• Looking for Seasonal Work? How to Land a Job for the Holidays.
    For many industries, the holiday season is the busiest, most important time of the year, so employers seek temp staff to see them through. It’s an excellent opportunity to bolster your resume and try something new or earn some extra cash. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the seasonal j...
  • Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
    A well-crafted cover letter is a golden opportunity to begin marketing yourself to the company. A cover letter also lets you introduce yourself on a more personal level, and that approach can make a difference.
  • What Are the Best Transferable Work Skills?
    You’ve perused a handful of job postings and noticed certain keywords crop up time and again. It seems every hiring manager wants someone who is detail-oriented, can prioritize tasks, and maintains strong relationships.
  • Transitioning to a New Career When You're Over 55
    As a 55+ worker, the workplace dynamic was different when you started your career. It was common for people to retire after a career with one employer in one industry. Since then the game has changed.
  • Your Guide To Heading Back To The Workforce After Years Of Absence
    Raising children, caring for a parent or downsized during a downturn—career breaks are becoming increasingly common. No matter the cause for your employment gap, there are steps you can take to smooth your re-entry. Here’s our advice.
  • Cracking the Job Code: Landing a Career in the U.S. Government
    Maybe you’ve heard through the grapevine that getting a federal job is too difficult, too competitive and too long of a process. Well, it’s time to put away your Grapes of Wrath, because my new government insider, Corliss Jackson, is about to share her secret recipe for federal job success.
  • How to Turn Down an Offer without Burning a Bridge
    Congratulations! You have gotten multiple job offers! But how do you let the wrong one down gently?
  • What the Job Posting Might Be Telling You without Saying It
    Job postings may seem straightforward on the surface. But often there are hidden meanings to their descriptions and requirements. Learn how to read between the lines.
  • 5 Things Recruiters Say and How to Interpret Them
    Talking to a corporate recruiter is tricky. A recruiter's objective is to fill open positions, and to some extent, recruiters are playing a numbers game. The more candidates they put in front of hiring managers, the more likely they'll place someone.
  • What You Should Know When It’s Suggested You Apply for Another Job at a Company You Applied To
    You've thoroughly prepared for the interview, down to rehearsing with a friend. You have a list of informed questions you’re ready to ask. But then comes the plot twist: Maybe you should apply for another job at the company, the interviewer suggests. How should you proceed in this unusual situati...
  • How to Make a Great Impression at Career Fairs
    Career fairs are hands down one of the best ways to network when you’re looking for a new job. So how do you stand out from the crowd in a room full of people all looking for the same thing as you? Read on for tips on how to make a great first impression and score the coveted goal of career fairs...
  • Are You In A Job That’s Wasting Your Time?
    Time is a valuable commodity—especially your time. The last thing you want to do is put years of hard work into a job, only to discover you should have been laying groundwork for your future elsewhere. Are you wondering if you’re in a role that’s wasting your time? Ask yourself these questions.
  • What We’ve Learned So Far About Recruitment Trends in 2018
    It's no surprise technology has drastically changed the way companies recruit new employees. This isn’t a trend anymore—it’s just the new normal. But many industries are still grappling with the ramifications of these changes…even as the corporate plane continues to shift. Read on for some of the...
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To
    Job hunting and career building are hard enough on their own—even without the well-meaning but sometimes ill-informed advice of others. Some words of wisdom are actually counterproductive and set you up for burnout or job dissatisfaction; other advice is simply outmoded in today's workplace. With...
  • Marketable Skills Every Job Seeker Should Have
    Looking for a job is hard work — you have to condense your life’s worth on a piece of paper that the hiring manager may only spend a few minutes scanning (and that’s if you’re lucky). Regardless of which profession you’re trying to break into, however, highlighting these marketable skills that tr...
  • Taking the Leap—Pros and Cons of Working at a Startup
    So, is the startup world right for you? Part of that answer will depend on where you apply, but before you submit that resume, consider these factors.
  • Top Part-Time Job Options During the Pandemic
    Every fall, hundreds of thousands of Americans apply for part-time and temporary work. Some do it to boost their income, others to pay down debt, or enjoy an extra-festive holiday season.
  • 5 Things to Do When You're Waiting to Hear Back from a Hiring Manager
    You've just finished an interview for a job you're hoping to get. Now it's time to play the waiting game. While you're waiting, put your time to productive use. Here are five proactive things you can do.
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Job Search Less Stressful this Week
    If you’re like most job seekers, chances are you're stressed out. To increase the probability you'll ace your interviews and boost your chances of getting the job, you'll want to find ways to combat the pressure associated with job searches. Here are four ways to make your job search less stressf...
  • Stop Sending the Same Cover Letter—Here’s how to Personalize to Make an Impression
    Writing a new cover letter from scratch for every job application is a time-consuming task. Want to personalize your cover letter to make an impression while simultaneously saving your schedule? Here’s how.