• Creating a Realistic “Wants” List
    What you want from your job will change throughout the course of your career (and may have been affected by the pandemic). Follow these tips to take your internal temperature before making a big career move.
  • Steps to Making a Target List for Your Job Search
    Finding your dream job—or even the next stop on the way to your dream job—isn't easy. You can take a scattershot approach, applying for whatever opening you come across, or you can be more thoughtful by using a target list for your next job search. Here's how to do so.
  • The Best Ways To Organize Your To-Do List
    Just when you think you're ready to shift into a more productive groove at work, Procrastination enters the room. You two decide to hang out, which means your to-do pile grows longer.
  • The 5 Types of People You Should Have On Your Reference List
    You've passed so many tests already—standing out in a pile of resumes, acing a phone interview, surviving multiple rounds of in-person interviews—and now it's time to overcome the final hurdle: the reference check. Hopefully you've already cultivated a well-rounded list of references. If not, her...
  • Pros and Cons of Using a Job Board to Apply for a Job
    Years ago, job boards were the hot spot for job applicants to identify and apply for jobs online. After all, they’re easy to use, and anyone can do it from the comforts of home.
  • 4 Ways to Find More Relevant Jobs for Your Skills
    You have an enviable set of job skills…but no job prospects in sight that can make use of them. Read on for ways to fine more relevant jobs for your unique talents.
  • What Is The Best Time Of Year To Apply For A Job?
    Now that the New Year has come and gone and you're cruising through your resolutions, if you’re like many people, finding a new job is one of the must-do's on your list. If you want to act while the iron's hot, it's helpful to know the ebbs and flows of when the best times of the year are to appl...
  • Optimize Your Job Search When Your Current Job Title Isn't an Industry Standard
    In theory, job titles should be designed as a succinct description of what you do in your role. However, the reality is, most job titles are too broad or don't accurately describe a person's normal workday tasks. When your job title isn't an industry standard, you'll want to optimize your search....
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • How to Organize Your To-Dos Before the New Year
    It's easy to slack off in December, particularly if you're one of those poor souls who used up their PTO by March. When everyone is out of the office and the breakroom is filled with leftover sugar cookies, it's tempting to shop holiday sales and rewatch Netflix Christmas movies on your phone. Be...
  • Great Ways for D.C. Job Seekers to Network
    You can benefit from growing your professional network and actively seeking out networking opportunities to meet new people in D.C. whether you’re just getting started with your first job or are already on a professional career track. Learn how.
  • Things Every Resume Should Include
    Don't let your resume stand in the way of landing your dream job. Know what information to include on your resume to improve your chances of scoring an interview.
  • How To Make Your Next Job Come To You
    Imagine being in chill mode when your next job comes to you. It can happen. So what’s the secret sauce? Proactive job seekers position their job-hunting tools to work even when they don’t. The best part? You can adopt their accessible tactics to optimize your own job search efforts.
  • How to Optimize Your Job Posting
    How to optimize a job posting simply hasn’t been top-of-mind for many businesses, mainly because it hasn’t needed to be. Companies that want to make sure they make the cut can use a combination of smart keywords, savvy SEO, and solid writing to optimize job postings, drawing more attention and mo...
  • Should I Dumb Down My Resume When Applying to Jobs I’m Overqualified For?
    Your resume is sterling. You’ve got degrees to spare, a solid work history, and an attractive list of certificates and awards. Any company would be lucky to have you. So why hasn’t anyone called you back?
  • 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.
  • Little Known Tricks to Get Your Resume to Stand Out
    Getting your resume to stand out without crossing the lines of professionalism can be a challenging task. You need to include all the basics like summary, experience, and education, but you also need to go above and beyond to make your resume stand out. Here are a few tricks that will get your r...
  • How to Let a Company Know It's Your Top Choice Without Sounding Too Eager
    Waiting to hear back about a potential job offer can be brutal, especially when the job seems like the perfect fit. But how do you let a company know it’s your top choice without sliding down the slippery slope of sounding, well, desperate? Read on for some subtle ways to indicate that, for you, ...
  • 5 New Rules to Apply to Your Job Search
    Here are five new rules you need to follow to make your job search successful in 2019 and beyond.
  • How to Navigate a Healthcare Application for a Non-medical Role
    You’re perusing your local job listings and automatically skip over anything with complicated medical terminology. If you want to know how to sift through all that healthcare terminology to see if you are actually qualified for the position, read on.