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The Best Confessions of 2016

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Can you believe it? Where did 2016 go? Seriously, it went pretty quick. If it was an eventful year for you, hopefully it was full of good events. If not, I sincerely hope that 2017 is better for you. The confessions continued at Confessions of the Professions and we were able to publish many great articles this year. We are happy to announce that we are headed into our fourth year of existence because of you. No, I really mean it, it is because of you. Choosing to share a confession on social media or contribute a confession has kept us going and we appreciate your time and dedication for reading our confessions.

Last year and so on, from 2013, 2014, 2015, you can read our Best Confessions, and we continue this tradition of choosing our favorites that were posted each year. It is never easy to pick our favorite confessions, as there are many, but we certainly enjoyed these confessions, and we hope you enjoy them too.

1. Top 20 Questions To Ask In An Interview

Investigative Interviewing

The job of hiring someone is not an easy one and a lot of risk is involved, especially money and time. Companies must distinguish if the person they are hiring is a good match and will make a valuable asset to the company. There are tons of books that help companies and interviewers determine whether someone will make a good match to work for the company.

Questions asked must meet certain criteria, reveal to the employer certain things about the employee, but the questions must not discriminate against the person being hired. These 20 interview questions will help to get any hiring manager, interviewer, or company started in the right direction for hiring.


2. Career Or Relationship

Love Relationship Career

There comes a time in our lives where we find ourselves with less time and less energy for things. Those things may involve focusing more on work and less on a relationship or focusing more on the relationship and less on work. We may find ourselves with less time to invest in our relationships because our career is demanding more than what we are normally used to. Which one is more important? Should you give up your career for your relationship? Or should you give up your relationship for your career? Or perhaps they are both quite possible to have and there is a way to find a balance between a career and a relationship.

Career or Relationship? Career and Relationship? You decide.


3. Find A Job Without Professional Experience

Writing Experience

Many people may feel intimidated by applying for jobs with little or no experience, having just graduated college, they may feel like they need to settle for less. By develop skills, interning, getting experience, building a reputation, and ensuring that you are applying to the most relevant position, according to your interests and your field of study, you may have no problem getting the job. While companies do require experience, they may be willing to start you off with a lower salary, but with plenty of training, and the opportunity for you to work your way up in the company.

With the knowledge of this article, it is possible to find a job without professional experience.


4. Housewife and Mother Resume

Lois Griffin HousewifeNo one really knows what a mother does except, well, a mother, but if a mother were to actually write out her resume of everything she does, and show it to an employer, the chances are, she is probably qualified for nearly every job there is. This article attempts to imagine what the resume of our mothers looks like by remembering and observing everything she has done for us, including wiping our butts to helping us learn how to walk; saying our first words; to helping us with our homework, and pretty much making sure we learn how to actually function in society, especially by being polite and using manners.

The mother's resume is far from complete, as only a mother truly knows all the work she does, and we can only imagine the one day that she decides to take off from her job as a mother, we could not fulfill half of the things on her resume. Knowing the insane amount of possible tasks on her resume, a mother never complains and does her motherly job, without pay, and sometimes, without appreciation. Love your mother and know all that she has done for you and is currently doing for you.


5. The Day Women Rule The World

Women Rule The WorldThe secret is that women already rule the world, but they are still largely underrepresented and underestimated in almost all fields of the workforce. Women have far greater power than they know to change the world for the better, in all areas of their lives. Women have accomplished a great lot, from the right to vote, to the right to work, to obtaining many top positions in the corporations they work for, to the right to equal pay, and while they are still certainly fighting for equal pay in all areas, the system has improved greatly. Whether it is a man or a woman to change the world and advocate for a better place to live and work, let not this world be just for men or just for women, but for all human beings to live equally and comfortably among each other.

6. Just How Customer-Centric Is Your Company?

Laptop Coffee CupYour company exists because of your customers. Your company continues to exist because your company meets customer demands and requests. There really is no other reason for your company to exist. Success was not found because your company decided to exist, rather, success was found because customers decided your company has a reason to exist, to fulfill their needs and wants. So whatever your company philosophy is, the more important question to ask is: What do the customers want? 

If your company discusses anything else without having an answer to that question, your company may need to re-think company philosophy and understand what it means to be a customer-centric company.


