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Sheryl Sandberg explains when moving 'backward' in your career can be a good thing

Taking a step backward in your career isn't always a bad thing. In fact, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of leanin.org, thinks it's sometimes necessary.
"One of the most important times that I see people not jump when they should is about changing either industries or functions," Sandberg said on an episode of the podcast "When to Jump. ...




Expert Advice: 8 Tips for Writing a Standout Cover Letter

It’s practically unheard of nowadays to apply for a job or an internship without submitting a cover letter. Companies are flooded with resumes, and candidates need to stand out in order to avoid unemployment. Students especially have it tough: according to a 2013 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 13% of recent college graduates are unemployed and an additional 44% take jobs they are over-qualified for. ...




The Most Off-Putting Things Recruiters & Hiring Managers do to Candidates

Ghosting, the term used to describe ending a relationship by not responding to texts or calls, has gained such popularity in recent years. Even the New York Times wrote a story on the phenomenon.

 At least the broken-hearted have good company! Jobseekers have many frustrations about the search process, but none greater than a lack of communication. ...




How One Woman Made Helping Moms Find Flexible Work Into a Booming Business

Allison Robinson had plenty of experience with moms and their concerns before she had a child herself. As the leader of the innovation team at Pampers North America, she was dedicated to understanding how being a mom is different now compared with generations before. ...




Minority Women Veterans Are Our Most Invisible Heroes

Our brave minority women veterans are often forced to navigate a discouraging obstacle course when they transition back into civilian life. No matter what their demographic might be, all military veterans returning home after a long time in active service face a distinct set of difficult challenges. ...




3 Reasons Why Gender Equality is an 'Everyone' Issue

Some 58 percent of men in one survey said there are no more obstacles for women in the workplace. Hey, guys, wake up.
It's 2017, but the gender-equality conversation continues, with women still facing obstacles in the workplace. Just last week, the tech industry highlighted the major thought divides that persist, when Google fired a senior software engineer. ...




Take more leaps: Women in tech share their top career tips

The tech industry has gained a reputation for a male-dominated culture, which is often particularly pronounced in technology and engineering departments. For women who are building their careers within the field, that can present challenges their male colleagues aren’t faced with. ...




Spring 2017 Runways Were Most Diverse in History — Sort Of

Ahead of the Spring 2017 shows, players at all tiers of the fashion pyramid called out for change. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) — the veritable governing body of fashion — issued a set of “racial diversity pointers” in an effort to “encourage the industry to be inclusive of racial diversity when preparing casting of models for their company needs. ...




How to know when it’s time to leave your job

1How do you know when it’s time to go?Leaving a job – especially one where you are comfortable – can be a terrifying and traumatic experience. In fact, getting fired or retiring are both in the top 10 most stressful life events on the Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale and changing careers lands in the top 20. ...




How to actually get stuff done while working remotely

Welcome to 2017, where the whole world can be your office. Thanks to flexible working arrangements and quick, readily available internet, you can work pretty much anywhere these days.
 
Which is a great option for people who need to travel for their job, or who enjoy the flexibility of not having to traipse into the office every day. ...