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Building a strong professional network is an important element in career development, and could even be the key to your success. A good network opens you up to exciting new career opportunities, as well as helping you to strengthen your knowledge, develop your skills, and have meaningful discussions with others. However, it’s not just about creating a large network; it is also important that you make close, long-lasting relationships...
Rejection can be a tough pill to swallow, especially when it comes directly from your boss.Debby Soo, CEO of restaurant reservation service OpenTable, knows the feeling. Like many others, she’s received countless “no’s” throughout her career before finally landing promotions or new positions, she says. Those rejections have helped her identify a reliable formula for turning a no from your boss “into...
The “perfect job” doesn’t exist — but the most popular, sought-after roles have a few attributes in common: competitive salaries, a positive workplace culture and clear opportunities for career advancement. According to new research from Indeed, many of the top jobs are seeing rapid growth and offering six-figure salaries. READ MORE AT CNBC
Many factors contribute to a person’s level of effort in the workplace. For some, the size of their paycheck is a motivator. For others it’s about doing a good job in their role. And for more than a third, 35% of workers, stress or burnout have a significant effect on their ability to perform, according to a Q3 Joblist survey of 18,911 jobseekers. READ MORE AT CNBC
Introverts need a rebrand. There’s a fundamental misunderstanding of the personality type that conflates their core characterization with shyness, which is simply inaccurate. Despite the misconception, there is truth to adage “your network is your net worth,” in that career opportunities are largely hinged on connections. READ MORE AT ESSENCE
Resume, Curriculum Vitae, whatever you want to call it, they can be really tough to write. Many of us really struggle to write about ourselves, highlighting our achievements and making us sound like the very best versions of ourselves.  How to write and present your resume varies dramatically depending on the job and sector you are applying for, an aerospace engineer, for example, will probably approach their resume slightly...
Whether you’ve been in your role for a while, or you’re starting a new job and getting acclimated, there’s always room to improve your confidence at work. Here are some pointers: 1.  Cut out self-deprecating language: I know, easier said than done, but being kinder to ourselves in moments of stress can do wonders for self-esteem. READ MORE AT THE PITTSBURGH 1
Many of the world’s largest companies set September as the deadline for employees to start returning — at least more consistently — to the office. Firms have been trying to lure workers back for two years now. The results have been mixed. While many staffers have been heading into work daily for months, a recent study found that in the second quarter of this year, half of office visits globally happened just...
You only get less than 7.5 seconds to grab a hiring manager’s attention when they read your resume for the first time. As a career coach who has helped hundreds of people polish their resumes and land jobs, I’ve seen too many candidates focus mostly on formatting, such as the font, spacing and page count. But words matter more. According to Harvard resume experts, your chances of getting...
This advice might not be for everyone, and it might not be for anyone all of the time. But if you want to have a big career, then you have to recognize that success and failure are simply two sides of the same coin: You can’t succeed without taking risks. And it’s pretty hard to take risks without failing at some point along the way.  Even in the day-to-day, it’s worth acknowledging that with the pace of change in...
In 2022, the world of work has become the Wild West. Technology giants have laid off thousands of employees, inflation has soared, and, in the second quarter, the US gross domestic product decreased 0.9% — all signs that a recession may be coming. At the same time, consultancies, travel businesses, and healthcare companies have continued to hire, and the unemployment rate remained stable at 3.6% in June, according to the latest data...
Sometimes, the best way to get a raise is to find a new job. One recruiter, who took that mindset to heart, now makes almost six figures.  From April 2021 to March 2022, 60% of workers who switched jobs experienced increased earnings, according to a July Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. government data.   The findings showed that over half of those workers saw a “real increase of 9.7% or more over their pay a...