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Which tech jobs will grow the fastest in 2024? That’s a critical question for any tech professionals on the job hunt at the moment. Fortunately, CompTIA’s latest State of the Tech Workforce 2024 report offers some crucial insights into those tech jobs currently on the rise. CompTIA expects tech occupation employment to grow at roughly twice the rate of overall employment over the next decade. If you’re concerned...
You’re not alone if you’re feeling fatigued in your job hunt. In fact, you may have found that the slowness in hiring has you applying to more jobs. Data shows workers are applying to more roles compared to a year ago.  Many job seekers are using AI programs like ChatGPT to create résumés and cover letters on demand that match the skills and qualifications of the job. READ MORE AT FORBES
If you’ve been stuck in a job that doesn’t give you a strong sense of purpose, the start of the new year is a perfect time to get unstuck and pursue a career you truly enjoy.  And no, that concept isn’t a pipe dream. It’s actually very important to do something that’s meaningful to you, not only because it helps you feel more fulfilled in your work, but because you were created to fill a unique...
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...
Even though the end of the year can be busy, job searchers can still make progress during the holiday season. As such, you have every reason to want to shut your laptop, chuck on your comfy clothes, and sit in front of the TV for a few days. But I’m here to tell you why you should not give up this winter. In fact, here are five reasons that you shouldn’t press pause on your job search—even during the holidays. READ...
As the holiday season approaches, the air is filled with festive tunes and the scent of cinnamon-spiced treats. It’s a time of joy, celebration, and, surprisingly, an excellent opportunity for job seekers, self-employed professionals, and those already employed to supercharge their networking efforts. So, let’s unwrap the reasons why holiday time is the best time to network and infuse some jingle into your mingle! READ MORE...
It feels like everything goes dead the last few weeks of the year; we all know it. But if you’re looking for a new job, that dead time can be a real downer. Six weeks is a long time to wait for a paycheck, or to get out of a job you hate. Fortunately, even though things do slow down in December, it’s not impossible to. READ MORE AT FORBES
The holiday season is upon us and that means offices around the world are gearing up for the annual tradition of the office holiday party. Holiday party attendees can typically be divided into two “teams”—those who look forward to gathering and partaking in some adult beverages with their colleagues, and those who dread it and would rather be run over by Santa’s reindeer than attend. READ MORE AT FORBES
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
Ever feel like you’re getting rejected for jobs because of your age? As upsetting as it is, chances are your age — whether you’re younger or older — has or will be used against you during your career at some point.  Squash negative stereotypes associated with your age by following these expert tips during your job hunt. READ MORE AT THE WASHINGTON POST
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...