How Social Media Affects Your Job Search

by Elizabeth Witbeck

The career world is constantly changing. New technologies emerge that reflect the times we are livin[...]

Business Plan Success

Can An Entrepreneur Succeed Without An MBA?

by Career Igniter

It doesn’t take any kind of experience to start a business. Right now, without any training, you c[...]

Tips For Studying Abroad When You Are In College

by Elizabeth Witbeck

Study abroad can be one of the most amazing opportunities you will ever have during your college edu[...]

The Biggest Myths Told By College Career Centers

by Elizabeth Witbeck

During college, I spent a lot of time in my campus career center. Like many students, I believed tha[...]

Should You Go To Community College?

by Elizabeth Witbeck

Deciding which college to attend is a difficult decision, because in the United States there are so [...]

Skills You Need To Have Before You Go To College

by Elizabeth Witbeck

College is an exciting time period for students. It marks a new chapter, one that signifies a move i[...]

Should You Transfer To A New College?

by Elizabeth Witbeck

Many college students consider transferring at some point. In the United States, one-third of colleg[...]

How To Get Experience, When You Don’t Have Any Experience

by Elizabeth Witbeck

It’s the classic catch-22 of the career world: You can’t get hired for a job unless you have exp[...]

Does Your College Major Matter When Applying For A Job?

by Elizabeth Witbeck

One of the most popular questions that college students have is regarding which college program to e[...]

Careers That Did Not Exist 10 Years Ago

by Elizabeth Witbeck

The economy is always changing. The lifestyle that your parents had growing up is different than the[...]

What Calculators Are Allowed On The ACT?

by Elizabeth Witbeck

If you are planning to take the ACT, then you need to know which supplies to take with you to the ex[...]

What To Do When A Coworker Is Wasting Your Time

by Anthony Roberts

You’re working like mad to meet a tight deadline on a project, or you’re just on a roll and havi[...]

How Do I Highlight My Experience On My Resume When It’s All Over the Place?

by Anthony Roberts

Every job you’ve had has included about 25 mini jobs within them.  You’re a jack of all trades [...]

5 Common Reasons People Get Fired (and How to Easily Avoid Them)

by Anthony Roberts

Getting fired is a life altering experience for people when it happens, and honestly just isn’t fu[...]

I Want A New Career But I Have No Idea Where To Start

by Anthony Roberts

Making a career change is not unlike being in a relationship that you know isn’t really going anyw[...]

Here’s What You Need To Do If You End Every Day Feeling Behind

by Anthony Roberts

Nobody likes to feel behind or like they didn’t accomplish anything at the end of the day.  It ca[...]

Are The National Youth Leadership Forum Programs Worth It?

by Elizabeth Witbeck

Are you a high school student trying to decide if the National Youth Leadership Forum is a good oppo[...]

Career Spotlight On Civil Engineering

Career Spotlight On Civil Engineering

by Career Igniter

When you think of the term “engineer,” what comes to mind? Probably any number of things. Pursui[...]

Closing A Career Gap On Your Resume

by Virginia Franco

I often work with clients understandably worried about how to overcome a gap in their career history[...]

4 Tips For Landing A New Job Before It Is Advertised

by Career Igniter

These days, with the economy being quite tight and consumer confidence rather up and down, the job l[...]

How To Get Past A Stall In Your Business Career

by Career Igniter

In your working life, there’s not much worse than feeling like a hamster on a wheel, doing the[...]

Preventing Employee Theft And Fraud

by Career Igniter

Your applicant walks in the door at the right time for their interview. They sit down, and give you [...]

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make On Their Cover Letters

by Robin Schwartz

Composing multiple cover letters during an ongoing job search may prove challenging for some. It can[...]

What’s The Difference Between Exempt And Non-Exempt Workers?

by Robin Schwartz

Most jobs are governed by FLSA and classified as either “exempt” or “non-exempt”. Occasional[...]

Avoiding Overtime Without Saying “No”

by Robin Schwartz

Most people get excited when they are asked to work overtime. They know that they will be able to ge[...]

