The Skills That Modern Men Are Losing Include Oil Changes, Shoe Shining, and Growing a Beard

The Skills That Modern Men Are Losing Include Oil Changes, Shoe Shining, and Growing a Beard

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It’s not exactly breaking news to say that men today aren’t as MANLY as their fathers and grandfathers. But how about some stats to prove it anyway?

A new survey asked guys in their 20s and 60s about different “manly” skills. And here are the ones that are going extinct . . .

1. Shining your shoes. Older men are 38% more likely to know how to do that.

2. Fixing a leaky faucet, 35%.

3. Changing the oil in your car, 19%.

4. Changing a diaper, 18%.

5. Filleting a fish, 15%.

6. Growing and maintaining a nice beard, 12%.

7. Throwing or hitting a curveball, 6%.

There ARE two skills where younger men had an edge. Young guys are 11% more likely to know how to cut their own hair . . . and 2% more likely to be able to make fire without matches. That surprises me. Did anyone tell them lighters don’t count?

(PR Newswire)

The Five Things That Get You Promoted

The Five Things That Get You Promoted

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Someone polled over 2,000 executives at different companies, and asked for the top five things that make you more likely to get a promotion. And working long hours is NOT number one. Here’s what they said . . .

  1. Being motivated to learn new skills. 30% said it’s the most important thing you need to have to get promoted.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills, 27%. So almost as many think THAT is the most important thing.
  3. Being able to adapt to change easily, 24%.
  4. Being okay with taking on more responsibility, 13%.
  5. Being willing to work long hours. Only 7% said it’s the most important thing if you want to get promoted.

(PR Newswire)

Should Moms Include Their Parenting Skills on Their Resume? You Bet!

Should Moms Include Their Parenting Skills on Their Resume? You Bet!

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Being a good parent is equal parts drill sergeant, cook, doctor, house cleaner, and human waste removal specialist. So it’s good to see at least a few people are realizing those are all valuable skills.

A new Mother’s Day survey by CareerBuilder.com found 8% of women now include their parenting skills on their resume.

The survey also found companies are pretty receptive to it . . . 69% of employers say that the stuff you do as a parent does qualify as relevant experience for a job.

The five parenting skills that translate best into the corporate world are: Patience . . . multitasking . . . time management . . . conflict management . . . and problem solving.

In spite of that . . . only 52% of moms who work say they’re equally successful in their careers and their family life. 34% say they’re more successful at parenting . . . 16% say they’re doing better at their job.

(CareerBuilder)

Women Are Nine Times More Likely to Want a Geek Husband Than a Jock Husband

Women Are Nine Times More Likely to Want a Geek Husband Than a Jock Husband

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Man, ’80s movies must be rolling over in their graves. Thirty years later, the pendulum has FULLY swung . . . geeks run the world and jocks are OUT.

A new survey asked women if they’d rather marry a guy who’s a tech entrepreneur or a football player. 45% said a tech guy and just 5% said a football player . . . which means women were NINE TIMES more likely to go for a geek than a jock.

The survey also found 58% of people think being called a tech geek is a compliment.

88% think having tech geek skills will help you get a job.

And 60% think a tech geek has the best chance of anyone to become a BILLIONAIRE.

(PR Newswire)