13 Best Things You Can Do for Your Career Before the Year’s End

There are 36 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. This end-of-year stretch can feel like a black hole for your job search and career. But like an actual black hole, it only seems empty. In fact, it’s packed with …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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“What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?” | Interview Q&A

As an interviewee, you’d probably be thrilled to never have to respond to the “What are your strengths and weaknesses” question ever again, but alas, it’s almost definitely here to stay. So rather than wing it when one of these …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Bilingualism, or the ability to speak two or more languages fluently, can be a huge asset for job seekers. As a 2017 report by New American Economy discovered, the need for bilingual workers in the United States more than doubled …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Exactly How to Respond to a Job Offer via Email (With Examples)

If that job offer you just got signals a happy end to your search, you might immediately want to text all your friends, pop the bubbly, and cue the imaginary marching band to mark the sheer magnitude of this moment. …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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The Post-Interview Thank-You Email | Template Toolbox

If you’re on the job hunt and are wondering whether you really need to send a post-interview thank-you email, the answer is a resounding yes! Now that we got that out of the way, use these helpful tips and the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The 8 Negotiation Skills You Need—Whether You’re Job Searching or Not

Let’s say you’re conducting a job search and aiming for an annual salary of $100,000, but a company you’ve interviewed with offers you $87,000. You could grudgingly accept it, walk away, or try to negotiate.

You decide to negotiate and …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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Here Are 15 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired—and How to Fix Them

Job searching is a grind. And the longer you’re at it, the worse it seems to get. It can be so discouraging to put yourself out there and get rejected over and over again or be met with radio silence.

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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From College to Retirement: Mapping Your Career Path for Success

Many people think of their lives as a series of phases that are passed through. In one phase, you are planning your college career to help you get the right job, in another you are saving for retirement and for …

By Gabe Nelson - Vault
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When, Why, and How to Use Personal References in a Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your ideal company, tell them about yourself, and score your dream job right on the spot? Unfortunately, a job search takes a bit more effort than that, and employers want to …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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Perks and Benefits 101: Explanations and Questions to Ask Before You Take the Job

Once you’ve found a job and company that you’re really excited about, salary might top your list of priorities. But while salary is important, it’s only part of the overall offer. To get the full scope of what you’ll really …

By Erica Sweeney - The Muse
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