h 3.7★ RN Director of Nursing Servies EmpRes Healthcare Management Shelton, WA Director of Food Service Wyandot Snacks Marion, OH 23 hours ago 23h Tax Director Hood & Strong San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ View More Jobs 3.2★ 2.8★last_img read more

Hot Companies Hiring in Boston

first_img RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h 4.5★ PegasystemsCompany Mission: “Change the way the world builds software to create unprecedented business outcomes in customer engagement and operational excellence.”Open Roles: Product Marketing Manager, Executive Assistant, Principal Project Manager, Marketing Programs Manager, Principal Demo Producer, Lead SAP SD and moreWhat Employees Say: “[Pegasystems] is an amazing place to work. The minds you are surrounded by are truly brilliant, and the company culture is very conducive to cohesion, collaboration, and teamwork.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h VHBCompany Mission: “Together, we improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.”Open Roles: Entry Level Transit & Rail Engineer, Web Application Developer, Site Civil Engineer, Survey Crew Chief, Civil Engineer, and moreWhat Employees Say: “VHB was a great company to work for. It felt like the company really cared about employees. Good size company with good reputation. Plenty of opportunities.” —Former Employee See Open Jobs BoseCompany Mission: “To think of better solutions, create better products, help people enjoy the things they love.”Open Roles: Sales Specialist, Bose Health UX Designer, DSP Engineer, Military Sales Technical Manager, Acoustical Engineer, Senior Data Quality Analyst and moreWhat Employees Say: “Live their stated values every day, fun, recognizes teams and individuals for great work.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 3.1★ Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States Foundation MedicineCompany Mission: “We are a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient’s unique cancer.”Open Roles: Director of Medical Affairs, Product Manager, Scientist I, QA Specialist, General Supervisor, Biostatistician, VP of Government Affairs, Software Engineer III and moreWhat Employees Say: “Company cares about work-life relation. Plenty of PTO. Great Benefits. Amazing work environment. So much growth. This company is doing everything right.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 5.0★ Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV N/A 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h There are more than 110,000 jobs available in Boston right now listed on Glassdoor alone. While there are plenty of open positions for you to choose from, we’re here to help you find the right job at the best companies — companies with high ratings from their employees and hundreds of open jobs waiting to be filled. If you’re looking for a job in the Boston area, you won’t want to miss these 10 hot companies looking for top talent, just like you. Get your resume ready and read on!MassMutualCompany Mission: “We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love.”Open Roles: Executive Administrator, Web Developer, Data Modeler, Enterprise Architect, Solution Architect, Investment Analyst Consultant, Junior Data Engineer and moreWhat Employees Say: “Great products, great support staff, great coaching model, and unlimited earning potential.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Hot New Jobs For You Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h Liberty Mutual InsuranceCompany Mission: “We would not be where we are today—a 1912-founded global leader in property and casualty insurance—without our people. That’s why we’re passionate about protecting the lives and dreams of not only our customers, but our employees. While they number in the thousands, we know each one is an individual with a distinct personality, irreplaceable passions and skills, and a singular drive to help others.”Open Roles: Product Owner, Executive Assistant, Senior Director of Underwriting Excellence, Principal Data Engineer, Underwriter Officer, Senior Analyst, State Actuary and moreWhat Employees Say: “High paying, flexible work arrangements, care about employee experience.” —Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Charles River LaboratoriesCompany Mission: “Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them.”Open Roles: Veterinary Technician, Study Support Technician, Corporate Response Team, Finance System Analyst, Associate Surgeon, Senior Financial Analyst and moreWhat Employees Say: “Good benefits, quality people, and overall just a good company to work for. They definitely value their employees and the overtime is always there. By far one of the best companies I have ever worked for.” —Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA 23 hours ago 23h Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME WinnCompaniesCompany Mission: “WinnCompanies is the creator and champion of the best possible living communities for our residents and clients achieved through strong partnerships, a focus on sustainability, and the efforts of our outstanding team members who work with a passion for excellence and a commitment to exceed expectations.”Open Roles: Senior Human Resources Generalist, Assistant Property Manager, Regional Compliance Coordinator, Leasing Consultant, Administrative Assistant and moreWhat Employees Say: “WinnCompanies is a well-respected management and development company that has earned it’s great reputation over the years. I’m proud to work for a company that improves so many peoples’ lives through affordable and high quality housing. The benefits are great, including a significant amount of vacation/personal/sick time, 401K w/company match, health insurance plan choices, holiday time off, and a lot of additional incentives.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h National Grid USACompany Mission: “National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions.”Open Roles: Lead Architect, Lead Program Manager, Lead Engineer, Senior Specialist for Process Enablement, Principal Engineer, Program Assurance Manager, and moreWhat Employees Say: “Talent and hard work are rewarded; benefits are well above average; work-life balance is excellent.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs MathWorksCompany Mission: “Our goal is to change the world by accelerating the pace of discovery, innovation, development, and learning in engineering and science.”Open Roles: Software Engineer, Senior Data Warehouse Developer-Analyst, Senior Application Engineer, C++ Software Developer, DSP Developer, and moreWhat Employees Say: “People really care about doing the right thing and will work hard to get there. Big focus on users and understanding what’s driving us forward.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 3.5★ 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h View More Jobslast_img read more

