Career Satisfaction

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5 Tips for Gaining Your Family’s Support Before Starting a Job Search

When you’re a ship captain, there are a lot of things you must do before you embark on the open sea. Besides preparing the ship and stockpiling supplies, you need a crew that will support you through anything that happens during the voyage. Whether you’re facing tepid waters or terrifying storms, that crew will make sure you reach your destination.

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How To Make the Most of Your 401(k)

Creating a long-term, successful career is about more than just getting the perfect job – it’s also about managing your personal finances. At GetFive, we’re big believers in planning ahead for long term success, and one of the most important parts of that is building a retirement fund and 401(k). This may seem like a…

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How to Find a Job When You’re Relocating

New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.? Relocating to these cities — or anywhere else in the country — can make for an exciting opportunity. You’ll have the chance to live a new lifestyle, move into a new house, make new friends and enjoy new experiences.But to make the most of your new location,…

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What to Look for in An Offer Letter

After applying GetFive’s proven method and strategic approach to decision making and job searching you’ve finally received thing you’ve been working towards – an offer letter from a great company. But before you rush into the job, it’s critical that you carefully review what they’ve given you. While it’s not an official employment contract, an…

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ROI? How About ROP? Return on Potential

With a solid career management program, you’ll be investing in the potential of your employees and giving them a reason to stay with your company. Everyone in HR has been so focused on ROI, the holy grail for getting buy-in from higher-ups on everything from a new learning management system to the latest AI technology…

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What To Do If You Hate Your New Job

A new office, new co-workers, new goals and missions — starting a new job is thrillingly full of possibilities. A few months in, that thrill will probably simmer down a bit, but you should still feel pretty jazzed. If you’ve gone ice cold in shock that the new gig isn’t quite what you expected, something is definitely wrong….

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9 Simple Solutions to Common Unemployment Problems

In today’s job market, it’s very common for people to be on the job hunt for months at a time.

When this happens, it’s easy to feel your morale slip. At GetFive, we know how important perseverance and a positive attitude are to a successful job hunt. To help get you through this difficult period, here are nine tips to help you stay motivated.

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Looking For the Right Job? It’s All About Cultural Fit

“We’re looking for the right fit,” you hear the interviewer say.

“The right fit?” you ask yourself, “I’m just looking for a job with a salary.”

But the truth is, a job is more than just a place you have to go every morning. Each company has its own organizational culture that you might not even notice until it rubs you the wrong way.

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Feeling Stressed? Practice Mindfulness

Whether you’re job searching or working hard at your current job, your career often brings high levels of stress. And between family, school, paying bills and chores, it seems like there’s never enough time. But living with constant stress is not only chaotic, it’s also exhausting. Too much stress leads to health problems down the…

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