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How to Create a Bulletproof Morning Routine

Article by Michael Pietrzak I woke at noon and saw no reason to get out of bed. It was a Wednesday, and I had been drinking wine until 5 a.m. that morning at a publishing industry living room party — a weekly occurrence for me. Eventually,…

5 Things to Know Before You Make a Career Change

A successful career transition takes planning. You’ll need to prove to an employer you have transferable skills that will help you be effective in a new role outside your previous career path. You’ll also need to communicate why a career…

12 Ways to Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter

1. Alignment With Cultural Values Especially on the cover letter, we need to see that candidates understand and relate to our core values. Passion for the product certainly matters, and of course so do skills, but a poor culture fit is bad…

3 Things to Do During Your First Few Months on the Job

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You have to learn the ropes of a brand new company and position; if you had to relocate for the job, you’re also juggling the added stress of unpacking and navigating a brand…

3 Ways to Make Your Professional Reference’s Job Easier

I recently received a phone call asking if I would provide a professional reference for someone named Margaret. I racked my brain, trying to remember a student, client, or someone I worked with in the Marine Corps by that name — but I came…

Job Search Rejection: It’s Not Personal, But It Sure Feels Like It Is

The job search is perhaps the most personal impersonal experience there is. As a job seeker, you pour your heart into your cover letter. You customize your resume. You agonize your way through every step of the process, which can drag out…

14 Quotes to Inspire You to Reach Even Your Most Seemingly Impossible Goals

Article by Megan Nicole O’Neal You may have set some lofty goals for yourself this year. Perhaps you want to run a marathon, or land a promotion, or finally complete a passion project that has been patiently waiting to see the light of…

5 Things to Cut From Your Cover Letter Now

If you want recruiters to read your resume, then you’ll need an enticing cover letter to convince them. Your cover letter is your introduction to a new recruiter or hiring manager, and it can be the difference between a potential employer…

Where Does Your Resume End and Your LinkedIn Profile Begin?

In today’s digital world, it is easy to think platforms like LinkedIn have completely diminished the importance of traditional resumes. However, they both have their purpose. Recruiters and hiring managers will look at both your LinkedIn…

This Year, Make a Promise to Submit 100 Job Applications

You’re tired. You’re worn out. You’re disappointed. You didn’t get the job you really wanted. You were a great candidate, and you made it pretty far in the process, but you cannot figure out what went wrong. I am with you. Job searching…

5 Things You May Not Know About Working in the Insurance Industry

According to an industry trend report, 63 percent of insurance companies plan to increase their staff sizes in the next 12 months. By 2020, there are projected to be nearly 400,000 open positions in the insurance industry. The high number…

3 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Counteroffer

While most career advice professionals will adamantly advise you against ever accepting a counteroffer from your current employer, the honest truth is accepting one can sometimes be a good career decision. It all depends on a few factors. The…