Arsenal, Bayern Munich target Leon Goretzka considering future

first_imgGermany coach Joachim Low admits Leon Goretzka is considering his future with Schalke.Arsenal and Bayern Munich are among those who have reportedly shown interest in the 22-year-old whose stock has risen further after this week’s Confederations Cup matches against Australia and Chile.”I spoke to him before the Confederations Cup and we had a long conversation where we talked about different possible scenarios because I wanted to know what he was thinking, what opportunities he envisaged,” Loew told reporters.”I certainly spoke my mind but please forgive me if I don’t go into any details here.”It seems to be clear he is carefully planning his next steps and we are trying to ignore the whole issue surrounding his club career. He is intelligent enough to come up with the right decision for his career.”last_img read more

PSG coach Unai Emery chasing Real Sociedad fullback Yuri Berchiche

first_imgPSG coach Unai Emery is chasing Real Sociedad fullback Yuri Berchiche.Marca says the San Sebastian club could demand 30 million euros from the French team, which is the amount stated in his release clause and an amount they would not be prepared to stretch too.The 27-year-old, who is represented by Pere Guardiola, told Marca in a recent interview that he would meet with La Real’s president Jokin Aperribay this summer to discuss a revision of his contract, which runs until 2020.Aperribay is receptive to a restructuring of the player’s deal, given that the last renewal was carried out when he was still a backup, before an excellent 2016/17 campaign saw Yuri become the starter and saw his stock rise in the transfer market.From Yuri’s point of view, the chance to move to the Parc des Princes would be enticing, as he could fight for titles and enjoy Champions League football.last_img read more

Swansea defender Mawson ‘gutted’ after England’s Euro exit

first_imgSwansea defender Alfie Mawson has revealed the unsurprising feeling that emanated through the England dressing room after the Three Lions were knocked out of the European Championships by Germany at the semi-finals stage.The match ended in a 4-3 penalty shootout loss after the sides could not be separated after 120 minutes of play.Describing the feeling after the match, Mawson said: “All the emotions that you can imagine. There are a lot of down heads in there, a lot of people are genuinely gutted, which I think shows how much this meant to us.”It’s one of those things you have to man up and deal with. I think they were the better team and I think we did brilliantly to hang in there.”They should have had a few more goals. But credit to us, we kept going and going. Penalty shootouts are pot luck but fair play to them and let’s see how they get on in the final.”last_img read more

Lazio make offer for Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Jordy Clasie is a target for Lazio.The Sun says Saints are considering a bid from Lazio for Clasie.The Serie A giants want Holland midfielder Clasie, 26, on loan before a permanent £8m deal next summer.But new Southampton chief Mauricio Pellegrino has the final say.Everton and Feyenoord have also been linked with Clasie this month.last_img

Waiting in line, saving time

first_imgMy life became more complicated than I would have liked this week, so a mentor/friend/colleague in my life gave me a book called The Laws of Simplicity. It’s about making products simpler to use, and it’s written by a world-renowed graphic designer who is a professor in MIT’s media lab. I like it.The third law is, “Savings in time feel like simplicity.”I quote:The average person spends at least an hour a day waiting in line…Reducing the time spent waiting translates into time we can spend on something else. In the end it’s about choosing how we spend the time we’re given in life. Shaving 10 minutes off of your commute home translates to ten more minutes with your loved ones. Thus a reduced wait is an invaluable reward not only with respect to business, but to life and your well-being. Saving time is really about reducing time.Author John Maeda recommends offering fewer choices or making choice easy (think iPod Shuffle, Google’s “I feel lucky,” and Amazon.com’s recommended books for you), embodying or hiding time (think progress bars when something is loading on a computer or casinos, where you can’t tell what time it is), and making time pass in a more tolerable way (mirrors by elevators, free cookies in line, etc.).I read this after writing my earlier post today on Whole Foods’ charitable check-out campaign. The Whole Foods campaign is clearly about time and simplicity, because it gives people a way to do good and feel good while they are waiting. No wonder I liked it.last_img read more

