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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…

New Dad? Here’s Why You Should Take Paternity Leave

Soon-to-be dads need little reminding that their lives are about to be full of all sorts of new sights, sounds, and even smells. Yet one new experience they might not be expecting is a nudge from their employer to take advantage of paternity…

Learning a Trade? You May Still Want to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

The trades industry is hot. According to Tradesmen International, some of the most common jobs for craftsmen are projected to experience double-digit growth by 2024. For example, openings for millwrights are expected to rise by 15.2 percent,…

Why Job Seekers Should Focus More on Their Skills Than Their Experiences

When you’re creating a resume or professional profile to showcase your value to potential employers, you have a choice to make: Should you emphasize your skill set or your previous job experiences? Hiring managers certainly want to see…

Cutting the Cord: Why Are So Many Parents Trying to Run Their Childrens’ Careers?

If you’re a parent with an adult child, this article is for you. Before I go too far, let me say this: I know you love your child. I know you want them to do well. I know that when your child is struggling, you want to help. But I also…

Put Down Your Phone: 4 Brain-Building Activities You Can Do at the Bar

Article by Srini Pillay The bar is crowded. You’ve ordered your favorite drink, and your friends have not arrived yet, so you grab your phone to scroll mindlessly through Instagram or send a few work emails while you wait. This is far from…