Hitting the open job market as an older candidate can be rough. There’s all sorts of inherent bias, as well as the challenge of finding jobs that aren’t entry- or low- level, with salaries geared toward new grads who live with seven roommates. But while you can’t necessarily change what’s out there, you can take […]
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Every year, it seems like the holidays hit retail earlier and earlier—Christmas candy displays mingling with Halloween candy displays, emails reminding us that Black Friday is just around the corner. That means it’s really never too early to start planning around your holiday staffing needs. If you’ll be managing seasonal employees this year, here are […]
Those of us who have been in the work world for a while know all about the challenges of life on the job hunt. It can be an anxious and stress-fueled time in which you’re constantly riding an emotional rollercoaster of heightened anticipation and disappointment, driven by constant effort, often with no immediate payoff and […]
When it comes to interviewing, the unfortunate truth is that the rules of fairness and objectivity don’t always evenly apply to all people in all situations. Although we may like to think that HR professionals and hiring personnel stick solely to experience and qualifications when making their decisions, the truth is, they’re just people—and are […]
Whether you’re looking for a change or trying to figure out where to direct your career path, salary is a huge consideration when planning your next job move. According to Glassdoor.com’s most recent highest-paying jobs survey, tech and healthcare are the hottest fields right now, with great salary potential. And if you have strong management […]
We’re more than halfway through the year and at this point, it’s a good time to stop for a minute and think about where you are, career-wise. There’s still time left to make serious progress on your goals or start thinking about what you might want to do next year. If you want to make […]
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Congratulations! You are working at your dream job, doing the very thing you’ve always wanted to do in order to earn a paycheck. But wait a minute, something’s not quite right. Although you love your work and your co-workers and you’re earning a good living, there’s a monster who seems to love nothing more than […]
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There’s so much pressure in the business world to be at the top of your field, to be the best, to be number one. The reality is that only one person can ever be the best, and there’s only one number one. That means that most of us will have to settle for not being […]
Sound lazy? Not really. While the idea of working from your phone sounds like you can make money while sitting on your couch and scrolling, in reality, people who work without an office and make their own schedules have to be disciplined. Working solely on your phone requires the ability to shift focus from scrolling […]
Most of us take our jobs pretty seriously—we devote our time, energy, and skills to making sure that we handle all of our responsibilities to the very best of our abilities and we work hard to aim for success. After all, the average person spends a huge chunk of their life at work, so it […]
Retirement can be great: There’s time to travel, do projects you’ve put off for years, or just do a whole lot of nothing. But sometimes, it can also be difficult to transition to a more relaxed pace. A job can give you purpose and a reason to set your alarm in the morning, a little […]
Leadership qualities are some of the most difficult soft skills to assess. Everyone has their own style, and “leadership” is already a pretty subjective term—it can mean everything from just having a fancy title to inspiring team members who are your equals. But even if there’s not one true definition, there are some core qualities […]
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Regardless of job title or industry, the work world is full of challenging situations—both on the job and around it—and those among us who climb the career ladder fastest and achieve success always seem to be able to navigate these challenges effectively. This often requires an uncanny ability to correctly read the terrain of a […]
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Attention teachers: are you on the job hunt trail and want to make sure that you’re as successful on interviews as you are in the classroom? The truth is, today’s job market is as competitive as it gets—even for teachers—and when you’re looking for a new position, chances are you’re going to face some stiff […]
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At some point or another, on a frustrating day at work, we’ve probably all muttered, “I could run this place so much better.” But what does it actually mean to be the president of the company? If your long-term goals include ascending the executive ladder, it’s important to know what this important figure does. What […]
In your career, you are always your own best advocate when it comes to promotions, professional development, and salary. It’s so important to be aware of the value you bring to your role, as well as the market value for your position and your experience. When you go into a negotiation for a raise or […]
Let’s face it—the rules of the work world have changed drastically over the last few years. Everything from widespread technological innovation to an uncertain economy, globalization, and rapidly shifting cultural norms have all led to seismic shifts in how we think about work and professional etiquette. No one has all the answers about how to […]
There’s a common question that pops up whenever we decide to move on to newer and hopefully greener career pastures and leave a job in search of new opportunities: What exactly is my former employer allowed to say and share about me now that I’m gone? It’s a valid question, and one that can kick […]
In a perfect world, the notion of being involuntarily “in-between jobs” wouldn’t exist. We’d all have our ideal dream jobs with the exact salaries, benefits, and responsibilities we wanted—and nothing would ever go wrong to threaten our positions throughout our professional journeys. It’s a nice dream for sure, but we all know that it’s not […]
The work world is full of tricky and challenging situations, and it’s often up to us to rise and meet each obstacle and challenge head-on—which helps us learn valuable lessons and evolve and grow as professionals as we journey across our career paths. For many of us, the topic of salary negotiation is an especially […]
As various hashtags and dispiriting headlines have shown in recent years, workplace harassment is unfortunately common—in every industry, at every level, for every type of person. From the highest-paid executive to the newest intern, it’s essential for every employee to understand the different kinds of workplace harassment and be able to identify them. What is […]
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When you think “summer,” you probably think of the long days and warm nights willed with outdoor fun—vacations, beach, campfires with s’ mores. Sure, you should revel in all the good stuff the season has to offer. But summer is also a time to think about picking up a new job, especially for students, teachers, […]
Any of us who have spent time on the job hunt trail have been here before: While checking out job boards and researching companies who are hiring in our industry, you come across the coveted dream job—a posting that’s so perfectly aligned to what you’re looking for in your next career step that you can […]
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When we’re on the job hunt in search of our next great career opportunity, many of us spend the bulk of our time in prep mode, where we do everything we can to try and get our foot in the door of a company that we want to work for. This includes research to see […]
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If you’re thinking about a career in customer service, you’ve probably already picked up on the fact that it’s a pretty broad field right now, with a lot of different types of jobs: agents, representatives, coordinators, specialists, managers, etc. But if you’ve got the people skills and the service skills to make this field part […]
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