Career Advice News Feeds

The Career Advice News Feed page is an additional resource of PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley. News feed articles do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PA CareerLink® or its staff, but are an additional resource for your career advancement.

Get Aggregated RSS

Do Your Coworkers Annoy the Heck Out of You? You're Not Alone

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Interpersonal relationships are the No. 1 source of tension in the workplace, according to a survey of 2,000 working Americans conducted by Olivet Nazarene University. In fact, 40 percent of those surveyed said they are annoyed with their coworkers on a regular basis; 21 percent said they get "quite ...

Taking a Gap Year: the Benefits of Being an Out-of-the-Box Candidate

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

While some employers might prefer prospects who make a beeline straight for college after high school, more and more graduates are taking gap years to work toward specific goals, including saving for college. If you're currently a gapper — that is, someone taking a gap year — or have a gap year in your sights, here are some tips for making that choice more appealing to your next employer. Know ...

When Interviewers Ask, Be Honest About Your Weaknesses

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"What is your biggest weakness?" has long been a favorite question of hiring managers across industries. This is a tough question all the way around. If you are too honest, you may eliminate yourself from consideration. If you're not honest enough, you may come across as evasive — again, eliminating yourself from consideration. So, what's the best way to handle this question? The first thing to do is prepare. Since there is ...

How to Build a Better Resume in 60 Seconds

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

You've probably poured hours — if not days — into making your resume perfect. The fact that you never seem to hear back from recruiters or employers after sending said resume out is just plain frustrating. Even worse is the prospect of overhauling the whole document to improve your response rates. But before you take drastic measures, why not check out the following infographic from Novorésumé, an online

Networking at the Office Holiday Party Can Be Tricky. Here's How to Do It Right:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ah, the office holiday party: free food, open bar, and a chance to see your company's most elusive executives let loose a little. The holiday party is a great time rub elbows with the upper echelons of your company, but it can be hard to make an impression, especially when you work in a big corporation. Here are a few tips on how to "network up" with your busiest ...

Rejection: the Worst Thing That Can Happen to Your Job Search?

Friday, December 08, 2017

When I lived in Tampa, I watched the Bucaneers go 0-14 in a season. It was brutal, but by no means was it as brutal as being rejected for a position after making it through several rounds of interviews. Sure, some of us can disengage our personal feelings from the process. Some of us

5 Steps to Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Friday, December 08, 2017

Article by Sam Milam Do you react to situations based on your emotions or personal biases? Are you looking for ways to improve communication with those around you? Do you want to achieve more in your career? By adopting critical thinking skills, you can improve your ability to make objective, effective choices and arguments. Without these ...

5 Things NOT to Do in Your First Interview

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Congratulations on scoring your first interview! You've likely read up on what you should do during an interview, but this article focuses on the equally important topic of things you should not do in your first interview. 1. Don't Let Your First Interview Be Your First Interview Interviews can be nerve-racking, especially your first interview. Don't make the mistake of letting your first "real" interview ...

My 16 Rigid LinkedIn Principles

Thursday, December 07, 2017

I hold a few principles about using LinkedIn that are quite rigid. They guide me in how I interact with people on the site. You may agree with some of them, and you may think others are bunk, but regardless, I follow them all closely — almost to a fault. My Rigid LinkedIn Principles Like many people, I will not accept an

9 Things Amazing Bosses Say to Employees

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Being a boss is no joke. As with being a great parent, if you're truly great, you agonize constantly over whether you might be doing it wrong. To make matters even trickier, you're really, really busy. So, how do you ensure you're being a great boss and keep your employees engaged and happy? The following simple statements and questions can help you lay the groundwork for being a great boss ...

Get Aggregated RSS

Get Aggregated RSS

Employers: Consider This Untapped Diversity Hiring Route

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Look beyond the usual diversity indicators for new growth opportunities.

Fired From Your Last Job? How to Talk About It During an Interview

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How to lay your cards out on the table and get the job.

Ask These 3 Questions When Negotiating Your Next Job Offer

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, salary is the first priority, but if you don't ask these additional questions, you may miss out on other compensation.

Should You Work for a Friend?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Accepting a job offer to work with a friend may seem like a no-brainer – but it's not.

Don't Make These 6 Mistakes at Work During the Holidays

Monday, December 11, 2017

Don't pressure people to chip in for gifts for the boss, and other holiday rules for work.

Older Job Seekers Must Inventory Their Contacts

Friday, December 08, 2017

People you already know are the keys to your job search.

How to Prepare for Your January Job Search – Now

Thursday, December 07, 2017

If switching jobs in 2018 is one of your career goals, begin planning your move now.

3 Things Employers Want to Know About You

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Pay attention to your audience to know how to tell your story.

Make More Money in the New Year, Without Changing Your Job

Monday, December 04, 2017

Eight overlooked opportunities to increase compensation and perks at work.

First-Time Manager? Here’s What You Need to Know

Monday, December 04, 2017

Get ready to leave your comfort zone.

Get Aggregated RSS

A proud partner of the American Job Center Network

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program