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5 soft skills you need to boost your career

Getting the job you want used to mean simply having the relevant technical skills, knowledge and expertise. But these days, ‘soft’ skills are becoming increasingly important too. In fact, many employers rank ‘soft’ skills higher than ‘hard’ skills. ...




This Is How to Quit Your Job Like a Pro, According to Former Facebook, Google and Apple Employees

Quitting your job and moving onto something new is always a nerve-racking process.
 
But just think about how people who’ve left the biggest companies out there must feel.
 
Business Insider has spoken to numerous alumni of some of the most talked about companies. ...




When To Ignore The Most Common Piece Of Career Advice

I’d spent most of my career working toward becoming an HR Director, and I was well on my way to achieving that goal. But, man, was I unhappy.
 

And I know–we’ve all found ourselves in jobs that aren’t very fulfilling, but this was something more. ...




Norma Kamali: "Be Passionate, Driven, Courageous, and Willing to Work"

The designer shares career advice as she celebrates her 50th anniversary.
Norma Kamali is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year and as that particular milestone would attest, oh what a career it's been. The designer opened her New York City shop in 1967 selling vintage pieces and her own samples, and the decades' style icons wore styles she designed (like Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones). ...




What Now? Where to Start When an Injury Results in Disability

You may sustain numerous injuries over the course of your life, and most injuries require minimal medical attention and downtime. However, there are some instances when serious injuries occur, and they can have a detrimental and lifelong impact. If you have recently been seriously injured, you need to understand how to manage your health and finances in the days and weeks to come. ...




4 Simple Resume Tweaks That Will Get You Noticed

If you’re a college student or recent graduate, you’ve likely already heard all the generic resume tips, such as using a standard font, creating consistent formatting and avoiding fluff words. But what should you do if you’ve tried the obvious and still aren’t getting any bites?
 
We asked career experts to shed light on easy ways for those new to the job market to take their resume from average to eye-catching. ...




Enjoy Writing? These 4 Blogs Will Pay You Up to $100 to Write a Post

OK, so you’ve heard there are blogs that will pay you to guest post. Woop woop! Easy money.
 
You don’t need to be an established writer to do this. As long as you have some knowledge of the topic and you can string a sentence together, the only thing you’ll need is a bit of creative thinking to come up with outstanding blog post ideas that you can pitch to these paying blogs. ...




Fired From Your Last Job? How to Talk About It During an Interview

How to lay your cards out on the table and get the job.
Fired. That five-letter word raises a red flag for any hiring manager. They know that most organizations won't fire an employee without good reason. It can make a prospective employer question your loyalty, your work ethic, even your personality. ...




Career advice: The smart way to job-Hop

There's nothing wrong with jumping ship when better opportunities arise. Just be sure to think things through and stay professional throughout the process.
 
Gone are the days of getting a job out of college and staying with the same company until you're set to retire. ...




Are You a Nurse? How to Take Action When Injured at Your Hospital Job

When a health care professional gets hurt on the job and has to file a workers’ compensation claim, the basic rules that apply to every worker remain in place. Having a higher base of medical knowledge can both help and hurt a nurse or other health care professional. ...