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Questions to Ask Yourself to Make the Most of the Job Hunt

As you go about building out your strategy for your search, there are a series of questions you need to ask yourself that will help you land your …

Employment

Help! I Just Graduated and Still Can't Find a Job!

1. Mow the Lawn<p>Via Giphy<p>Okay, not literally. More like <i>figuratively</i>. Stop and take inventory of what you’re good at. Twitter pro? Offer your services …

Employment

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

U.S. Census

"How Long Should A Resume Be?" and Other Questions

The protocols have changed a lot over the past couple of decades, though, and they can be tough to navigate at times. With all the advice that’s out …

Employment

5 of the Best Startup Books to Develop Your Career - 2017 Edition

<b>The Startup of You</b><p><b>Authors:</b> Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha<p><b>What it’s about:</b> “A blueprint for thriving in your job and career in today’s challenging …

Startups

How to Advocate for Yourself Professionally

It’s easy to be scared of stepping on people’s toes and remain quiet instead of straight-up asking for what you deserve. Let’s be honest, questions …

Self-improvement

5 Job Interview Tips to Impress Startup Founders

Needless to say, interviewing with a startup founder, whether it’s the final of many interviews or only the initial one, can be a ridiculously …

These Are The Worst Answers To The Most Common Job Interview Questions

We asked recruiters and hiring managers what answers make them cringe. Take note.<p>There’s no way around it–job interviews are nerve-racking. Hiring managers know this, and are generally forgiving of a fumble or two. But sometimes, they get answers that go beyond a mere slip of the tongue. Whether …

Employment

How to Bounce Back After Life's Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger)

Everything happens for a reason. The good news? You can break through and become an even stronger person.<p>"Falling down" doesn't have to wreck you. In fact, it can be the best thing that ever happened...if you let it.<p>If you've ever "gotten off track," "fallen down," or just simply completely "blown …

Mind

3 Must-Haves for Making a Career Change

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Only People Who Have Made This Daring Career Decision Will Understand These 4 Common Reactions

Managing change despite the reaction from others is key to achieving breakthrough success.<p>Sometimes there comes a moment in life when you realize that it's time for a change. Maybe you're burning out. Maybe you hate where you work. Maybe you're not as productive or successful or innovative as you …

Self-improvement

Here’s What To Say When The Interviewer Asks, “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

No need to feel stuck.<p>Your job hunt’s moving along, and to prepare for your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager, you’re practicing your answers to all of the most common interview questions.<p>But, there’s one that you’re feeling a little stuck on–what are you going to say when the tables turn …

Employment

How to Be a Lot Happier in Your Career--and Personal Life

Today's technology-centric, gig-economized, always-on environment has changed the rules for work-life balance. Here's how to reclaim your control.<p>Today's business environment presents a gold-mine of money-making opportunities. Research from the Pew Research Center on the gig economy/sharing economy …

Time Management

How to Build Online Authority When You Have None

Online authority is a powerful concept in the world of online marketing, both as a general idea and as a specific application in the field of search …

The one question you should try NEVER to answer in a job interview

At least if you want to make way more money<p>It pays to keep your mouth shut.<p>Many employers are dying to know one thing: How much you make at your …

Five Good Answers To 'Why Are You Job-Hunting?'

Dear Liz,<p>I can’t stand my job and I’m desperate to get a new one. Luckily I’ve got three headhunters sending me job opportunities but I haven’t found the right job yet.<p>A lot of the jobs they send me are too low-level for my background, and some of them are located too far away from my apartment.<p>I …

Employment

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Employment

I’m a recent college grad, how do I land a job?

<b>I am a 2016 graduate and have experienced a hard time with landing an entry-level job in my field. Do you have any tips to getting my foot in the</b> …

Employment

Five mind tricks to use for successful job interviews

Walking into an interview can be one of the greatest times of self-doubt for even the most seasoned professional. In a short hour or so, there’s not …

Employment

15 Times You’re in Prime Position to Ask for a Raise

You hold the cards in this salary negotiation. Here's how to play them correctly.<p>Many employees dread asking for a raise, even if they deserve it. …

Employment

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are …

Employment

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.<p>Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.<p>Here’s where things may have gone wrong and …

Employment

6 questions you should ask before accepting a job offer

You’ve come to the interview prepared to answer the hiring manager’s questions, of course. But career experts agree that solid interview preparation involved preparing your own set of must-ask questions.<p>As executive coach Karen Elizaga explains, “It’s important to look at an interview as a two-way …

Employment

What You Absolutely Can’t Do in Your New Job

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership
Employment

4 Tips for Getting Your First Job Out of College

Graduating college students should start working on landing their first jobs well before graduation.The summers between sophomore and junior years offer great opportunities for internships or jobs in the field where you hope to work. If you did not do that, or those efforts did not result in an …

Employment

Why It’s Okay if You Don’t Get a Pay Raise With Your New Job

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Can You Succeed in a Workplace Where You Aren't a Culture Fit?

It's extremely difficult to succeed in an environment - any environment - where you don't share the values of the people and organization you work with.<p><i>Can employees succeed in the workplace even when they're not a natural cultural fit? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share</i> …

The Workplace

Job Security Is Disappearing -- What Does It Mean For You?

When I was a kid, the adults around me would get a job and keep the job for ten or twenty years. It was very unusual for someone to change jobs.<p>Then corporations started shedding layers of management. Jobs started to move offshore, and outsourcing became popular.<p>When I entered the working world it …

Employment