As if there’s not enough pressure to walk into a room of people you don’t know and sell yourself, the last two years have made interviewing for a job even more difficult. A recent Gartner HR Survey says that nearly 90% of interviews are being conducted virtually. While answering questions from the comfort of your home may seem ideal, many find this new setup more stressful. From choosing interview outfits to getting the lighting in your office right, career advice-seekers need practical interview tips more than ever.
Your work shouldn’t define your happiness, right? True, but when 8, 10, or even 12+ hours per day are spent working—or thinking about work—your mood is often a result of what’s going on in your career. And as work and life blend together more than ever, many working women are realizing being unhappy at work just isn’t worth it anymore.
I was scrolling through one of my favorite career communities for women, Fairygodboss, when a post popped up that stopped me in my tracks. It was written directly by a hiring manager. She must have had a long (and frustrating) day of looking through resumes for an open position and decided to put out a PSA. Her helpful post had five resume tips for job seekers.
Cover letters are pesky beasts. Even though sometimes they aren’t even read by recruiters and hiring managers, most job applications still require them. And while writing a cover letter may be the number one thing you hate to do as you create your career plan, you never know who might actually look at it.
Do you feel like you deserve a pay raise or promotion at work? You're not alone. Considering most companies opted out of rewarding employees with bonuses or pay increases due to the pandemic in 2020, the workforce is anxious to see an uptick in the amount on their paychecks this year. And while many people have taken on more responsibility at work in recent months, many have yet to receive a title change or be compensated for it.