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How to Make a Career Change at 30

Changing careers at 30 can be very rewarding, especially if you’ve spent your twenties on an unhappy or unfocused career path. Perhaps that’s not the case for you. Maybe you’re satisfied with the career choices you’ve made but now better understand your intellectual and financial needs. Maybe your position has disappeared or a change in […]

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8 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)

Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. #1: Hubspot Inbound Marketing […]

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Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

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6 Ways to Use Personal Branding to Enhance Your Job Search

Personal branding is what sets you apart. It’s what makes you more hirable – and more likable – than someone with similar qualifications. According to career experts, if you’re in the running for a new job, you will be Googled. Make sure you’re crafting a consistent, professional, and original personal brand across your social media […]


How to Master Informal Networking, Without Being “That” Guy

Networking is an important part of getting your dream job. You need to make sure that you’re coming across as both likable and professional without becoming “that” guy. We all know him: overdressed, overselling, and over-aggressive. No thanks. We’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts about how to master informal networking without putting anybody […]

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Low-Cost Online Training to Add to Your Resume

  If you’re finding it difficult to get interviews for the kind of role you want, don’t worry—there are a lot of things you can do to position yourself for success.  Your resume is a reflection of your professional experience and qualifications. You can add online training, seminars, and other educational resources to your resume […]

“I Hate My Job. Now What?” 3 Ways to Find a Position You’ll Love

More than 50 percent of Americans are unhappy at work, according to Forbes. Low pay, meaningless duties, and personality conflicts with superiors are just a few of the reasons that contribute to a vastly unsatisfied workforce. If you’re one of the millions who have said “I hate my job” and want to do something about it, read […]

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8% of Americans Have Master’s Degrees. Can Grad School Help You Find a Job?

Many signs point to an improving job market—for example, last week the number of people seeking unemployment assistance dropped to its lowest level since 1973, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate sits at 5.3 percent, which is the lowest it has been in 7 years. But the post-recession recovery hasn’t been even across […]

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Top 3 Baby Boomer Blogs for Career Advice

Workplaces and job searches have changed drastically since Baby Boomers started their careers decades ago. Technology has driven many of these changes. Every generation gets, well, generalized—and Baby Boomers are generalized as being technologically inept. This can make it harder for people in this age group (those born between 1946 and 1964) to find a […]

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Top 10 Pieces of Career Advice from David Letterman

Tonight the long-running “Late Show With David Letterman” draws to a close, and its host will retire from a career including more than three decades in late-night television. He is widely known for stunts—both off-the-wall and on-the-wall—and for making top 10 lists a cultural institution. Countless musicians and comedians have gotten their big breaks on […]