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Everything You Need to Know About Writing the Perfect Resume

If there’s one area worth investing in when it comes to the job search, it’s definitely your resume -- after all, in just about seven seconds of glancing at it, recruiters and hiring managers already know whether or not they want to move forward with your application. Of course, writing a great resume is easier said than done; that's why we’re here to help you every step of the way. ...




New to HR? I Have My Degree…Now What?

It’s exciting to see people completing the college journey and finally earning their degree, no matter what degree or what age. Sadly, many college graduates finish the same way they started college, confused.
You Have a Degree in (Human Resources) HR…Now What?
 
Getting a degree in HR and human resources is just the beginning of starting your new life and career. ...




3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

I hope that everyone saw the May jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Specifically, the part that talked about unemployment being at 3.8 percent. We haven’t seen these numbers for close to two decades.
 
While it’s great to have people employed, it can be tempting to think that, if we’re looking for a new opportunity right now, we don’t need to work very hard. ...




How To Get A Raise—From Office Habits To Negotation

It's not as hard to get on your boss's radar for raises and promotions as you might think—you just have to know where to start.
 
 
It's not as hard to get on your boss's radar for raises and promotions as you might think—you just have to know where to start. ...




13 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Job Interview, According To Hiring Managers

After months of searching, your job hunt could soon come to an end. You got through the online application process and aced the phone interview. Now all you have to do is charm the pants off your potential future boss.
 
But one wrong move and you could end up cut from consideration. ...




The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

How many times throughout the course of your career have you uttered the words, “well, THAT wasn’t in the job description”? Frustrations on the career front have come to be expected. Very seldom do we encounter the person who is 100% satisfied with their gig 100% of the time and when we do, they immediately fall into the category of “love/hate. ...




How to Be Authentic in an Interview

The most important thing in an interview is simple: Be yourself. One of the most common questions I am asked by candidates who are seeking interview coaching is about how they can show their true self in what seems like an unnatural setting -- the job interview. ...




The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo, I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes. ...




Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies

Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They’re passed over for promotions and raises. They’re fired when they complain.
 
American companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women. ...




Fresh out of College? 5 Ways to Find Your Dream Job

When graduating from college, students feel a sense of pride but also concern. In a competitive job market, just having a diploma isn’t enough. You need to have desirable skills and not be afraid to market yourself. Here are five ways to find your dream job after college. ...