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3 ways to handle age discrimination during the interview process

When it comes to interviewing, the unfortunate truth is that the rules of fairness and objectivity don’t always evenly apply to all people in all situations. Although we may like to think that HR professionals and hiring personnel stick solely to experience and qualifications when making ...

The top 10 best-paid jobs in 2019

Whether you’re looking for a change or trying to figure out where to direct your career path, salary is a huge consideration when planning your next job move. According to Glassdoor.com’s most recent highest-paying jobs survey, tech and healthcare are the hottest fields right now, with ...

7 professional skills you should work to improve this year

We’re more than halfway through the year and at this point, it’s a good time to stop for a minute and think about where you are, career-wise. There’s still time left to make serious progress on your goals or start thinking about what you might want to do next year. If you want to make ...

What to do when you love your job but hate your boss

Congratulations! You are working at your dream job, doing the very thing you’ve always wanted to do in order to earn a paycheck. But wait a minute, something’s not quite right. Although you love your work and your co-workers and you’re earning a good living, there’s a monster who seems ...

Why it’s okay to just be average

There’s so much pressure in the business world to be at the top of your field, to be the best, to be number one. The reality is that only one person can ever be the best, and there’s only one number one. That means that most of us will have to settle for not being best, and a great deal of ...

3 signs your coworkers dislike you

Most of us take our jobs pretty seriously—we devote our time, energy, and skills to making sure that we handle all of our responsibilities to the very best of our abilities and we work hard to aim for success. After all, the average person spends a huge chunk of their life at work, so it ...

8 jobs you can do completely on your phone

Sound lazy? Not really. While the idea of working from your phone sounds like you can make money while sitting on your couch and scrolling, in reality, people who work without an office and make their own schedules have to be disciplined. Working solely on your phone requires the ability to ...

7 jobs for retirees who want to get back to work

Retirement can be great: There’s time to travel, do projects you’ve put off for years, or just do a whole lot of nothing. But sometimes, it can also be difficult to transition to a more relaxed pace. A job can give you purpose and a reason to set your alarm in the morning, a little extra ...

Should you talk to your boss about your personal problems?

Regardless of job title or industry, the work world is full of challenging situations—both on the job and around it—and those among us who climb the career ladder fastest and achieve success always seem to be able to navigate these challenges effectively. This often requires an uncanny ...

Are you a good leader? Answer these questions to find out.

Leadership qualities are some of the most difficult soft skills to assess. Everyone has their own style, and “leadership” is already a pretty subjective term—it can mean everything from just having a fancy title to inspiring team members who are your equals. But even if there’s not one ...

How to answer 3 common questions asked in a teacher interview

Attention teachers: are you on the job hunt trail and want to make sure that you’re as successful on interviews as you are in the classroom? The truth is, today’s job market is as competitive as it gets—even for teachers—and when you’re looking for a new position, chances are you’re ...

Everything you need to know about being president of a company

At some point or another, on a frustrating day at work, we’ve probably all muttered, “I could run this place so much better.” But what does it actually mean to be the president of the company? If your long-term goals include ascending the executive ladder, it’s important to know what ...

Is a company allowed to fire you over email?

Let’s face it—the rules of the work world have changed drastically over the last few years. Everything from widespread technological innovation to an uncertain economy, globalization, and rapidly shifting cultural norms have all led to seismic shifts in how we think about work and ...

Is your job paying you market wages?

In your career, you are always your own best advocate when it comes to promotions, professional development, and salary. It’s so important to be aware of the value you bring to your role, as well as the market value for your position and your experience. When you go into a negotiation for a ...

How to cope with a crowded job market

In a perfect world, the notion of being involuntarily “in-between jobs” wouldn’t exist. We’d all have our ideal dream jobs with the exact salaries, benefits, and responsibilities we wanted—and nothing would ever go wrong to threaten our positions throughout our professional ...

What are former employers allowed to say about you?

There’s a common question that pops up whenever we decide to move on to newer and hopefully greener career pastures and leave a job in search of new opportunities: What exactly is my former employer allowed to say and share about me now that I’m gone? It’s a valid question, and one ...

How to negotiate a higher salary this year

The work world is full of tricky and challenging situations, and it’s often up to us to rise and meet each obstacle and challenge head-on—which helps us learn valuable lessons and evolve and grow as professionals as we journey across our career paths. For many of us, the topic of salary ...

The top 5 summer jobs of 2019

When you think “summer,” you probably think of the long days and warm nights willed with outdoor fun—vacations, beach, campfires with s’ mores. Sure, you should revel in all the good stuff the season has to offer. But summer is also a time to think about picking up a new job, especially ...

What are the different types of workplace harassment?

As various hashtags and dispiriting headlines have shown in recent years, workplace harassment is unfortunately common—in every industry, at every level, for every type of person. From the highest-paid executive to the newest intern, it’s essential for every employee to understand the ...

6 things to do before you apply for your dream job

Any of us who have spent time on the job hunt trail have been here before: While checking out job boards and researching companies who are hiring in our industry, you come across the coveted dream job—a posting that’s so perfectly aligned to what you’re looking for in your next career ...