Top five myths about finding a job

Trying to find a job can feel like an epic quest, full of smoke, mirrors, and plenty of perplexities—including some falsehoods that are meant to throw you off your game. These job search myths are tricky beasts. Even experienced job seekers believe—and spread—common misconceptions about the job search process. Yet these flawed ideas can derail your ability to nab a job offer.

There’s no magic involved in getting a job, but there are a number of myths. So, how do you separate fact from fiction?

Click here to read the full story.

Advertisements

Moving without a job? Try these strategies

Moving to a new city is exciting. job moveMoving to a new city without a job? Stressful—but  not unheard of.

Some folks move to be closer to family, some move to be in a city with more affordable housing, some move to simply start fresh—whatever the reason may be, it’s definitely doable to move to a new location without having a job lined up. The trick is to start your search before you arrive in your new hometown, not after.

Click here to read the full story.

9 traits of successful entrepreneurs you should develop in yourself

Entrepreneurial spirit—it’s a phrase you entrepreneurmight see in some job ads. Granted, your track record might not look like Mark Zuckerberg’s, Lori Greiner’s, or Richard Branson’s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t emulate successful entrepreneurs at work.

Put simply, awesome employees and successful entrepreneurs have more than a few traits in common—and employers are eager to hire such people. Being a self-starter can make you very desirable.

Click here to read the full story.

Learn how to get a high-paying job

Want a bigger paycheck? Of course you do. Business woman climbing up on hand drawn staircase conceptThere’s nothing wrong with wanting to get a job where you can make money—lots of it. In fact, 63% of workers said compensation was “very important” to their overall job satisfaction, a recent Society for Human Resource Management survey found.

Unfortunately, the average raise is only 3%, according to WorldatWork’s 2017 Salary Budget Survey. So how can you make money fast instead of waiting for your salary to grow over time? By revving up your job search to focus on jobs that pay well. Yeah, that sounds obvious, but there’s actually a science behind it.

Click here to read the full story.

How to stop workplace gossip

No one likes a gossip queen (or king), Gossip-3but rest assured, every office has one.

Blame human nature, says career and business etiquette speaker Karen Litzinger. “People like to gossip,” she says. “It can be cathartic. It can also be a bonding experience” to commiserate with a co-worker. As the saying goes, misery loves company.

Obviously, office gossip can have some big repercussions. “It can damage not only your relationships with your colleagues, but also hurt your own reputation,” Litzinger says.

So, if you’re someone who’s doing the gossiping, it’s time to keep your lips sealed. But you also have to be mindful of what you say about co-workers over digital channels, like Slack, Gchat, or email.

Click here to read the full story.

The worst career change mistakes to avoid

Changing careers is never easy—but20178074_ml-e1423739122500 it is absolutely possible. Just because you’re on a dedicated career path doesn’t mean you have to stay on it forever.

Sure, your family and friends may think you’ve lost your marbles when you announce plans for a midlife career change, but take heart: 59% of working adults say they’re interested in taking the leap, a recent survey from the University of Phoenix School of Business found.

Whether you’re bored at work, burned out on a job, or simply want a fresh challenge, there are a number of considerations that go into a successful career change. Ignore them, and you’re apt to succumb to one of the following common mistakes.

Click here to read the full story.

Difficult interview questions and the answers to get you hired

If you feel like the job interview process is a interview-questions-1024x576complex combination of mind games that are intended to leave you clueless as to how to answer interview questions, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Time is of the essence; employers want to hire someone yesterday. As such, they’re not into playing games. The typical interview questions they ask are designed to cut to the chase and give you the best chance to sell yourself to them.

Your challenge as a job seeker, therefore, is to anticipate tough interview questions and knock your answers out of the park.

Click here to read the full story.