Making a Career Switch? Follow These Tips to Find Your Calling

Some career moves are minor adjustments. Others represent massive overhauls. If you’re looking to make a big change, the process can seem daunting. However, making a career shift can substantially increase your professional potential … and the possibility of finding your true calling. As significant a decision as a career shift is, most people go… Read More

How Technology Is Changing How We Treat Job Searches

There was a time when a job search involved buying your local newspaper and finding the “employment” section. Try using that process these days — you may never land a job again. The lesson? You need to keep up with changing technology. In other words, you need to go where the jobs are. That starts… Read More

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Recruiter

Staffing firms have become a crucial part of any job market. However, many job seekers still fail to see the benefit of these valuable partners in career building. Are you ignoring recruiters as you push your professional development forward? Top staffing firms, like SmartTalent, can give you important support. You get guidance and access to… Read More

Don’t Make These Silly Mistakes In Your Interview

You want to make the best impression possible at every job interview. That starts with the easy stuff. Avoid silly mistakes so that you can give the best impression possible. This is sometimes harder than it sounds. Interviews are over before you know it. Most conversations with prospective employers last less than an hour. Meanwhile,… Read More

How to Make Yourself More Employable

Concerns have been rising about a recession. While the unemployment rate remains low, pointing to a strong market for job seekers, there are signs of a potential slowdown. Experts are worried that a downturn could hit in 2023. If the environment gets more challenging, are you ready to compete effectively? What can you do to… Read More

Salary Negotiation: How-To Guide

You want to get the most out of your career. That starts with mastering your job and putting in the best effort in everything you do. But there’s another factor as well: knowing how to get the most out of salary negotiation. Unfortunately, many workers fall short in this department. Besides not getting the most… Read More

How to Show Your Boss Your Appreciation this Holiday Season

The holiday season is coming soon. You’ve probably picked out gifts for many of those around you. But what about your boss? It’s tough to find a great supervisor. One study found that nearly six out of 10 workers (59%) have never worked for a manager who “truly appreciates” their contribution. Another data set indicated… Read More

Writing a Thank You Email After an Interview: Timeline and Examples

Everyone likes being thanked. That’s not just speculation — statistics back it up. One survey discovered that about nine in 10 hiring managers (91%) said they appreciated receiving a thank-you message from candidates. This doesn’t always impact your chances. Only 22% of employers reported being less likely to hire an applicant who failed to send… Read More

8 Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Job Search

Want to get the most out of your next job search? Maximizing your chances of landing your dream job involves getting a lot of little things right. It helps to know what to do to increase your odds of getting hired — and what traps to avoid along the way. Experts have begun to worry… Read More

How to Dress to Impress Without Getting a Whole New Wardrobe

First impressions happen quickly. That’s part of their nature. No wonder so many candidates agonize about their wardrobes headed into job interviews. But how can you impress employers without emptying your bank account? After all, you’re looking for a job — you might not have a paycheck coming in. That leaves very little in your… Read More