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How to become a Class A driver

So you're thinking about hitting the open road as a professional Class A driver. And why not? Logistics careers are hot right now, and truck drivers are a key element to getting goods across the country fast. (Those Amazon boxes don't move themselves.) But even if you already have a regular driver's...

  • Make a professional impression as an introvert

    Make a professional impression as an introvert

    These days, simply showing up to work and doing a good job is unfortunately not enough to succeed in the work world. If you want to build a successful career, it's important to create a personal brand that defines you professionally. Then, you have to sell yourself. It's a lot, right? And the trouble...

  • Get a raise without asking for one

    Get a raise without asking for one

    You've put in the time and work and want to see the results in your paycheck. But while just simply steeling yourself and asking might be your most direct bet, it's tough. Many of us probably would rather suffer along with our current measly salaries than actually get up the courage to face our...

  • 7 tips to not letting work take over your life

    7 tips to not letting work take over your life

    In this age of leaning in and working whatever hours it takes to get ahead, it can be increasingly easy to forget to take time for yourself. Doing anything but work can actually seem like laziness or self-indulgence-especially when it looks like everyone else is still working furiously while you've...

  • Find a job when you're over 50

    Find a job when you're over 50

    Today's job market is increasingly competitive-even for the brightest and most go-getting candidates in the field. If you're over 50 and looking for a new gig amongst fields of millennials, the current state of job hunting can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking to score a job or change your...

  • 6 traits of great managers

    6 traits of great managers

    Want to be boss at being a boss? It's not as simple as just being a good listener and making sure everyone shows up on time. Truly great managers attract the best workers. If you're good at being in charge, you hold onto star employees and advance their careers right along with yours. Managing...

  • 8 of the best apps for college students

    8 of the best apps for college students

    College can be very stressful-especially if you're on your own for the first time. There's suddenly so much you have to figure out that you never had to worry about before. But you can make things much easier on yourself with the help of your smartphone and a few app downloads. Here are 10 of the...

  • Here's why you're never too old for a career change

    Here's why you're never too old for a career change

    It's always scary to change jobs. But it can seem downright terrifying if you have given years (or decades!) to traveling one career path and want to make a complete switch. Don't let fear hold you back-sometimes, circumstances call for bold strokes. Whether you have a goal your current position...

  • Never share this information at work

    Never share this information at work

    Networking is what gets you in the door, but building real relationships with coworkers is what keeps you there and earns you respect. And you can't really connect to people-even colleagues-if you don't open up and share every once in a while. But sometimes the bonding goes too far. When sharing...

  • What to do if your career plans fall through

    What to do if your career plans fall through

    Maybe you applied for your dream job and never heard back. Maybe you made it months into the process, and after 3 rounds of interviews finally received a rejection. Or maybe you got what you thought was the perfect job and then realized it's not the career for you. It's tough to put everything...

  • 6 steps toward a cautious career change

    6 steps toward a cautious career change

    A life where you dread what you do every day isn't sustainable. If you're absolutely miserable, it's clear you need a change-maybe even a total career overhaul. What isn't clear is how to transfer all the hard work you've put into building this one career into the start of a new one. There are...

  • 6 common traits of horrible bosses

    6 common traits of horrible bosses

    While in a perfect world your boss would be a magical combination of friend and mentor, you're very lucky if you land a gig where that's the case. For the most part, bosses are just fine. Some are just mediocre and more or less tolerable. Some are good and make work a nice place to be every day....

  • 8 things a great boss does for you

    8 things a great boss does for you

    In the working world, bosses usually fall into one of three categories: bad bosses, good bosses, and bosses that are just okay. You've likely had one of these so far in your career. And then, once in a blue moon comes along a great boss-one that brings out the best in you and makes showing up to...

  • Use LinkedIn to network and find a job

    Use LinkedIn to network and find a job

    Gone are the days of deciding that an online presence is "just not for you" when it comes to the job hunt. If you're actively look for a job, it's hard to be taken seriously if you don't have a professional footprint-or if you have a weak one. You have to have a LinkedIn profile-it's a no brainer...

  • 8 steps to managing your time effectively as an admin assistant

    8 steps to managing your time effectively as an admin assistant

    If you're an administrative assistant, chances are good that you're supposed to rock at everything related to "time management." This vital job skill might not come naturally to you, but it is something you can learn (and become great at) over time. Even if you're on top of things, it's always...

