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  • Your Guide to a Successful Second Interview

    Your Guide to a Successful Second Interview

    You've survived your first interview. Congratulations! And the hiring manager has called you back in for a second round. Congrats again! You must have done something right, right? But that doesn't mean you don't have to prepare as arduously for your second interview as you did for your first. First,...

  • New and Useful Information on How to Become a Perfusionist

    New and Useful Information on How to Become a Perfusionist

    If you're at a party and telling someone what you do for a living, saying "I'm a perfusionist" might lead to some interesting conversations. "A percussionist? Like in a band?" "A perfectionist?" But while not everyone may know what a perfusionist does exactly, rest assured that this is an essential...

  • How to Know If You're Really Ready for a Promotion

    How to Know If You're Really Ready for a Promotion

    You've been offered a promotion at work! Congratulations. It's an honor and a good sign you've been doing a lot of things just right. Upward mobility can be tricky to navigate, and you're one step closer to the top. But before you jump at the chance to make the transition from team member to department...

  • 6 Important Things You Don't Owe Your Boss

    6 Important Things You Don't Owe Your Boss

    The pressure seems to be up these days, in almost every field. The workdays are longer, the weekends start to disappear. You might tell yourself you leave it at your desk, but then find yourself checking work emails on your phone at midnight before you fall asleep. Or worse, plugging in during...

  • 10 Career Lessons You Need to Learn Before it's Too Late

    10 Career Lessons You Need to Learn Before it's Too Late

    We're all told to put our noses to the grindstone and keep them there. But too often, we just keep following the path in front of us and working hard and, before we know it, years have flown by and we aren't where we wanted to end up. Here are the 10 best career lessons everyone should take to...

  • 5 Ways Students Can Use Thanksgiving Vacation to Start a Job Search

    5 Ways Students Can Use Thanksgiving Vacation to Start a Job Search

    So you need to start looking for a job post-graduation, and it's Thanksgiving break. Feeling overwhelmed? Family stressing you out with questions? Here are 5 ways you can get yourself going over your Thanksgiving vacation even while you're dealing with extended family badgering and in a food coma....

  • How to Time Your Job Search Perfectly in 2017

    How to Time Your Job Search Perfectly in 2017

    There are good times and bad times to apply for a job-even a best time. While it isn't always an option to wait for optimal timing, it's always good to keep the rhythm of the market in the back of your mind when you find yourself ready to search. January/February: The Best Time to Apply for Jobs...

  • These are the Best Jobs for Introverts Who Hate Social Interaction, According to O*NET

    These are the Best Jobs for Introverts Who Hate Social Interaction, According to O*NET

    If you consider yourself introverted (or you just really prefer to work on your own), you might want to take your comfort with people into account when choosing your career. Some professions will just plain demand more personal interaction than you can tolerate. The Occupational Information Network...

  • When Getting Fired Is Actually a Good Thing

    When Getting Fired Is Actually a Good Thing

    Nobody likes getting fired. It is a universally unpleasant experience. But what if it could lead to something great? If you're afraid of losing your job, or might be in danger of being imminently fired, read on. Roy Choi is the widely acknowledged "godfather of the food truck movement," thanks...

  • The One Answer You Should Never Give in a Job Interview

    The One Answer You Should Never Give in a Job Interview

    Think of your job interview in the same way you think about your resume and cover letter: every word counts. And there are some words, in particular, which should never be said in a job interview situation. Learn to avoid these words. And if you catch yourself using one, be sure to know exactly...

  • 26 Lists to Make That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

    26 Lists to Make That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

    Lists make life more managable. If you're naturally organized, you likely already know the order and ease they can bring to the chaos we all face very day. If you're not, and want to be, why not start jotting things down? Lists are easy to make, easy to read, and make all the things things you...

  • How Millennials Can Save Millions for Retirement

    How Millennials Can Save Millions for Retirement

    It's not fun to have to think about retirement savings in your 20s, but boy is it necessary. As inflation rates change and pensions become more rare, thinking about the future now is mandatory if you want to live comfortably without working in your mid-60s and beyond. Figure Out Your Needs Here...

  • 7 Steps to Making Faster and Better Life Decisions

    7 Steps to Making Faster and Better Life Decisions

    You know you do it. It takes you half an hour to decide which sandwich to order at lunch. A week to decide what to do with your weekend. Years to decide in which direction you want to take your career. You tell yourself just to make a darn decision, but as soon as you do the chorus of doubts and...

  • Top 7 Trends That Will Help You Find a Job Next Year

    Top 7 Trends That Will Help You Find a Job Next Year

    So you want a new job for 2017. That's great! Unemployment is lower than it has been in 7 years, at 5%-and even lower if you have a bachelor's degree or higher. It's also a great time to get a raise. Studies show workers might be able to expect a 3.1% raise this year-even higher if you're a top...

