How to Answer This Tricky Interview Question

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One of the trickiest questions you can face during an interview is this one: Why did you leave your last job? If your job search became a necessity because of something innocuous, like a move to a new city, you might find this question pretty easy to manage. However, if you left because you were… Read more »

Yes. A Temp Assignment Can Help You Land Your Dream Job!

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There are many misconceptions about temporary assignments, including that they can’t benefit your career. In reality, a temp assignment can provide you with a number of benefits, including avoiding lengthy gaps in employment, opportunities to enhance your skills, and chances to explore new fields or industries without a long-term commitment to each role. A temp… Read more »

Should You Tell Your Boss You’re Looking for Work?

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When you are currently employed, managing a job search comes with additional complexities. Along with having to juggle your work responsibilities, home life, and a job search, you are also faced with questions other job seekers may not have to consider. As a working professional, it is common to wonder if telling your boss you… Read more »

Does Your Career “Spark Joy?”

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Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organization, has taken the world by storm. Then, her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, introduce the benefits of decluttering to even more people, creating a surge of donations at thrift stores across the country. While Marie Kondo’s process,… Read more »

No, These People Shouldn’t Be Your Career References

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When you are looking for a new job, it is practically a guarantee that you will need to provide the contact information for some career references. However, even if it is a certainty that you’ll be asked, figuring out who to include is a constant challenge. Not every person you could list as career references… Read more »

Are Your Career Goals Too Big?

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Practically every professional has lofty career goals they would love to attain. However, it isn’t uncommon for that goal to feel like it is just past the horizon, like it is a bit too far out of reach to be achievable. That may lead you to wonder if your goal is actually too big, something that… Read more »

This Myth May Be Making You Unhappy at Work

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Nearly every person working today has certain expectations about their job. The most common is wanting to be compensated fairly for their contributions, a reasonable ask that tends to support higher levels of job satisfaction. However, certain expectations can actually be damaging, largely because they are not particularly realistic. One, in particular, can lead to… Read more »

A Better Way to Research a Company Before Your Interview

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If you want to impress a hiring manager during an interview, researching the company is a must. It allows you to inject tidbits into the conversation that showcase your interest in who the organization is, what it does, and the opportunity itself. Additionally, if you can learn about the hiring manager’s career and background, you… Read more »

Find Your Best Career Path This Year

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Most people know they need to find a career path, but that is usually easier said than done. After all, what seemed like an ideal choice initially may not actually be a great fit, or it may be difficult to translate your passions into a career. Luckily, it is possible to find your best career… Read more »