Why You Need a Fundraising Database

first_imgAdapted from Robert Weiner’s “All You Need to Know about Choosing a Donor Database” presentation.This post was updated March 28, 2016. “After people, data is your most important resource.” – John Kenyon, technology consultant to nonprofitsWhat would happen to your organization if you lost your entire donor history, if you didn’t know who had given you what, or if you didn’t know which funds were restricted for which purpose?Your organization needs a record keeping system, a fundraising database, to track donations, donors, events, etc. in order to maintain consistency and keep your data in order.What a Fundraising Database Should DoNot only does a fundraising database store data, it should be your “institutional memory.” If you win the lottery, or your fundraiser, program manager or executive director wins the lottery and doesn’t come back to work again, can others reconstruct where they were with all of their relationships and all of their donors? Your database should allow you to do that.A good fundraising database should help you track what you’re doing and what you received. It should track your donations, your solicitations, your constituents, and who attended the events you put on.It should help you monitor and forecast performance. You should be able to monitor your performance throughout the year so you can say, “This is what we forecast, and we’re doing better, or we’re doing worse, or we’re on track.” Your fundraising database is your go-to place for tracking results and running donation reports.Your fundraising database should also help you focus your work and work more strategically, so that you are asking the right person for the right gift at the right time for the right purpose, the “holy grail” of fundraising. And, it should help you report to the people who need to hear from you: your board, funders, constituents or donors, or the general public.A good fundraising database should help you work smarter and more effectively. It can help you:Prioritize and segment mailing listsManage and track your prospectsSteward your current donorsIdentify future donorsManage your timeMeasure and forecastAsk the right person for the right gift at the right time for the right purpose Takeaways:Data is one of your most critical assets. Protect it and use it well.A fundraising database serves as your “institutional memory.” If someone leaves your organization, the database should allow her successor to pick up where she left off.A fundraising database helps you work smarter, faster, and more effectively.last_img read more

YES but How…

first_imgPosted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Zubaida Bai, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Zubaida Bai, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.The day I returned from India, I was greeted by emails from a few of my contacts requesting JANMA – Birth Kit samples for Haiti, Tanzania and Ghana. Since I was too tired, I decided I would pack and send them the next evening. In the morning, in one of the meetings at Health Leads (the new name for Project HEALTH), we were talking about how many patients with critical needs were not being identified either by the provider or by Health Leads, resulting in them reaching a crisis situation. The question arose: how can patients and needs be identified in the first few visits so an expecting mother and family can have an easier time, and the silent, manageable issues don’t affect her health during pregnancy?It was decided that a volunteer and I will study all of the cases for the last three years and identify where the gap was and what Health Leads can do to with its partners to decrease this incidence. On my way back home, as I was going through the events of the day, I felt overwhelmed as I thought of the impact of the work being done by the Health Leads regional and national offices. It made me realize how crucial my work was going to be as it would help them measure and see the outcome of their impact. Later that evening at home as I unpacked feeling overjoyed that the AYZH birth kits were going to so many countries as samples, it suddenly struck me how was AYZH going to measure impact of its own offerings.In the bed at night, I thought of the impact I was going to make in the field of maternal health, what impact the other 15 Ashoka Young Champions were going to make, and what the impact of Ashoka as an organization was making by supporting us and our passions. Is there a way we could measure this impact? Wouldn’t it be SUPERCOOL to be able to put some numbers around this?As we approach the end of fourth month of the fellowship, I thought I should write a blog for the Young Champions to start thinking of the IMPACT: what, when and how should we as YCs be measuring to help Ashoka feel proud for having given us this opportunity? It is my firm belief that if you cannot measure your work, you cannot add value to what you do.Given the fact that the maternal health is a subject very difficult to measure, I started looking for the simplest definition in the field around what I found was a definition of maternal mortality by WHO in 1992 where it says “maternal mortality has typically been defined as including direct obstetric and indirect obstetric causes but not incidental deaths.” This definition by default negates all the silent factors around maternal mortality and health. As rightly pointed about Hellen Kotolo in her blog this month, it is difficult to see that HIV is not even considered an important issue in maternal health in developing countries. Given the fact that in this modern world where women’s rights are given high importance it’s a sad fact that safe motherhood remains the least prioritized topic in many developing countries.From my field work of over 5 years in the social sector, I have time and again observed that many silent issues go unaccounted for due to the lack of the ability to express them or, in terms of the topic of this blog, to measure them. Even though good intentions can go a long way, it is very important for professionals in the field of social good to make themselves, heard, seen and believed.So let’s do it… Measure our impact and bring to life the silent issues of maternal health.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Innovative Models Providing for Mom and Baby Through Antenatal and Postnatal Care

