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How to Create a Professional Resume

Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don't have a professional resume, your application materials probably won't get a second glance from any hiring manager.
 
Your resume should be easy to read - avoid tiny fonts, dense blocks of text, vague language or excessive jargon, and inconsistent formatting. ...




Ask These 3 Questions When Negotiating Your Next Job Offer

Yes, salary is the first priority, but if you don't ask these additional questions, you may miss out on other compensation.
 
Ah, the salary negotiation.
 
It's the most important part of finalizing your job offer and often the most layered. ...




Don’t Settle! 4 Concerns to Consider Before Taking a Job at Wal-Mart

Walmart is one of the largest employers in the world, and it is very difficult to win a worker’s compensation case against the company. It is possible, however, to win these cases. A worker in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart slipped in the meat department because the floor scrubber was operated inappropriately, and she was awarded $199,112 while a backroom worker in Dallas received an electrical shock and was awarded $254,176 and a Lafayette, Louisiana, court awarded a sales associate $130,110 after she fell when wet-floor signs were not placed in wet conditions. ...




Love Working with Data? 4 Careers to Consider Pursuing

Some people just love working with numbers or other types of data. They are in a good position, because big data is now more important than ever. A number of careers in different fields require strong data analysis. If you love working with data, consider these four careers. ...




The Pursuit of a Lifetime: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Look Your Best for Your Dream Job Interview

These days, many people have decided to avoid the culturally normative practice of taking any job that enables them to attain a salary that pays their bills. If you’re one of those individuals who has to be continually immersed in work that you love and have recently attained an interview for your dream job, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to increase your likelihood of landing the position. ...




New Teacher? What to Consider When Choosing a School to Work At

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers that a person can engage in. However, it is also one in which you have to prove yourself for several years before gaining any job security. Therefore, it is critical that you choose wisely when it comes to picking a school to begin your career at. ...




Balance Your Career With a Fulfilling Side Gig

Liz Ballard is a mom of two with a demanding career as a managing director at Harvard University’s Harvard College Fund. Recently, she launched a side business selling jewelry—a way to indulge her creative side while also making money. Here’s how she did it. ...




Always Wanted to Be a Trucker? How to Choose the Right Company to Drive for

You’ll never feel more wanted than in the weeks after you get your commercial driver’s license. Trucking companies around the country will be vying for your attention, all of which will make great sales pitches. You can only choose one, though, and your options will dwindle after you begin your career. ...




Hidden Talent: 5 Steps to Becoming the Ultimate Team Lead at Work

When you’re trying to work your way up in the organizational scheme of things, you will need all of the people on your side whom you can find. These co-workers and managers will be your supporters when you assume a key leadership role. Here are five steps that will help you become the ultimate team lead at work. ...




The Secret to Resume Success

Did you ever apply for a job that you were certain you were perfect for...and then hear back nothing? The lack of response may have nothing to do with your experience, and everything to do with how you’re presenting it on your resume.
 
These days, recruiters receive thousands of resumes for desirable positions. ...