What's more agonizing than a job interview? A group job interview, in which multiple candidates appear at the same time to discuss their qualifications and compete for a spot in the next (hopefully smaller) round. The good news is that preparation will still help you maximize the outcome of the group interview, just as it does the one-on-one kind. If you're heading into your first group interview, here's what you need to do.
One of the hardest things about graduating is realizing that many of the things you were taught to focus on, while you were in school, aren't so important in the real world. For instance, while a so-so GPA can keep you from getting into grad school or even from graduating in the first place, it probably won't tank your chances at scoring a good job after graduation. Find out why, in this week's roundup.
Job hopping (and job hoppers more specifically) can sometimes get a bad rap, but that could be changing. These days, job hopping is better understood, and people are realizing that changing jobs every few years could actually be really good for our careers. We should reconsider the concept of job hopping so that we can better understand the advantages it offers. Let take a closer look at a few of them.
Did you leave the office early yesterday? If not, you missed possibly the best fake holiday of the year, National Leave the Office Early Day. Of course, this time of year, some people are heading into Summer Fridays, which means that at least once a week, it's time to leave the office early. If that's you, thank your lucky stars – and start making plans not to waste those glorious golden days. In this week's roundup, we look at what to do on your afternoons off, plus some practical advice on employer research and the differences between your LinkedIn profile and your resume.
Whether you're a student or a full-time worker, you probably look forward to summer. Some folks plan a nice long vacation for themselves during these months, which certainly helps. Students get a break, too – at least from school. But, many students want to work during the summer, and they often have some flexibility in terms of where they live during this time. Some areas are much better than others for securing summer employment. So, it makes sense to do a bit of research before deciding where to land for the summer of 2016.
Many employers rely on Applicant Tracking Systems to vet resumes, long before your information ever reaches human eyes. In a perfect world, this would be productive for all involved – employers could save time sifting through resumes, and you could be assured that your excellent qualifications made it through to impress a hiring manager. The real world, however, is different. In this week's roundup, we look at how to use keywords to make sure your resume makes the cut, plus the decisions you'll always regret making at work, and the 15 things to take off your resume, starting today.
If you're just getting started with your career, you have a lot of decisions to make. The process of deciding what you'd like to do and how to do it can be tricky. It's important to keep in mind throughout this process that not all areas of the country are the same when it comes to starting a career. For this reason, the folks at WalletHub recently released a new report that analyzes, across 17 metrics, the best and worst cities to start a career among the 150 most populated cities in the United States. Let's take a look at the five cities that topped the list.
People who smoke don't do it because they think it's healthy. Actually, they are all too aware of the risks that come along with smoking cigarettes, and they know how much the addiction is costing them on a practical and monetary level, too. It's just that quitting smoking can be a really difficult thing to do. Addictions are powerful.
LinkedIn can be a useful professional networking tool, and who needs such a service more than recent college graduates? However, students have unique needs that haven't always been addressed through the site. For this reason, LinkedIn recently released a new app geared specifically toward students. Here's what you need to know.
You know you should negotiate salary, but sometimes it's hard to act on what you know. Other times, you do your best to drive up the offer, to no avail: it's either take the gig, and deal with the low pay, or stay put. (And if you're unemployed, that can be a particularly difficult option to contemplate.) This week's roundup looks at what one expert says about taking lower offers, plus how to tell when it's time to look for a new job, and a few hints that the hiring manager probably won't be extending a job offer.