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 13, 2014November 2, 2016By: Annie Kearns, Project Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This post is part of our “Continuum of Care” blog series hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force.Over the past year, the Maternal Health Task Force along with colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health, the World Health Organization, and ICS Integrare have developed and managed the Adding Content to Contact (ACC) project. The goal of this project is to systematically assess the obstacles to and enabling factors for adopting and implementing cost-effective interventions for antenatal and postnatal care along the care continuum. As part of the project, we have conducted in-depth assessments of eight models, four regional and four national, that are delivering antenatal (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) in a variety of settings around the world.Through the “Continuum of Care” series, we are thrilled to contribute to the dialogue on making high-quality ANC and PNC available, accessible, and acceptable. Along with numerous guest posts, we hope to move this dialogue forward and explore how we can support women and families, providers and health systems to adopt and scale up cost-effective ANC and PNC programs in resource-poor settings to benefit women and children.Regional and Local Programs Profiled by ACCDeveloping Families Center—Washington, D.C.The DFC was started in 2000 in Northeast D.C. to provide support programs and primary health care to low-income populations in one of the poorest areas of Washington. In addition to housing the only free-standing birthing center in the District, the organizations within the DFC provide midwife-led antenatal care, nurse-led primary health care, support groups for teen parents, and early childhood development programs. Patients who receive care through the DFC are more satisfied and experience lower rates of Caesarean section, low birthweight, and preterm birth.Group care modelsResearch has shown that women often do not attend ANC because they see pregnancy and childbirth as healthy life events, lack the financial resources to access ANC, or are unsatisfied with the care and resources provided. This case study highlights group care models that are used during and after pregnancy to build camaraderie between women and encourage them to attend ANC. The various models of group care include Participatory Women’s Groups, CenteringPregnancy, and other less formal group care models. The case study showcases the innovative aspects of these approaches and how they can be implemented widely to improve maternal and newborn health. Anecdotal evidence of these approaches has been promising; however, more rigorous research is needed to closely examine the health outcomes, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of group care models.Jacaranda Health—Nairobi, KenyaJacaranda Health opened its first clinic in 2011. A social venture, it combines business and clinical innovations to provide women living in Nairobi’s peri-urban areas with high-quality, friendly and affordable maternity care through a network of self-sustaining and scalable clinics. With two brick-and-mortar clinics, the organization provides clients with high-quality individualized ANC delivered by nurse-midwives. Labor and delivery care is also available at the clinic, with postnatal care being provided both at the clinic and across the community. Jacaranda has developed its own electronic record-keeping service, an innovative postpartum family planning campaign, and its own mobile pre-payment service that helps families save for delivery costs. Early results, particularly related to patient satisfaction, have been promising, but more information on scalability is needed.The Manoshi Project—urban BangladeshThe Manoshi project was implemented in 2007 to bring skilled care into the informal settlements of six major cities in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on women and children. Manoshi’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide high-quality ANC, delivery care, and PNC to all pregnant women within the community, which includes appropriate family planning methods; connecting women with pre-selected referral facilities when necessary; arranging immunization and other care for under-five children; and creating women’s groups to drive community empowerment. Under Manoshi, ANC and PNC coverage have increased while unattended home births have decreased. While overall results are positive, increased support for Manoshi’s CHWS as well as improved connection with the public health system will be vital for the program’s success moving forward.Follow the “Continuum of Care” series every Tuesday and Thursday through September 11th to learn more about these and other innovative models of ANC and PNC care.Share this:last_img read more

