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3 old-school interview rules that are still relevant

It’s easy to see how job interviews have changed over time: more email, less formality, pre-interviews with chatbots, Skype interviews, etc. What’s not so easy is determining which interview principles are just as valid and necessary as ever, even as you prepare to job hunt in a modern ...

How to spot a bad boss during an interview

When it comes to job satisfaction, almost nothing derails your ability to be happy at work each day than a bad boss. Sure, bad bosses come in many types and they aren’t all created equal, but regardless of the type of bad boss you’re dealing with, there’s a unique type of dread that comes ...

7 blue-collar jobs with high salaries

When you hear about “hot” jobs these days, they’re typically white-collar or traditional office jobs in the tech or healthcare sectors. But there are also lots of high-paying, fulfilling jobs that are more physical, or that operate outside of the 9-to-5 cubicle life. If you’re looking ...

Why you don’t need to meet every qualification when applying for a job

Regardless of industry or experience level, today’s job seekers have one thing in common—they’re facing a tremendously challenging job market when they’re on the hunt for their next opportunity. On top of an ever-shifting wave of technological innovation that’s shattering the old ...

3 strategies for handling age-related comments at work

Today’s work world has been undergoing seismic shifts in recent decades—everything from waves of rapidly evolving technological innovation to how employers and employees perform their job tasks and interact with each other is changing at breakneck speeds. Many of these have been positive ...

How to relate to your younger coworkers

For those of us who have been employed for more than a little while—including all of you seasoned veterans out there with many years of on-the-job experience—navigating the work world these days can be a bit of a challenge. We often have to fight against some of the misperceptions that come ...

Why low company turnover isn’t always a good thing

Whether your organization is huge and sprawling or a lean, mean mom-and-pop operation, you know that turnover brings headaches. There’s the time (and resources) associated with hiring and recruiting to fill roles. There’s also the lost time and manpower as a new employee gets up to speed. ...

Failing up: how to spin failures into gold

It can be argued that life itself is a learning opportunity, and over the course of each of our lifetimes we’re given opportunities to try new things, engage in new endeavors, and challenge ourselves—and sometimes we’ll be met with success, and other times we’ll have to face ...

Ask the interview questions that will find your ideal candidate

Today’s work world is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift, thanks to massive waves of technological, economic, and cultural change, and the old ways of doing business are being upended—making hiring for all sorts of positions across industries a greater challenge. Today’s job market is also ...

Why college is no longer the only path to a successful career

There’s no doubt about it, the world is changing fast—and at a pace that most of us have never experienced before. Everything from rapid advances in technology to seismic cultural, political, social, and economic shifts are altering the way we live on a deep and lasting level, forcing us to ...

5 of the spookiest jobs for this Halloween season

If you’ve always had a personality on the dark side, or just have a high tolerance for blood, death, or other things that make less hearty people a little squeamish, you might want to consider one of these “spooky” careers. Nocturnist Even though healthcare is one of the hottest ...

5 tips for collaborating with people you don’t like

You can pick your friends, and you may become friends with some of your co-workers, but you can’t pick your co-workers. In fact, you may find that you do not like some of them at all—they may be unfriendly or outright combative, or simply have personalities that clash with your own. Even ...

4 signs it’s time to take something off your resume

Your resume is a timeline of all your valuable work and educational experience, as well as your most marketable skills. However, sometimes all those details that may entice a potential employer accumulate to the point that they become a bit, well, too much. When your resume starts ballooning ...

5 high-paying jobs for 2020

If you’re thinking about a career change or are just starting out on your educational or career path, the salaries of potential jobs are probably weighing heavily on your decision. Here are some of the highest-paid jobs, in some of the most in-demand fields, to work toward for ...

5 tips for hiring seasonal workers

Whether you work for a recreational facility like a ski lodge or are responsible for managing the retail sales push throughout the holidays, seasonal hiring comes with a lot of paperwork, onboarding, and job ad placement. The paperwork associated with the usual hiring process is often magnified ...

Is there such a thing as “too old” for the workplace?

In an ideal world, everyone would be able to work as long as they feel fit to do so. In our unfortunately real world, a focus on ever-younger generations in the workplace and the challenges of age discrimination make the issue of age in the workplace a fraught one. However, with the Baby ...

3 time management tricks used by CEOs of large companies

Those of us who have been in the work world for a while have learned that there are a few professional skills that are absolutely essential for career success, regardless of your position or industry—and chief among them is sound time management. According to Psychology Today, “Time ...

5 seasonal jobs that are hiring right now

Fall is just getting started, but that means it’s time to start thinking about potential seasonal jobs. If you’re looking for work this fall or during the holiday season (hiring for which happens sooner than you might think), here are some great options to consider. 1. Holiday delivery ...

4 questions hiring managers want you to answer

Are you in the middle of a job hunt or gearing up for one? If so, then you’re likely aware that today’s job market has changed considerably in recent years—everything from volatile economic conditions, to increased globalization, to shifts in hiring needs and job parameters, to massive ...

6 common mistakes older job seekers make

Hitting the open job market as an older candidate can be rough. There’s all sorts of inherent bias, as well as the challenge of finding jobs that aren’t entry- or low- level, with salaries geared toward new grads who live with seven roommates. But while you can’t necessarily change ...