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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 ...

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 ...

Your Top 7 Questions About Applicant Tracking Systems, Answered

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

If you've been through a job search in the last five or so years, you probably know all about the importance of using keywords to tailor your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATSs). Chances are, however, that those keywords are just about where your ATS knowledge ends. For being such commonly used hiring tools – 90 percent of Fortune 500 ...

4 Things Your Job Interviewer Is Looking For

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It is hard enough to keep yourself calm during an interview, let alone try to figure out what's going on in the mind of the interviewer sitting across from you. However, with so many other candidates fighting for the job aside from you, it's not enough to simply keep your composure. If you really want to have a chance, you have to understand what the interviewer is looking ...

Lessons on Finding the Career of Your Dreams from Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

When you're seeking the ideal career for your talents, skills, and interests, it can be challenging to amass the necessary motivation and experience to succeed. Following your dreams isn't easy, especially if you run into physical and mental obstacles along the way. However, no matter the challenges you face, you can look to the world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking as an example of what is possible when you're pursuing your dream. ...

8 Big Job Interview Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Monday, August 07, 2017

Job interviews – aren't they just the best? They're your chance to really strut your stuff, dazzle your interviewer, and leave 'em begging for more! I bet you go on job interviews in your spare time just for the sheer fun of it, right? No? Did I guess you wrong? Do you feel like you've been interviewing for forever but have yet to receive a job offer? Do you get tied ...

Avoid Misclassification by Understanding the Role of the Gig Worker

Friday, August 04, 2017

In my capacity as both a regular contributor to Recruiter.com and a freelance writer, I spend a fair amount of time cruising job postings. In doing so, I've noticed a dangerous trend cropping up over the past few years: Employers commonly blur the lines between various types of gig workers, which can have nasty repercussion for both the workers and the companies themselves. The

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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.

3 Ways a Dream Board Helps Boost Your Career

Thursday, August 10, 2017

If you don’t have a career dream board, here are three reasons why you should.

'Tell Me Your Greatest Weakness': How to Ace This Interview Question

Monday, August 07, 2017

When answered strategically, this question can have interviewers focused on your strengths rather than your shortcomings.

The Federal Government is Taking Up Overtime Pay Again

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Department of Labor wants your input on how we should change the overtime rules.

How to Crush Fears and Get On With Your Job Search

Friday, August 04, 2017

Control your fears, determine your strengths and get organized in order to push on with your job search.

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