Worst Answers to ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’ and Other Common Interview Questions

Even within all advancements and changes to the job search process, some parts of the interview process remain unchanged. For example, hiring managers still use certain common interview questions to judge how well candidates will fit with their firms. So, …

By Erika Rykun - Vault
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Your Guide to Virtual Career Fairs—So You Can Impress From Afar

Have you ever seen that episode of The Office where the Dunder Mifflin crew heads to a local job fair? Just like in any other episode of the show, everything that can go wrong does. The worst part is when …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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The 4 Kinds of Experience You Need on Your Resume

Job postings by social-impact employers often come with a big list of must-have skills. After all, these employers are looking for people who can solve some pretty tough challenges.

But other than soft skills, what kind of experience and technical …

By Lisa Yee-Litzenberg - Idealist Careers
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9 Jobs You Can Get With a Business Degree

Business is one of the most popular college majors in the country. In fact, in the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded by U.S. colleges were business degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Job Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Spot Them and Steer Clear

Camden Boyd knew it all sounded too good to be true—but he really wanted that job as a work-from-home customer service representative, making $25 an hour.

Boyd, 19, was invited to interview for the position via chat on Google Hangouts. …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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10 Entry-Level Jobs for English Majors (No, English Teacher Isn’t One of Them)

When faced with the age-old question “What are you going to do with that degree?” English majors often find themselves wondering how they’ll land a job after graduation. You may think your only options are to become an English teacher, …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
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How—and When—to Include Projects on Your Resume (Plus Examples!)

If you’ve completed a project you’re especially proud of, it’s natural to want to show it off on your resume—and it might even help you land your next job. Projects that potentially belong on your resume can come from your …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone’s heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

By Sarah Candin - Vault
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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
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15 Kinds of Jobs That Are In Demand—and Growing—Heading Into 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, it quickly disrupted every aspect of work. Offices shut down. Those lucky enough to keep their jobs found themselves working from home, clicking into video meeting after video meeting, some while caring …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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