Answer These 3 Questions to Identify Your Strengths

Article by Emma Johnson

Growing up, I always seemed to have my foot in my mouth. An astute observer – or judge, if you will – of human nature, I had little filter and blurted out exactly what I thought in social situations, classrooms, or at the dinner table. This lead to some awkward and painful life lessons. As I got older, however, I learned to keep my …

The Silence of the Managers: How the Lack of Feedback Drives Turnover and Disengagement

Only one thing truly disturbs the minds of employees, and that is when their managers are silent – meaning they offer no feedback or guidance. Just thinking about it can make your skin crawl!

Feedback is so important to employees that, when they don’t get it, they are likely to search for employment elsewhere. Feedback – or its lack – can also impact employee performance. According to

Resume, LinkedIn, and the Interview: The Recipe for a Job Offer

I bet you have heard time and time again how important it is to have a unique resume, a breathtaking LinkedIn profile, and knock-your-socks-off interviewing skills. When it comes to finding a job, these three ingredients are all you need.

I want you to visualize something delicious, like brownies. Betty Crocker makes things pretty easy for us. You add water, vegetable oil, and an egg. But what happens if you leave out just one ingredient? The brownies are ruined!

The same …

‘Artists Are Hardwired to Run the Best Businesses’: Alexis Fedor on the Business of Art and the Art of Business

Ah, the stereotype of the starving artist. As a poet married to a visual artist, I know it quite well. You probably do, too, even if you’re not an artist yourself.

But just because the stereotype seems to have lodged itself perpetually in the zeitgeist, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily accurate. Despite what many of us may believe about the opposition between art and commerce, it turns out that art and business can actually fit quite nicely together.

Just ask

Want a Job That Makes You Happy? Find the Right Coworkers

If you’re looking for a new job, I bet one of your top priorities is making sure it’s a job you love. Your job search may have been triggered by the fact that you’ve found yourself in a job you don’t care for, and now you’re ready to make a change. You don’t want to end up in this situation again.

So, how do you make sure you land a job …

How to Quit Your Job (and Still Win)

Article by Geoff Blades

You’re going to quit at least one job in your life. In fact, more than 2 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic? Virtually none of those 2+ million people know how to quit their job and still win.

You need to approach quitting with a strategy. You must recognize early …

6 Ways to Showcase Your Soft Skills

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter QA!

Today’s Question: How can job seekers convey their soft skills, either …

Why an Emergency Fund Should Be Part of Your Career Plan

As you progress in your career, finding a new job can become harder and harder. One of the big reasons for this has to do with salary. When you first start working, you are generally open to just about any job and will happily take a tiny paycheck. However, as you rise through the ranks of your industry, your salary requirements will evolve.

One challenging situation that many job seekers face is …

Do I Really Need to Send a Cover Letter With My Resume?

Some career experts say cover letters are an absolute must and that the notion of omitting the cover letter is absurd. Others, however, believe cover letters are dead or dying slowly.

Studies have shown that cover letters don’t matter all that much to many employers. According to Addison Group, a Boston-based employment agency, only 18 percent of hiring …