• Laid Off versus Fired—Why Does It Matter?
    While it may not feel like there’s much of a distinction to be made between being laid off and getting fired—they both ultimately result in the loss of your job—the fact is, there are considerable differences between the two.
  • Laid Off? Here's How to Tell Your Network.
    The day you're laid off from a job is always going to rank as one of the worst of your career—but ultimately the experience can open new doors for you. To get back on your feet, it's critical to employ a strong strategy for spreading the news about your new employment situation. You have to be yo...
  • What to Ask Your Boss When Your Company has Layoffs
    There is probably nothing scarier to a group of professionals than hearing rumors of impending layoffs. Read on for some questions you should ask if you suddenly find yourself working for a company in the midst of some very unsettling changes.
  • Searching for Jobs During a Pandemic: How to Make Yourself Relevant
    Whether you’re a soon-to-be college graduate or a worker laid off because of COVID-19, searching for a job during a pandemic and increasing unemployment was not in your career plan. Here are some steps you can take to make yourself relevant.
  • How to Land a Job as an Unemployed Applicant
    If you're out of work, your job search may have you feeling a lot like a dusty castoff in the bargain bin. While you're probably a perfectly good candidate, it's easy to feel like your value is marked down simply by virtue of your joblessness.
  • How to Explain Your Layoff During an Interview
    Being laid off is a common occurrence in today’s ever-changing business world. Here's how to explain your layoff during an interview.
  • Dealing with a Layoff
    Whether you have an inkling that a layoff is in the works, or the news comes as a bolt from the blue, it hurts to be told you are surplus to requirements.
  • What to Do When You Hear Rumors of Layoffs
    Layoffs: While there might not be a way to avoid the stress and anxiety, there are certainly things you can do to be prepared for a layoff cycle. Read on for all tips.
  • How To Manage And Respond To Online Reviews
    The days when only plumbers and restauranteurs had to worry about online reviews are long gone. From Glassdoor to Indeed to Vault, online review sites allow employees to rate employers anonymously. But do job seekers use online reviews to determine if they will apply? Or are they simply a way for...
  • Is It Bad Form To Pursue a Promotion During a Pandemic?
    Professionally, your 2020 was off to an awesome start. You were on track to achieve your goals and get promoted. ? Is it insensitive to ask for a promotion during a pandemic?
  • What to Do if You Encounter an Illegal Interview Question
    You’re acing the job interview. You’ve been personable, you’ve laid out your qualifications deftly, and you even made the recruiter laugh with a well-timed joke. Things are going incredibly well until the recruiter asks you a question that feels…off. To help you with future interviews, let’s disc...
  • Tips for Applying for a Job During a Recession
    If you are one of the millions of Americans who finds themselves suddenly out of work, the following tips can help you land your next job during the coronavirus-induced recession.
  • You Lost Your Job, Now What?
    Is there anything more stressful in life than losing your job unexpectedly? Probably, but suddenly suffering such a huge blow while simultaneously being straddled with an overwhelming sense of financial uncertainty is enough to cause crippling levels of anxiety
  • How to Highlight The Unique Attributes of a Gen X Jobseeker
    Generation X—ironically—receives media attention for being the forgotten or "leapfrog" generation. If you're a member of Generation X and seeking to transition careers, here are some things to keep in mind.
  • 3 Ways Coronavirus Has Changed the Job-Search Process
    The coronavirus pandemic has caused upheaval across the globe. As the virus continues to spread with no definitive end in sight, it can be hard to think about the future
  • Starting a Job Search after Your Industry Has Been Devastated by COVID-19
    In what feels almost overnight, the coronavirus pandemic has devastated many industries. What do you do when one day you have a job and the next, it's gone?
  • How to Explain a Toxic Work Environment During a Job Interview
    Sometimes quitting your job is the best answer. It should be your last resort, but there are times when a workplace is so toxic or detrimental to your health you simply must get out.
  • Email Template for Requesting a Salary Increase or Promotion Conversation
    You’re ready to ask for a promotion and/or a raise. A well-written letter or email could mean thousands of dollars in extra income. Here’s a template to use.
  • How to Answer “Why Should We Choose You over Someone Else?”
    One day you’ll face a recruiter asking, “Why should we choose you over someone else?” Here’s how to prepare the best answer to this question.
  • Top 5 Interview Resources of 2018
    Job interviews can be some of the most intimidating aspects of the job search. Here's our roundup of the most popular interview resources of 2018 to help get you over this hurdle and into an amazing new job opportunity.