Employment

Boss Youger than You? How to Cope

An older employee facing the prospect of working for a younger boss is an idea so steeped in imagined conflict that it’s become a subject of corporate folklore. So much so that even Hollywood took notice, you’ve probably seen the movies. And it happens beyond corporate America, like in the military where older enlisted men dealing with younger officers...

Companies that Help Employees Pay for College

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of life’s toughest challenges. Student loans are almost always an option. Average student loan debt reached $37,172 in 2017. College degrees do pay off, statistically offering you higher lifetime wages to balance out the debt. The burden of carrying those loan payments throughout your adult life can be difficult to...

Hot Jobs of Tomorrow that Only Require a Bachelor’s Degree

When you’re thinking about a new career or thinking about going back to college, it’s natural to wonder which professions will be most in-demand in the future. These are tumultuous economic times and the fact that the real average wage hasn’t actually increased since the 1970s means that most people have to think wage smart as they look at...

Is Your Career Field Obsolete?

Jobs become obsolete⁠—this is an unfortunate consequence of the progression of modern society. From stagecoach drivers to milkmen, certain professions eventually whittle down to the point where they are more niche novelty than industry. This isn’t a new phenomenon, it’s been happening for hundreds of years, but the rate at which certain careers go extinct does seem to be...

How to Start Your Online Job Search

Are you in the market for a new job? If so, you probably turned to the Internet to begin your search. That’s because of the vast array of job searching tools that are available to you online, between social media and online job sites. The number of people searching for jobs online doubled between 2005 and 2015. In some...

4 Tips to Tweak Your Resume

Ever had a friend or family member ask you to look over their resume? Did your eyes almost immediately glaze over at the jargon and unintelligible details? It’s not much different for hiring managers and prospective employers who look over your resume when they’re considering you for a position you’ve applied for. We’ve got five tips to help you...

How to Nail the Interview

There’s an old joke about how much easier it is to get a job you don’t really want, and we’re not sure if that’s true, but there are a few surefire strategies to help you make sure your interview goes as well as you’d like it to. It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of school or an old...

Ready to Switch Careers?

Unless you absolutely love your field (and even if you do), you’ve probably contemplated a career change at one time or another. Apart from personal satisfaction, sometimes your position or career can drastically change or even become obsolete as time goes on. One career counselor expert estimates that people have at least six careers in their lifetime. Taking that...

How to Get on the Promotion Track

Workers want to get promoted. You’re probably no exception. We all want to be appreciated for our contributions; we all want to feel like our employers recognize our good work and best qualities; we all want to advance our careers. And—without question—we all want a raise. Failing to get a promotion can even be a strong motivator to seek...