How To Communicate Schedule Expectations To Your Boss

by Robin Schwartz

Expectations within the workplace exist in duality. There’s what your employer expects from you an[...]

6 Jobs You Can Get With A Degree In School Counseling

6 Jobs You Can Get With A Degree In School Counseling

by Career Igniter

Working as a school counselor is undoubtedly a fulfilling career. However, even when you have a degr[...]

Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal Interview Questions (And How To Handle Them)

by Robin Schwartz

Interviews can be stressful and awkward experiences for both the interviewee and interviewer, depend[...]

Balloon-filled office

Office Pranks To Pull On Your Co-workers

by Career Igniter

Working in an office during the week can become a bit dull. If you want to try one of these office p[...]

Tell Me About Yourself

How To Answer: Tell Me About Yourself (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

What are the top three things to know about responding to “Tell me about yourself” during an int[...]

Why Should We Hire You?

How To Answer: Why Should We Hire You? (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

When asked “Why should we hire you?” all possible responses should reduce to this: ̶[...]

What A Career As A Character Designer Can Offer You

by Career Igniter

There are a lot of fascinating careers but none really come close to the opportunities that come wit[...]

Do You Have Any Questions For Me?

How To Answer: Do You Have Any Questions For Me? (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

This question provides you the opportunity to go on a fact-finding mission. This is your chance to g[...]

What Are Your Strengths?

How To Answer: What Are Your Strengths? (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

Some people cower at the thought of professing their strengths during an interview. Others gladly bo[...]

What Is Your Greatest Weakness?

How To Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness? (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

Of all interview questions, “What is your greatest weakness?” likely causes the most dre[...]

Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years? (Examples Included)

by Heidi Scott Giusto

In the same way that many college students fret over “giving the professor what she wants,R[...]

LinkedIn

How To Kick Your Job Search Off The Right Way With LinkedIn

by Biron Clark

If you’re looking for jobs online, you have a lot of different choices available and limited time [...]

Resume

How To Get Started On Your Resume

by Rachel Schneebaum

So you’re a new graduate getting ready to apply for jobs, and you know you need a resume. Or maybe[...]

Tips For Career Branding Success

by Chelsea Lawler

Setting yourself apart from other job hunters is a difficult task! You want to convey an image of su[...]

How Do I Choose The Right Career Path?

by Chelsea Lawler

If you are unsure what career path you want to follow, how do you figure it out? What is the answer?[...]

How The Wrong Body Language Can Hurt Your Interview

by Chelsea Lawler

Throughout the job interview process, you may be faced with questions that may conjure up negative t[...]

Research A Company Before Your Job Interview

by Biron Clark

You’ve probably read plenty of advice telling you to research a company before you interview. And [...]

How To Write A Cover Letter

by Rachel Schneebaum

Like a resume, your cover letter needs to immediately catch and hold your potential employer’s att[...]

Methods Of Assessments For Group Interviews

by Chelsea Lawler

What are the specifics of the various group interview formats? What can you expect? Below, we will h[...]

Switching Careers: Transferring Your Skills

by Rachel Schneebaum

The prospect of switching careers can seem scary or even hopeless: if you do feel this way, a large [...]

Networking Tips For The Job Seeker

by Chelsea Lawler

Networking with other industry professionals may seem time consuming for many job seekers. Networkin[...]

How To Use Keywords To Strengthen Your Resume

by Rachel Schneebaum

As all job seekers have had to learn, in today’s job market, it’s important to do absolutely eve[...]

Avoiding Relationships At Work Is Bad For You

Avoiding Relationships At Work Is Bad For You

by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran

Every so often I encounter a person who has taken the moral high ground that they shouldn’t have t[...]

Things To Consider Before You Accept A Job Offer

by Chelsea Lawler

After all of your preparation and hard work, you have landed a job offer. Congratulations! Maybe you[...]

Mistakes To Avoid During Your Interview

by Chelsea Lawler

The interview process can bring anxiety and fear to many interviewees, which in turn, can fatally af[...]