How Preparation and Role-Playing Can Help You Become a Brilliant Communicator

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By AmyK Hutchens-Entrepreneur Most of us are willing to put in some planning before we take a trip. You might purchase a plane ticket, make a hotel reservation, and have some sense of your itinerary. That doesn’t mean there’s no room for spontaneity; it just means you won’t be stranded in a foreign city with… read more

This is what your Zoom background says about you

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By Jennifer Fabiano-Ladders During the era of social distancing, ways in which we express ourselves have shifted from our outfits to our homemade meals, Instagram posts to TikTok videos, and showing off our new shoes to coworkers to showing off our new Zoom backgrounds while we continue to work from home. Our coworkers are most likely judging us… read more

Highly resilient people do these 6 things

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By Anouare Abdou – Ladders The world needs resilience right now. But what exactly does being resilient look like in practice? We’ve asked Olympic diver turned serial entrepreneur and Engel & Völkers broker Christopher Kalec for his take on the topic. Kalec has learned a thing or two about resilience while training for the Olympics and going through several career pivots…. read more

12 tips for parents with kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic

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By Jennifer Fabiano – Ladders Coronavirus has affected people across the country in many ways. With more than more than 22 million Americans dealing with unemployment, 66% of U.S. employees working remotely, and millions of schools experimenting with online learning for the first time. At least 27 states and three U.S. territories have recommended that school building… read more

How to write a professional work email when you’re angry

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By Kaitlyn McInnis – Ladders Whether you’ve simply had a bad day or you’re nearing your breaking point over something that has happened in your office, composing a thoughtful email to discuss what’s going on is rarely a walk in the park. However, ensuring your points get heard despite your current mindset is vital in… read more

Ask a Recruiter: How Can a Recession or Economic Downturn Affect My Career?

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The Motley Fool This article originally appeared on InHerSight.com, a website where women rate the female friendliness of their employers and get matched to companies that fit their needs. Amid the coronavirus crisis and subsequent layoffs and looming recession, InHerSight asked Dana Hundley and Jenna Richardson, co-founders of Career Cooperative, to discuss how economic downturns… read more

Healthcare Jobs Are Booming: Why It Could Be Your Next Career Move

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By H.V. MacArthur – Forbes The healthcare system was already working with a shortage of staff before it found itself flung into the chaos and overrun hospitals of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2018, healthcare became the largest employer in the U.S. California’s projected demand alone is approximately 500,000 new health care workers by 2024. As hospitals become… read more

A guide to navigating your career in the midst of a recession

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By Elizabeth Segran – FastCo. With a recession looming on the horizon, many workers are worried that their career will be derailed by a financial crisis. I know how they feel. I left grad school in the wake of the Great Recession with the hope of becoming a professor of Indian literature, but the job… read more

6 Steps to a Successful Career Planning Process

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By Lillian Childress – Resumeway Following a career planning process will enable you to discover your professional strengths. Subsequently, a career plan will help you capitalize on these and find a successful career path. The career planning process applies to any career at any given point. Below, you can find the steps to take to… read more