7. How To Negotiate A Salary Rise With Your Promotion [Infographic]

Pay Raise AgreementIt is certainly great to receive a promotion at work, but with that promotion comes higher expectations and higher demands of your time. Getting a raise deemed you a much more valuable asset to the company. However, if there was no mention of a raise with this promotion, you really should ask for one, or better yet, demand one.

There is nothing wrong with asking for or expecting a raise, especially if you received a good reviews that led to a promotion. Read the article and the infographic and demand your raise with complete confidence.


8. Good Sex And Orgasms Help You Sleep Better ADULT CONTENT! MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY!

Good SexYou work hard and so does your spouse. So why don't you treat yourself to some good sex and an orgasm? Ladies, you damn well know you deserve it. We often get so wrapped up in our daily lives and routines, from getting the kids ready for school to trying to get through a day of work, to coming home and making sure the household chores are done. Everything usually leads to a point where we are just so exhausted. This does not always mean we will have the best sleep, but it should not mean we have to sacrifice the romance in our lives, either.

Make some time for romance, make time for some great sex, and definitely make time for an intense orgasm. The results will most likely help you sleep better and probably help you to have an even better day at work.


9. Psychology Of The Grocery Store [Infographic]

Woman grocery shopping in a supermarket

The majority of people go food shopping to buy the products they need to eat, usually throughout the week, sometimes people go shopping for enough food to last them for a month. What people are actually buying is a different story, but even grocery stores are trying to make money in order to stay in business and profit. The way the grocery store is setup is designed to make you buy things that you normally would not buy. This infographic from the University Of Southern California dives into consumer behavior and shopping habits at the grocery store.

10. Five Tips For Living Fully After Addiction Treatment

Living Fully

If you find yourself with an addiction to drugs, it is recommended that you get help immediately. After you have gone through some treatment to help you deal with your addiction, you will be released into the real world where you are expected to live on your own, in the wild, and unfortunately, the addiction treatment center cannot be with you 24/7 to monitor your behavior. You must take control of your life and learn how to live drug-free. Life is too great and amazing to be addicted to drugs, but you must face your demons and your battles and get through this rough time in your life. You can do it. No one is stopping you, but you! Hopefully these five tips for living fully after addiction treatment can help you get a hold of your life and keep you from becoming addicted to drugs again.


BONUS: Top Lifehacks To Fighting Against Job Stress

CareerStress is usually part of any job and it comes with the territory, but how you deal with the stress of a job will affect your life when you go to work, when you come home from work, and even the times when you are not at work. It is no easy feat, especially if you have a boss who seems to enjoy your misery, or backstabbing co-workers, whom you cannot trust, or a slew of customers who just seem to be unhappy with their own lives and especially, your company. There are plenty of lifehacks to help you get through your workday, not take home the stresses of work, and ease you into understanding how to truly balance work and life.

By ranting or telling us about your workday, you will help alleviate stress. You can remain anonymous and we love to hear your stories. Get it out to the world and warn them of a particular boss or a job that you had and how you dealt with it so that others may know what you have been through and can learn how to deal with it themselves. We appreciate it and we guarantee you that you are definitely helping our readers out by sharing your confession.

We are grateful for you to have discovered Confessions of the Professions in the past or this year and we are even more honored that you keep returning to read our website. You can find and like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow our blog on Tumblr, have us appear in your RSS feed, or sign up to our weekly email confessions digest (I'm too busy to spam you, nor would I ever do that because I know what its like getting too much email myself, so this is strictly sending you an update of all the confessions that were published for the past week). Your support, your contributions, your shares, your mentions, your comments keep us going, and we hope that you will stay with us as we enter our fourth year.

While there are probably other websites that exist that talk about jobs, careers, and the workplace, we strive to be the number one source for insight and understanding jobs, careers, and the workplace. We get many contributions from individuals like you and many companies are contributing articles as well, sharing insights into what they do in their everyday corporate life, because truly, companies exist because of you. Without demand, there is no reason for anything to even exist.

The workplace is a complete cycle that boosts the economy and gives everyone a purpose: the employer sees a demand, builds a business, and charges money to customers to continue running that business; the employee needs a job for money to pay for the things they need and want, so they work for the company to keep the means of production going; the customer keeps the business going by going to work themselves and paying for the things they want and need, just as well, and all of this keeps the employee and employer of the job going in the world. Welcome to the job economy.

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