3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

How to Survive the '9-5'
Although you may not have heard of it, today is actually a holiday called 'Boss/Employee Exchange Day'. The idea behind this day is that a boss and their employee swap roles to see what it is like to work in the other's shoes. Ideally this will give both parties a better idea of their responsibilities and what a day looks like. The goal is to reach a better understanding of the other's respective roles, and how they can work together. Obviously doing this swap isn't feasible at most companies, so we've come up with an alternative. Instead of swapping, ask your boss if you can have a discussion about your role to make sure you are being fully utilized. We've broken down some topics to cover during this conversation below.…
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Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever worked with a recruiter, at some point you've probably been asked, "What is your current salary?". Many job seekers are taken aback by this question and believe it to be too personal. Today, we'll be discussing why the question is asked, and under what circumstances you may want to answer it and disclose your salary. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (more…)
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Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

General Job Search Advice
In today's market, it can be tough to know your worth. Skills, years of experience, and educational background are all important factors. However, it's challenging to guess their value to an employer. It's easy to worry that a potential employer may be low balling you with a job offer, no matter how great the opportunity. Worried that you've been offered less than you're worth? If so, there are thankfully a few tools to help you determine your value. After you input information about your experience and work history, these websites will crunch the numbers and provide you with a breakdown of your value in $. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/5/17: The April Jobs Report

Link Roundup 5/5/17: The April Jobs Report

Link Roundups
We're back once again with the best links regarding job search and career advice from across the web! This week brings a wealth of information on the current state of the job market with the release of the April jobs report. The links shared below also have some interesting insights into how the political climate is affecting work, as well as valuable job search methodologies. (more…)
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Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

General Job Search Advice
When you begin a job search, salary is one of the first things considered, which makes sense! Having a job with a salary pays for living expenses, food, gas, and everything else we need to function. However, it's easy to get sucked into the continual pursuit of more and more money, sometimes at the cost of finding the right job. Today we're offering an alternate perspective of where to focus in your job search. Read below for more! (more…)
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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Before interviewing, job seekers commonly consider the position from the company's perspective. It is incredibly helpful to look at the job from this viewpoint. It helps to get you into right mindset to market yourself as a candidate. However, thinking about a new position from a more personal standpoint is always necessary. Considering that you may be committing 40+ hours of your week to this job, it's not selfish to consider it from where you stand. The questions listed below will make sure you get what you want out of a new job. They also will help you answer questions better, which we'll explain below. Read on to discover the questions you should always ask yourself before an interview. (more…)
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Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundups
Americans Are Quitting Jobs at the Fastest Pace in 16 Years The amount of employees in the US quitting their jobs is the highest it has been in years. This is likely a combination of confidence in the economy, as well as the popularity of job hopping. Job hopping is something that has become more common, especially with younger employees. Many are realizing how switching jobs can give your salary a significant boost. This results in many employees changing jobs constantly to increase their salary. However, whether or not that approach is sustainable remains to be seen. Click through to the article to read the quantitative details. (more…)
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Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

How to Survive the '9-5'
Most professionals begin their career with lofty goals. They imagine C-suite and director positions, or being the best in their field. However, it can be hard to get from point A to point B. Starting in an entry level job is a good way to move up. And although it is a good way to start, you should only stay there while you're growing. You may blink and come to the realization that is's been a whole year and you're doing the same tasks for the same pay. This is why it's important to have a career growth strategy. (more…)
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