• 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.
  • How Long Is Too Long for Your Resume?
    Gone are the days when a one-page resume was the norm. Now it depends on a variety of factors. Read on to find out the new rules for how long is too long.
  • Why You Should Be Empathetic When it Comes to Resume Gaps
    You may think a resume gap is a sign of inconsistency or a lack of commitment. However, having a space between jobs isn’t always a negative. In fact, the explanation behind those gaps could actually reveal characteristics you would want in a new hire. So if you’re automatically tossing out resume...
  • New Pandemic Job Paradigm: Why It's OK to Take a Job You're Overqualified For
    As unemployment continues to climb during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider applying for a job you’re overqualified for.
  • Why You Should Call in Sick When You Are Sick
    You wake up feeling kind of sick: woozy, achy or stuffy. You briefly contemplate calling it in to your employer, but you drag yourself out of bed anyway and start to get ready for work. This is why you should call in sick.
  • What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits
    Employers can do everything they can to increase employee satisfaction and retention and mitigate turnover, but the reality is they can’t prevent top talent from walking out the door for the promise of a better opportunity. That’s why, when your best employee puts in her resignation letter, it’s ...
  • How to Network Within Your Company
    Doing your job and doing it well isn’t enough. If your nose is pushed too hard into the grindstone, you’re missing opportunities to network and make connections within your company.
  • How to Further Your Career When You're in a Slump
    If you've found yourself in a career slump, you aren't alone. Even the most energetic, positive, and motivated people occasionally find themselves stuck in a rut. A short-term slump isn't usually a problem for most people, but if there doesn't seem to be light at the end of the tunnel, it's time ...
  • The Best Way To Turn Down A Job Candidate
    Let's face it: turning down a candidate isn't the most pleasant task in the world. And increasingly, businesses avoid it. Job seekers used to joke about papering the walls with rejection letters but these days, the rejection letter, call, or email is facing extinction. It’s vital, though, to comm...
  • How to Keep Your Top Performers from Quitting
    Losing one top performer is tough, but if good people are consistently leaving your team, you already know you have a problem. To increase retention of your best performers, you'll want to take the time to focus on identifying any potential warning signs and/or shortcomings on your end. Once you'...
  • How to Break into a New Industry with No Connections or Experience
    When you’re trying to move into a new industry, getting your big break can be a tough task. Some job seekers are able to find a loophole based on personal connections. But for those who have no connections or experience in their industry of choice, the challenge can seem insurmountable.
  • Negotiate Your Dream Offer with These 6 Tips
    Your success in obtaining the job of your dreams will be realized in large part by showing that you and your employer are indeed joined at the hip in a journey toward mutual success. Your pitch is essentially “help me help you.” Toward that end, negotiate your dream offer with 6 these tips in mind.
  • Tips for Transitioning to a New Team
    Whether your new position is entry-level or C-suite, you're joining an existing work team, filled with unknown dynamics and challenges that probably weren't mentioned during the interview process. Try the following tips to ensure your transition to a new work team goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • Make a Match: Do You Have These 5 Writing Skills Hiring Managers Struggle to Find?
    The ability to communicate through writing is an important talent that hiring managers consistently struggle to find. Check out these five writing skills to see if you have what they’re looking for.
  • Looking For a Job With Baby on Board: 7 Steps to Success
    Searching for a job with a baby on board can be tricky because prospective employers don’t know yet that you’re an outstanding team player. Here are seven steps to take as you look to reenter the workforce or look for a new job.
  • How Often Is It OK To Contact A Recruiter During Your Job Search?
    You've put yourself back on the job market and have decided to work with a recruiter to help you land your dream job. After all the preliminaries are done, you might be wondering—how often is it OK to contact your recruiter during the job search or application process?
  • The Right Way to Reschedule a Job Interview
    Trying to get a job interview is difficult enough, and finding you have to unexpectedly cancel the meeting is an awkward conundrum. Needing to reschedule does put you at a disadvantage, but it doesn't automatically remove you from consideration. That being said, if you don't handle the situation ...
  • Does your brand reflect your workplace culture?
    “I wonder what it’s really like to work there?” It’s the question on the minds of every job seeker. Maybe you’ve even had the same thought yourself.
  • 7 Things To Never Say During A Job Interview
    Even if you’re sitting at a table drinking coffee together, a job interview is not a friend-to-friend talk. In fact, there are some things you should never say during an interview. Here are seven of them.