Common Interview Advice that is Detrimental to Your Career

Author: Jack Kelly Source: Forbes With the best of intentions, people have been doling out really bad interview and career advice for years.  Family and friends mean well, but they tend to offer career counseling without having an actual clue about the specific circumstances and nuances of the recipient’s unique situation. It's your dad who …

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It’s Okay to Consider Your Current Job a Stepping Stone

Author: Alyse Kalish Source: The Muse I have a friend who's been job searching for the past year and a half. Passively job searching, that is. See, she doesn’t love her current role. But, as she’s told me multiple times, there are benefits to sticking around. She has health insurance, she likes her co-workers, and …

4 Ways to Master the Phone Interview

Part of my job entails hopping on the phone and convincing companies and conferences to book me as a speaker. It’s like a job interview every time, and it always reminds me of my very first phone interviews for internships back in college. I was so nervous my knees would be shaking and I’d feel nauseous with anxiety. Even though I’ve become more comfortable over the years, there are still a few key best practices I rely on to make the best possible impression.

There is More Than One Way to Find Your Purpose

We’ve all had that nagging feeling, wondering what it might be like to pursue our true calling. And when our purpose is hidden (or ignored), life both in and out of the office can feel uninspired. However, it can be incredibly difficult to change tracks, as we often find comfort in the safety and security of the familiar.

6 Things You MUST Stop Telling Yourself While You Look for a Job

Author: Gabriela Balicas Source: Planted Let’s state the obvious: job hunting is kinda hard. No matter how accomplished you are, you’re inevitably going to get a whole portfolio of rejections. This is the first time you’ve received this many rejections in a row since joining Tinder. You might have started to doubt yourself. You might …

Staying Focused at Work When You Have Other Passions

Author: Kaitlyn Duling Source: FairyGodBoss Let’s be real for a second—everyone has “other passions.” No matter how much you love your job, consider it your “dream career,” or delight in your professional tasks, you will eventually encounter other hobbies, interests, and aspects of life that threaten to take time and concentration from your job job. …