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  • 10 Executives Share the Best Career Advice They’ve Ever Received
    Your career shapes a large part of your life, so it’s important to seek good advice as you create objectives or review the goals you've set for your future. We've asked ten business leaders to share the advice that most positively influenced their careers. Read More.
  • The Etiquette Of Writing And Receiving Recommendation Letters
    At some point in your career, you'll either need a recommendation letter, or you'll be asked to write one. Probably both. The letter might be part of a grad school application, required for a continuing education scholarship or even part of a job application. Whether you're doing the asking or th...
  • What Message Are You Sending Your Candidates?
    Today's companies need to keep in mind the messages they send might not be the only information job seekers see. Candidates today have access to far more information than in the past. If your company isn't living up to its chosen image, chances are candidates will find out.
  • Ask Great Questions to Grow Your Career
    Techniques for career growth abound. One of the most reliable is learning to ask great questions early and often throughout your career. What makes a question great? The answer depends on the situation, but one thing all great questions have in common is the motivation to expand your understan...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Hiring Veterans
    Private companies aren’t taking full advantage of a valuable portion of the workforce—Veterans. Here are five reasons why your organization should start hiring veterans today.
  • How to Highlight Your Military Accomplishments on Your Resume
    One of the first hurdles to cross is writing a good resume. As with any other type of job or career shift, it's important to tailor your resume in such a way that employers see why they want to hire you.
  • Why Washington, D.C. Is a Great Job Market For Veterans
    Since it usually doesn't top the list of "best" cities for veterans to live, it may seem as if Washington D.C. is not a great place for veterans to retire. That being said, when it comes to jobs, the city ranks much better. Learn why.
  • How to Recognize and Reward your Employees to Build Better Performance
    Recognition makes a huge difference in employee engagement. You may be ready to move on to the next deadline, but take time to celebrate and recognize success. Your employees will notice. They’ll likely perform even better. Learn more.
  • The Pros and Cons of Contract Work
    Contractors, contingent jobs, gig workers, on-demand employees. Whatever you call it, the number of non-employee workers is growing. No matter the reason, there are pros and cons to working as a contractor. In fact, some points are advantages and disadvantages at the same time. Learn why.
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the Hiring Process
    As a job candidate, it's easy to get impatient with the hiring process. You know you're a good fit, so what's taking so long? The truth is, hiring managers are dealing with a lot behind the scenes. Although the process varies by industry, size of company and level of position, hiring managers typ...
  • Make Your Thank You Note Stand Out
    Writing a thank-you note after a job interview gives you another opportunity to make a good impression on a prospective employer. Make it count. Here are points to cover on the road to making that prospective employer your new boss.
  • Do Counteroffers Work?
    As the job market heats up and the talent pool tightens, it’s tempting to counter-offer. There is some evidence that more companies are doing this in recent years. The question is, does it work?
  • 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.
  • These Job Interview Horror Stories Will Give You Goosebumps
    Welcome to real-life interview horror shows, the bane of hiring managers and recruiters across the nation. Your mission: to never star in such frighteningly unprofessional scenarios. Learn more.
  • You've Been 'Ghosted' By A Hiring Manager. Now What?
    You've found the perfect job, but suddenly, communication stops. You wonder what you could have possibly done wrong when things were going so well. Have you been ghosted by the hiring manager? Find out.
  • How to Use Creative Strategies to Get Discovered By Candidates
    In an effort to get the best talent, hiring managers are in a unique position to help their companies get noticed. Here are a few ideas to help you get creative in order to get discovered.
  • Think You’re Underqualified for the Job? Apply Anyways
    You're looking at a listing for your dream job. You meet most of the qualifications the hiring manager is looking for—but not all of them. Should you bother applying, or will it just be a waste of time? Find out.
  • Is Your Ego Hijacking Your Job Search?
    Bragging. Speaking over people. Talking down to others. These are signs that your ego is hijacking your interview, and if this sounds like you, keep reading, because your behavior could be costing you jobs.
  • How Technology is Rapidly Changing the Recruiting Landscape
    Nowhere is the benefit of technological disruption more beneficial than in Talent Acquisition. Learn why.
  • How to Combat Burnout with Engagement Initiatives
    The real question isn’t whether your employees are satisfied—it’s whether they’re engaged. Understanding the difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement is critical to implementing human resources initiatives that prevent employee burnout and costly turnover.