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Top 10 jobs for trade school graduates

Your educational path post-high school should be one that works best for you. For some people, that’s a four-year degree (or beyond). But for many others, choosing a trade-specific education and building career skills that way is the most fulfilling and financially viable option. If you’re ...

Don’t believe these 4 money saving myths

When we think of money and our grand financial plans—both short-term and long-term—we tend to cling to those old, time-tested maxims about saving money that we’ve heard over and over again, starting from when we were young and filling up our first piggy banks. We assume that most of these ...

6 top phone interview questions and how to answer them

You’ve put your resume in for a job opening, and now you’ve got your first bite—a phone interview. The phone interview doesn’t happen in every application/interview process, but you might encounter it for two reasons: You’re currently far away from the hiring company. The company ...

First jobs of millionaires and billionaires

When we think about our futures, who among us doesn’t dream of following in the footsteps of rich and successful people? You might be shocked to discover what some of these amazingly wealthy people did for their first jobs. Let’s take a closer look. A study conducted by the sales ...

How to get a job in medical billing

You’ve probably heard about how the healthcare job scene is growing by insane amount over the next 10 years. But if you’re not necessarily interested in the medical side of being an allied health professional, where does that leave you? The good news is that there are lots of administrative ...

Get a job in sales with no experience

Are you facing this classic career conundrum: You’re interested in getting a job in sales, which often requires sales experience, but you’re new to the field and don’t know how to break in. How do you get a job that often requires experience when you’re just starting out? Don’t let ...

The top-paying cities for teachers

Whether you’re a teacher or not, you’ve likely heard some variation on the theme of “teachers are underpaid.” Given what all that they do and the power that they hold over the education of children, teens, and adults alike, this is a very true statement—especially when you factor in ...

How to become a labor and delivery nurse

If you’re already a registered nurse, or are thinking about becoming one, you might want to consider specializing in labor and delivery. These OB/GYN professionals provide essential support for women throughout the entire childbirth process, in a specialty that is expected to continue growing ...

Which sales job is right for you?

Maybe well-meaning friends or relatives have said to you, “You should think about getting a job in sales.” Great—now what? “Sales” can absolutely be a solid career path, but unless you already know what you want to do, it’s a vague one. There are tons of different kinds of sales ...

Software and apps admin assistants should master

Administrative assistants have a lot of tasks to handle on any given day, and strong tech skills are a must. From day-to-day essentials like Microsoft Office to helpers like productivity and organization apps, you’ll need to be up on the current software and tech trends in order to be ...

Top 6 career options for teachers who are tired of the classroom

So you got a degree in teaching and are thinking the classroom life isn't for you. Or maybe you’ve been teaching for years and you suddenly realize you need or want a career change. Don’t fret! If you want to do something else, you don't have to feel fenced in by your chosen path of study ...

Customer service skills every employee needs

If you work with clients on a regular basis, you always need to be on your game. Being good at customer service means that when you're grumpy, tired, or super-busy, you still project a friendly and professional tone at all times. Even if you’re not working directly in customer service, per ...

Create a great resume in 10 minutes

Do you want to learn how to create a great resume fast? Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an existing document, creating a great resume does not have to take a lot of time. According to a recent LinkedIn article, it isn’t uncommon for individuals to spend anywhere from ...

The 10 most common job interviews—and how to rock them

When you schedule an interview for a new job, you pretty much know what you need to work on: body language, your handshake, and your resume-based anecdotes. That’s it, right? You’re ready to go? Not so fast…the type of interview you’re facing can add a whole new level of prep and ...

Who pays for out of town interviews?

Job hunting today is different from what it used to be—these days, it’s not uncommon to cast a much wider net while searching for the perfect position, exploring available openings beyond your local town or nearby city. While you’re searching for a job, you may encounter a situation where ...

How to answer problem solving interview questions

When you’re going on interviews in the hopes of landing a new job, you may invest some time in practicing how you’d handle the sorts of questions you think you might encounter while you’re in the real thing. The truth is, it’s impossible to predict how an interview will unfold. However, ...

Should recruiters know your salary history?

Throughout your professional life, you’ll likely go on a wide array of job interviews, and each one will be a different and unique experience. But if there’s one common element of all job hunting processes, it’s that they eventually must include a salary discussion. If you make it to the ...

Make winning small talk in a job interview

Although there’s a wide array of variables that can affect the types of interviews you’ll find yourself in when job hunting—from the industry and position you’re pursuing to the size of the room and the number of people whom you’ll be meeting with and more—your goal should always be ...

Take these things off your resume ASAP

We’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say that today’s job market is intense—across industries and professions, every job opening is met with a rush of talented and qualified applicants from around the country, all vying for the same spot. With hundreds (if not more) ...

How to find out if a company’s culture is right for you

Every company has its own culture—what it values, how it approaches its mission, and what it expects from employees. The tricky part is that this is not always evident from outside sources. So how do you know if a company will be a good fit for you, outside of the baseline professional ...