Right now, the nature of diversity in our society is at the forefront of conversation for every business out there. How do we help build companies made up of teams that are truly inclusive? And although “diversity” has been a buzzword for a long time, both organizations and individuals are taking a serious, long-overdue look […]
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With everything so uncertain right now, it may be hard to see how your organization moves forward and where you should be focusing your resources. Many companies are concerned about the impacts of coronavirus and the economic downturn on their bottom lines, and the idea of focusing precious time and money on employee development may […]
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We’re all acutely aware of the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the world—and each of our lives. In fact, it’s hard to envision a facet of daily living that hasn’t been affected by it, including the world of work. Many people have been unable to go into their workplaces to perform their […]
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With everything up in the air for virtually every kind of organization right now, forcing us all into a “what now?” mode, it can be tempting to hang back and wait until things are clearer. As HR, though, you don’t really have that luxury—so it’s time to embrace a new model of change management and […]
No matter what industry you’re in, the work world has changed very dramatically in the past few months. From total shutdowns to the essential workforce, virtually no one is working in the same exact way they were before COVID-19 began to spread. So what does that mean for your own job, even if you’ve been […]
In the short span of just a few months, most of our lives have changed completely. We still don’t know just yet what will come back, what won’t, and how we’ll deal with what comes next. As a country, we shifted from “things look pretty good” to “worst economy since the Great Depression” with alarming […]
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Those of us who’ve been in the work world for a while know how powerful and influential a mentor can be. Simply put, a good mentor is worth their weight in gold, and can help mold, shape, and guide you toward a successful and fulfilling career journey, as well as help you build your skills, […]
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Interviewing is always a challenging affair—both for hiring managers and for candidates—but things get especially tricky when events in the world make it difficult to even meet up. A global pandemic, like that being experienced as the ongoing coronavirus impacts the world, certainly exceeds the criteria for a tough interview situation. On top of the […]
The challenge of getting a new job is greater today than ever before, due to a number of factors—including the recent events disrupting the global economy and impacting businesses across all industries and sectors worldwide, as well as a huge resultant surge in people searching for new employment opportunities. These are indeed challenging times, which […]
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Are you about to enter the world of commission-based employment, or are thinking about doing so? If so, then it’s in your best interest to do your homework and learn as much as you can about how it all works before jumping in—because things operate a little differently within this world than within other types […]
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There are few sentences that carry as much “I’ve moved up in the world” cache as, “I’m on the board.” In the corporate world, having a seat on the board—the core group of advisors and decision-makers in an organization—is a major symbol of leadership. And as many organizations look to expand and diversify their boards […]
Are you searching for a career path that’s right for you? Depending on your background, interests, and skillset, you may want to take a closer look at the HR field and what it might have to offer. Although HR is a broad term that spans a wide spectrum of employment options, there are a few […]
When you’re starting a new job, there’s a lot to be excited about. You’re at the beginning of a significant new chapter in your professional life that could be filled with amazing new opportunities. You’re about to be exposed to different people and ideas, and chances to challenge yourself with new projects, build new skills, […]
While you can’t anticipate which exact questions you’re going to be asked in a job interview situation, recruiters can actually be pretty predictable and consistent when it comes to their interview content. Recruiters are trying to suss out whether you’ll be a good fit for their openings, so the baseline questions are often very similar. […]
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Handing over a list of references to a potential new employer can feel like tricky business. If you don’t have a job offer in hand, you might be worried about your job search getting back to your current employer. If you’re just starting out, you may worry that you don’t yet have a good go-to […]
It’s been said that every journey has a beginning and an end, and our career journeys are no different. Most of us start our trek through the work world with lofty goals, some semblance of a plan, and a desire to succeed. Hopefully, with a little luck and a lot of effort, we get to […]
If you’ve been in the work world for a while or are searching for your first big break, you’re undoubtedly aware that there are few things as stressful as being on the hunt for a new job. On top of the fact that it’s a high-stakes, winner-take-all experience and the competition today is fiercer than […]
