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6 smart answers to the toughest interview questions

You’re in a job interview, and have been rocking all the usual questions that come your way. What’s your five-year plan? Tell me about your last job. What brought you to this industry in the first place? Then there’s a question that stumps you a little, and you pause. Uh oh, they’ve hit ...

What is the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae?

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you know the competition for available openings is tough, no matter what field you hope to enter. This means that when you’re applying for a position that seems to match your background, skill set, and interests, you need to make absolutely sure that ...

The top 4 emerging trends that will shape recruiting in 2018

Any recruiter worth their business card knows that their success depends on staying on top of industry developments and trends. Aside from having a robust network of contacts to leverage, this may be the single most important rule of thumb to follow for recruitment professionals. Recruiters ...

How to write an excellent resignation letter

I quit. J’arrete. Ich gebe auf. Me rindo. Whatever the language, the sentiment is the same: I'm outta here. However, as a professional person, you need to express that maturely and firmly—ideally, one that doesn’t alienate anyone at the job you’re leaving. I’m sure we all have that ...

6 smart answers to the toughest interview questions

You’re in a job interview, and have been rocking all the usual questions that come your way. What’s your five-year plan? Tell me about your last job. What brought you to this industry in the first place? Then there’s a question that stumps you a little, and you pause. Uh oh, they’ve hit ...

How to become a legal nurse consultant

These days, it’s cool to be a hyphenate—you know, like actor-activist, graphic designer-herbalist, or dentist-beekeeper. Basically, people who have strong professional skill sets in multiple areas are highly sought after, as industries look for employees who are versatile. And when you ...

4 great work from home jobs for teachers

When you think of the day-to-day of a teacher, you likely envision the typical role of getting to school as the sun rises and standing in front of a class all day. All those work-from-home and make your own schedule perks are for other professions—not teachers, right? Not necessarily. Maybe ...

6 steps HR managers can take that will make employees motivated and happy

Employee morale and motivation can be a tricky thing. Happy employees are usually far more productive than unhappy employees. But with a diverse range of people in your organization, how do you maximize those factors for as many people as possible? After all, people are motivated by different ...

5 simple job search tips you’re probably forgetting

There’s a lot to keep straight when you’re looking for a job. Things you need to put on your resume or else. How to build your brand so that you don’t seem hopelessly out of date. The nuances of interview questions you’re likely to face when you get through the door. And because ...

Write job descriptions to attract the best candidates

There’s a definite art to crafting application materials, like your resume or cover letter. But think about the flip side of that equation. What about when you’re the recruiter or HR person in charge of writing the job description that will bring in all the best candidates? If you’ve ever ...

Educational leadership styles: Which one fits you?

If you’re looking to take your career in education to the next level, part of that means understanding what kind of leadership skills you have—and how you’d apply those in your job. Because educators are already a pretty diverse crowd, it should be no surprise that leadership styles can ...

What to do when your boss is stealing your ideas

There are lots of potentially difficult situations that arise in most workplaces—anything from annoying coworkers, to incompetent people on a project team, to having to work twice as hard in an effort to pick up the slack for a lazy, underperforming colleague who always seems to wiggle out of ...

The best way to answer “Why should I hire you?” 

It’s the moment of truth—you’re on the job hunt and have landed an interview and it’s going well. You’re making a great impression on the person you’re meeting with and it really feels as if you have this locked up… and then all of a sudden you’re hit with the big question: ...

The importance and difficulty of measuring quality of hire

What metrics really matter to recruiters and hiring managers and to the companies that employ them? The truth is, as a hiring manager you may be meeting certain predetermined targets that certainly look good, but are you crushing it where it really matters—namely, the quality of your hires? ...

8 smart things you need to do the night before your job interview

Pop quiz, hotshot: it’s the night before your big job interview. What should you be doing to get yourself ready? Know where you’re going. This is probably the most important thing you can do before your job interview. Nothing sends your brain into panic mode (and gets the interview off on ...

Nurse Practitioner vs. Registered Nurse: What’s the difference?

You’ve probably heard that nursing jobs are hot right now. And it’s true. But even within the general nursing world there are tons of specialties, so it’s important to know who does what before you commit to the career path. There are emergency nurses, pediatric nurses, travel nurses, ...

How to effectively explain why you have gaps on your resume

Job gaps happen, because life happens. Maybe you’ve gotten laid off (or even fired). Maybe you took some time off from working to attend to personal matters, like a health issue, or caring for a child or family member. Our careers aren’t always constant, linear paths. But unfairly or not, ...

These skills are vital for administrative assistants

Administrative assistants are some of the most versatile professionals out there. From handling personalities to keeping everything organized to running office operations, it’s a job that requires a lot of different skills at any given time. If you’re thinking about becoming an ...

6 buzzword phrases to eliminate from your vocabulary 

We’ve all been in this position—we’re at work or on an interview and all of a sudden we accidentally say something that we quickly realize sounds so awkward, so not right that we’d give nearly anything to somehow be able to take it back…but we can’t. The truth is, once something is ...

How to answer “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” 

There’s a question that seems to pop up all the time, and you can count on hearing it from inquiring bosses, curious colleagues, friends and family members, and perhaps most often—and most importantly—on job interviews. It’s ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?” How you answer ...