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Futures News - U.S. News - On Careers
From today, August 22, 2019
- 20 Work-Life Balance Tips and Secrets From CEOs
These work-life balance quotes reveal the beliefs of top business leaders from companies including Starbucks, Amazon and Facebook.
- 10 Ways to Learn About a Company's Culture
Before you accept a job, research these sources to find out more about company culture.
- Questions You Should be Prepared to Answer as a Job Reference
Reference check questions are a powerful tool to help employers decide if a candidate is a good fit.
- Working Hard vs. Working Smart (and What to Do if Your Boss Seems to Value the Former)
Learn how the mantra 'work smart, not hard' can help you achieve more each day ? even if your boss doesn't get it at first.
- How to Highlight Interpersonal Skills in Interviews and Resumes
Hiring managers look for job applicants who can demonstrate excellent soft skills.
- What Drives Your Career?
Tips for taking ownership of your satisfaction and success at work.
- How to Change Careers at 40
These seven steps will lead you to your new goal.
- How to Handle Workplace Stress
By knowing the right strategies, you can learn how to deal with stress at work and still keep your boss happy.
- 7 Steps to Take After Losing Your Job
Wondering what to do when you lose your job? Create a plan of action!
- Should You Take a Weekend Job?
Moonlighting with weekend jobs can help your career ? but consider some caveats first.
- How to Handle Competing Job Offers
Receiving competing job offers provides a chance to get a counteroffer at your current job.
- How to Turn Down a Job Offer
Declining a job offer is best done politely.
- Work Hard, Play Hard?
If you get social anxiety at work or are an introvert at work, avoid jobs requiring extra socializing.
- Ignored at Work? Here?s How to Speak Up for Yourself
Introverts, remote workers, underrepresented minorities and junior employees may need ways to get noticed at work.
- Best Job Search Sites
All job search sites are not equal. Use the most popular job-finding websites to help you discover the best jobs.
- Understand Your Offer Letter (Before You Sign)
What does at-will employment mean? Learn this and other details like exempt vs. non-exempt status.
- Share Your Emotional Intelligence With the Hiring Manager
Once you?ve landed a job interview, hone interview techniques that demonstrate cultural fit.
- What Hiring Managers Wished You Knew
By managing up during the interview process, you can impress hiring managers and improve your chances.
- In Interviews, Share Good Reasons for Leaving a Job
Employers want to understand your reason for leaving to make a career move. Here's how to respond.
- How to Follow Up on a Job Application
Learn what to say when following up on a job application.
- How to Adjust to a New Job
Before your job transition, learn these six steps to successfully onboard yourself.
- Take Charge of Your Own Career Growth
Don't wait for your boss to promote you. Here?s how to advance your career.
- Should You Strive for 'Inbox Zero'?
If you have too many emails to manage, this email organization system may be right for you.
- How to Network After College
Worried about finding a job after college? Use these networking tips.
- It?s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About STEM Careers
Girls especially should take advantage of STEM education opportunities long before college.
- What to Expect in a Second Interview
Second interview questions give discerning interviewees a chance to differentiate themselves.
- Make Your Success at Work Easy to Understand
Don't make a hiring manager guess about your work achievements and job performance goals.
- Some Women Should Worry Even More About the Wage Gap
A new study shows how the intersection of race, age and sexual orientation influences the gender wage gap.
- Spring-Clean Your Career to Meet Work Goals
Think beyond a clean desk and a clean inbox with these spring-cleaning tips for your careers goals.
- Employers Prize Resilience
Define resilience at work and show five types of grit to be successful from your first job to your last.
- Adopt an Employee of the Month Mentality
Learn what makes a good employee and why it's never a bad idea to focus on great performance at work.
- 8 Ways to Stay Productive During Your Lunch Break and Coffee Break
Take a break at the office to network with co-workers and keep your career goals on track.
- Young Workers, You?re Not as Professional as You Think
Demonstrating a strong work ethic is how to impress your boss during your first job.
- Here's How to Ask for a Raise Today
Don?t delay talking to your boss about a salary increase. Get a meeting on the calendar today.
- How Working Parents Can Handle Child Care Emergencies
Answers to three common questions about how caregivers can balance work and family duties.
- Stop Sabotaging Yourself at Work
Don't let bad habits prevent you from building credibility and establishing a good reputation.
- Crafting a Classy Resignation Letter
Here's what to include in your two weeks? notice letter to end a business relationship effectively.
- How to Answer 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?'
Explain how you identify with the company and not what the company can do for you.
- How to Have a Great First Week as a New Boss
Build confidence in yourself to succeed during your first week.
- Setting Boundaries at Work
If you keep your head down at work, that can damage your career just as much as socializing too often.
- How to Use 'To Whom It May Concern'
Learn when you should actually use this outdated phrase.
- How to Write a Great Job Interview Follow-Up Email
Use emails judiciously to keep forward momentum following your job interview.
- How to Write a Winning CV
A well-written CV gives a comprehensive overview of your background and qualifications.
- 5 Ways to Prepare for a Corporate Layoff
Consider your psychological needs and financial necessities before you're laid off.
- How to Persuade Your Boss to Let You Work From Home
Follow this advice to create an effective remote work proposal.
- Time-Management Tips for Working Parents
Double duty can ruin your work-life balance. Working parents, tame time pressures with these strategies.
- How to Be Happy at Work
Learning and building a community can lead to increased professional satisfaction.
- Replace Your Resume Objective With a Personal Brand Statement
Convey who you are, how you differ from your competition and the value you bring to your next employer.
