Finding a job
Finding a job in the modern labor market can be hard. We’ve got your back with job search advice from career experts: how to look for jobs, how to evaluate openings, and which resources to use.
Do you dream of a life of work and travel? Are you ready to shake things up a bit and set off on a new adventure? Relocating for work can be a way to land your dream job and land in a great new place. So, what's the first step to relocating for work? Updating your resume.
So you’ve decided to ditch the 9-to-5 grind and step into the world of freelancing? Here are some of the best freelance careers out there.
When waiting for a business to deliver a formal job offer, you can send them tactful, thoughtful follow-up messages using these guidelines. As with most forms of job correspondence, helpfulness, courtesy, and genuine expressions of gratitude are key.
You got the job! It’s time to celebrate after jumping through the hoops of the application process, making a great impression at the interview, and beating off the tough competition. But, you still have to decide how to accept a job offer.
People with different personality types approach the job search in a variety of ways. This is to be expected, but it can get frustrating. In particular, introverted people tend to struggle with some of the expectations of job hunting.
“Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.” — John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January, 1961
“Back to Normal” is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months - and it means many things to many people. Normal, for many people, was safe. It was stable. And stability, or predictability, can keep people set in one mode for a long time.
Starting a new career is an exciting, energizing, and self-affirming experience. But getting to your new career can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you didn’t leave your last role by choice. You can smooth this transition by being prepared and asking yourself the tough questions at the beginning of your journey.
Recruiters, or “search professionals” can be great allies in your job hunt. After all, it’s their job to find you a job, right? Well, kind of.
As you navigate the seemingly endless process of career transition, there are going to be natural highs and many lows. Finding the perfect job posting and dreaming of what it will be like is an immediate rush - but when you realize that the call isn’t coming, it’s a complete letdown.
After a layoff, many people look for a job similar to their last one. Maybe at a higher level or with a different company, but typically the same “type” of work. But others, take job loss as an opportunity to pivot to a new career entirely. This pivot may be made by choice - pursuing something you’ve always loved but never had time for - or it may be an adaptation you make out of necessity, like if you work in an industry that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
The arrival of the new year usually brings about a sense of renewal and optimism - this year more than most.
After a tumultuous 2020, the years following bring renewed hope for many people - and many organizations. As the economy seeks to get “back on track,” the hiring world is moving forward into a future which may feel unfamiliar to many job-seekers.
Searching for work can be exhausting. A lot of physical and emotional energy goes into the process - from sending out resumes to preparing for interviews to working the networking game. Putting in this much effort and not always getting great results can negatively impact a job seeker’s physical and mental health.
In the previous two installments of this series, Know Yourself and Know Your Situation, we built a solid internal foundation to begin your career shift. But having a plan is one thing - enacting it is another.
Many elements of job-hunting are fairly straightforward - or at least the basics are. You probably already understand what a resume does, and you likely already have some idea what networking consists of.