10 Great Jobs that Don’t Require You to Have a College Degree

Posted on January 20, 2017 — You don’t need a college degree to get a great job. Not only are there a number of jobs out there that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, there are many that pay very well. It’s also worth mentioning that college degrees are hardly routes to financial security. College students are increasingly taking on massive student loan debt to obtain a degree. So, what are some great jobs that don’t require a college degree? Read on for more…

Seeking Job Stability? Consider These Industries

Posted on January 13, 2017 — The U.S. economy has picked up and the employment picture for 2017 looks to be the most robust it has been in some time. Still, a robust employment picture means robust hiring, for the most part. It doesn’t tell job seekers whether or not they can expect job stability. In fact, given all the emphasis on the gig economy in recent years – jobs in which people contract for specific piecemeal jobs, such as Uber drivers – job seekers…

The Six Habits of Successful Job Seekers

Posted on November 25, 2016 — When you’re involved in a career search, obviously you want to make sure it’s as successful as possible. But even if it feels like you’re doing everything right, you may be pursuing less than fully successful strategies. Successful job seekers do certain things when pursuing a career search. What are they? Here are the top six habits they have. 1.Create a resume that works. First, have a resume! Don’t rely simply on your…

How to Network Like a Professional

Posted on November 18, 2016 — In a career search, it’s likely that you search job postings and send in resumes. A surprising number of people, though, never network. Networking is one of the most important pieces of any career search. It’s where people connect to people who may know of unadvertised job postings. Networking is also ideal in connecting you with people who might remember you for a job down the road. What’s the best way to network like a…

7 Reasons Business Cards Aren’t Dead

Posted on November 11, 2016 — Yes, we’re living in a digital age, but that doesn’t mean traditional business practices are now considered old school. Take business cards, for example. If you think that they’re no longer relevant in today’s business world, you may be missing some valuable opportunities. Here are just seven reasons why business cards still matter. A Faster Way to Exchange Contact Info. Sending your contact information to…

Should You Write a Thank You Email to Your Interviewer?

Posted on November 4, 2016 — You got an interview as a result of looking through job opportunities. The interview went well. Next step: should you write an email to your interviewer(s) to thank her or him? The answer is clear. Yes, you should send a thank you email to your interviewer. One More Opportunity to Land the Job. Part of the reason you send a thank you email is to show that you are polite and considerate. You’re also sending email…

6 Steps for Effectively Navigating a Career Change

Posted on October 28, 2016 — If you’re yearning for a career change, you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that most people in the workforce pick a career in their 20s and are stuck with it for the duration. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American is changing jobs around every four years. LinkedIn estimates that millions of people each year switch careers for reasons such as disillusionment, business closures, changing…

You Didn’t Get the Job: How to Bounce Back After Rejection

Posted on September 30, 2016 — We won’t beat around the bush. Finding out that you didn’t get a job you interviewed for is easily one of the most discouraging parts of a career search. It can be doubly discouraging if it was your dream job, moved you in the right direction, or was one you really needed financially. Even though it’s human nature to feel regret at not getting a desired position, don’t let it get you down. Virtually everyone in the world has been rejected…

4 Must-Have Tools for Your Career Search

Posted on September 23, 2016 — Everyone needs tools to accomplish a job. If you’re a carpenter, you need a hammer and nails. If you’re a call center worker, you’ll need a telephone. What tools do you need for the best career search? These four will help you land the job of your dreams. An Updated Resume. You need several tools to optimize your job search. But if we had to pick just one, it would be the resume. It’s the cornerstone on which…

Quick Guide to Help You Get the Job You Want

Posted on August 23, 2016 — It can be difficult to find a job in the field you desire, let alone the job you truly want. You can set yourself up with the best odds for success with a little help from our quick guide. Sometimes, a little helpful advice can go a long way for your career. To land your dream job, you must intimately and fully understand what you’d like your dream job to be. Although two jobs might have the same title within the same job market, there could…