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  • Stop Overthinking Your Job Search
    Whether it’s by choice or necessity, you’re looking for a new job. In a time of flux, it can be all too easy to bog yourself down with the details. After all, details seem doable while the rest can feel overwhelming. But now is the time to focus on the big picture. How does one go about doing tha...
  • How to Show Off Your Emotional Intelligence in a Job Interview
    Emotional intelligence. Experts say you have to have it to be successful. But what is it? And how can you show you potential employer you have it during the course of a 30-minute job interview?
  • Getting Inside the Minds of Millennials
    To effectively connect with Millennials—who will account for 75 percent of the workforce in just eight years—smart companies adjust their recruiting strategies to meet younger workers where they are. Here’s how.
  • Hiring Managers Share The Moment They Knew the Applicant Would Get the Job
    When you interview for a job, you hope the hiring manager is considering all aspects of what you can offer the company. But sometimes, it all comes down to one answer to a question or one key aspect of your history. Hiring managers share the moment they knew the applicant would get the job.
  • When, Why, and How to Change Your Career Path
    You’re counting down the hours until 5 p.m., calling in sick, and living for the weekends. Before you take the drastic step of quitting your job or the even more drastic step of switching careers, take a step back. What needs to change: your job, your career—or something else?
  • Your Interview Prep Checklist
    To ensure you're prepared for your job interview, we've compiled a checklist of everything you need to remember to ace that crucial meeting. Check each of the boxes, and you'll be ready to go in with confidence, and nail it!
  • Our Favorite Movies About the Workplace (And Lessons You Can Learn From Them)
    The next time you’re looking for a way to fill a laid-back evening, check out one of these classic movies. They’re the perfect way to unwind from work by laughing at work.
  • Reading Your Way To Success:  Books We Love That Will Help You Get Ahead
    Maybe you’re exceling at your job and looking to move up the corporate ladder. Perhaps you need a little inspiration. Or maybe you’re just looking for a good read. Regardless, we asked some industry leaders at the top of their game what books made a difference in their lives—and jobs. This is wha...
  • Podcasts You Can Sound Smart Talking About In Front Of Your Coworkers
    Gone are the days when podcasts acted as hidden little gems for the particularly tech savvy crowd. Now they provide a seemingly endless source of information, opinion, and entertainment. But which ones are actually worth a listen? Find out.
  • 5 Things to Be Thankful For at Your Job Every Day
    Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going wrong at work, we forget to be thankful for what’s good about our jobs. Ironically, reflecting on what we have to be grateful for can relieve some of the stress that makes us focus on the negativity in the first place. While every person’s experience ...
  • How To Negotiate Your Start Date—And Other Parts Of Your Offer
    You just got a job offer. But there’s a problem. They want you to start in two weeks, but you don't want to start for another month. What should you do? Here are our tips on how to negotiate your start date in your job offer.
  • Are You Getting the Benefits You Deserve?
    Job-seekers tend to focus on salary first and foremost, but your paycheck is only part of the equation. Benefits account for nearly 31 percent of a private-sector employee's compensation package and 37 percent of a public-sector employee's. Are you getting the benefits you deserve?
  • What to Do If You’ve Been Treated Unfairly During a Job Interview
    Some job interviews go well, and others fall flat. Sometimes it's because the job isn't a good fit, or your nerves took over when you were talking. But in other cases, an interview may go awry for a very different reason: the interviewer treated you unfairly. If this is the case, do you have any ...
  • 5 Reasons Why Making Lowball Offers is Counterproductive
    If you want to attract the best talent, keep them engaged, and enjoy stronger employee-retention rates, you'll want to make, at the very least, fair and competitive salary offers. Making lowball offers is a counterproductive tactic. Here are five reasons why:
  • 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.