Most Googled Career Questions of 2018

A lot of people probably made a New Year’s resolution to find a new job in 2019, but a lot of folks may not know where to start. Well, some people are likely to consult Google for their career questions, and a new report reveals the most Googled career questions, and you may be surprised.

According to Google Trends data, the most popular career question Googled in 2018 was “how to quit job,” followed by “what job should I have.” Other popular Googled career questions include:

  • What is the highest paying job?
  • How to decline a job offer
  • How to get a job
  • How to find a job
  • How to accept a job offer
  • What job is right for me?
  • What to wear to a job interview
  • How to get a job fast 
  • So, how do you quit your job? Well, experts at Market Watch have a few suggestions. First off they recommend giving your current company plenty of notice, with two weeks being the standard for most employees. They also suggest not blabbing to others until you’ve told management, and resign in person to your manger if possible. They also note you should try to be positive when you resign, and also be helpful, possibly offering to help train your replacement. 

Source: Market Watch

While the government shutdown may be temporarily over, a lot of folks are worried about how it will affect them when it comes to tax time. In fact, a new poll by Salary Finance finds that two in three Americans are concerned that they won’t be getting their tax return on time.

The poll finds that 36.9% of folks are “very worried” about not receiving their tax refunds on time, while 20.3% are “a little worried.” And it sounds like there’s good reason for folks to worry, because a lot of people are counting on that money to use for important things.

It seems 40.8% of people are planning to use that tax refund to pay off their debts and loans, while 16.2% are planning to use the money to pay off a medical debt and another 32.6% will use it to stabilize their bank accounts.

  • And should that refund be delayed, it will certainly cause some financial stress for folks. Without it, 42.9% of people say they’ll struggle to pay their bills, while 20.5% will take on additional debt and 12.1% will have to rely on family and friends to help them with their bills.

Source: Yahoo Finance

These days we all rely on computers so much we rarely have to deal with anything handwritten, but a new survey finds even with technology, a lot of folks are having issues when it comes to people’s handwriting. A new poll by BIC USA finds that 50% of people have been told by others that their handwriting is hard to read, while 45% of Americans admit they struggle to read their own handwriting. 

All of these handwriting issues spell trouble in the workplace. In fact, 70% of people say struggling to read their co-worker’s handwriting is a challenge they face, while the average person has had two experiences at work where handwriting caused a miscommunication which became a real problem at the office.

And it seems a lot of folks are critical of their own handwriting, with 23% of people say they’d be terrified if they had to write anything on a board in front of colleagues. As for what they hate about their handwriting, 25% think they write too small, and 23% write too big. In addition, 22% say their letters overlap, 21% say their handwriting isn’t pretty, and 20% write on a slant.

  • According to the poll, the most common misread items are on shopping lists (27%), followed by a note to a colleague (27%), a note to a partner (22%), birthday card (21%) and thank you note (19%).

Source: SWNS Digital

We’re hit with a ton of information every day and sometimes it can be hard to process all of it and filter out what’s actually useful to us. Social media is one of the sources we’re getting a lot of information from, but it’s not always as reliable as we think, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. And a new survey of more than 1,000 nutrition experts reveals that we shouldn’t trust everything we read on Facebook.

According to a new survey from Today’s Dietitian and Pollock Communications, we get a lot of misleading information about diet and health and the majority of the 1,300 nutritionists who weighed in agree about their top concern: Facebook. More than 83% of those surveyed say we’re reading and watching health-related content there that’s misleading. The next biggest source of concern is personal blogs, 73% of nutritionists feel those are sources of inaccurate health and wellness info, followed by Instagram in third place with worries from 55% of nutritionists, and right behind that is TV and radio stations with 54% and finally magazines at 45%.

The survey also asked nutritionists who they think is most responsible for spreading the bad information and the majority (87%) blame celebrities, but 84% say friends and family get some blame as well. So how do we sort through all the posts and know what to believe? Check the source and look for someone who’s a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Verify hyperlinked sources, especially about academic studies and make sure they’re relaying the information in the right context and not sensationalizing it.

But most of all, use common sense. If some diet or health advice sounds way too good to be true, chances are, it is.

Source: Cooking Light

We recently shared the news to fans of the original Sweethearts Valentine’s Day candies that they’re not going to be around this year. The candy company who makes the iconic pastel hearts with sayings like “Be Mine” on them was sold and the candies won’t be ready in time for the love-themed holiday this year. But Krispy Kreme is here with the next best thing: a new line of colorful Valentine conversation heart-shaped doughnuts.

Starting this Wednesday, Krispy Kreme will be serving the doughnuts that are designed to look like the famous Necco candies. They even come with a dozen cute phrases printed on top, including “DM Me” and “So Extra.” The goodies are all filled with one of four classic Krispy Kreme fillings: cake batter, strawberries & Kreme, raspberry and chocolate Kreme.

These sweet treats will be in stores through February 14th, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. And Krispy Kreme Reward Members can score a sweet deal on Wednesday, February 6th when you can get a free Valentine’s doughnut with any purchase.

Source: People

Breakups are rarely ever easy, but when you split and then you have to deal with years of memories you and your ex created in the space you shared and now still live in, it’s so much worse. Those four walls and all the design and decor you decided on as a couple can be a lot to handle post-breakup and HGTV feels your pain. That’s why the network is coming out with a new show all about it called "UnspouseMy House.

HGTV recently announced the new renovation series, which will be hosted by designer and self-proclaimed breakup artist - apparently that’s a real thing - Orlando Soria. The idea is to help new singles get over their exes by giving their homes a physical refresh. The show won’t be on TV until late 2019, but right now, they’re looking for participants to be on it.

“You have to come and meet me with my mustache and be on my show," Soria recently posted on Instagram Stories. "You can get an amazing home makeover and potentially a best friend. The end."

If you want to be on the show, check out the application details on its website. But if you’d rather sit back and enjoy the transformations from the comfort of your couch like the rest of us, we’ll wait to see “Unspouse My House” later this year.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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