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3 reasons why you should go back to school if you’re over 50

Regardless of where we are in life, significant markers of the passage of time—like entering a new decade—remind us that time is a precious commodity that shouldn’t be wasted, especially as we get older. At the dawn of a new decade, it can feel as if anything is possible. It’s often a ...

6 things to consider before switching careers in 2020

New year, new you … new career? As you start to think about what your year will look like and how you’ll grow and change, your professional life is certainly fair game. And you’re not alone: in a recent survey by Fiverr and YouGov, more than half of American workers—59%—are looking to ...

How to respectfully disagree in an interview

We all know how challenging it can be when you’re on the hunt for a new job. On top of applicants needing to stand out from the crowd in a super-competitive employment landscape across all industries and sectors, companies are also raising their expectations regarding what they want in ...

How to get better at remote work

Most of us who have been in the work world for a while have witnessed plenty of changes over the years—everything from how we search and apply for jobs to how we handle our professional responsibilities have undergone massive shifts, largely due to technological innovation and shifting ...

How Boomers can overcome ageism to maintain a successful career

Often when we hear about “unconscious bias” in hiring and recruiting it’s focused on gender or cultural discrimination. And while those are significant barriers to many job seekers, there’s one that can be just as insidious: ageism. Companies may not be intentionally discriminating ...

How to decide between multiple healthcare job offers

Here’s a situation that falls under the category of “a good problem to have”: You’re on the job hunt and have been conducting a serious search for your next great opportunity in the healthcare field. You’ve been focused and fully committed at every step of the process—from applying ...

6 tips for a good end-of-year review

As work starts to wind down for the year, it may be time for the yearly tête-à-tête with your boss: your annual performance review. Whether formal or informal, it’s a necessary part of the job and can provide valuable insight into how you’re doing. But for many of us, it’s also tied to ...

8 habits of highly employable people

In a job search, it can be so easy to fall into ruts and passive roles while you wait for things to happen. If you’re looking to refresh yourself and your “hireability” in the new year, there are several things that highly employable people do—and you can do too. 1. Be ...

Translating your military experience to civilian work

Are you a current or former member of the United States Military? If so, then congratulations: not only did you seize the opportunity to serve your country, you also likely earned some valuable skills along the way—skills that should serve you well through the remainder of your active duty ...

Are you ready for the freelance life?

There’s no denying it, the work world has witnessed seismic shifts in recent years. There are lots of factors contributing to this radical change—everything from unpredictable economic forces to massive waves of technological innovation have changed the way people approach the very notion ...

3 ways to tell you’ll enjoy working at a company

When you’re on the job hunt, there are typically a whole galaxy of thoughts and concerns spinning around your head. You want to make sure that you’re targeting companies that match your interests, background, and skillset; positions that will help you hit the target goals you’ve ...

How to tell if a company’s culture works for you

Even within the same industry, company culture can vary pretty drastically. One company may encourage creative problem-solving and innovation, while another wants things done in a very particular way, from the top down. One may explicitly encourage work-life balance, while another expects ...

How to make work friends when working remotely

The modern work world has seen tons of changes sweep across industries in recent years, largely led by seismic shifts in technological innovation that have completely revolutionized how many of us handle our jobs. There’s simply no denying it: today’s workplace is a brave new world. How we ...

How to age-proof your resume

In an ideal world, age would have no bearing on how you’re perceived as a potential employee. Skills and experience should count for, well, everything. And technically, it’s illegal for any potential employer to ask you your age. Yet the professional world is riddled with the same kind of ...

7 tips for landing an executive position

It takes many, many desk workers but only a select few executives to make the corporate world spin on its axis. That imbalance may make an executive position seem virtually unattainable for the average employee. But while elevating to the executive suite does require an exceptional amount of ...

How to actually talk about strengths and weaknesses in an interview

You’re in an interview. It’s going well—you aced the small talk, and you have solid, thoughtful answers to all of their questions about your resume. Now things start to get a little more abstract in the questions: Tell me more about yourself. And then there’s the one that can feel like ...

4 ways to fight impostor syndrome

At its core, the buzzword of the past few years, “impostor syndrome,” is about confidence. It can sneak up on you when you’ve reached success in your career, but yet don’t feel as though you deserve to be where you are or that you’ve legitimately achieved your successes. The ...

5 tips on how to be a Millennial manager

For all the anxieties over generational differences on the job (or in general—see every “OK boomer” meme), much has been made of Millennials’ role and attitude toward the workplace. But for every generalization about Millennials job hopping or wanting participation trophies, there are ...

Should you consider a career change after 50?

These days, it may seem like every spotlight is on Millennial workers. What is their work style? How are they changing the workplace? Is avocado toast in the workplace a thing? Why do they change jobs so often? On the latter, the reality is that career mobility and changeability isn’t just a ...

Are you ready to be a consultant?

Most of us have career paths that are full of both carefully planned moves and unexpected twists and turns. What often seems like a concrete plan today can change completely tomorrow—based on new opportunities, changing industry conditions, shifting economic forces, and a host of other ...