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How to Address a Past Drug- or Alcohol-Related Conviction in a Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview can be even more stressful than it normally is when you have a conviction on your record, a reality that disproportionately affects people with addiction histories. As illustration, statistics from the National…

Taking a Job Abroad? Get These 10 Things in Order First

Whether you’re moving for a specific job or simply have your heart set on living in a new location, there are plenty of things to think about before you dive into working abroad. As you prepare to emigrate in search of new opportunities,…

3 Ways to Help Your Fellow Introverts Succeed at Work

Getting ahead and thriving in your career is difficult enough for anyone, but research suggests it may be especially hard for introverted workers. According to a recent study out of Australia, introverts tend to predict more negative…

Your Shot: Finding a Career When You’re Young (Or Not), Scrappy, and Hungry

Sitting in a Broadway theater watching the amazing Hamilton, I noticed a catchy line sung by our eponymous hero: “I’m young, scrappy, and hungry, and I’m not throwing away my shot.” Thinking about this line later, it reminded me…

How to Plan a Budget as a Side Hustler

If you’re an established professional with a full-time job but you’ve got that entrepreneurial itch, you may have considered (or started) a side hustle that puts your passions to work. But what do you do with the cash that flows into…

In Fiverr We Trust? Why Freelancers Should Beware of Relying Too Heavily on a Single Marketplace

Imagine that, one day, you wake up to find the freelance platform you rely on to make a living has simply disappeared. Your work history, clients, portfolio, contracts, and reviews are gone, just like that. What now? Fiverr, Upwork, and similar…

8 Things to Accomplish During Your Company’s Summer Slowdown

After months of navigating the hard slog, it can be tempting to kick back and coast when your workload wanes during the inevitable summer slowdown. Taking steps to avoid burnout is all well and good, but is doing the bare minimum really the…

5 Reasons to Have a Separate Bank Account for Your Side Hustle

If you can’t cut any more expenses from your budget but you’re still falling short of your financial goals, it’s time to make more money. A side hustle can be a great way to earn that extra cash — and it could even turn into a major…

What You Really Want: How to Test-Drive Your Passion

When I was growing up, the world wasn’t as rife with career advice as it is today. Back then, it really amounted to this: Get a job! So I did. Actually, I got two jobs. If making some money was good, making more was better, right? In the…

Purposes Don’t Have to Be Lofty: 4 Ways to Discover Your Calling

Over the past 20 years, I have interviewed thousands of incredibly successful individuals — their success being why I, as a headhunter, was talking to them in the first place. Most of these successful individuals were unsatisfied in their…

The Unlimited PTO Policy Conundrum: How Much Vacation Should You Take When You Can Take All the Vacation You Want?

Just joined a company that boasts an unlimited PTO policy? It’s likely that such freedom and flexibility were major draws at first. But now that you’re an official employee, chances are you’re not so sure how to handle unlimited vacation…

Science Says Do These 12 Things to Survive Your Toxic Workplace

With the World Health Organization now recognizing burnout as an official medical diagnosis, there’s no longer any excuse for working professionals not to take the issue seriously. Burnout can cause serious damage to your mental and physical…