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The Strategy Behind Weird Interview Questions

There’s no shortage of unorthodox or off-beat interview questions to ask job candidates. But what’s the point?
For some managers, quirky questions go beyond catching someone off guard. Non-traditional questions help managers such as Patrick Brandt, chief executive officer of Zimbra Inc. ...

7 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

Career advice is in no short supply. In fact, you could probably spend the duration of your working life simply reading through the tips and advice already online. But as in all areas of life, the more common something is, generally speaking, the lower its value. ...

What Does Your Social Media Profile Say About You?

No doubt you have heard the term personal branding. Once upon a time only companies had to worry about their brands. Now individuals do as well, especially individuals who are open to or actively seeking new job opportunities.
If you maintain your social media profile, it’s worth considering what your profile conveys to a potential employer as well as to potential colleagues. ...

8 Ways To Stay Well During A Job Search Dry Spell

Thoreau said, “‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.” While it’s unlikely this 19th century author was ever downsized and left to spend hours tweaking his personal brand, crafting power statements, or hunting down hiring managers, his wisdom can be applied to those struggling through a job transition. ...

Challenges for LGBT people in the workplace and how to overcome them

While progress has been made, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still worry that revealing their sexuality at work will have negative consequences. What can businesses do to support LGBT employees?
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are 'out' at work waste little energy hiding aspects of their personalities, meaning they feel more confident and progress within the business. ...

5 Things Your LGBTQ Co-Workers Wish You Knew

Scenario: You’re eating your Sunday dinner leftovers at lunch Monday with co-workers when one of your colleagues starts chatting about her dating life (or lack thereof). “Men are so confusing. I wish I was a lesbian,” she says, turning to look at you. ...

15 Easy Tips For Scoring Your Dream Job In Your Twenties

We’re going to get through this together.
1. