Networking while still in college will help you secure your professional career. Ace it with pro tips from educators, career advisors, college counsellors, and former students.
Professional goal setting is key to achieving in your career. But, it can be tough, especially in the world of human resources. So, we asked a few experts to weigh in and give their advice to HR professionals looking to put together their own five-year plans.
One of the main challenges of team engagement is communication, followed by trust between the employers and their talents. No matter how different the approaches may be, companies must aim for happy and productive employees even in the virtual workplace.
by Connecticut Innovations
Whether you’re working remotely due to the pandemic or you’ve been doing it for awhile and want to improve your game, we’ve got you covered. Our best tips below, from people who have it down.
When it comes time to set the 1:1 meeting agenda, it’s natural to feel at a loss for words. That’s why we asked business leaders to share their favorite weekly one-on-one questions.
COVID-19 is having a substantial impact on our career change decisions, according to our findings. The survey that we've recently run reveals respondents’ top reasons for considering a career change, the necessity of training while switching careers, and the investment that professionals are willing to make in education.
by Outwit Trade
Practically anyone who has ever done anything has faced criticism, and if you’re doing anything even remotely challenging or innovative, you’re bound to get it in droves. And being that we’re emotional creatures who are always going to care about what others think of us, criticism can hurt. Given these facts, learning how to take criticism well, and using it for good is a valuable skill. In this article, you’ll find several comments and stories intended to help you do just that.
The thank-you note should be sent to show appreciation for the time spent interviewing the interviewee on behalf of the job candidate. But how should one go about doing so? Find out all the tips and tricks to make this key follow-up message engaging and memorable.
by Ron Stefanski
If you are interested in starting a lifestyle blog, this guide will show you the step-by-step process to build and grow a successful blog that will be a source of consistent income for you. Ready to get started? Let's go.
by Payman Taei
What's the difference between Visme and Canva? To help you decide which is best for your needs, we've created a series of visual comparisons to demonstrate the key differences between the two.
by Render Pilots
Leveraging video for onboarding or employee training provides more flexibility with training materials and can accommodate a more diverse range of learning methods. But even though the vast majority of companies are using online learning platforms or LMS tools for video training, making a unique and engaging video is still a massive challenge. That’s why we’ve picked the brains of some video training professionals with a combined experience of over a century!
Whether your business is growing, you're replacing workers, or just setting out to hire your first employees, there's an art to interviewing. The more deliberate you are in preparing for the process, the better off you'll be. Follow these tips to excel at interviewing potential employees and find out which red flags you should be keeping an eye out for.
Working from home can be challenging under the very best of circumstances, but especially during COVID-19, when partners, spouses, and children may be home, too. So, we have asked the knowledgeable CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors, and entrepreneurs to share their own best tips for improving the work from home experience.
While remote work carries many benefits, like enabling businesses to save money on office space, letting employees have flexible work schedules, and avoid spending countless hours each week commuting, there are also challenges. Here's what 40 veteran managers had to say about managing remote employees.
Laptops make sense if you often meet clients in-person, if you work remotely, or if you simply don’t have space for a full desktop setup in your home. In this day and age, many of us can’t even imagine not having a laptop to tote around. So what are the best laptops for artists to choose from? We’ve looked at a variety, and came up with some pros and cons that are important to weigh when choosing your next computer.
Are you considering joining the ranks of over 56 million people in the United States who have made the leap to working for themselves as freelancers? It’s scary to leave the comfort and security of a regular job with a regular paycheque, but the freedom and enjoyment of being a freelancer could be the best thing you ever do. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started.
by Orana Velarde at Visme.co
Choosing the best presentation software for your needs can mean the difference between closing an important deal and blowing the opportunity of a lifetime. We’ve all heard of death by PowerPoint. You don’t want to be one of those who blow it because they didn’t choose wisely. Luckily, in a post-PowerPoint world, there are a variety of options for every need imaginable.
