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Spicing Up Your Workplace Lunch

For the majority of employees who don’t have a company-paid meal every day, lunchtime can get a bad rap. Options typically fall somewhere between the unglamorous brown bag and the “it-costs-HOW-much?” restaurant. And, more often than not, the easier it is on the wallet, the harder the hit on nutrition. ...




Best Words to Include, and Avoid, on Your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to make a good first impression, and you don't have much time to make that impression. According to U.S. News & World Report, it takes less than 20 seconds for a hiring manager to make a decision about you based on your resume. ...




10 Important Things Not to Forget When Job Hunting

Job hunting can often feel like a game of multitasking. When you’re submitting multiple cover letters, resumes, and online applications into various systems, preparing for interviews, and emailing with hiring managers and recruiters, it can be hard not to let anything slip through the cracks. ...




4 Winning Salary Negotiation Strategies

Everyone wants to get paid more. Often, that means learning how to win at salary negotiation.
 
 

Everyone wants to get paid more. Often, that means learning how to win at salary negotiation.
It pays to be savvy at salary negotiation. ...




If You Want to Own 2018, Follow This Career Advice

There’s no shortage of career advice on the Internet. But who has time to indulge in it when we’re already exerting every last ounce of strength just to survive the day at hand? (Without panicking or falling asleep mid-meeting, that is.)
 
That’s why we have December. ...




Five Awesome and Useable Career Lessons from Black Panther

I’ve been sitting on this post for over a week now because I didn’t want to give away too much of the movie before you’ve had a chance to see it. Black Panther has been out here breaking all types of records and whatnot, and I have been here for it! It is refreshing to be able to look at the big screen and see yourself being represented. ...




Ace Your Skype Job Interview: 14 Smart Tips

Practice makes perfect. This dictum applies to learning to do anything well -- whether it's riding a bike, speaking a foreign language, or doing a Skype interview with confidence. Consultant Kerrie Hopkins, who works with clients on 5 continents with her company NameZook, advises not only practicing but also recording your efforts to review. ...




Resume-writing rules to break — and ones you should not

Through a quick Google search, you will discover that there are many new — and tried and true — ways to produce a killer resume. Here are some contemporary and good old-fashioned resume-writing tips to solidify your status as a superb candidate:
 
Delete your objective
 
White out that outdated “objective statement” you’ve kept at the top of your resume for years. ...




Expert Advice: 7 Tips for Crafting Your Best Resume

It’s a good practice to keep your resume up to date, but it’s especially important for those just starting out in their careers because their experience can’t speak for itself yet. A resume is an easy way to list all of your accomplishments for hiring managers to see—but how you do it can make all the difference in whether your resume goes to the bottom or the top of the pile. ...




“I’m Wearing My Afro to Work Today. Deal With It.”​

Naeemah LaFond, the global artistic director of amika haircare, talks about finding her dream job and embracing her natural hair.
As told to Andrea Arterbery
 
Naeemah LaFond, 38, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She never dreamed of being a hairstylist, but after a series of unfulfilling jobs, she started giving her friends up dos and fell in love with hair. ...