From Mexico City: Iatrogenic Fistula on the Rise as More Women Gain Access to Surgery

first_imgPosted on October 21, 2015October 13, 2016By: Sandeep Bathala, Senior Program Associate, Maternal Health Initiative, Wilson CenterClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. It can lead to incontinence and infection, social stigmatization as others recoil in horror, and even mental illness. Between 50,000 to 100,000 women each year are affected by it – and it’s entirely preventable with proper medical attention.In my professional career, I have had the opportunity to visit three fistula hospitals, in Mali and Ethiopia. The challenges around unequal access to care stare you down in these places. Intravenous bags are held up by sticks in some cases, and each woman’s story is an exercise in heartbreak.Today, on the second day of the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City, I had the opportunity to learn more about a new kind of fistula complication that is emerging.Dr. Lauri Romanzi, who spoke at the Wilson Center in July and is project director of the USAID/EngenderHealth Fistula Care Plus Project, explained how increased access to cesarean sections without regard to quality of care is causing an increase in iatrogenic fistulas, a form of fistula unintentionally caused by a health care provider.Iatrogenic fistulas are sometimes caused by inexperienced clinicians who are thrown into situations with many patients. According to research conducted by Dr. Thomas Raassen, a surgeon for the non-profit Operation Fistula, more than 13 percent of fistulas in 65 hospitals across East Africa and Asia over an 18-year period were iatrogenic.Raassen stressed the importance of better training (some medical officers receive only two months of instruction) and suggested staff should perform cesarean sections under supervision before they are posted to hospitals. Cesarean sections are “easy until they aren’t,” he said. They are major surgery, and mistakes can cause a lot of damage.He also stressed the need for cesarean section alternatives, especially in the unfortunate case of a dead fetus after days of obstructed labor.It’s not just an increase in poor quality cesarean section surgeries, said Dr. SK Nazmul Huda, a project manager with Fistula Care Plus in Bangladesh. He shared data from the National Fistula Center and three major hospitals in Bangladesh indicating that 27 percent of fistulas were iatrogenic from 2012 to 2014, but three quarters were caused by poor quality hysterectomies. Lack of access to quality care spans across a woman’s life cycle.Dr. Ganda Sanda of Niger’s Hopital National de Lamorde Niamey highlighted issues around classification and data. Should fistulas caused by sexual violence or female genital cutting be considered iatrogenic? How do we prevent these causes and prepare doctors to deal with them?Romanzi stressed throughout the session that fistula is an indicator of inequity. Fistulas are on the rise at a time when more women have access to cesarean sections and hysterectomies, which should be a good thing. But the poorest women are having a much harder time accessing high quality care.I look forward to learning more about equity and quality of care issues tomorrow.Sandeep Bathala is reporting from 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City for the Wilson Center, Maternal Health Task Force, and UN Population Fund.Photo: “Partner surgeon and staff during a fistula repair surgery” ©2014 Dining for Women, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Answers to tax questions every freelancer needs to know

