Career Advice

What Women Really Want From Their Employers It’s no secret that working women seek flexibility and want to be rewarded and judged on deliverables, as opposed to how much time we spend at the office. We also seek equal pay, in particular for women of color. While these issues continue to play out, it is promising to see more companies shifting their efforts to prioritize company culture, as evidenced by examples like this terrific, supportive note that a Chicago-area CEO sent to his employees to demonstrated that he understood they have personal lives. So, what else do women really want from their employers? I checked in with four female business leaders, authors and TV personalities on the topic, and here are their ultimate insights.
Older Workers Must Be Proactive About Their Future The world has changed. This is not a drill. Older workers are especially vulnerable to being left behind. No matter what our career is, we are all facing a new normal in our work life. There are more than 100 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 40 and 65. All of us need to consider new options to create value and work in the future. If older workers wait for help, we will likely find ourselves waiting a long time.
13 Job Search Books That Will Help You Land A Job You Love - Even In Tough Times Finding a gig that’s a great fit for you requires some strategy, and that’s truer than ever in the new world we’re living in. To approach your search on the right foot, these 13 books will provide not only tactical action steps, but inspiration that the right job is out there—and well within your ability to get it.
What To Do If You Have Been Laid Off Due To COVID-19 More than 22 million Americans filing for unemployment as of April 16, 2020 have heard this sentence since the COVID-19 pandemic started escalating in March 2020. When a major life change like this hits you upside the head, being able to focus on the right action steps can feel difficult. Your emotions are running wild, and the world feels all doom and gloom. But, with a little strategy and focus, there are steps you can take right now to stay afloat and prepare you for the future. Here is what to do if you recently lost your job.
Should You Apply For Jobs You Are Qualified For Or Stretch Roles? The best next career move depends on your own ambitions, the timing of your move and any constraints impacting your job search. There is no one-size-fits-all career decision, and even the same person might come to a different decision at different points in their career. Your best next move may not career-related but rather focusing on another area of your life. Or, a stretch role could make sense but not right now. Here are four questions to help you decide if you should apply for jobs you are qualified for or go for stretch roles
15 Quick Tips to Get Hired Fast Are you in a hurry to get a job? Are you having a hard time finding a job and starting to feel discouraged? There are some relatively quick tasks you can do that will speed up the hiring process. Here are 15 things you should know about job hunting that will help you find a new job fast. Some items on the list are little things that make a difference. Others are significant enough that they can make or break your job search. Take a look to see if there's anything you're not doing and give it a try.
How COVID-19 Will Change The Future Of Work For the past few months, you’ve worked at home, done countless Zoom calls, juggled home schooling, and have tried to maintain composure in the face of uncertainty. How will your job change in the future? Some changes may be temporary until there is a Coronavirus vaccine, while other changes may become permanent. Here are some ways that your job may change due to COVID-19:
Should You Apply For Jobs You Are Qualified For Or Stretch Roles? The best next career move depends on your own ambitions, the timing of your move and any constraints impacting your job search. There is no one-size-fits-all career decision, and even the same person might come to a different decision at different points in their career. Your best next move may not career-related but rather focusing on another area of your life. Or, a stretch role could make sense but not right now. Here are four questions to help you decide if you should apply for jobs you are qualified for or go for stretch roles:
3 Things You Need To Know About A May Job Search If you need or have a strong desire to get a new job, you’ll want to start getting ready for a multitude of scenarios. While the job market is slow at the moment, it could ramp up faster than you expect or in industries you aren’t yet targeting.
These Changes Will Be Critical To Your Career Success After The Coronavirus Crisis Everyone believes that after a life-altering event they’ll permanently change. However, there are many biological and psychological factors plotting against you, and these show that even the best intentions are fleeting when challenged by the solace of old routines. So while it’s okay to slide back into old habits when it comes to reuniting with your barber, as it relates to your career, it’s critical that you proactively maintain these changes for long-term success:
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