10 Songs to Feel Empowered While Searching for a Job

Being on the job hunt for any length of time can be demoralizing, but it doesn’t have to be.

We tie so much of our self-worth to our careers. When the search lasts longer than we expected, motivation can melt away before our eyes.

Take a good look in the mirror once in a while. Remember all you have …

5 Strategies for Mastering the Psychological Game: Dealing With Unconscious Bias

As a diverse professional, you must never forget that you are a value-added player no matter what the situation is. You bring to the table a unique set of qualities that no one else can offer.

Too often, women, people of color, and other diverse professionals are taught to dim their own light in order not to make others feel bad. By remaining in the box that others put you …

Why You Need a Personal Development Plan and How to Create It

Companies recognize the need to develop their internal talent, but the personal development plans managers create for employees don’t always align with employees’ own goals for themselves. This lack of alignment can only lead to unmotivated employees and disappointed managers.

If you’re an employee whose talents aren’t being developed the way you’d like them to be, it’s time to take your personal development plan into your own hands. Here’s how …

3 Ways to Rediscover Your Passion for Sales

A salesperson who has lost their passion is like a writer who has lost their pen. In both cases, someone lacks the tool they need most, making it had to stay motivated and accomplish goals.

Passion matters in sales. Passionate sales people believe in their products and strive to help customers reach their goals. Unfortunately, many aspects of a sales career can quickly turn passion into turmoil. Your workplace environment, management team, changing personal priorities, and even a new job search …

How to Stand Out When Meeting New People

Meeting and befriending new people isn’t easy. Even the extraverts among us can have a hard time standing out.

At the same time, though, meeting new people is unavoidable in our modern work environment. We need to meet — and impress — new people whenever we go to an interview, join a new team, contact a new client, and so on.

When you meet someone for the first time, you have …

How to Find Meaning in Your Job

Article by Shawn Achor

According to Yale professor and researcher Amy Wrzesniewski, Ph.D., people have one of three orientations toward their work:

People with a job see work as a chore and the paycheck as their reward. They work because they have to.
People with a career like the concept of advancing and succeeding.

Make Sure Your Resume Does These 3 Things Before Applying for a Job

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will ever write in your life. It could land you a big raise or decide where you work for the next ten years. You should invest plenty of time and effort into writing a resume, and you should proofread it thoroughly before taking it to market.

We all know that we need to check for spelling mistakes and typos, but …

8 Signs LinkedIn Probably Isn’t for You

For a long time, I’ve considered it my mission to recruit job seekers to join LinkedIn, the same way a college recruiter goes after blue chip basketball players.

However, after having a discussion a few days ago with someone in one of my workshops, it dawned on me that my style of getting people excited to join LinkedIn might be too strong for some.

After the workshop — where I …

5 Tips on How to Prepare for the Next Recession

Many Americans still shudder when they think back to the last recession. All told, 8.7 million people lost their jobs, and it took years for many families to dig out from the financial destruction.

Since the recession officially ended in 2009, a question has lingered in the backs of American workers’ minds: Could it happen again?

Yes, it can.

How to Build a Network That Will Get You Hired

A networking event is your chance to impress the movers and shakers in your industry with your skills. It’s the perfect opportunity to tell everyone just how great you are at what you do.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work like this. You see, nobody likes a gloater. Being successful at networking isn’t about being hyper-confident. No, it’s all about being vulnerable and making real connections.

If you want to …