Timing can really make or break your job search. If you stay too long in a bad job, you may miss windows and opportunities for a new one. If you start blatantly interviewing while at your current job, you run the risk of burning your relationship with your employer. What’s the earliest you can start […]
In 2020, the cover letter may seem like a quaint concept. After all, more often than not you’re submitting your resume electronically and putting it into an automated system that churns out keywords and data. Why bother with a specially written letter that’s intended to be seen by human eyes? But it’s that human touch […]
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In today’s winner-take-all, ultra-competitive job market, smart candidates take full advantage of every opportunity to get ahead of the competition in order to get noticed and be taken seriously by today’s savvy hiring managers. Simply put, if you’re not approaching your job search with this level of all-or-nothing seriousness, then you’re putting yourself at a […]
Maybe you’re looking to get psyched for work on your morning commute. Or perhaps you actually dread going to work and want to see what it takes to start a new career. Whatever stage you’re in your work life, it’s a great time to listen to one of the fantastic career-oriented podcasts out there. From […]
In the U.S., the average retirement age for workers is 65 for men, and 63 for women. Many assume that workers who are 60+ are lining up at the retirement door. However, with financial uncertainties and other motivations at play, millions of Baby Boomers continue to stay in the workforce. And in fact, according to […]
Regardless of the industry you’re in, whenever you start a new job your mission is clear—make a great initial impression and reinforce the notion that you’re indeed the right person for the job. You want to demonstrate that you’re a great fit into the existing climate and culture, a seamless addition to the team, and […]
A new year and a new decade have arrived. This is a moment that many of us use as an inflection point to take stock of our lives and determine if we’re happy with our current course or if a change is needed. The main area we reflect upon at times of change is our […]
Take a look at your resume. When you read it, do you notice a lot of vague or passive words and phrases like “responsible for,” “tasked with,” or “worked on” describing your accomplishments? When you read your job experience bullet points is it immediately apparent what you did, or do you need to follow the […]
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You may be hearing about how it’s a big trend for employers to zero in on soft skills when hiring. People skills! Leadership skills! Emotional intelligence! Those are indeed important, but when you’re on the job hunt soft skills aren’t the only ones you’ll need to get to the interview (and beyond). No matter what job […]
Adulthood is littered with tricky minefields of responsibility—take the right steps from the beginning and you can avoid disaster, but make too many wrong moves and things could turn out badly. Chief among the responsibilities that we must take seriously when leaving the safe confines of the classroom and entering the adult world are handling […]
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In today’s volatile economy and tumultuous job market, it pays to be ready for anything. Unfortunately, the concept of job security is increasingly becoming an antiquated notion, and regardless of whether or not we like our jobs or how diligent we are at handling our work responsibilities, most of us are susceptible to the possibility […]
If you’re responsible for hiring at your company, your goal is crystal clear: seek out and retain the very best available talent in your field in order to meet the requirements of your open positions and the needs of your business—all in an effort to help your organization push past the competition and lead the […]
You’re in the interview. You have your talking points down cold, and you’ve rocked the small talk portion of the interview. You’re ready to talk about your job qualifications all day if you need to. Then the interviewer smiles, looks at you, and says, “This is all great. So where do you see yourself in […]
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As baseball sage Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” This feels especially fitting for the fast-spinning cycle that is hiring and job seeking, with technology and social media making it feel like things are shifting constantly. But there are already some trends showing for 2020, which you should […]
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Most of us experience a wide array of challenges and triumphs across our career journeys—from the anxious rush and excitement of our first forays into the work world, when we’re figuring out who we are and what we’re passionate about, to the bittersweet reflection we’ll likely feel at the end of our professional path when […]
If you’ve ever been on the job hunt trail you know that it’s usually more of a rollercoaster ride than a beeline to success. There are highs and lows throughout the entire process, from the rush of anticipation you experience when sending in your application and waiting for a response to the joyful validation when […]
2020 may not feel like the crazy future we were taught to expect by pop culture (Flying cars! Robot servants and/or overlords! Food in pill form!), but it’s still a fresh start on a new decade, with lots of cutting edge ideas and technology. If you’re working on bringing your resume into the real future […]
