How to Translate Your Official Job Offer From Legal Jargon to English

How to Translate Your Official Job Offer From Legal Jargon to English This is it! You’ve arrived at the enviable offer-letter point of the job search. After receiving a verbal confirmation, you expressed your interest and asked for the actual offer in writing because you’re smart and know that’s what you’re supposed to do. Before you know it, you’re scrolling through pages upon pages of copy, and wearily, having barely read a whole paragraph, you are prepared to sign. But wait! … 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

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

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself When the Clock’s Ticking on a Job Offer

How Do You Manage Job Offers Yes! You got the job. There’s just one catch: It came with an exploding offer, a.k.a., a job offer that you have to accept fast if you want it. Sure, you want the position—after all, you went through a really long process to get it. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to read everything thoroughly, speak with a few people about it, and negotiate the best possible salary for yourself. If you’re currently … Continued

4 Smart Ways to Spin a Career Change in Your Favor During an Interview

There’s a pervasive and convincing lie circulating through colleges and workplaces everywhere: You get an education in a certain field (formal or otherwise) and then work in that field until you retire or collapse on your desk one day. I wish this myth would die. Unfortunately, this belief causes a lot of distress for people who desire a career change. They believe they’ve invested their resources in a certain area, and shifting to a new field means starting from scratch. … Continued

10 Simple Mistakes You’ll Never See Successful People Make More Than Once

Successful People Learn From These Mistakes Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but not everyone learns from them. Some people make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them,” Bruce Lee said. Making Mistakes When we make mistakes, it can be hard to admit to because doing so feels like an attack on our self-worth. This tendency poses a huge … Continued

Not Getting the Job? Here are 5 Reasons Why…

Not Getting the Job? Here are 5 Reasons Why… You’ve managed to get your foot in the door and land some interviews — maybe even a second or third round of interviews — then silence. You’ve lost the job to someone else. You’re left to beat yourself up over what you did wrong. The good news: You’re obviously a great candidate with a great resume. You are getting yourself in the door — often the biggest hurdle in a job … Continued

Can You Do Anything With A Law Degree?

Can You Do Anything With A Law Degree? Maybe . . . Chances are high that you have received mixed messages as to the value of a law degree. On one hand, some people may note its prestige or ability to open the doors to opportunities that might have been closed to you with just an undergraduate degree. In contrast, others warn prospective law students against attending law school, citing the glutted market, the small number of high-salary attorney positions … Continued