  • 6 reasons you need to quit your job-now

    6 reasons you need to quit your job-now

    If you hate your job, most people will tell you to stick it out for a number of very reasonable reasons. They'll try to convince you that it's not so bad, that you can make lemonade, that it takes lots of time to plan another move. Here, however, are 6 reasons why you should think about actually...

  • 6 steps on the path to finding your purpose

    6 steps on the path to finding your purpose

    In his commencement speech to the graduating class at Harvard University this past May, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the need for purpose. He told graduating seniors, "Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that we are needed, that we have something...

  • 7 steps to rock your face-to-face interview

    7 steps to rock your face-to-face interview

    It's time for your in-person interview. Maybe you're here after acing an initial phone interview, or maybe you just skipped straight to this stage. You have a suit cleaned and pressed, copies of your resume ready in a folder, and dreams of new business cards dancing in your head. Here are the steps...

  • 6 successful ways to start your workday

    6 successful ways to start your workday

    Do you have a hard time hitting the desk running, so to speak, on any given work day? Try following some of these strategies to jumpstart your work mornings and make yourself more productive and engaged from the get-go. 1. Establish a pre-work routine at home. First, you have to lay a solid foundation,...

  • 9 top jobs to pursue if you're bilingual

    9 top jobs to pursue if you're bilingual

    Having another language under your belt can be a huge career asset in today's crowded market. People on two sides of a language divide will rely on you to effectively and fluently convey information back and forth. If you're bilingual (or looking to add another language to your skillset), read...

  • Here's why chasing happiness won't make you happy

    Here's why chasing happiness won't make you happy

    This country was founded partially on the "pursuit of happiness," a goal that many people still strive toward on a daily basis. In fact, it seems that people seek constant joy even when they aren't sure what happiness looks like for their individual lives. Are you so keen on chasing a foggy idea...

  • These 7 jobs require very little experience

    These 7 jobs require very little experience

    Maybe you're desperate for a job and have had trouble finding one that fits your life. Maybe you're fresh out of high school with a very short resume. Maybe you're looking for a career change and want something totally new. The trouble is, everything out there is asking for "3-5 years" experience...

  • 10 of the most useful apps for nurses

    10 of the most useful apps for nurses

    We know nurses have to do it all: gain the trust of the medical staff and tend to patients' physical and emotional needs, all while having some of the best memories in any industry. While the emotional side of the job usually comes with years of experience, there are a few apps out there geared...

  • Recruiters look for these 8 skills in every resume

    Recruiters look for these 8 skills in every resume

    The specific skills you need to excel in the working world will vary depending on your field. But there are 8 general skills all recruiters hope to see, whether listed or implied, on your resume. Not only will these skills help you get your foot into the door, but they'll also make you a competent...

  • 8 interview tips for your first nursing job

    8 interview tips for your first nursing job

    You've worked so hard in nursing school and on your exams, and now here you finally are: ready to embark on your nursing career. Interviews are nerve wracking in any situation, but particularly early on your career for a job that really excites you. Here are 8 tips about what to emphasize, what...

  • Manage your boss's emails and phone calls like a pro

    Manage your boss's emails and phone calls like a pro

    As an assistant, you will often be asked to manage your boss's correspondence, including emails. This can often be a tricky task, particularly because it's hard to know the correct tone to strike. Should you write in your voice? In his or hers? What if your boss just leaves it up to you? Representing...

  • 7 pieces of tough but loving career advice

    7 pieces of tough but loving career advice

    There's an awful lot of career advice out there. Some of it is great; some of it is not so great. What most of it has in common is a general tone of optimism-"Reach for the stars! You can do anything you set your mind to!" While it never hurt to think positively, we know it also can't hurt to hear...

  • 8 things you don't have to do in your 20s

    8 things you don't have to do in your 20s

    Most twentysomethings are constantly surrounded by the perfection presented on social media. Everyone seems to have the wildest nights out, the sweetest vacations, a beautiful family, and the most fulfilling job. It's enough to make anyone feel lacking. But online life is not the same as real life-it...