Regardless of where we are in life, significant markers of the passage of time—like entering a new decade—remind us that time is a precious commodity that shouldn’t be wasted, especially as we get older. At the dawn of a new decade, it can feel as if anything is possible. It’s often a time when we […]
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We all know how challenging it can be when you’re on the hunt for a new job. On top of applicants needing to stand out from the crowd in a super-competitive employment landscape across all industries and sectors, companies are also raising their expectations regarding what they want in qualified candidates and are figuring out […]
Most of us who have been in the work world for a while have witnessed plenty of changes over the years—everything from how we search and apply for jobs to how we handle our professional responsibilities have undergone massive shifts, largely due to technological innovation and shifting economic and cultural forces that have transformed how […]
New year, new you … new career? As you start to think about what your year will look like and how you’ll grow and change, your professional life is certainly fair game. And you’re not alone: in a recent survey by Fiverr and YouGov, more than half of American workers—59%—are looking to make a job […]
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Often when we hear about “unconscious bias” in hiring and recruiting it’s focused on gender or cultural discrimination. And while those are significant barriers to many job seekers, there’s one that can be just as insidious: ageism. Companies may not be intentionally discriminating against mid- or late-career employees, but many people inadvertently internalize stereotypes about […]
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Here’s a situation that falls under the category of “a good problem to have”: You’re on the job hunt and have been conducting a serious search for your next great opportunity in the healthcare field. You’ve been focused and fully committed at every step of the process—from applying for open positions to getting your resumes […]
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As work starts to wind down for the year, it may be time for the yearly tête-à-tête with your boss: your annual performance review. Whether formal or informal, it’s a necessary part of the job and can provide valuable insight into how you’re doing. But for many of us, it’s also tied to things like […]
In a job search, it can be so easy to fall into ruts and passive roles while you wait for things to happen. If you’re looking to refresh yourself and your “hireability” in the new year, there are several things that highly employable people do—and you can do too. 1. Be proactive This is the […]
Are you a current or former member of the United States Military? If so, then congratulations: not only did you seize the opportunity to serve your country, you also likely earned some valuable skills along the way—skills that should serve you well through the remainder of your active duty and beyond. Now that you’ve made […]
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There’s no denying it, the work world has witnessed seismic shifts in recent years. There are lots of factors contributing to this radical change—everything from unpredictable economic forces to massive waves of technological innovation have changed the way people approach the very notion of work. This shift exists on both ends of the spectrum, as […]
When you’re on the job hunt, there are typically a whole galaxy of thoughts and concerns spinning around your head. You want to make sure that you’re targeting companies that match your interests, background, and skillset; positions that will help you hit the target goals you’ve envisioned for yourself; and jobs that seem as if […]
In an ideal world, age would have no bearing on how you’re perceived as a potential employee. Skills and experience should count for, well, everything. And technically, it’s illegal for any potential employer to ask you your age. Yet the professional world is riddled with the same kind of biases as you’d find in other […]
The modern work world has seen tons of changes sweep across industries in recent years, largely led by seismic shifts in technological innovation that have completely revolutionized how many of us handle our jobs. There’s simply no denying it: today’s workplace is a brave new world. How we work and what we’re able to accomplish […]
Even within the same industry, company culture can vary pretty drastically. One company may encourage creative problem-solving and innovation, while another wants things done in a very particular way, from the top down. One may explicitly encourage work-life balance, while another expects people to be available on phone or email after hours. If a job […]
It takes many, many desk workers but only a select few executives to make the corporate world spin on its axis. That imbalance may make an executive position seem virtually unattainable for the average employee. But while elevating to the executive suite does require an exceptional amount of ambition, it’s not an unachievable goal. So […]
You’re in an interview. It’s going well—you aced the small talk, and you have solid, thoughtful answers to all of their questions about your resume. Now things start to get a little more abstract in the questions: Tell me more about yourself. And then there’s the one that can feel like a friendly, professional trap: […]
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