A Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Can Add Extra Value in Your Next Interview

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

A proficiency in Microsoft Excel, or any similar spreadsheet program, represents a core skill in today’s job market. No matter what industry you are looking to conquer, you’ll get a boost with a deep knowledge of these products. Individual software competencies have become central to the hiring process. Whatever other skills you have, if you… Read more »

Applying with the Wrong Version of Your Resume … Now What?!

Applying with the wrong resume

It’s one of the core dangers of online applications. Your clicking-finger gets itchy and you submit your job application too fast. Suddenly, you realize that you’ve uploaded the wrong version of your resume. Uh-oh. Now you’re worried you’ve blown your chance. Searching for work can become a slog. The process can get repetitive, causing you… Read more »

4 Reasons to Say Thank You to That Job You Hated

Job You Hated

You’re finally out. That dead-end, waste-of-time, career-stalling, anxiety-inducing, binge eating-inspiring job has ended. You walked out. You’re done. You’ve said goodbye to that job you hated … now you never have to think about it again. But … maybe you should. Just because you hated the job doesn’t mean it didn’t provide some value. After… Read more »

3 Resume Tools and Templates To Help Build A Lasting Impression

Resume Tools and Templates

Your resume represents your first impression. It’s important that it looks just right … concise, interesting, informative, even enlightening. However, it’s tough to get the feedback you need to make it just right. In the old days, you would show your resume to your mom, or your roommate, or maybe a couple of friends. But… Read more »

5 Tips to Improve Your Professional Handshake

Professional Handshake

Some people put a lot of stock in other peoples’ handshakes. It may seem old-fashioned or even superstitious. After all, it’s a relatively superficial way to make a judgment about a person, and has nothing to do with their actual abilities (unless they happen to be hiring a professional handshake(r)). If you want to get… Read more »

How Can You Mentally Prepare For A Stressful Day at Work

Stressful Day at Work

You open your eyes in the morning and you’re already thinking about it. You choke down breakfast despite the knots in your stomach. You go through your morning routine in an anxious haze, dreading another stressful day at work. The mental toll of a nerve-racking job doesn’t stop at the office walls. It impacts your… Read more »

Top YouTube Channels to Check out for Career Advice

YouTube Career Advice

Once, YouTube had a reputation as just a place to watch videos of cute pets meeting babies or other people playing video games. The platform has evolved significantly in recent years, and most people recognize it as a deep resource for information and advice. The website, with its 1.8 billion monthly users (yes, that’s billion… Read more »

Is Your Work Life Balance Tipping in the Wrong Direction?

Work Life Balance

Calibrating a work-life balance takes place as a series of small decisions. It isn’t a grand strategy you devise in cold contemplation at the beginning of your career and stick to doggedly through the twists and turns of your work life. Instead, it’s a series of answers to mundane questions, which add up over time… Read more »

Soft Skills vs Hard Skills: Which Ones Do You Need, and Which Ones Can You Leave Behind?

Soft Skills vs Hard Skills

Career experts often talk about soft skills. The phrase has entered the lexicon of common buzzwords, nestled among terms like “results-driven” or “outside-the-box thinker.” And like those expressions, the idea of soft skills gets mentioned so frequently in casual advice that it loses much of its meaning. The concept rarely gets the nuanced examination it… Read more »

How To Prepare For Your First Day at Your New Workplace

Prepare for New Job

All your worry and effort paid off. That stellar resume and that perfect interview performance landed you the perfect job offer. But the pride and elation you initially felt has quickly morphed into nervousness and expectation. After a few minutes of celebration, you realize: there’s still more work to do. Getting ready for your first… Read more »