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4 pieces of career advice no one will give you

You’ve heard all the classics before (including from us!): never stop revamping your resume. Practice your body language. Keep your network evergreen, because you never know when you’ll need it. These are all important and useful tips for anyone’s career, no matter what the industry. But ...

5 tips on managing different generations in the workplace

Members of different age groups have their own rules. They speak their own languages, have their own cultural references, and have their own attitude quirks particular to their maturity. This can present a real challenge for the manager or human resources professional who must deal with a ...

Why older jobseekers should explore the world of “returnships”

Those among us who have been in the workforce for a while have no doubt witnessed a tidal wave of change in the work world—everything from technological innovation to globalization and how employers and employees approach the very notion of work has undergone seismic shifts in recent years, ...

The best cities for job seekers in 2018

Unemployment is currently lower than it has been in 17 years. Obviously, that means jobs are out there, but your town might not necessarily be the most booming place in the U.S. right now. Sometimes you have to pull up stakes and move to the zip code where the right job for you is ...

Hire employees who will ensure long-term success

When you’re filling a position, the focus is often very immediate. Gotta fill the vacancy, right? And while the short-term needs are important, it’s also crucial to think about the long game here. Are you hiring someone who’s likely to be successful in this role long-term, or are you ...

4 resume tips from a Facebook hiring manager

On the annual lists of the best places to work, the tech sector always has a sampling of the hot new startups and companies—but there are also the perennial favorites, like Google and Facebook. This means that the recruiters and hiring teams for these companies are inundated with every kind ...

Why hiring managers should embrace automation

One of the most important aspects of the Human Resources professional is right there in the name: “human.” And if you value the humanity of the process—meeting new people, finding the exact right fit for recruits, helping people get settled into their new jobs—then the new wave of ...

How blind hiring can improve workplace diversity

There’s a growing trend across industries when it comes to hiring—and in the age of information, you may be surprised to learn that involves having access to less information instead of more, in an effort to enhance ethical hiring practices and improve workplace diversity. If your company ...

Why psychopaths are really that good at getting ahead

Have you ever wondered why it seems like so many people who make it to the top of the professional food chain and occupy positions of power at work have a similar set of characteristics? You know the type—it’s pretty common to use the following adjectives to describe them as they push ahead ...

Every intern should know these Department of Labor rules

Attention current and future interns! We know that this is an exciting time for you. You’re about to embark on the early stages of your professional careers—a journey that for most of us makes up a significant portion of our adult lives and contributes greatly to our sense of self, ...

Avoid bias when hiring new employees

At this point, you could probably recite employment discrimination law in your sleep. You know what you have to avoid, by law—religion, race, family status, etc. Not news to you. But while you’re already working hard to avoid straight-up discrimination into the hiring process, are you ...

How you can quit your job and travel the world

No matter how much you like your job, chances are you’ve spent some time daydreaming about what it would be like to walk into your boss’s office, quit on the spot, and then put all your energy into traveling and enjoying the world. But actually doing it may not be as crazy as it sounds! If ...

How to handle your money if you know you’re getting fired

Sometimes firings or layoffs come out of the blue—you go into work one morning, thinking everything is fine, and then…blammo. Other times, you kinda know it’s coming. Maybe things aren’t going so well with your company or your industry, making layoffs a painful inevitability. Or maybe ...

These 7 talent mistakes are sabotaging your bottom line

Recruiting and managing talent has become one of the hottest topics in this hiring market, both for boots on the ground recruiters and the executives who are tasked with strategizing and organizing. If you find you’re getting frustrated by the challenges and stresses of talent management, ...

What to do when you just got a raise but it wasn’t enough? 

For many of us, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating in our professional careers as the day we get a raise. In addition to having some extra money coming our way on a regular basis, it’s a nice acknowledgment that our hard work and effort is appreciated. However, sometimes these moments ...

5 grammar skills you need to master for career success

No matter what field you’re in, it’s likely that any given job description calls for good communication skills. At the top of this list is making sure your writing and speaking skills are top-notch. Let’s look at some of the key grammar tips that make your conversation and resume are ...

How to use your time effectively when you’re in between jobs

For most of us, our career paths are not a simple straight line. Instead, there are multiple twists and turns—some planned and others unexpected—along with diversions, reroutes and new and unexpected directions that appear as time goes by. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor ...

5 top part-time jobs for retired seniors who need some extra cash

If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, you’ve probably been around the block, career-wise. You may be retiring from your long-term career, or find yourself looking for a change of pace for the next phase of your work life. As you hit a certain age, people may expect you to slow down ...

Questions successful people ask their boss when given a new project

If you’re committed to doing your very best at work each day and taking every opportunity to show your bosses and colleagues that you’re dedicated and serious about your job, then when you get assigned to a new project you know that it’s a great opportunity to show your stuff. You likely ...

What is the future of recruiting as a profession?

Attention recruiters—are you feeling a bit of existential despair when it comes to your profession? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us go through inflection periods at various points in our careers and begin to wonder if we’re stuck in a dead-end profession, merely punching a clock and ...