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How to work hard without being a pushover

If you’re like most of us, you’re dedicated to doing your absolute best at work—day in and day out—in order to prove to yourself, your colleagues, and to anyone else who’s paying attention that you not only deserve the position you’re in but that you have every intention of moving ...

The 12 questions you need to ask job candidates

When you hear the words “interview prep,” you’re probably thinking of a candidate getting ready to go in and interview for a new job. But the prep is just as important on the other side. You’re trying to fill a position with the best person possible, so you can’t just waltz in and ...

10 effective networking conversation starters

Gone are the days that you just punch a clock from 9 to 5 on Monday through Friday and forget about work when you’re not there. These days, if you’re serious about your career—regardless of what field you’re in—it should always be something you’re working on. This includes managing ...

4 recruiting trends you need to be on top of

As an HR or recruitment professional, you know that some things in your field never change—like matching the right talent with the right position. Just about everything else, however, may be up for grabs. Like every other industry, recruiting grows and evolves with the times. So what does ...

Write job descriptions to attract the best candidates

There’s a definite art to crafting application materials, like your resume or cover letter. But think about the flip side of that equation. What about when you’re the recruiter or HR person in charge of writing the job description that will bring in all the best candidates? If you’ve ever ...

Educational leadership styles: Which one fits you?

If you’re looking to take your career in education to the next level, part of that means understanding what kind of leadership skills you have—and how you’d apply those in your job. Because educators are already a pretty diverse crowd, it should be no surprise that leadership styles can ...

5 simple job search tips you’re probably forgetting

There’s a lot to keep straight when you’re looking for a job. Things you need to put on your resume or else. How to build your brand so that you don’t seem hopelessly out of date. The nuances of interview questions you’re likely to face when you get through the door. And because ...

6 steps HR managers can take that will make employees motivated and happy

Employee morale and motivation can be a tricky thing. Happy employees are usually far more productive than unhappy employees. But with a diverse range of people in your organization, how do you maximize those factors for as many people as possible? After all, people are motivated by different ...

How to become a legal nurse consultant

These days, it’s cool to be a hyphenate—you know, like actor-activist, graphic designer-herbalist, or dentist-beekeeper. Basically, people who have strong professional skill sets in multiple areas are highly sought after, as industries look for employees who are versatile. And when you ...

How to write an excellent resignation letter

I quit. J’arrete. Ich gebe auf. Me rindo. Whatever the language, the sentiment is the same: I'm outta here. However, as a professional person, you need to express that maturely and firmly—ideally, one that doesn’t alienate anyone at the job you’re leaving. I’m sure we all have that ...

4 great work from home jobs for teachers

When you think of the day-to-day of a teacher, you likely envision the typical role of getting to school as the sun rises and standing in front of a class all day. All those work-from-home and make your own schedule perks are for other professions—not teachers, right? Not necessarily. Maybe ...

6 smart answers to the toughest interview questions

You’re in a job interview, and have been rocking all the usual questions that come your way. What’s your five-year plan? Tell me about your last job. What brought you to this industry in the first place? Then there’s a question that stumps you a little, and you pause. Uh oh, they’ve hit ...

What is the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae?

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you know the competition for available openings is tough, no matter what field you hope to enter. This means that when you’re applying for a position that seems to match your background, skill set, and interests, you need to make absolutely sure that ...

The top 4 emerging trends that will shape recruiting in 2018

Any recruiter worth their business card knows that their success depends on staying on top of industry developments and trends. Aside from having a robust network of contacts to leverage, this may be the single most important rule of thumb to follow for recruitment professionals. Recruiters ...

How to write an excellent resignation letter

I quit. J’arrete. Ich gebe auf. Me rindo. Whatever the language, the sentiment is the same: I'm outta here. However, as a professional person, you need to express that maturely and firmly—ideally, one that doesn’t alienate anyone at the job you’re leaving. I’m sure we all have that ...

6 smart answers to the toughest interview questions

You’re in a job interview, and have been rocking all the usual questions that come your way. What’s your five-year plan? Tell me about your last job. What brought you to this industry in the first place? Then there’s a question that stumps you a little, and you pause. Uh oh, they’ve hit ...

How to become a legal nurse consultant

These days, it’s cool to be a hyphenate—you know, like actor-activist, graphic designer-herbalist, or dentist-beekeeper. Basically, people who have strong professional skill sets in multiple areas are highly sought after, as industries look for employees who are versatile. And when you ...

4 great work from home jobs for teachers

When you think of the day-to-day of a teacher, you likely envision the typical role of getting to school as the sun rises and standing in front of a class all day. All those work-from-home and make your own schedule perks are for other professions—not teachers, right? Not necessarily. Maybe ...

6 steps HR managers can take that will make employees motivated and happy

Employee morale and motivation can be a tricky thing. Happy employees are usually far more productive than unhappy employees. But with a diverse range of people in your organization, how do you maximize those factors for as many people as possible? After all, people are motivated by different ...

5 simple job search tips you’re probably forgetting

There’s a lot to keep straight when you’re looking for a job. Things you need to put on your resume or else. How to build your brand so that you don’t seem hopelessly out of date. The nuances of interview questions you’re likely to face when you get through the door. And because ...