What to Do When You Lack the Skills Employers Look For

What to Do When You Lack the Skills Employers Look For

If it’s become apparent that employers are searching for skills that you simply don’t have, you may start to feel panicked. How can you get a job if your resume just isn’t up to par? But before you immediately decide to enroll in a pricy Master’s program, know that there are other options that will […]

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6 Reasons Why Even Startups Run Background Checks

6 Reasons Why Even Startups Run Background Checks

According to a survey cited by the Non-Employment Law Project (NELP), 90 percent of companies these days are running criminal background checks on their prospective employees. That’s up roughly 10 percent from a decade ago, and nearly 40 percent from 20 years ago. And yes, that 90 percent figure applies to companies of all shapes […]

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How to Make the Most of Your New Contacts after a Networking Event

How to Make the Most of Your New Contacts after a Networking Event

If you’ve recently attended a networking event, you may have come back with many contacts in your phone as The Muse has recommended.  While it is very important to retrieve contacts at a networking event, it is even more important to know what to do with those contacts afterwards.

You Didn't Blow It! It's Okay to be a Little Weird in Job Interviews

You Didn’t Blow It! It’s Okay to be a Little Weird in Job Interviews

Preparing for an interview for a job you really, really want can be emotional, stressful, exhilarating, and just about everything in between. Trying to decide who you want to be, or at least how you want to portray yourself is a challenge that seems like only the luckiest can figure out how to succeed at. […]

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