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Career Advice for My Younger Self

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two interesting things have happened to me in the past week. First, I was asked the question, "What advice would you give your younger self?" Second, I attended my high school reunion. Needless to say, both moments made me think about the past and the advice I would give a young person today. First and foremost, I'd tell myself – and any other young person listening – to focus on your strengths. As you grow up, people will strongly emphasize the importance of ...

Young Talent: Why Your Professional Network Is as Important as Your Social Network

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As the summer months come to an end, many upperclassmen and recent college graduates will be entering the first stages of their professional lives. Whether starting fall-semester internships or joining the workforce full-time, these young professionals face an exciting, pivotal moment that can also bring a little anxiety, uncertainty, and even fear. It's natural for young adults who are transitioning from students to the workforce to feel this way. Over the course of my own career, I've worked at several different ...

6 Resume Missteps That Can Derail Your Job Application

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Your resume is the first impression you'll make on a hiring manager. As such, its goal should be to capture the recruiter's interest long enough that they read the document to the end. Unfortunately, silly mistakes can get in the way. Did you know that hiring managers spend six seconds reading a candidate's resume before making ...

1 Smartphone, 5 Ways to Show You're Qualified for the Job

Monday, August 14, 2017

Speed matters when you're applying for jobs. If you're always waiting to get to a laptop, it might be too late. That's one reason for you to get comfortable with using your phone for more than Facebook videos and Instagram posts. Your phone is the most important communication tool you own. It's time to unleash its potential in your job search. Ready to use your smartphone to land a ...

5 Common Job Search Fallacies You Need to Reject:

Monday, August 14, 2017

On the hunt for a new job? Avoid falling for these common job search fallacies: 1. 'The Best Approach to Finding a New Job Is to Apply to as Many as Possible; It's a Numbers Game.' In reality, applying to as many jobs as possible is a sure way to make your search longer and less productive. The "numbers game" approach is usually driven by fear: You worry ...

Turn Your Internship Into a Full-Time Job

Monday, August 14, 2017

Getting a job is stressful for everyone, unless one of your parents is president of the United States. When I graduated college in 2009, it was the worst economic time of my generation. Somehow, I still managed to find a job – by turning an internship into full-time employment, with a 401(k) and everything! For those of you currently at internships or starting them soon, here are a few tips on how ...

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

Friday, August 11, 2017

Whether you're a fresh college graduate or going through a career transition, internships can help fill the gap between education/acquired skills and real-world experience. An annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found 91 percent of employers say candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions, and half prefer new grads' ...

Thinking About Working With Your Spouse? Consider These Four Things:

Friday, August 11, 2017

We spend so much time discussing work/life balance. The prevailing theory is that, in order to live a happy, healthy life, you need to keep your personal and work lives separate. But some people don't keep their worlds apart. What happens when a married couple decides to take the plunge and start working together? While probably not preferred in most situations, opportunities for spouses to work together can arise. If you and your spouse currently face such a situation, you ...

5 Resume Tips for Salespeople and Business Development Professionals

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Top sales professionals are always in demand – but they're also notoriously difficult to recruit, screen, and hire. The market is glutted with salespeople who talk good games but don't have the accompanying track records of delivering results. Your resume is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and show hiring managers why they should bring you on board. Salespeople, set yourselves apart in the highly competitive job market by ...

Toyota, Kaplan, and 9 Other Companies Hiring for Flexible Schedule Jobs

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Besides a handsome salary and a cool company culture, there's one thing that job seekers are looking for: flexible work options. According to a survey conducted by FlexJobs, flexible schedule jobs are the second most popular type of workplace flexibility after full-time telecommuting jobs, with 73 percent of job seekers saying they're interested in flexible schedules at work. "Flexible schedule job" is an umbrella term for six different ...

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15 Ways to Find and Keep Your Motivation at Work

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How to produce your best work throughout the day without feeling burned out.

How to Light a Fire Under Your Lazy Boss

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What to do when the one who isn’t motivated is your superior.

You Have More Time Than You Think at Work

Monday, August 21, 2017

An exclusive interview with time management and productivity author Laura Vanderkam sheds light on a new way of thinking about your workweek.

Should You Let Your Boss Know You're Job Searching?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Is it a professional courtesy or a foolhardy move?

The Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Interview

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Don't get tripped up.

3 Ways to Bridge the Skills Gap and Get the Job You Want

Friday, August 18, 2017

Employers are being forced to open their eyes to candidates who have more varied backgrounds.

How Companies Can Manage Overseas Assignments

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Offering employees and families better support can lower the rate of failed international assignments.

3 Ways for Job Hunters to Get Past Gatekeepers

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Create a dialogue with an employer before you apply for a job.

When Should You Consider Making a Lateral Move?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In some situations it can still be a step forward.

3 Managerial Tips Taken From a Kindergarten Classroom

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tactics from school can boost productivity at work, too.

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