  • Top 4 Skills That Will Make You Eternally Employable

    Top 4 Skills That Will Make You Eternally Employable

    There seem to be four things that set people apart from their peers throughout the course of their careers. Most job success comes from constant development of yourself as an employee and also as a leader. To help yourself along this path, it's always a good idea first to assess your strengths...

  • 5 Clues It's Time to Get a New Job

    5 Clues It's Time to Get a New Job

    Most people are totally excited on the first day of a new job. But after a few months (or years), we can start to lose the love a little. Here are 5 ways to tell whether you're just bored or if you really should look for another job. 1. Your boss is a jerk Seriously. She puts you down, publicly....

  • 3 Ways Your Resume and LinkedIn Profiles Should Differ

    3 Ways Your Resume and LinkedIn Profiles Should Differ

    It used to be totally standard to make your LinkedIn profile more or less a verbatim copy of your resume. Those days are over, given the incredible amount of recruiting traffic on LinkedIn and how most recruiters are looking at attractive candidates before even requesting resumes. If you want to...

  • 15 Influential People You Should be Following on Social Media

    15 Influential People You Should be Following on Social Media

    You're on the job hunt, doing all the things you're supposed to be doing. Updating your resume, writing cover letters, doing interview prep, and working on your network. That's all great, but can sometimes be frustrating-not to mention lonely. If you start to feel like you're stuck in your own...

  • 15 Promising Seasonal Jobs to Apply for this Fall and Winter

    15 Promising Seasonal Jobs to Apply for this Fall and Winter

    Need to make a few extra dollars this season? While there's always the option to get a gig as Santa's Little Helper at the mall, there are lots of other options too. Here are 15 promising and interesting seasonal opportunities-all of them temporary and with flexible schedules. 1. Election Clerk...

  • 7 Real Life Interview Mistakes That You Can Learn From

    7 Real Life Interview Mistakes That You Can Learn From

    Job interviews can be scary. And it's all too easy to choke. Here are 7 ways real people did choke, according a recent Business Insider story, and how you can keep yourself from making the same mistakes. At very least, if you feel you've ever messed up an interview, you know you're not alone. 1....

  • Incorporate These 15 Practices into Your Life to Find Success

    Incorporate These 15 Practices into Your Life to Find Success

    We all have a tendency to stay close within our comfort zones. But what if the biggest growth potential and rewards are just beyond that zone? Or even way beyond it? Here are 15 ways to question your idea of what is normal, and how to expand both that concept and your comfort zone, and make a major...

  • 4 Mistakes That Make You Seem Unqualified in a Job Interview

    4 Mistakes That Make You Seem Unqualified in a Job Interview

    Job interviews are often your best chance of showing that you are the right person for the job. But even if you have all of the ideal experience and talent, if you make a big misstep in the interview, you'll be passed over for someone else-even if that someone is slightly less qualified than you...

  • 10 Steps to Building a Relationship With a Job Recruiter

    10 Steps to Building a Relationship With a Job Recruiter

    Chances are, at some point in your career, you're going to need a recruiter. It's best not to attack them out of the blue when you're at your most desperate. Instead, try to keep in mind that recruiters are human beings too. Try building a relationship that way, rather than being a job-sucking...

  • The Most Important Question You Need to Ask in an Interview

    The Most Important Question You Need to Ask in an Interview

    Every interview is a source of stress. You need to prove yourself by answering all the questions relevant to the job correctly (and well). But you also need to stand out from the crowd. While the first thing depends a bit on your field, the second is universal. Here's the bottom line. In an interview...

  • 5 Traits of People Who Always Get Promoted

    5 Traits of People Who Always Get Promoted

    Ever feel like you're doing all the right things, but watching everyone around you advance while you're still stuck spinning your wheels? Here are 5 things that successful people-you know, the ones getting all of those promotions every year-seem to have in common. 1. They Have a Strategy Rather...

  • 13 High Paying Jobs for People Who Don't Want to Stare at a Computer All Day

    13 High Paying Jobs for People Who Don't Want to Stare at a Computer All Day

    Okay, so you don't want to sit behind a desk for the rest of your life. The good news is: there are plenty of good jobs that don't require 40 hours a week in front of a computer. And some of them pay really well. Here are 13 of the highest-paying jobs out there for anyone who just can't sit there...

  • 10 of the Most Obnoxious Things You Can Do at Work

    10 of the Most Obnoxious Things You Can Do at Work

    The rules for workplace etiquette aren't exactly posted in every office for convenient reference. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't learn and follow them. It's never to late to make sure your behavior isn't going to offend anyone or keep you from getting ahead. Here are 10 things you should make...

