Should You Use A.I. to Apply for Jobs?

by Guest Author, Nick Kolakowski What if you could apply for thousands of jobs with a single mouse-click? That dream is driving a new generation of A.I.-powered startups that allow job candidates to apply for jobs with a minimum of time and effort. A recent article in Wired breaks down how these companies will use their trained bots…

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15 Sneaky Signs of Ageism in the Workplace (And What To Do About It)

by Guest Author: Heather Bien From assumptions about technical ability to missed happy hour invites, employees discriminate against older workers in subtle and obvious ways. These offenses aren’t always intentional, but they hurt older employees in their ability to get ahead financially. Companies also miss out on the experience and perspective these workers bring to the table.…

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What You Should Do When an Employer Ghosts You

by Guest Author, Jeff Somers It’s not your imagination: Finding a job is harder than ever. Not necessarily because of a lack of jobs, but because the interview process has become what scientists call awful. It begins with the requirement that you upload your résumé and then replicate all that information in a wonky online form; and leads…

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6 Resume Red Flags to Avoid

by Guest Author, Beatrice Manuel Are there any resume red flags that could cost you your dream job? Here are some things you should watch out for. Finding a job is never simple, but having a resume full of issues makes it more difficult. Your resume is your first impression of a recruiter, and even…

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How To Combat Ageism During A Job Search

by Guest Author, Caroline Castrillon As of 2020, workers 50 and older made up over 30% of the U.S. workforce. While experienced employees make up a substantial portion of the labor market, they also face significant challenges during a job search, including ageism. For example, in a survey by WerkLabs, 60% of respondents indicate that they have…

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The Best and Worst Ways to Explain a Career Break

by Guest Author, Brianne Hogan Finding a job is tough these days, especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and recession, and, you know, life. A survey published earlier this year revealed that 68% of workers have experienced a gap in their employment, with 39% citing family responsibilities as the most common reason. Among the workers surveyed,…

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Use these 5 tips to make your CV stand out

by Guest Author, Xolile Mtembu You face fierce competition whenever you send in your job application. With dozens or even hundreds of CVs to look at, hiring managers may spend a little time scanning through your documents. According to job portal Indeed, on average, employers look at CVs for six to seven seconds. This means…

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