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Didn’t get your dream job? Here’s what to do next

If you’ve ever been on the job hunt trail you know that it’s usually more of a rollercoaster ride than a beeline to success. There are highs and lows throughout the entire process, from the rush of anticipation you experience when sending in your application and waiting for a response to ...

4 tips for surviving a mid-career crisis

Most of us experience a wide array of challenges and triumphs across our career journeys—from the anxious rush and excitement of our first forays into the work world, when we’re figuring out who we are and what we’re passionate about, to the bittersweet reflection we’ll likely feel at ...

How 2020 hiring trends will affect your job search

As baseball sage Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” This feels especially fitting for the fast-spinning cycle that is hiring and job seeking, with technology and social media making it feel like things are shifting constantly. But there ...

Making the case for hiring older workers

If you’re responsible for hiring at your company, your goal is crystal clear: seek out and retain the very best available talent in your field in order to meet the requirements of your open positions and the needs of your business—all in an effort to help your organization push past the ...

Top 5 hard skills companies need most in 2020

You may be hearing about how it’s a big trend for employers to zero in on soft skills when hiring. People skills! Leadership skills! Emotional intelligence! Those are indeed important, but when you’re on the job hunt soft skills aren’t the only ones you’ll need to get to the interview ...

How to avoid making mistakes with your student loans

Adulthood is littered with tricky minefields of responsibility—take the right steps from the beginning and you can avoid disaster, but make too many wrong moves and things could turn out badly. Chief among the responsibilities that we must take seriously when leaving the safe confines of ...

4 signs you might be laid off

In today’s volatile economy and tumultuous job market, it pays to be ready for anything. Unfortunately, the concept of job security is increasingly becoming an antiquated notion, and regardless of whether or not we like our jobs or how diligent we are at handling our work responsibilities, ...

200 action verbs that will make your resume more dynamic

Take a look at your resume. When you read it, do you notice a lot of vague or passive words and phrases like “responsible for,” “tasked with,” or “worked on” describing your accomplishments? When you read your job experience bullet points is it immediately apparent what you did, or ...

How to reinvent your career in 2020

A new year and a new decade have arrived. This is a moment that many of us use as an inflection point to take stock of our lives and determine if we’re happy with our current course or if a change is needed. The main area we reflect upon at times of change is our career—our professional ...

What your resume should look like in 2020

2020 may not feel like the crazy future we were taught to expect by pop culture (Flying cars! Robot servants and/or overlords! Food in pill form!), but it’s still a fresh start on a new decade, with lots of cutting edge ideas and technology. If you’re working on bringing your resume into ...

3 reasons why you should go back to school if you’re over 50

Regardless of where we are in life, significant markers of the passage of time—like entering a new decade—remind us that time is a precious commodity that shouldn’t be wasted, especially as we get older. At the dawn of a new decade, it can feel as if anything is possible. It’s often a ...

6 things to consider before switching careers in 2020

New year, new you … new career? As you start to think about what your year will look like and how you’ll grow and change, your professional life is certainly fair game. And you’re not alone: in a recent survey by Fiverr and YouGov, more than half of American workers—59%—are looking to ...

How to respectfully disagree in an interview

We all know how challenging it can be when you’re on the hunt for a new job. On top of applicants needing to stand out from the crowd in a super-competitive employment landscape across all industries and sectors, companies are also raising their expectations regarding what they want in ...

How to get better at remote work

Most of us who have been in the work world for a while have witnessed plenty of changes over the years—everything from how we search and apply for jobs to how we handle our professional responsibilities have undergone massive shifts, largely due to technological innovation and shifting ...

How Boomers can overcome ageism to maintain a successful career

Often when we hear about “unconscious bias” in hiring and recruiting it’s focused on gender or cultural discrimination. And while those are significant barriers to many job seekers, there’s one that can be just as insidious: ageism. Companies may not be intentionally discriminating ...

How to decide between multiple healthcare job offers

Here’s a situation that falls under the category of “a good problem to have”: You’re on the job hunt and have been conducting a serious search for your next great opportunity in the healthcare field. You’ve been focused and fully committed at every step of the process—from applying ...

6 tips for a good end-of-year review

As work starts to wind down for the year, it may be time for the yearly tête-à-tête with your boss: your annual performance review. Whether formal or informal, it’s a necessary part of the job and can provide valuable insight into how you’re doing. But for many of us, it’s also tied to ...

8 habits of highly employable people

In a job search, it can be so easy to fall into ruts and passive roles while you wait for things to happen. If you’re looking to refresh yourself and your “hireability” in the new year, there are several things that highly employable people do—and you can do too. 1. Be ...

Translating your military experience to civilian work

Are you a current or former member of the United States Military? If so, then congratulations: not only did you seize the opportunity to serve your country, you also likely earned some valuable skills along the way—skills that should serve you well through the remainder of your active duty ...