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Guide to healthcare jobs in 2018

There’s a good chance you’re reading this jobs guide because you’ve heard that the healthcare industry is super hot right now. And it’s true! But if you’re just starting out, or thinking about a career change, how do you get in on this fast-growing field? Let’s look at the important ...

How to make your job less annoying, according to Google’s former head of HR

Those of us who have been in the workforce for a while have all come to one inevitable, unavoidable conclusion—no job is perfect. No matter how much—or how little—we like our current positions and workplaces, there are undoubtedly a few things (or many things) that we simply wish were ...

5 jobs that pay a lot more than you think

We’ve all had one of those moments where you look at someone and think, “That guy makes how much for that job? Crazy.” There are actually a lot of jobs out there that pay more than you might expect, based on the level of experience necessary to do the job or simply stereotypes about what ...

These tech trends are changing retail HR practices

As a consumer, you’ve probably noticed how tech is creeping into the way we shop every day. Discount codes and sale notifications mysteriously appear in your inbox as soon as you get close to the store (“Well, I’m in the neighborhood anyway…”). Customer service happens at the speed of ...

Here’s how to convince your boss to let you work from home

Thanks to innovations in technology in recent years, the work world is changing at breakneck speed—and many of these changes are affecting how we perform our jobs on a daily basis. One big change involves where we do our jobs—everything from new teleconferencing apps like GoToMeeting to ...

How to prepare for a job interview when the interviewer is a robot

In today’s job search, a lot of things have been automated or digitized. Your resume is now a PDF that can be sent anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Your network may be full of people you haven’t met in person but have developed professional BFF-ships through the many social ...

Goodbye, hiring bias! Why AI is the key to equal employment

As the adage goes, “to err is human.” Mistakes and bias are built into the human condition. We can try our very best to maintain objectivity, but more often than not we allow personal biases to creep into our everyday decision making. While most of the time these biases are harmless, this ...

Trends changing how companies hire in 2018 and beyond

The HR world has certainly changed over the past decade—after all, when was the last time you saw a resume or cover letter on thick, expensive paper that came via snail mail? (Or if it was recently, it was probably a rare sighting.) Like every other field, HR is susceptible to changes and ...

4 signs that your manager is the problem—not you

Are you having problems at work? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s not something you should ignore. Most of us spend a significant portion of our lives at work—way too much time to be constantly unhappy or submerged in an uncomfortable environment. And the truth is, there’s a wide array ...

3 jobs you can get with a cosmetology license

If you’ve recently earned your cosmetology license then congratulations are in order—you’ve worked hard to learn the trade and build the skills necessary to be successful in this fast-growing field. Now, there’s one more step for you to take, and that’s to find a job. If you’re new ...

3 ways retail will change in the next 5 years

Are you currently employed in a retail position or looking to find one? If so, and you’re in it for the long haul, you can expect to encounter some big changes across the industry in the next several years. This is due to a variety of factors—from technological innovation that’s reshaping ...

How to work with an indecisive boss

There’s an unspoken truth in the world of work—although we usually get to pick our jobs we don’t get to pick our bosses. If we’re lucky, we get to work with the sort of boss whose a pleasure to be around—fair, pleasant, supportive, decisive, and encouraging. If this is your reality, ...

4 pieces of career advice no one will give you

You’ve heard all the classics before (including from us!): never stop revamping your resume. Practice your body language. Keep your network evergreen, because you never know when you’ll need it. These are all important and useful tips for anyone’s career, no matter what the industry. But ...

5 tips on managing different generations in the workplace

Members of different age groups have their own rules. They speak their own languages, have their own cultural references, and have their own attitude quirks particular to their maturity. This can present a real challenge for the manager or human resources professional who must deal with a ...

Why older jobseekers should explore the world of “returnships”

Those among us who have been in the workforce for a while have no doubt witnessed a tidal wave of change in the work world—everything from technological innovation to globalization and how employers and employees approach the very notion of work has undergone seismic shifts in recent years, ...

The best cities for job seekers in 2018

Unemployment is currently lower than it has been in 17 years. Obviously, that means jobs are out there, but your town might not necessarily be the most booming place in the U.S. right now. Sometimes you have to pull up stakes and move to the zip code where the right job for you is ...

Hire employees who will ensure long-term success

When you’re filling a position, the focus is often very immediate. Gotta fill the vacancy, right? And while the short-term needs are important, it’s also crucial to think about the long game here. Are you hiring someone who’s likely to be successful in this role long-term, or are you ...

4 resume tips from a Facebook hiring manager

On the annual lists of the best places to work, the tech sector always has a sampling of the hot new startups and companies—but there are also the perennial favorites, like Google and Facebook. This means that the recruiters and hiring teams for these companies are inundated with every kind ...

Why hiring managers should embrace automation

One of the most important aspects of the Human Resources professional is right there in the name: “human.” And if you value the humanity of the process—meeting new people, finding the exact right fit for recruits, helping people get settled into their new jobs—then the new wave of ...

How blind hiring can improve workplace diversity

There’s a growing trend across industries when it comes to hiring—and in the age of information, you may be surprised to learn that involves having access to less information instead of more, in an effort to enhance ethical hiring practices and improve workplace diversity. If your company ...