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You may have heard the term “networking” for most of your life, but you may not realize what it is or how important it can be. Networking refers to building connections that could improve your professional prospects. For example, meeting with business owners, project runners and community leaders can all open doors for your future career. These connections can be far more important than you realize. According to some...
Knowing what to say is a big part of being successful at a networking event. Opening lines are important conversation starters. But that’s just one way to start an interesting conversation with a stranger. Here’s everything that you need to know that leads to a business connection. READ MORE AT SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS
Personal branding is an unquestionably hot topic these days. If you explore the term “personal branding” on Google Trends, you will see a steep spike in the number of times it has been searched over the last 5 years. And yet, as much as we talk about personal branding, the concept remains enigmatic, with few of us able to actually explain what a personal brand is and how to build one. Advice abounds but is often more misleading...
If you have a job today, chances have never been better that you can keep it as long as you want. "Employers are hanging onto workers for dear life," said Julia Pollack, chief economist for Ziprecruiter.  Many people who left the labor force during the pandemic have yet to return, perhaps because of health concerns or child care needs. And some, such as those who retired early during the pandemic, may never return. READ MORE AT...
Remote work won’t just be on the rise in 2022 – different kinds of work will continue to be a key trend in the job market. We’re seeing more positions for contract work, project work, and one-off commissions, and more people are finding that self-employment is a better option for them than conventional employment. The gig economy is a big deal now, too, and that’s not set to change either. READ MORE AT TECHRADAR
As Americans demand better benefits and work-life balance, employers are realizing that offering employees permanently-remote opportunities will help fill those job openings that are in desperate need of filling. A new report from Ziply Fiber says that companies that do not offer remote work in 2022 will see a 30% rise in quit rates. READ MORE AT CONCHO VALLEY
For the first time in a long time employers are worried: The past few months have been dubbed The Great Resignation, with 4.4 million employees leaving their jobs in September alone. Employees and job seekers are reevaluating what they want from a company, and it includes more than just salary and perks. READ MORE AT BUSINESS INSIDER
Finding a job during harsh economic times is a daunting task — when companies are looking to cut costs by laying off workers and when millions are suddenly searching for ways to put themselves in contention for employment. One way of standing out in this sea of applicants is through personal branding, which has become of increasing importance over the last twenty years, and is uniquely vital in the digital age. READ MORE AT...
If we learned one thing from the pandemic, life is too short to be unhappy at work. Do some soul searching. Uncover what your purpose is. What motivates you? What drives your passion for your work? Your reasons should be your own—not those imparted by others. Direct your career. Find your unique purpose, embrace it, and let it propel you. READ MORE AT FORBES
Let’s not sugarcoat things—interviews can be uncomfortable. Finding that perfect balance of showing off your skills while remaining true to yourself is a lot of pressure. Here are eight tips to make the experience successful for both you and your potential employer. READ MORE AT BU TODAY
We're right in the middle of what's been called "The Great Resignation," with a record number of workers saying goodbye to their employers. According to a recent report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans (or around 2.9% of the workforce) quit their jobs in August. This is a startling figure. The good news is that if you're looking to shift jobs, you're in luck. It's a job seeker's market out there...
At the start of the pandemic, labor experts were skeptical that the U.S. professional work culture was ready to embrace remote employment. Now almost two years later, the assumptions have changed, as remote and hybrid work has proven to be productive, and a focus on employee wellness and a healthy work culture has taken precedence over an in-person work schedule. READ MORE AT CNBC