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Interested in Cybersecurity? 5 Possible Career Paths to Take:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cybersecurity is a major concern today for organizations in all industries, and the types of jobs available in the field span many different sectors, including the federal government, nonprofit organizations, private companies, and freelancing opportunities. With technology becoming more and more and integral to life and business, the need for cybersecurity specialists will only increase in the coming years – and that's especially true when you consider that cybersecurity threats are

Improve Your Personal Finances to Become a More Confident Candidate

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It feels terrible to fail at something and not know why – for example, when you're on the job hunt and can't seem to get past the interview stage. A number of factors may be responsible for your interview troubles. The usual suspects would be an anemic resume or answering questions poorly. Sometimes, it just doesn't work out. Usually, there's a specific reason why your interviews aren't going well – and it's not always what you might think. It takes most interviewers about

One-Minute Interview Tip: Do Your Research

Thursday, May 18, 2017

When prepping for an interview, you'll probably spend a lot of time making sure you know the job description inside and out so that you can sell yourself to the interviewer. However, for your interview to be truly successful, you'll want to be sure to spend just as much time researching the company and the interviewer. Companies aren't simply looking to hire candidates who can do the job – they want ...

One-Minute Interview Tip: Always Be Specific With Your Interviewer

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Before any job interview, you should know exactly why you want to work for the company and why your experience makes you a perfect fit for the role. You should also know how to answer interview questions in the most effective manner. Believe it or not, your communication style and how you present information is just as important as the information itself. Your interview is not an interrogation. It should ...

Control the Madness: How a Treatment for Tech Addiction Can Translate to Management Strategy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Get off your phone!" How many times have you or your spouse directed that phrase to your children? Between my wife and I, it's possible that my own kids have heard it close to a million times. I had a big realization one night when I saw our sons, ages 11 and 8 at the time, being consumed by technology, their eyes clouding over and their faces glued to the flashing images on the phone screen. In addition to the challenges that screen ...

Choose Who You Want to Be: Isaac Lidsky Talks About His New Book, 'Eyes Wide Open'

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You could choose to read Isaac Lidsky's new book, Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly, as the story of one man's experience with blindness, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice. You'd also be directly contradicting the express intentions of the author. "One thing I really try ...

7 Tips for Giving Your Boss Feedback

Monday, May 15, 2017

Article by Teala Wilson Feedback is key to skill development and performance improvement in any role. It's how we know if we're doing a good job and how we learn where we can improve. But what do you do when your boss asks for feedback on how they're doing? We've all been there before, and ...

As Banking Jobs Shift to Infrastructure and Tech, Job Seekers Need New Skills to Keep Up

Monday, May 15, 2017

Getting a job at a bank used to be seen as a wise career move and an easy path for anyone with a business degree. For those without degrees, a job as a bank teller still carried high status and decent pay. While these jobs required some business skills, they were mostly high-touch roles centered on customer service. Today, your friendly teller has been replaced by an ATM, and your ...

3 Ways to Get the Job You Want, Regardless of Your Skill Level

Friday, May 12, 2017

Interviews can be tough for both parties. Both sides want to find the right fit. As a candidate, you want to determine whether or not this is a place at which you can build your career and grow. Meanwhile, the employer wants to make sure you will not only be a great employee, but also bring something unique to the company. The question is: How do you figure out fit ...

4 Ways to Earn Income in While You're Waiting to Get Hired

Friday, May 12, 2017

You just got out of college, and now you're looking for a job. You were told all throughout your childhood that the key to success is to "go to school, get good grades, and get a job." So you did exactly that – only to find out upon graduating that the reality is not that simple. No matter how good your grades are, you're highly unlikely to get a job immediately after ...

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7 Ways Your First Career Differs From College

Monday, May 22, 2017

How to manage the transition from the classroom to the workplace.

New Grads: 6 Examples of Bad Advice Your Career Center Told You

Monday, May 22, 2017

Unfortunately, the job search tips from many colleges are outdated and often downright bad.

How Do You Compare? A Look at Today's Job Seeker

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

See what other job seekers and employees are doing so you can compete in the marketplace.

6 Ways to Delegate Effectively at Work

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Delegating is a sign of strength and leadership. How do you know if you are doing it correctly?

How to Work With Recruiters to Win Your Next Job

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Finding and collaborating with recruiters will help you get ahead.

5 Signs You Need to Take a Pause in Your Career

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sometimes, the best way to move forward at work is to slow down first.

What Do Employers Ask When They Call Your References?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Here are 10 things your references are probably talking about.

How to (Smoothly) Leave a Job After Only a Couple of Months

Friday, May 12, 2017

How soon is too soon to leave a role for greener pastures?

Don't Get Eliminated From Your Job Hunt – Without Knowing It!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Here are three major filters employers are using – and how to potentially deal with them.

Great Jobs for Entry-Level Professionals With Liberal Arts Degrees

Thursday, May 11, 2017

These positions exist across industries and offer the opportunity to learn many skills.

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