How Do I Use Social Media To Improve My Career Prospects?

10 Ways to Use Social Media for Your Career—Not Just for Killing Time We all love using social media: bragging about our cooking skills on Instagram, updating friends on our winter getaways on Facebook, sharing our internal dialogue on Twitter. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it keeps us entertained when we’re bored.     But what we always forget is that social media is one of the best tools for your career, too. It’s great for advertising your personal brand, … Continued

Generational Differences: What Life Is Like As A Millennial . . .

What Millennials Find in the WorkForce … Every generation has different employment and family/life experiences and pressures. For example, take Millennials: For this group of young adults, all of whom were born after 1980, they’re going through major life stages, such as getting married, later and later. They’re also living at home for a longer period of time and for a variety of different reasons. As an example, some Millennials live at home after graduation from college because they are … Continued

Help!! I’m Bad At Networking And Don’t Know What To Say To New People. How Do I Improve?

4 Questions People Will Be More Excited to Answer Than “What Do You Do?” You’re at a social gathering or conference, you catch eyes with a new acquaintance, shake hands, introduce yourself, and then without even thinking about it, blurt out the same, boring networking question you’ve asked hundreds of times before: “So, what do you do?” You go through the motions of answering the question yourself, pushing small talk and later leaving the conversation, not feeling any more connected … Continued

I’m On LinkedIn, But, I’m Not Sure How It Works. How Do I Build My Network?

4 Valid Reasons You Should Accept Those LinkedIn Requests From Strangers I’ll just put it out there—I have a big ol’ mushy spot in my heart reserved for LinkedIn. As a freelance writer, it’s been a great resource for me to not only get connected with new professional contacts, but even land some well-paying projects. So, I can’t help but to be a little surprised when people seem positively disgusted with the fact that I accept LinkedIn requests from complete … Continued

I’m Interviewing With Someone I Know — What Do I Do?

How to Handle Yourself on an Interview When You Know the Hiring Manager (Well) When I first started job searching, I was pretty terrified by the idea of interviewing with someone I knew. I mean, how am I supposed to act? This person is the guy or girl who decides if I get the job—and he or she already knows too much about me (and is probably friends with me on social media). Should I pretend I’ve never met him … Continued

Prepare For The Interview!! Win The Job!!!

How to Impress During an Interview! The job interview!  It’s a frightening prospect and a big dilemma!  If you don’t perform well in your interview, you probably won’t get the job; and with such pressure and high stakes, it’s hard to perform well. So what can you do? Luckily, we’ve put together some tips to help you impress during your interview.  Following these steps will ensure that you perform well in any interview, no matter how high the stakes. Before … Continued

7 Science-Backed Ways to Be Happier—Starting Now

7 Science-Backed Ways to Be Happier—Starting Now Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours than ever before, believing that by doing so, we’ll find the happiness and success we want in our lives. According to Emma Seppala—science director for Stanford University’s Center for … Continued

Am I Spinning My Wheels? How Much Time Should I Be Spending On My Job Search?

This Is How Much Time You Should Really Be Spending on Your Job Search Finding a job can be a real beast! If you’re a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search? As someone who just went through this process post-grad school, I can confirm what you already know: No matter what situation you’re in, looking for … Continued

Help!! I Think I Have Job or Career Decision Making Fatigue!

7 Signs You’re Overthinking That Big Decision So, you’ve got a big decision to make about your job or your career, but you’re currently in a state of “analysis paralysis.” How do you know if you still have some hard thinking to do or if you’ve gone past the point of sensible consideration and are just spinning your wheels? Here are seven signs that it’s time to stop pondering and start deciding. 1. You’re Caught in a Loop If you’re … Continued