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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...
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...
With only 31% of workers aged 18 to 34 completely satisfied with their job, and 16% utterly dissatisfied, it’s safe to say that young workers aren’t really happy at work. According to research, the two contributing factors to job satisfaction are “high meaning” and income — meaningful work that pays enough to afford more than just the necessities of life. READ MORE AT FORBES
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. ...
Writing a resume can be a huge challenge for many people and makes the difference whether you end up in the 'yes' pile, or the trash. If you are sending out lots of resumes and hearing zero back, it could be that you need to tweak your resume. The average length of unemployment as of April 2023 was 20.9 weeks, or a little over five months, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. READ MORE AT NEWSWEEK
There are more than 900 possible careers in the United States. Research suggests nine may be more options than our brains can handle. Even if we can handle this many choices, there certainly isn’t time to review all their details. Researching jobs you might enjoy in advance of taking them on can save you time and money. READ MORE AT PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
Finding purpose and passion in one’s career is essential to a fulfilling life. With most of our waking hours spent at work, ensuring that our careers align with our values, interests, and strengths is crucial.  Having a clear sense of purpose in your career enables you to establish goals that align with your core values and aspirations. This alignment fosters motivation and satisfaction as you work towards objectives that...