first_imgSavvy freelancers know that proper tax planning can provide significant financial benefits that contribute to business growth.In this spirit, take note of these answers to frequently asked tax questions which can help to position your business for success:Should I use a software system to track my freelance finances?Yes. Managing your tax and financial information with an accounting solution designed with freelancers in mind is invaluable. By having a reliable system for tracking this information you’ll be in a better position to control income and expenses as well as having the information you need when it comes time to pay taxes.What are my tax obligations?Even seasoned freelancers can get confused about what taxes they need to pay. When you are self-employed, you are responsible for withholding your own tax payments because you don’t have an employer who does it for you.Freelancers need to pay quarterly estimated taxes on the income they earn. Setting aside one-third of your net profit for taxes is a good rule of thumb, however, the exact amount will vary depending on the state and local tax jurisdictions you operate in. In addition, you are responsible for paying employment taxes such as Social Security and Medicare.Depending on the type of business you have, and where your business operates, you may also have sales tax obligations. Sales tax is specific to state and local tax jurisdictions, so connecting with a CPA who is familiar with your geographic sales tax regulations can be helpful.What tax deductions do I qualify for?The number and type of deductions your business qualifies for will vary on your business activities, but in general eligible business tax deductions include advertising expenses, business insurance, interest paid on your business credit card or business loans, legal fees and other professional services, rent or dues on a workspace, routine office supplies, and travel, meal and entertainment costs related to legitimate business purposes.What receipts do I need to keep and for how long?You need to keep receipts for all of your deductible business expenses and file them where you keep the related tax return records. It is advisable to keep your tax documentation for at least 3 years.Can I claim both the home office deduction and co-working space expenses?If you primarily work from a home office, but meet clients at a co-working space on occasion, then you may be eligible to claim the cost of using the co-working space for meetings as a business expense and the standard home office deduction, if you qualify for it. For the home office deduction to be applicable, you must have a designated space in your home that is your main place of business, i.e. you run your business from your home and do all of your administrative and most of your work functions there.Should I incorporate my business?Considering which business structure or entity type through which to operate your business is extremely important when it comes to mitigating your tax burden. Incorporating your business offers a myriad of tax advantages, but it may not always be the best entity structure, depending on your state and local taxes. A prime example of this is in New York City where state and local tax regulations make corporations not as efficient for small businesses in comparison to other business structuresDo I need to get professional tax help?As many seasoned freelance business owners will attest to, it can be difficult to focus on doing the work that brings income in, while also doing tasks that keep your business operations in good standing from a legal and tax perspective. If you find that you are spending too much time managing your finances and taxes, or you’re Googling tax questions to no avail, it may be time to engage a tax professional.Jonathan Medows is a New York City based CPA who specializes in taxes and business issues for freelancers and self-employed individuals across the country. He offers a free consultation to members of Freelancers Union and a monthly email newsletter covering tax, accounting and business issues to freelancers on his website, www.cpaforfreelancers.com which also features a new blog, how-to articles, and a comprehensive freelance tax guide.Jonathan is happy to provide an initial consultation to freelancers. To qualify for a free consultation you must be a member of the Freelancers Union and mention this article upon contacting him. Please note that this offer is not available Jan. 1 through April 18 and covers a general conversation about tax responsibilities of a freelancer and potential deductions. These meetings do not include review of self-prepared documents, review of self-prepared tax returns, or the review of the work of other preparers. The free meeting does not include the preparation or review of quantitative calculations of any sort. He is happy to provide such services but would need to charge an hourly rate for his time.last_img read more

Why freelancers should care about the government shutdown

first_imgGrowing up in Detroit, I quickly learned about the UAW, AFL-CIO and other unions that frequented our local news. As collective bargaining and negotiations ebbed and flowed, I grew accustomed to watching striking automotive workers. I remember heated debates, pre-cable TV, about whether unions were still viable. Although I was too young to understand the politics or the nuances of union membership, I knew there was something much bigger at play than just picket signs and work stoppages.Perhaps the greatest memory born from those early shared experiences with my father was the importance of supporting those who were wronged and cheering for those who were standing up for the “little man.” Although my father was not in a union, many of my family members were, so he made it a priority that we (my siblings and I) pay close attention to what was going on around us. Workers and what they represented were such a valuable part of our national infrastructure and culture.He used our discussions about the union as an opportunity to discuss the larger idea of respecting a [wo]man’s work whether it was with his hands, his mind, or some combination of both. His father had been a millwright with Ford Motor Company and after working on an assembly line just one summer, my father promised his father that he would finish college. By father recounted that not only were the hours long, but the work was strenuous and back breaking. My father never went back and he eventually graduated from college and became a teacher.My father’s lesson: Never look down on a [wo]man who is trying to make an honest living.At the core, he wanted us to understand the power of empathy. That lesson stuck and it was rekindled recently as I was traveling back from vacation. Before we left, the government shutdown was a threat. Upon our return, it was real. As I read accounts of how the shutdown was impacting families, medical services, national parks, and even the federal job application process, I reflected upon how our current state of political affairs is forcing people, including essential employees, to work involuntarily without being compensated. Other government employees are just one paycheck away from financial ruin. One federal worker is even cited as stating, “I worry every day about food.”For those of us who are not directly affected by the shutdown, it may be easy to just look the other way and proclaim, ‘politics as usual.’We may even think that shutdowns have happened before and that it is just a matter of time before the branches of our government come to an agreement and this becomes yesterday’s news. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon, but in the meanwhile, apathy is not the answer.Because the federal government relies very heavily on outside contractors, some of the people directly and indirectly affected by the shutdown are contractors, self-employed individuals, small business owners, and freelancers. And, as most of us know, it is very difficult when you don’t know when your payment will be processed or if/when it will be made.In other words, these are difficult times that deserve our attention and if nothing else, our moral support. As a corporate body, made up of freelancers, we often advocate for fair pair, equity, and just compensation for work done and services provided. I hope that during this new year, we will also think about those who find themselves without employment, those who are underemployed, and those who, in the words of my father, are just trying to “make an honest living.”last_img read more