  • 5 Smart Hobbies That Will Make You Enough Money to Quit Your Day Job

    5 Smart Hobbies That Will Make You Enough Money to Quit Your Day Job

    More and more people are making the transition to being independent workers, taking advantage of freelance opportunities, contracting, and temporary employment to generate extra income-sometimes even enough to quit their full-time jobs. If you have a dream of taking your supplemental income to...

  • 10 Jobs Where You Can Telecommute and Make a Great Salary

    10 Jobs Where You Can Telecommute and Make a Great Salary

    Want to work at home and still feel like a mover and shaker? Telecommuting doesn't have to be mindless and dull. Here are 10 surprisingly interesting and challenging telecommuting jobs where you can work from home, not be bored to tears, and earn a living. 1. Offshore and Marine Travel Consultant...

  • Impress Your Interviewer in 5 Simple Steps to Get the Job

    Impress Your Interviewer in 5 Simple Steps to Get the Job

    It's sometimes easy to get caught up in doing what we think we're supposed to do and thinking it's enough to get the job. We go into interviews thinking we just need to answer all of the interviewer's questions correctly, pleasantly, and that there is nothing else to it. But that isn't always the...

  • A Google Executive Shares Her Best Advice for Twentysomethings

    A Google Executive Shares Her Best Advice for Twentysomethings

    Ivy Ross is a tech executive heading up Google's top-secret wearables division, but she didn't follow what you might consider a traditional path to get there. She's been a jewelry designer, with her work appearing in some of the world's best museums, and she has worked at multiple companies-including...

  • 10 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew When Applying For Jobs

    10 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew When Applying For Jobs

    There is a lot of advice about how to interview out there. But the people we should really be asking for advice about the interview process are the people who conduct those interviews-the hiring managers. Here are the 10 things hiring managers wish you knew. Make their jobs easy, and you just might...

  • How to Find a Job in Los Angeles Working for the Top 100 Employers

    How to Find a Job in Los Angeles Working for the Top 100 Employers

    Hooray for Hollywood, home of all of our favorite stars and your favorite Kardashian (whichever one that may be). But although Los Angeles is the world capital of glitz, glamour, and disingenuous invitations to do lunch, it's also a sprawling, multifaceted city with plenty of career opportunities...

  • 5 Things Successful People Say to Their Bosses

    5 Things Successful People Say to Their Bosses

    Are you super professional and a little bit frightened of screwing up in front of your boss? That's totally natural. But being meek and respectful and never challenging your employer can sometimes backfire. Some bosses prefer input and feedback from their employees. Make sure you're giving it! ...

  • Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Daily Commute

    Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Daily Commute

    Commuting can be terrible-an annoying, uncomfortable waste of time. But it is also an opportunity to multitask in your busy life. Whether you're driving or taking public transport (or even walking or biking), here are 10 ways you can turn a negative into a positive. 1. Listen to Podcasts Take a...

  • 18 Steps That Will Help You Quit a Job That You Hate

    18 Steps That Will Help You Quit a Job That You Hate

    Is your job awful? Or just profoundly unfulfilling, and not challenging or helping you to grow in the most important ways for your career? If you know you're not really where you need to be but you're plagued by the what ifs, consider taking these 18 steps to see whether it might be scarier to...

  • 11 Extraordinary Life Lessons of Highly Successful People

    11 Extraordinary Life Lessons of Highly Successful People

    If you were to follow the daily routines of super successful people, what might you find out? Here are 11 lessons you can learn from doing what the richest and most famous do, sometimes before breakfast. 1. Get Enough Exercise This is a common element across most routines of highly successful people....

  • 5 Seasonal Jobs for People Who Don't Want to Work in Retail

    5 Seasonal Jobs for People Who Don't Want to Work in Retail

    Hoping to snag a seasonal job to bump up your income for the end of the year-but don't want to end up in an elf costume or folding sweaters all weekend long? Retail gigs are great, of course, but if they're not your particular extra-spending-money cup of tea this season, there are still available...

  • 4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It)

    4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It)

    Applying for your dream job? You've finally found it, and you're perfect for it. You fit the qualifications, and then some. This job is absolutely made for you! So, what's the catch? There might be internal candidates vying for the same job-and they have a leg up. Here are 4 things internal candidates...

  • A Google HR Chief Shares The Secret to Getting Promoted

    A Google HR Chief Shares The Secret to Getting Promoted

    While there's no one set way to guarantee you'll get promoted, there are a few strategies that seem to work much better than others-even across a range of industries. Here are a former Google HR chief's top 5 tips. 1. Get constant feedback Don't be a pest, but do constantly ask your boss what you...

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