  • 6 steps to turning a work buddy into a real-life friend

    6 steps to turning a work buddy into a real-life friend

    Most people have two social groups in their lives: the people you hang out with all day, every day, because you have to (coworkers) and the people you hang out with by choice when you find the free time (friends). Lots of people keep these spheres separate, so there are firm boundaries in place...

  • You can make at least $20/Hour at these 10 part-time jobs

    You can make at least $20/Hour at these 10 part-time jobs

    Need a part time job, but can't make it work on minimum wage, or even double minimum wage? Lucky for you, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics came up with a list of part time jobs that pay $20 per hour-or more-which is nearly triple the federal minimum wage. Here are some of the best options in...

  • These famous people failed at first, then found success

    These famous people failed at first, then found success

    Ever get discouraged because you feel like nothing's going your way? Or maybe you've been at it for a few years and just feel that you aren't where you should-or want to-be. Chances are, you're being too hard on yourself and not allowing for the normal ebb and flow of failure that leads to most...

  • Best ways to stand out when you're applying for competitive jobs

    Best ways to stand out when you're applying for competitive jobs

    We all know the market is competitive. Any job you apply for is probably receiving a minimum of 100 applications-with some getting up to the thousands. But someone has to get every job, right? People do make it through to the next levels of the hiring process, even in crowded, qualified fields...

  • Avoid these 8 words and phrases in your cover letter if you want to impress

    Avoid these 8 words and phrases in your cover letter if you want to impress

    You've created a killer resume and now it's time to write a cover letter and send off your whole package. Your main goal is to make sure it's polished, professional, and a perfect summary of why you're the best candidate for the job. The best cover letters stand out from the crowd, while not falling...

  • 9 tips for handling difficult customers

    9 tips for handling difficult customers

    Every business, in every sector, in every industry, is filled with difficult clients or customers who make doing your job 10 times harder than it has to be. After a long day of work, it can be enough to make you rage out... or crumple into a ball and weep. When you feel like you're going to lose...

  • Here's how to get that job, even if you're underqualified

    Here's how to get that job, even if you're underqualified

    Typical job search wisdom says you shouldn't send off resumes to jobs you know you just don't have the qualifications to land. But there are some circumstances, especially in tech, where a job might be just beyond your reach, but still attainable if you know how to work what you have to its full...

  • 10 tips all new teachers should know

    10 tips all new teachers should know

    Beginning a career in teaching is extremely exciting. Shaping today's minds that will run tomorrow's world is a vital job, and it can be fun as well as rewarding. But anyone with a general idea of what teachers do everyday knows that every day won't be a breeze. In fact, most days will be a real...

  • Top 15 upcoming jobs to look out for this fall

    Top 15 upcoming jobs to look out for this fall

    The summer is almost over, and it's time to start thinking about packing away the swimsuit and pulling the business-wear back out of the closet. If you don't already have a job lined up for this coming fall-or are thinking that it might be time for a career change-you don't have to worry that nothing's...

  • How to get out of a rut when you hate your job

    How to get out of a rut when you hate your job

    Hate your job? Or just feel stuck? Maybe the problem is you and maybe the problem is the job, but sometimes moving on right away is not an option. If this is your situation, there are ways to make walking through the door of the job you despise more bearable. So even if you're just sticking around...

  • 7 ways to avoid letting envy ruin your career growth

    7 ways to avoid letting envy ruin your career growth

    Even though it's ideal to always keep your eyes on your own career, we're only human. It's almost impossible not to look at your friends and colleagues to see where they are in their job, what they've done by a certain age, and how much they're making compared to you. In fact, envy can be a very...

  • 7 things nurses should never do in front of patients

    7 things nurses should never do in front of patients

    Nursing is a job that does not just require a good deal of medical training-it also calls for a bedside manner that will put patients' minds at ease in the most harrowing circumstances. Good nurses know what to do and say no matter what the situation. The very best nurses also know what they should...

  • These 5 Microsoft Word tweaks that will make your resume shine

    These 5 Microsoft Word tweaks that will make your resume shine

    A good resume is your foot in the door at the best companies. Even if you have a solid background filled with relevant jobs that make you an ideal candidate, you still need your resume's formatting to sing. Your number one goal is to make it easier and faster for recruiters to read (and fall in...

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