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How to Be Happy at Work Research shows that true professional satisfaction stems at least partially from factors within your individual control.
How to Introduce Yourself at a New Job Whether you're the new kid on the block at a company with five employees or 50, introductions can be difficult. However, properly introducing yourself is a very important step in building both professional and personal relationships with your coworkers.
Find out Which Jobs Match Your Personality Confucius said, “Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It is easy to love your job when that job aligns with your personality
2 Things You Need to Figure Out About Yourself Before You Apply to Any Startup Maybe you have a friend who works at a startup and their job intrigues you (there are only 30 employees? What’s that like?). Or, you came across an article on a company that just got funding and is hiring like crazy. Or, you’re about to join the workforce and decided that the startup culture appeals to you more so than corporate life...
This is how much time you should really be spending on your job search Finding a job can be a real beast! If you're a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search?
What to put on your resume when you have no relevant work experience Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally (and I actually mean literally) have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?
4 job search techniques you think work, but don't You often know when you’ve just made a big mistake in your job application. You forget to attach your resume. You send the wrong version. You address your cover letter to Mr. Chris Allen—then realize there’s a strong chance Chris is a woman.
4 crucial questions you need to ask yourself when deciding between multiple job offers Fact: If you’re currently toting around a handful of job offers, your friends are probably wavering back and forth between being jealous and being sick of hearing about it. However, what they likely don’t believe is that this really is a hard place to be in. You truly can’t decide what to do—and talking out the options isn’t you humble bragging.
Why "Follow Your Passion" is pretty bad advice There are volumes of writing to be found online and in self-help circles that advises folks who are stuck to “follow your bliss,” or “do what you’re passionate about.” This advice probably comes from a good place a desire for people to feel a sense of permission or encouragement to go after things that will bring fulfillment to their lives. But the passion mantra is actually not so helpful for two reasons.
5 common cover letter phrases that are losing you the job You’ve personalized your cover letter to the role and company, written killer opening and closing lines, and even figured out how to give it something special. But you’re not done yet. Before you submit it, double check to make sure you’re not using any of these five words and phrases-they’ll sabotage even the greatest cover letters.