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Ask the interview questions that will find your ideal candidate

Today’s work world is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift, thanks to massive waves of technological, economic, and cultural change, and the old ways of doing business are being upended—making hiring for all sorts of positions across industries a greater challenge. Today’s job market is also ...

Why college is no longer the only path to a successful career

There’s no doubt about it, the world is changing fast—and at a pace that most of us have never experienced before. Everything from rapid advances in technology to seismic cultural, political, social, and economic shifts are altering the way we live on a deep and lasting level, forcing us to ...

Should you consider a career change after 50?

These days, it may seem like every spotlight is on Millennial workers. What is their work style? How are they changing the workplace? Is avocado toast in the workplace a thing? Why do they change jobs so often? On the latter, the reality is that career mobility and changeability isn’t just a ...

Writing a strong cover letter when changing careers

Changing careers can be seriously challenging. Once you’ve made the already tough decision to go for something new, you will likely then have new realities staring you in the face, like a lack of experience or hard skills. But rather than fall prey to the biggest catch-22 of job seeking (you ...

Are you ready to be a consultant?

Most of us have career paths that are full of both carefully planned moves and unexpected twists and turns. What often seems like a concrete plan today can change completely tomorrow—based on new opportunities, changing industry conditions, shifting economic forces, and a host of other ...

4 ways to fight impostor syndrome

At its core, the buzzword of the past few years, “impostor syndrome,” is about confidence. It can sneak up on you when you’ve reached success in your career, but yet don’t feel as though you deserve to be where you are or that you’ve legitimately achieved your successes. The ...

5 tips on how to be a Millennial manager

For all the anxieties over generational differences on the job (or in general—see every “OK boomer” meme), much has been made of Millennials’ role and attitude toward the workplace. But for every generalization about Millennials job hopping or wanting participation trophies, there are ...

How to actually talk about strengths and weaknesses in an interview

You’re in an interview. It’s going well—you aced the small talk, and you have solid, thoughtful answers to all of their questions about your resume. Now things start to get a little more abstract in the questions: Tell me more about yourself. And then there’s the one that can feel like ...

7 tips for landing an executive position

It takes many, many desk workers but only a select few executives to make the corporate world spin on its axis. That imbalance may make an executive position seem virtually unattainable for the average employee. But while elevating to the executive suite does require an exceptional amount of ...

How to tell if a company’s culture works for you

Even within the same industry, company culture can vary pretty drastically. One company may encourage creative problem-solving and innovation, while another wants things done in a very particular way, from the top down. One may explicitly encourage work-life balance, while another expects ...

Failing up: how to spin failures into gold

It can be argued that life itself is a learning opportunity, and over the course of each of our lifetimes we’re given opportunities to try new things, engage in new endeavors, and challenge ourselves—and sometimes we’ll be met with success, and other times we’ll have to face ...

Why low company turnover isn’t always a good thing

Whether your organization is huge and sprawling or a lean, mean mom-and-pop operation, you know that turnover brings headaches. There’s the time (and resources) associated with hiring and recruiting to fill roles. There’s also the lost time and manpower as a new employee gets up to speed. ...

How to relate to your younger coworkers

For those of us who have been employed for more than a little while—including all of you seasoned veterans out there with many years of on-the-job experience—navigating the work world these days can be a bit of a challenge. We often have to fight against some of the misperceptions that come ...

3 strategies for handling age-related comments at work

Today’s work world has been undergoing seismic shifts in recent decades—everything from waves of rapidly evolving technological innovation to how employers and employees perform their job tasks and interact with each other is changing at breakneck speeds. Many of these have been positive ...

7 blue-collar jobs with high salaries

When you hear about “hot” jobs these days, they’re typically white-collar or traditional office jobs in the tech or healthcare sectors. But there are also lots of high-paying, fulfilling jobs that are more physical, or that operate outside of the 9-to-5 cubicle life. If you’re looking ...

Why you don’t need to meet every qualification when applying for a job

Regardless of industry or experience level, today’s job seekers have one thing in common—they’re facing a tremendously challenging job market when they’re on the hunt for their next opportunity. On top of an ever-shifting wave of technological innovation that’s shattering the old ...

3 old-school interview rules that are still relevant

It’s easy to see how job interviews have changed over time: more email, less formality, pre-interviews with chatbots, Skype interviews, etc. What’s not so easy is determining which interview principles are just as valid and necessary as ever, even as you prepare to job hunt in a modern ...

How to spot a bad boss during an interview

When it comes to job satisfaction, almost nothing derails your ability to be happy at work each day than a bad boss. Sure, bad bosses come in many types and they aren’t all created equal, but regardless of the type of bad boss you’re dealing with, there’s a unique type of dread that comes ...

5 of the spookiest jobs for this Halloween season

If you’ve always had a personality on the dark side, or just have a high tolerance for blood, death, or other things that make less hearty people a little squeamish, you might want to consider one of these “spooky” careers. Nocturnist Even though healthcare is one of the hottest ...

5 tips for collaborating with people you don’t like

You can pick your friends, and you may become friends with some of your co-workers, but you can’t pick your co-workers. In fact, you may find that you do not like some of them at all—they may be unfriendly or outright combative, or simply have personalities that clash with your own. Even ...