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3 Ways To Boost Your 'It' Factor When Looking For A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

What are the real reasons that make employers find a candidate attractive? Are applicants appealing because of the skills they bring to the position? Are they especially desirable as a result of the companies where they've worked, their educational background or the status of their job title?

Finding Your Calling in an Epiphany: Aviva Kempner and Her Documentary, 'Rosenwald'

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Adele Scheele

Reading Images Before My Eyes sparked the epiphany that led her to her own purpose: discovering and filming documentaries of unknown American Jewish heroes.

8 Jobs That Will Go Extinct by 2030

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

As technology continues to improve, future job forecasts will likely be dim for some workers. Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, addressed the future of jobs in developed economies in an insightful TED Talk.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.

Being Lucky Had Nothing To Do With My Career Success

Tennile Cooper | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tennile Cooper

I left my full-time job almost a year ago to go work for myself. I made the decision to switch gears, and from there I never heard the end of it. Most of my work colleagues wanted to know...how I was sooo lucky.

4 Ways To Deal With Job Rejection

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.

'What Do You Think of Jesus?' and Other Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

Savvy | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Savvy

You can answer these questions truthfully, and if you don't get the job and feel that you were passed over due to the employer's discrimination, you can consult a lawyer. Know that it can be very difficult to prove discriminatory intent, so this strategy should be a last resort.

You Don't Have to Quit Your Job to Get International Experience

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Mark Horoszowski

No, you don't have to quit. In fact, maybe you can get your boss to sponsor it. Like Tausha shared, you don't need to quit your job to travel, and she has plenty of resources to help you out.

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

8 Reasons Why Mothers Left Their Careers for Stay-At-Home Motherhood

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

There is a common misconception that most mothers make a free choice to leave the workforce for stay-at-home motherhood. My research indicated that for the 10 women I studied, the maternal instinct was not always the only or main reason that these women left their careers for stay-at-home motherhood.

How to Write a Goodbye Email to Your Coworkers

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Sarah Cooper

After you quit your job, your goodbye email to your coworkers has the power to set the tone for your tenure, your departure, and your farewell happy hour drinks at 5. With this in mind, here's a proven 8-step formula for writing your goodbye email.

4 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

Paula Vital | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

After staying with this question for a while, I have found a few steps that are helpful in getting us unstuck and able to balance present moment awareness with the genuine human need for creation, growth and change.

Tamara Jacobs' Your Ultimate Success Plan is the Get-Off-Your-Ass Book of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Tamara Jacobs knows what she's talking about when it comes to moving ahead in the business world. When Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Revlon, and others need advice with their branding and image, they call Tamara.

Stop Trying to Find a "Real" Job

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

If you are still busy sending out CVs but getting no-where chances are you need to re-think and re-define yourself and what you actually want to be in this world. We get so caught up in trying to" find a job" that we forget why we looking in the first place. To get a pay check? To get benefits? To do interesting work?

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.17.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

Why Necole Bitchie Walked Away At The Height of Her Blogging Career

Saba Tekle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

Thursday, July 2, 2015, Necole Kane (famously known as Necole Bitchie) shocked her fans and followers with a "farewell" post on her popular blog. I, as many other fans, questioned her departure.

Why Not You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I've shared before that I'm in my first year of modeling, having finally decided to buck tradition and pursue my lifelong dream.

7 Mental Obstacles to Blogging (And Why You Should Overcome Them)

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

According to WPVirtuoso.com there are approximately 159,000,000 blogs on the internet today. So why not jump on the band wagon and start your own? Sounds like a great idea, right?

Finding Your Calling Through Crisis

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adele Scheele

Nobody wants devastating medical news. Yet, it can serve as a compass needle to redirect you when you are lost... if you're willing to look. Los Angeles-based photographer Bill Aron was struck with cancer not once, but three times.

Conquer Your Careers Fears

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

We all have career fears. There are triggers and fears that play a role in our successes and failures. As any normal working human, my fears develop, grow and diminish on daily basis. It's up to ME to control my level of happiness, stress, income and success.

4 Things To Keep in Mind When You're Launching a New Career

Clark Howard | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Clark Howard

An estimated 5 million jobs go unfilled every month because employers can't find people with the right skills. That's led some employers to partner with philanthropies, governments, and community colleges to educate existing employees so they can fill those openings.

It's Time to Break Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Around this time every year, I start thinking about what it really means to be free. In my estimation, boiled down to it's most essential element, Fr...

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job.

Can A Three-Month Coding School for Career Changers Diversify The Tech World?

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Kristi Riordan is the COO of the Flatiron School, a school whose mission is to align education with reality. Flatiron, which began operations in fall 2012, puts students through a rigorous three-month coding school.