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Business Psychology Meets 'Game of Thrones': Who Should Lead Westeros?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whether people are in it for the violence, the dragons, or the complex characters, the widespread love for Game of Thrones is undeniable. Six years after its first episode debuted, it continues to be a spectacularly popular television show. With the seventh season coming this July, we'll all be glued to our seats yet again to find out who will take control of the Iron Throne. For those of us who delight in the understanding and critical evaluation of ...

An Introduction to Jobs in the eSports Industry [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If you are looking for a new job, you might consider joining the eSports industry. eSports have come a long way, developing from a collection of small, casual tournaments to a multimillion-dollar empire. According to one estimate, eSports will generate roughly $700 million dollars in revenue in 2017 alone. Today's eSports tournaments are world-class events where the biggest brands sponsor teams ...

4 Secrets to a Standout Resume

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Team player. Results-oriented. Self-motivated. You already know where this is going. These are some of the most generic terms anyone could use on their resume, and yet everyone uses them. Why? Because we've been trained to think that this is what companies want to hear. To really stand out and grab a reader's attention, your resume needs to tell your unique story. Skip the clichés and follow ...

If You're Looking for a Job, Go Mobile

Monday, June 12, 2017

There was a time when a cellphone was mostly just a phone. If you were bored on the subway or bus, maybe you'd play that old snake game. When tablets came out, people used them for reading books or playing solitaire. But things have changed, and they've changed quickly. Now you can take your phone from your pocket and watch a movie, order a pizza, buy groceries, download an app to change the T.V. channel because you can't find the ...

Are You Giving Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nearly everyone has a side hustle these days, but few take credit for being an entrepreneur. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, in 2014 only 2 percent of millennials claimed to be self-employed, compared with 7.6 percent for Gen. X-ers and 8.3 percent of baby boomers. While many people are both self-employed and traditionally ...

How to Take Charge of Your Career and Land the Job of Your Dreams

Monday, June 12, 2017

Want to take charge of your career and land the job of your dreams? It's easier than you might think! That isn't to say it's a walk in the park. Snagging your dream job will take some work, but if you follow the right steps and put in the effort, you can absolutely make it happen. The idea is to mold yourself into the perfect candidate. Once you've done the ...

Do Hobbies and Interests Have a Place on Your Resume?

Friday, June 09, 2017

Whether you have limited work experience or are an industry vet looking to breath more life into a dull resume, adding your hobbies and interests to your resume may be the perfect way to woo recruiters. These elements can give employers a complete picture of you beyond the skills you'll bring to the role. Plus, showing a potential employer that you are a well-rounded person can get your resume noticed. ...

It's Okay to Reject a Job Offer

Friday, June 09, 2017

This is going to sound strange, but bear with me. After coaching hundreds of folks on their job searches, I've noticed a pattern – and it's not one I would have expected. Believe it or not, one of our No. 1 fears when we're on the job hunt is that we will get the job! That's right: Many of us are afraid of being offered a job. Why in the world would ...

How to Retire on Time and Still Earn an Income

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Last October, Recruiter Today ran an article about why baby boomers won't be retiring as soon as everyone expected. In it, the author cites a survey of executives who believe "boomers will retire at least five years later than previous generations did," with 31 percent of respondents to the survey expecting "it to actually be 10 years or more later." The article mentions a number of reasons for ...

Want to Kick-Start a Beauty Career? Here's How:

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Whether they'd like to be behind the scenes at fashion week or in the corner office of the LVMH headquarters, a lot of people covet careers in beauty. While these jobs may sound like dreams come true, it's tough to know where to start when you're new to the industry. One way to get going is with a career ...

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How to Bolster Your Remote Work Culture

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you think remote workers aren't working for you, think again.

9 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Look for ways you can eliminate working overtime.

7 Mistakes of Cover Letter Writing

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get it right the first time.

5 Expert Tips for Interview Success

Monday, June 19, 2017

While it is important to be qualified, it is even more important to create the right impression.

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Monday, June 19, 2017

If you're like most job seekers, you're probably doing it wrong.

The Modern Guide to Parental Leave

Friday, June 16, 2017

What to expect when you're expecting.

How to Write a Resignation Letter

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Heading out the door? Writing a professional resignation letter will help you with a future job.

4 People You Need in Your Professional Life

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You’re limiting your opportunities by not seeking help or advice from these people.

How to Talk About Your Previous Job in an Interview

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It is common to be asked about your previous position. How can you respond if you had a negative experience?

How to Answer 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?' in Interviews

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rehearse an intelligent, thoughtful answer to this classic interview query.

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