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8 tips for negotiating a job offer

The job market right now can feel like a weird place. The Great Resignation is putting employers on the spot, creating more space for employees to get better offers—in theory. In reality, this isn’t always the case. Not every industry is seeing this bonanza market for applicants. Also, ...

Congrats on the promotion! Here’s how to navigate your new role

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard, shown that you’re ready for more, and leveled up at your job. But after all the effort of advocating for yourself and making sure your work is top-notch, getting a promotion can trigger a feeling of, “Okay, now what?” First, of course, you ...

Majoring in math? Here are 7 jobs you should consider

When you’re picking a major in college, it’s kind of a leap of faith. You pick something you’re good at and interested in, something you vaguely want to do as a career someday. And unless you’re picking a major that’s tied directly to a specific job already, like pharmacy or ...

The 2022 hiring trends you need to know

The hiring landscape has been…rocky of late. In the two years since the pandemic started, uncertainty and shifting economics have made it a major challenge for companies and job seekers alike to know where they stand. And while it’s hard to know what’s going to happen for sure six months, ...

The most pervasive myths about remote work

Early on in the pandemic, we started hearing that remote work is the “new normal.” And to an extent, that’s still true. But even after two years of the new normal, some persistent (and unfair) myths about remote work continue to pop up. Myth #1: Remote work is less productive ...

New job? These tips will help you get off to a fearless start

Starting a new job is like starting a new anything else: stepping out of the familiar and into something unknown can cause major anxiety, even if you’re not usually prone to that kind of thing. If you’re about to start a new gig and want to make sure your first week sets the right tone for ...

How HR can attract top talent in 2022

Even before the pandemic hit, many companies and recruiters were already struggling to find and keep the top talent in a shifting job marketplace, especially in fields like tech and healthcare. And now, with the Great Resignation in full force and the Covid-19 pandemic in yet another new phase, ...

New year, better you! 7 work habits you should ditch in 2022

Ah, the new year: the time when all of us reflect on the things we’d like to do better with our fresh calendar: eat better, sleep better, spend more quality time with loved ones, etc. And while some of these resolutions stick better than others (raise your hand if, like me, you’re already ...

Need the perfect cover letter? Follow these 6 rules

Cover letters may feel like a throwback to the now largely gone days of printing out your resume on fancy paper and sending it, but they’re still holding on as an important part of the job search process. They’re partly a formality, but you should really look at them as a chance to set the ...

6 dream jobs for the Shopaholic

If anyone has ever said to you, “You shop like it’s your job,” then this might just be your favorite time of year. For those who are looking to start turning the satisfaction of buying things into a more profitable (and personal credit card-friendly) career path in the new year, then ...

Just hired? Here are 8 questions you should ask your new boss

The first days at a new job can be a total whirlwind. You’re meeting people, doing piles of onboarding paperwork, and making all sorts of notes for yourself. Soon, you’ll be a seasoned veteran in your new role, but for now, things can feel busy and even a little overwhelming, no matter how ...

How to recognize (and hire!) a “learner”

With so much changing and left uncertain in a pandemic world, adaptability has become one of the most prized qualities around—for both employers and employees. For companies, it means being able to strategize and succeed even when external forces are chaotic. For workers, it’s more about ...

How the job search will change in 2022

Nothing about the job market has felt “normal” lately—but that isn’t going to stop things from changing yet again as we move into a new year. (Surprise!) If 2020 and 2021 were about dealing with an unprecedented situation and figuring out how to cope, 2022 is going to be about how to ...

Quit procrastinating! How to break the habit for good

Did you hear about the Procrastination Pride parade? It’s been moved to next week. Old jokes aside, procrastination is a painfully familiar concept to most of us. It can be a huge productivity and momentum killer, even when we’re putting things off for good reasons. The end result is the ...

Need a hiring boost? Think like a CMO!

As the dreaded phrase “Great Resignation” swirls around HR circles, recruiters and hiring managers have the unenviable task of filling a growing number of open positions in one of the most challenging climates in a very long time. Yet you charge on because getting the right people in place ...

How HR can help improve employee retention

As the work world struggles to get back to normal (whatever that means these days!), you’ve probably heard about The Great Resignation. As the lore goes, employees have been galvanized by the pandemic’s changes, and have decided to quit their jobs in the hopes of finding one that aligns ...

5 states with the most career opportunities

There have been a lot of lessons for all of us over the span of the pandemic, but when it comes to our post-pandemic work lives, one may be more significant than the rest: we can work from anywhere. Companies that were once hesitant to establish work-from-home (WFH) protocols now have hybrid or ...

Majoring in Communications? Here are some great careers to consider

When you’re picking a major in college, so much of it is based on your interests and courses at the time. Once you’re getting ready to graduate, a bit of, “Okay, what now?” can start to settle in, as you try to figure out what the first phase of your post-college career will look like. ...