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4 cover letter styles for every type of jobseeker in 2020

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 ...

3 job search hacks that will get you hired

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 ...

Is it ever too early to start a job search?

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 ...

How to stand out in a group interview

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 ...

The dos and don’ts of an exit interview

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 realize ...

The 5 people you should have as a reference

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 ...

6 questions recruiters always ask—and how to answer them

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, ...

3 steps to finding success at your new job

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 ...

3 signs you should be working in HR

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 ...

Are you ready to become a board member?

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 ...

9 career podcasts you should be following

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 ...

Top 5 jobs for Baby Boomers

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 ...

3 questions you should always ask your new boss

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 ...

How to reinvent your career in 2020

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 career—our professional ...

200 action verbs that will make your resume more dynamic

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 ...

Top 5 hard skills companies need most in 2020

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 ...

How to avoid making mistakes with your student loans

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 ...

4 signs you might be laid off

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, ...

Making the case for hiring older workers

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 ...