by Ron Stefanski
According to a recent MIT survey of 25,000 American employees, 34 percent of those employed before the pandemic were working remotely. Post-pandemic, it’s very likely that this number will rise and more employees will work remotely due to the “new world” that we’re all getting accustomed to. Find out how to make extra income while ‘working from home’.
by Liv McConnell
Between being breadcrumbed by hiring managers and disingenuously led on for “open” roles that aren’t really open, there’s plenty that’s wrong with today’s hiring model. And as you fire off your 500th job application into the abyss, it’s enough to leave anyone wondering: how exactly did things get this bad? And when in the world of recruiting will they be better? We heard from hiring experts on the most glaring issues with the ways candidates are hired (or not hired) today, and what exactly needs to change.
by Josh Tolan
Companies around the world transitioned to remote work this year forcing their hiring processes completely virtual as well. Arguably, the most abrupt transition most companies have adjusted for is making hiring decisions based on phone and video interviews. However, recruiters and staffing pros have faced plenty of other changes in 2020 as well. We reached out to recruiting and hiring experts to learn how they’ve shifted their interview process this year and what changes they plan to keep for years to come. Here’s a look at how the pandemic has changed the interview process as you know it.
by Chloe West
If you’re looking for the best way to document information or share your findings in a professional and well thought out manner, a report might be the best way to go. But if you don’t know how to write a report, where should you start?
The ability to explain things articulately and effectively can help you in your everyday life and your career. But sometimes, even when you fully understand a concept or idea, you still have difficulty explaining it to other people. This guide offers a few tips to help you communicate and be better at explaining things.
The internet is inundated with tips, tricks, and hacks about how to nail your next interview. However, candidates can rarely find a simple guide to help you navigate the interview process. And we all know just how complicated, confusing, and one-sided that process can be. This article aims at providing you with some practical insights that you can leverage in your next interview.
We asked PR and growth experts: What are common mistakes in Public Relations that entrepreneurs tap into? What are some common pitfalls to avoid? What are examples of PR gone wrong? Here are 15 mistakes to avoid.
We’ve asked managers from various industries about their biggest mistakes and challenges as leaders and what lessons they’ve learned over the years. Check it out.
Yumva is a new platform that offers a choice of free online courses for career development. All created by industry professionals and each course takes between 30 minutes and 3 hours to be completed.
For most people, job interviews are a bit tough. Aside from that, trying to decide what to wear may cause a lot of additional stress. Should you wear something formal or business casual? To help you figure out what to wear, here are some do’s and don’ts of interview dress code.
One of the most common questions job seekers have is “how far back should a resume go?” A lot of people include decades of experience on a resume, which could be the reason why their resumes don’t get any callbacks or interview requests. This article will show you exactly how far back your resume should go, as discussed by hiring experts.
With 3 million incoming job applications every year, Google and most large companies (98% to be exact) are integrating applicant tracking systems in their recruitment process. Meaning, job seekers have one more thing to worry about – you can have excellent work experience, but can a hiring algorithm “read” them? And if so, how do your experiences rank compared to other applications (yes - it even does that). So hold off on burning your resumes. We’re going to go over exactly what you can do to deal with these hiring algorithms.
Instagram (IG) Stories is just over a year old and has almost 250 million daily active users. Those users not only watch stories made by their friends, family and favorite businesses; they also watch IG Story ads. This article discusses how to make your IG stories unforgettable.
If you don’t want to bother your parents every month, you’ll have to learn how to manage your cash. You may be familiar with buying groceries and clothes already, but what about paying bills? Or renting furniture or buying study materials? IvyPanda has prepared a comprehensive guide to help you. We’ll show you every possible way to save money in college. Use our tips and concentrate on more vital matters than making ends meet. Learn how to control your spending, and live your life to the fullest.
