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At Work: Fill cover letter with facts, ideas, not musings

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, And that had made all the difference." The letter went on, "My career has not been one of just circumstances, but what has been right. And that has led me to …"
 
Zuckerman, president of PacTeam Group in Paramus, N. ...




Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Job interview time! You got your light reading material for the commute, your snack, your coffee, your mom. All set, right? Wrong.
 
There are a few items you should bring to the job interview with you: a printed copy of your resume, a portfolio, necessary other documents. ...




How To Talk About Getting Fired In A Job Interview

Being fired is more common than you think. If you get asked about it in an interview, the key is to be truthful, but tactful.
 
Being fired is difficult enough in itself. Couple that with the fact that you often have to discuss why you left your previous company in job interviews, and it often feels like adding insult to injury. ...




How to Work From Home During Your Kids' Summer Vacation

For business owners who work from home, trying to get a full work day in while the kids are out of school can be difficult and unproductive. No matter how old your children are, trying to juggle business and family is a struggle without the structure of the school year. ...




AI is coming to a workplace near you

Can you imagine sharing your workspace with a little robot? Chatting freely with an AI-powered customer service agent? Or using AI tools to boost profit at your own little startup? Those are some of the visions of an artificial intelligence-powered reality being discussed at The AI Summit in London. ...




Many Older Americans Are Stuck in 'Bad Jobs'

The unemployment rate for Americans age 55 and older was just 3 percent in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there’s a disturbing dark side to the job picture: Many older workers remain mired in low-paying or unstable jobs, according to labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci. ...




6 Job Hunting Tips for New Grads | On Careers

With college debts at all-time highs and education loan payments about to start coming due, graduation season can be filled not only with a justifiable sense of accomplishment and high hopes but with a clear angst about how to get your first job and begin a meaningful career. ...




What Professionals Really Think Of Your Social Media Profiles

You might be the master of your own social media brand, but what do hiring professionals have to say about your digital personality? The experts weigh in.
When it comes to social media, there is no shortage of great tools that can help you show off your personality to your devoted fans, followers and even potential future employers. ...




7 Mindsets That Undercut Your Mental Strength And Resilience

Your thinking can be productive or counterproductive


 
Last week, a medical student approached me after a workshop and asked, “Do you know anything about the imposter syndrome?” A lawyer I collaborate with attributes her rise from a rural small town to an Ivy League law school and beyond to luck. ...




5 Reasons You Should Celebrate YOUR Courage and Confidence as a Woman

March is Women’s History Month and it isn’t surprising that all month long, you (hopefully) have been celebrating the woman you are and your courage and confidence to create a world that’s worth living in.
 
Now before you start thinking that those are lofty words but really, you’re **just** a mom or **just** a wife, let me share with you 5 rock solid reasons you should be celebrating your courage and confidence as a woman, not only in March but all through the year:
 
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