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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

The Most Important Question in a Job Interview, and How to Answer It

‘Do you have any questions for me?’ is a make-or-break moment.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know

What follows is an exclusive list of 40 interview questions, sent to us by the sharpest folks we’ve met or just outright admire. Some of the questions are (deceptively) short and sweet, some are probing and unexpected, others hinge on targeted follow-ups. Broken down by topic, they tackle everything from how candidates understand the role and process feedback to their first summer job, worst boss, and the last time they changed their mind.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

I took a huge pay cut for a more meaningful job, and it was nothing like I expected

Most Americans say they would give up a more lucrative job for a more meaningful job that pays less in a heartbeat. But it’s a change that requires thought and careful planning–and doesn’t always go according to plan.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Millennials Are Already Itching to Switch Careers

With many young professionals looking for a change, learning how to pivot is more important than ever.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder

Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Get your work recognized: write a brag document

It’s frustrating to have done something really important and later realize that you didn’t get rewarded for it just because the people making the decision didn’t understand or remember what you did. So I want to talk about a tactic that I and lots of people I work with have used!

Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Millennials Rely on ‘Side Hustles’ to Climb the Corporate Ladder

These days, the average American’s career includes 15 job changes, according to a 2016 LinkedIn report. Getting to the C-suite is no longer a linear pursuit: It’s more like a meandering climb up a tree, with each branch adding a skill-set you’ll need to reach the top.

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

What people skills do you wish you learned earlier in your career?

For the past several years I’ve been putting in a lot of time into learning and sharing people skills (without the bullshit). I’m interested in skills from dealing with your own emotions, through communication with close co-workers to high-stakes negotiating. I’m curious: what are some people skills that you wish you had learned earlier in your career or that you wish your co-workers had easier access to?

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Such Terrible Advice

Are you passionate about your work? Fulfilled in every aspect of your career? If yes, congratulations! You’ve done what we all strive for but rarely achieve. As for the rest of us, there’s hope: Part of why we haven’t found our passion yet is that we tend to give up quickly on new things. The reason? Prepare for a hard truth: We’re pretty bad at most things when we first try them.

Monday, Jul 15, 2019

Change careers like Tarzan

So my advice is: Change careers like Tarzan. Don’t let go of the old one until the new one is supporting you. And make sure you don’t lose momentum.

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

A college education is still considered a pathway to higher lifetime earnings and gainful employment for Americans. Nevertheless, two-thirds of employees report having regrets when it comes to their advanced degrees, according to a PayScale survey of 248,000 respondents this past spring that was released Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

Career Transition Risk and the Ladder of Legitimacy

To understand how much career transition risk you’re taking on, ask yourself how much hiring risk your future manager will need to bare. The more elements of your job you try to change from one opportunity to the next, the more that risk will grow.

Monday, Jun 17, 2019

A Wake-Up Call for Grads: Entry-Level Jobs Aren’t So Entry Level Any More

Dear college graduate: Welcome to the working world! The good news: You’re entering the hottest job market in half a century. The bad news: Your first step onto the corporate ladder could still be a tough one.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

What’s an unexpectedly well-paid job?

What’s an unexpectedly well-paid job?

Friday, Jun 7, 2019

Buyer's Remorse: High Debt and Low Pay Leave Some College Grads Rueful

In the U.S., a college degree has usually meant financial security. But increased competition and overwhelming student debt are making that outcome less of a given. That has spurred a feeling among many graduates that the qualification wasn’t worth the time, effort or money.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Can Your Employer Fire You After You Quit?

You give notice, but your employer declines your resignation and fires you on the spot. What happens to your unemployment benefits? Human Resource investigates.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Embrace How Random the Programming Interview Is

But if you find yourself staring down an opportunity and wondering whether you are capable, please step into the batter’s box and take a few swings. Reasonable qualification gaps can be closed quickly once you start the work and jump into the code.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Career advice I wish I’d been given when I was young

A reader who prefers to remain anonymous — but whose career we think did a lot of good — passed us this list of advice which they were grateful to have received, or wish they’d been given when they were younger.

Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong

Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent as much money doing it. And they’ve never done a worse job of it.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

The Secret Rules For Getting Hired

I’m going to let you in to three TOP SECRET rules for getting hired. These are the hidden techniques used by TOP interviewers…