Starting a graphic design business can be an exhilarating and exciting adventure whether you’re hoping to work for yourself full-time or just make a little extra money from an on-the-side design business. Learning how to start a graphic design business is pretty straightforward too if you’re willing to put in the work. This guide shows how to start a graphic design business in 10 steps.
Whether you’re looking for freelance jobs to start your own service business or you need them in order to grow your current company, this collection of resources for getting freelancing jobs is for you. To start, you’ll find an updated feed of jobs in special categories below as well as more links where you can find freelance jobs in the categories you’re most interested in.
by Carla Rudder
Video conferencing will be a long-term reality for many professionals – and so will Zoom fatigue. Here's how leaders can mix things up to make meetings more meaningful and engaging.
Rather than spending countless hours filling out applications and reviewing hundreds of online ads, more and more job seekers prefer attending a job fair instead. That's because it’s a smart approach to marketing yourself to any potential employers. Here’s how to effectively prepare for a job fair, as discussed by experts.
by Bhuvi Kathpalia
Anomalous times call for extraordinary resolve and determination on the part of employees, managers and organizations. To successfully conquer remote work, organizations need to identify a set of remote work skills and shift focus to L&D initiatives to empower everyone to effectively and productively work remotely without getting bogged down by the challenges of working remotely.
by Midori Nediger at Venngage
This is a crash course on infographics and infographic design (along with examples of infographic templates).
by Gabrielle Olya
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, companies that are still hiring are largely conducting job interviews remotely via phone or video. GOBankingRates spoke to career experts, human resource pros, recruiters and other executives to get their best tips for succeeding at a remote job interview. Follow these tips to make it to the next interview round.
by Kris Scott
With massive layoffs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and unemployment claims at a record high, many of us are expecting the worst-case scenario of losing our livelihoods. But rather than waiting and dreading what might be inevitable, why not take action now? There are plenty of things you can do pre-layoff to set yourself up for a more successful, less anxiety-filled few weeks if the pink slip does come your way.
by Josh Spilker
Too often development goals can seem like extra paperwork rather than tangible, achievable objectives related to your career path. This guide discusses professional development goals and examples to help you propel your career.
by Adela Belin
Blogs form the foundation of a strong content marketing strategy. However, just having a blog is not enough. It’s important to plan your content well, write valuable posts, publish consistently and spend time engaging with other bloggers too. The best blogs are those that readers can derive value from which helps attract new visitors, and increases chances of conversions. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get blogging.
As an analytical thinker, your ability to deal with complex issues is invaluable in the workplace. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which would be the right career for you. This guide discusses some of the best jobs for analytical thinkers.
While it seems easier to avoid any potential work conflicts, being disrespected or disregarded at work may increase your stress and anxiety. If you ever feel like you’re being treated unjustly, you need to stand up for yourself. But, how exactly do you stand up for yourself at work? Here are some experts’ insights.
by Gaetano Dinardi at Nextiva
Now needed more than ever - a tool to connect your remote team, office phone system with extensive remote functionality, and exceptional call quality.
While there are many moving pieces in the sales process, there are a handful that typically prevent telecommunications sales reps from reaching their true earning potential. We’ll look at each one in this article, and then cover 10 ways you can level-up and succeed.
A successful internship can be the key to a thriving and fulfilling career. However, there are several things you need to consider before accepting any offers. That’s why we asked experts to provide their insights on how to accept an internship offer.
by Alice Corner
Moving to a remote working structure can seem daunting at first, but if you follow our 10 simple tips for effective communication with a remote team you’re sure to see the benefits. We’ve also included templates to help you communicate effectively with your team.
by Steve Cutts
Struggling to find the writing jobs of your dreams in a diminished job market? Need to earn money fast? Finding freelance work online provides opportunities to both build your writing portfolio and earn some much-needed money. To help budding writers, below we present several of the best writing sites for finding freelance work so you can kick-start your writing career today!
