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11 secrets that all working mothers know to be true

Welcome to the working mothers' club. I'd show you the secret handshake, but I haven't had a manicure in months, there's something sticky on my hands, and honestly I forgot the secret handshake... sorry, sleep deprivation. I woke up like this... #flawless. ...




2 Job Offers? Here's How To Choose

A former client “Catherine” approached me with an unusual career situation. Her problem? She was stressed out and didn’t know what to do because she had two job offers, but couldn’t decide which to take. Neither was her dream job, but both paid more than she currently made, and one could lead to a human resources manager position – her career goal. ...




Use "Cognitive Crafting" to Ace Your Next Job Interview

You may have heard of the term "job crafting." You may even have done it without realizing. Job crafting is a technique used by employees to redesign their own specific roles to foster greater job satisfaction. It's a mind trick that turns a bad job into a tolerable one, or a good job into a great job. ...




6 Quick Ways to Retrain for a New Career

You need more than an entry-level job to pay the bills, but you don't have the time or funds to get a four-year college degree. Or maybe you already have a college degree, but it's not helping you find work. You could be a stay-at-home parent re-entering the workforce, or a midlevel manager who's sick of your industry and wants to start fresh. ...




Are You Bringing The Right Documents To Job Interviews? Find Out

Imagine this… you arrive to your interview confident and excited. You sit across from the hiring manager and he or she says, “Oh, I don’t have a copy of your résumé. Do you have an extra one with you?” Only to realize, you didn’t bring any. ...




How to Explain Being Fired From a Job During an Interview

Don’t get burned during your first interview after getting fired.
 
Your first job interview after being fired can be intimidating. You probably think you have no chance at getting the job. Who wants to hire someone that has just been canned? You are probably nervous about how to answer when the recruiter asks about it. ...




Recruiters take diversity to next level

We've come a long way since the days of Rosie the Riveter, but some experts believe the American workplace has room for improvement. Even today, some workplaces consider variances in race and gender as diversity. But there's more to a diverse company than the color of employees' skin. ...




Be in Charge! Top Jobs for People Who Hate Having a Boss

Being your own boss doesn’t have to be some faraway dream. There are many jobs that are perfect for people who don’t like answering to a boss. With the right skills and training, you can work for yourself in one of these positions.
 
Freelance Journalist
 
You can set yourself apart from the mainstream media by becoming a freelance journalist. ...




10 Tips For Working From Home

It’s Labor Day, and while many U.S. workers are relishing the extra day off, I’m working.
But I’m not complaining. I’m perched in a comfy chair on the porch of a simple cottage overlooking a shimmering pond, a herd of horses, and the hazy-blue-toned Shenandoah Mountains in the distance. ...




4 Steps to Help You Decide Whether or Not a Career Change Is the Right Choice

You may find yourself wondering if you should change careers or stay in your current job. The decision of whether to apply for a new position shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many factors that you’ll need to consider to know if you’re making the best choice. ...