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Older workers looking for new jobs have reasons to be optimistic about 2024. Entering the year, the unemployment rate nationwide continues to be very low, measuring 3.7 percent at the end of November for people of all ages and 2.9 percent for people 55 and older. Those low numbers mean businesses will have to compete harder to hire and keep workers, which often translates into higher salaries, more flexibility and better benefits. READ MORE...
From career forums to well-intentioned friends, everyone has their own set of rules for landing the perfect job. However, not all guidance is created equal, and misconceptions can often cloud the path to success. As well-meaning as your friends and family, or anyone else is, sometimes they’re just giving bad advice. READ MORE AT FORBES
Believe it or not, career breaks are now more common than ever. The top life experiences that required a career break — defined as taking more than a month off work — were health or wellness issues and job transitions, according to the research by market research firm Milieu Insight. People also took career breaks to travel (13%), to raise children, (12%) and care for others (10%), the data showed. READ MORE AT CNBC
Headlines about the  Great Resignation  dominated in 2021, but  Career Breaks  have been around long before then, and continue today.  If you are someone who’s considering coming back to work after a  Career Break , where do you start? READ MORE AT WCNC
Forget howling monsters or vampire attacks. More than half of U.S. job seekers are most spooked about being ghosted: that mysterious radio silence from a recruiter or hiring manager who had been in hot pursuit of the candidate. Prepping well for the interview can help job seekers ward off being ghosted—and is a lot more effective than stockpiling garlands of garlic or piles of salt. READ MORE AT SHRM
Whether you're hunting for your dream job or mustering up the courage to ask for a well-deserved raise, the fear of rejection can be crippling. Everyone wants to feel accepted and worthy, which can make it so challenging to face rejection as an inevitable part of the human experience, especially in your career. In fact, the desire to feel connected and wanted is so strong that rejection appears to activate the same regions as physical pain...
When any given job can receive up to 200 applicants, crafting a compelling cover letter can take your application to the next level and help you land your dream job. While LinkedIn “Easy Apply” filters give the illusion that cover letters are obsolete, 83% of recruiters still say that a great cover letter can help you stand out and make it to the interview round. In short, maybe it won’t get read, but its existence is...
A lot of us have been rejected during job interviews or sometimes we are even removed from the screening process. In today's competitive job market, having a strong online presence has become crucial for landing your dream job. Job search platforms offer a convenient way to connect with recruiters from everywhere. If you are finding that recruiters are consistently ignoring your profile, there might be some factors responsible for it. ...