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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How to Deal with Layoff Anxiety

by Guest Author, Melody Wilding The Great Resignation has given way to The Great Apprehension, as more than half of U.S. companies actively reduce headcount or plan to in the coming months. As a result, layoff anxiety is palpable among workers. More than 39,000 workers have been let go in the U.S. tech sector alone as of August, including…

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The Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired

by Guest Author, Katharine Paljug Yes, prospective employers want to know your job skills. But they’re also interested in the parts of your personality that can contribute to their business. More than ever, employers want to know about your personality traits, or “soft skills,” not just your work experience and skill level. Soft skills include…

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Do you need a resume review or resume critique?

If I could turn back time I would have asked for critiques of my resume from professional resume writers. This is in addition to family and friends.  And hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters. Everyone I sent my resume to said it was awesome, and I was sure to be hired quickly. But that is…

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Job Search Attitude

Check out this brilliant (and short) post on Recruiting Blogs from Emily Gordon.  Seriously, brilliant! It is titled I wouldn’t hire you as my recruiter…and neither would you! I love the main points she underlined: 1. Your attitude is everything. People don’t want to talk to you, or refer you, until your attitude is good…

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Job Titles: Are you a guru, wizard, ninja, rockstar or evangelist?

Check out this post by Carolyn Menz, titled Recruiting for Gurus, Wizards, Ninjas, Rockstars and Evangelists. I love how she starts: Job titles can go through trends just like anything else. When I started my job search I had an idea of the job titles I was looking for, but after scouring the job boards…

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