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How to Get Back to Work After Caring for Family

Don't ever exit your career entirely, if you can help it.
 
There's a lot to consider before halting your career to care for a new baby or sick relative. Although opting out of the workforce isn't necessarily a permanent move, taking a break can hinder job success and cut earning potential. ...




From PhD to Professor: Advice for Landing Your First Academic Position

I am living the dream.At least, my professional dream, that is. I have the perfect job for me. And I’m going to share with you how I got it.First, a little about me. This August, I started my second year of being a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Social Policy & Practice, a program that is consistently ranked in the Top 15 in the country by U. ...




Working Moms: Work-Life Balance Affected By Language Used, Kellogg Study Finds

Very few employers have figured out how to make work — and life — manageable for working mothers, but what if it’s not just our work-life policies that are flawed? What if even the language we use to discuss working motherhood is problematic and making it more difficult for women to navigate office and family life? That’s the argument made by Nicole Stephens, an assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, based on research she conducted from April to November 2010. ...




5 Things Never to Bring Up in a Job Interview

Congrats on scoring that interview! You clearly deserved it based on your resume and cover letter, but don't blow the opportunity by prattling on about these five topics you should never discuss during a job interview.
 
1. Dirt on Your Former Employer
 
When your interviewer lists what makes their company special, it's really tempting to take that as a cue to rail against your old employer. ...




Best Interview Answers for Are You Willing to Fail

One common type of interview question that makes many job applicants nervous is any question about failure. One of the toughest interview questions about failure is, "Are you willing to fail?" It might feel unnatural to acknowledge your weaknesses and failures in an interview. ...




Searching for a Job: What to Keep in Mind

Don't just go for the job with the highest salary. Many argue that the point of a job is to make money, but there are other factors to consider throughout the deciding process. How convenient is the location? How flexible are the hours? What are the benefits? Will you actually enjoy it? Pro tip: make a pros and cons list. ...




Tough Job Interview Questions and the Best Answers

Preparing for a job interview means being ready to answer the basic interview questions that almost every hiring manager asks – but it also means anticipating more challenging questions. Job interviews always seem to have at least a few tough questions. ...




How You Begin Your Day Can Make Or Break Your Productivity

We all inevitably know the difference between a good morning and a bad one. One day we spring out of bed like Cinderella, with birds singing, the sun shining, and nothing can get in our way!  On other days, we can hardly creep out of bed, feeling sluggish for the day ahead. ...




Summer job outlook? 5 hot jobs employers are hiring for

Hiring for the sweltering months is red hot! Here are the top five hottest jobs employers are looking for this summer. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the scoop. Buzz60
What's the job outlook like these days?
 
James Sagar, CEO of The Tailored Group, says he's "recruiting like crazy right now. ...




Transgender Equality in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

When was the last time you reviewed your policies around transgender equality in the workplace? Are your handbooks and training up to date? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if you haven't updated your policies, you're behind schedule. ...