Finding a job
Three Very Real Job-Hunt Low Points and How To Move Past ThemThree very real job-hunt low points and how to move past them

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.

Finding a job
Things to Know In Your Career Change, Part One: Know YourselfHow to change your career: know yourself

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.

Finding a job
New Year's Resolutions for Job-SeekersNew year's resolutions for job-seekers

The arrival of the new year usually brings about a sense of renewal and optimism - this year more than most.

Finding a job
How to Reject an OfferHow to reject an offer

Receiving a job offer is supposed to be the highest point of your transition - the culmination of all your hard work. And yet, you may find yourself in a position where you have to turn down a role.

Career development
Getting a Job In the Nonprofit SpaceGetting a job in the nonprofit space

Typically when we talk about careers and organizations, we mainly focus on jobs with profit-driven companies (the private sector) or public service roles funded by some form of government (the public sector). But there are other sectors that offer many of the benefits of both these worlds.

Career development
Finding Your Transferable SkillsHow to identify your transferable skills

One of the most common concerns of people facing career transitions is the fear that they lack the necessary skills for their desired career. Many people tend to think of their abilities as one-sided, only applicable to the type of work they’ve always done. And that makes sense - they’ve never seen their skills applied in any other way.

Career development
Starting Off With Freelancing/Contract WorkHow to start freelancing or contract work

Instead of hiring full-time employees, many companies are looking for freelancers or contractors for short projects or tasks. Maybe you’ve noticed more and more listings for “freelance” or “contract” positions.

Career development
Applying For Federal Jobs - The Step-By-Step GuideApplying for federal jobs - the step-by-step guide

As the private sector struggles with closures and staggered re-openings during the pandemic, many Americans are focusing their career transition into government and public service - particularly jobs at the federal level.

Career development
How To Identify Your Work Values (And Why It Matters)What are work values & why you should identify yours

Have you ever been unhappy at work? Really, truly, Sunday-night-is-ruined because-you’re-dreading-Monday-morning unhappy? If you have, you know it’s a terrible feeling - and you might be worried about having that feeling again at a new job.

Career development
Tips for Achieving Your 2021 GoalsTips to achieve your new year goals

As the new year starts, many people set new goals for themselves.

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Pay & salary
Negotiation - Getting In The Right MindsetHow to negotiate salary

When you have a job offer in your hand after working so hard, it's easy to want to sign right away and get to work - even if the offer isn’t everything you’ve dreamed of.

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Interviewing
Interview Questions You'll Hear in 2021Questions you'll hear in your next job interview

The events of the past year have changed everything about the way we work - from how we communicate with each other to the clothes we wear to get things done. So of course, hiring managers have had to change their questions.