- How To Write A Good Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems
Follow this effective resume template to ensure you get a resume review by a human recruiter.
- How to Brand Yourself on Instagram for Career Success
Follow this Instagram careers advice to show personality and professional interests on the platform.
- How to Make the Most of a Dead-End Job
Learn from dead-end job examples and put yourself on a path that leads to future career advancement.
- Gain Career Insight With Informational Interviews
Learn how to ask for an informational interview and what the etiquette is for these important exchanges.
- Pros and Cons of Working From Home
Remote working jobs offer many benefits, but the drawbacks include fewer work-life balance boundaries.
- Tips for Learning a New System at Work
Demonstrating flexibility in the workplace and the ability to learn new technology is important.
- 5 Signs of Burnout at Work
If you've got these burnout symptoms, you may need to rethink your work-life balance.
- How to Describe Weaknesses in a Job Interview
When asked about their weaknesses, job interview candidates should remember these five C's.
- 4 Keys to a Recruiter's Heart
Learn what recruiters expect from high-level candidates.
- How Companies Keep Employees Engaged
Thoughtful partnerships between employees and employers is the theme of 2019.
- Use Coaching Skills to Improve Office Management
These techniques will help you motivate and connect with your employees.
- Boost Your Professional Brand With Video
Consider a video resume or LinkedIn video to reach recruiters and hiring managers.
- Master the Art of Ignoring to Get More Done at Work
Learn how to stop procrastinating and how not to get distracted in order to reach your career goals.
- How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace
Use coaching skills to better manage your professional relationships.
- How to Start a Quiet Job Search
Don?t jeopardize the job you have while looking for the job you want.
- 6 Ways Employers Recruit With Artificial Intelligence
Companies hope chatbots and video interviews will improve the recruiting process for everyone.
- 3 Keys to Negotiating for a Compensation Package
Remember, it's not just your salary that adds value.
- Red Flag Phrases to Leave Off Your Resume
If you need to submit a resume to get your next job, you are not "visionary."
- How to Be Successful in Life and Your Career
Let these six recommendations help you achieve success.
- How to Write a Recommendation on LinkedIn
Remember, a recommendation on this social platform is public.
- Make 'Overqualified' an Advantage
Learn to prove that your experience provides extra value.
- Psych Yourself Up for Your Next Job Interview
Feel confident by keeping in mind three things every interviewer wants to know.
- 6 Things Employees Should Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act
Don?t wait for a family health crisis to understand the FMLA.
- How to Ask for a Promotion
Prepare for your advancement meeting with these steps.
- Sabbatical Basics: Everything You Need to Know Before You Ask for Time Off
A sabbatical can be a smart way to avoid burnout and recharge, if you know when and how to get one.
- Reference Checking: Myth vs. Fact
Let?s debunk these myths about reference checking once and for all.
- 4 Essential Soft Skills You Need in the New Year
Everyone needs soft skills at the office, such as oral communication and leadership.
- 5 Resume Tips for Career Changers
Be creative in your career change resume to make your experience work in your favor.
- How to Get Promoted in the New Year
Follow these five tips to move toward your next promotion.
- What Job Hunters Should Expect in 2019
Job searching in 2019 will be different. Here?s what you need to know.
- Business Casual for Women
It's harder than ever to define acceptable business casual attire for women at work.
- Ask Job Interview Questions That Set Yourself Apart
Prepare queries that reinforce your value.
- 5 LinkedIn Tips to Get Hired
Use the latest LinkedIn features to add value to your job search.
- 4 Steps to Being a Better Presenter
Follow these pointers to grab the attention of your audience.
- To Improve Sleep, Give Work Drama a Rest
Office stressors can hurt your sleep and ability to work effectively unless you manage anxieties.
- What Hiring Managers Want Beyond Skills
If you overlook these qualifications, you are not likely to get an offer.
- Relaunch Your Career With Confidence
Before changing careers, build a solid foundation of skills and a clear vision of your goals.
- How Companies Recruit in 2018
With record low unemployment and many jobs to fill, companies have a tough job ahead of them.
- Good Work-Life Balance Boosts Future Productivity
Staying tethered to the office after hours can hurt your job performance tomorrow.
- After You Get the Job, Here's How to Excel
Entry-level job seekers with strong soft skills will have an advantage over their peers.
- Is It Time to Start Your Job Hunt?
If you are stymied, underpaid, underappreciated or in need of a new challenge, prepare your resume.
- Switch Careers With Transferable Skills
Be realistic about which of your work strengths apply to positions in different fields.
- 4 Lessons Job Seekers Can Learn From Halloween
Creativity and advance planning help both trick-or-treaters and job seekers.
- Land a Job by Reframing Your Work Experience
If you lack a few skills listed in a job posting, you still may be qualified to apply.
- Improve Your Job Search by Helping Others Find Work
Pay it forward for immediate benefits to your own career.
- How to Attract Recruiters
Turn yourself into a great passive candidate by keeping your job materials current.
- Boost Your Career Prospects With 3 On-Campus Activities
Students who focus on expanding their career networks and knowledge in advance will have more options.
- Warning: You Need to Reinvest in Job Training
If you don?t update your skills, your job could be at risk.
- An Easy Guide to Job Reference Etiquette
Don't forget to check in with your references before and after job interviews.
- How to Bolster Your Earning Potential After You're Fired
Getting fired affects women differently than men when it comes to their future earnings.
- 3 Ways to Search LinkedIn While Job Hunting
Learn about company culture, the people you may work with and connections who can make introductions.
- Don't Accept a Job Until You Identify Your Priorities
Create a comparison chart to evaluate what?s important to you.