by Preston D Lee
It used to be that if you were looking for freelance writing jobs for beginners you had to hunt through thousands of classified ads, write cold-pitch letters to magazine and newspaper editors, and probably even do some free work to prove your value. Not anymore. If you’re a beginner freelance writer looking for clients, there have never been more opportunities or great places to find freelance writing jobs than there are now. Here are the best sites that post freelance writing jobs for beginners every day.
by Yvonne McQuarrie
If you’re one of the many people who suffer from public speaking anxiety, learn and make use of these 10 public speaking skills to achieve the necessary level of confidence, persuasion, and leadership to wow any crowd.
by Bhuvi Kathpalia
Many organizations may face the risk of being replaced or disrupted, therefore continually upskilling and advancing with technology is not just imminent but also indispensable. Virtual assessment centres can turn this pandemic into a boon for your business and employees.
To succeed as a business, even in the digital age, start-ups, entrepreneurs and business owners need to return to the core of doing business: Satisfying the customer needs and wants through the delivery of valuable products and services. For those who may have taken their eye off this critical component of the sales process, here are five ways to refocus your business model on customer focus.
by Mike Simpson
The interview, it’s the most important part of your job search. If you nail the medical assistant interview questions that they throw your way, you could soon find yourself with a shiny new name tag. And that’s what we’re here to help you do!
by Ryan McCready
Infographics are about 30x more likely to be read than a full article. We also know they also can be used in almost any industry, from marketers to real estate agents and even HR professionals. With an infographic, you can easily summarize a blog post, create a helpful fact sheet for your employees or break down a complicated process that someone can consume in a matter of seconds. But it doesn’t matter that we know all of this information if no one else does. That’s why we decided to round up 20+ of the best infographic statistics and visual content facts. So if you need to convince yourself or your boss to start creating more infographics, you’re in the right place.
by Mike Clayton
There’s a hugely successful book that you’ve probably heard of and may have read called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It identifies seven habits that can help people be more effective in personal and professional environments. But what habits apply specifically to successful project managers?
by Jonathan Prichard
Sleep is the one thing that we all need to survive, yet despite this requirement, we know very little about maximizing our nighttime routines for success.
In this article, we are going to go in-depth on the subject of sleep and look at the nighttime routines of highly successful people, so that you can maximize your sleep routines and supercharge your waking hours.
by Irene Fenswick
Did you start a college course and not finish? Or did a gap year last a little too long? There are numerous reasons for postponing graduation. Health, family issues or financial problems could’ve prevented you from starting, or finishing, a college degree. Regardless, now you’re thinking of getting that degree. This handy guide will assist you.
by Ron Cullimore
As Gen Zers (people born between 1996 and 2010) begin to enter the workforce, your office may already be feeling the effects of having around four generations of professionals working together. These young professionals grew up surrounded by technology, creating a digital connection to the world around them. Whether you’re part of a recruitment firm matching talents with companies or an HR professional who wants to bring the best out of your employees, it is crucial to get a better understanding of what type of leadership works well with Gen Zers.
by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
As a graduate student, it’s important to have a mentor on your side who can give you individual guidance about your education and career path. Mentors can help you develop time management and communication skills, structure your research projects, and make the transition to clinical practice after graduation. A mentorship relationship will give you a chance to grow both as a person and as a professional. Check out these 8 tips for finding the perfect mentor.
by Charlotte Victoria Evans
Take a look at these useful productivity apps that can skyrocket your job search process.
by Heather Peake
Take a look at these insider tips and information as they may illuminate a property management career path that you might not have considered
by Grace Pinegar
Learning how to get freelance clients on a regular basis can be tough. This article offers top strategies for anyone wanting to learn how to get freelance clients right away in fairly simple and affordable ways.
Finding the right co-founder for your startup can be an intimidating job, but having a co-founder goes a long way in helping the success of your company. Ask yourself these 3 questions to find out if it's a match made in heaven, or if you need to swipe left.
We talk a lot about what skills or traits your workers need in order to help your organization succeed, but what about the people that lead these workers?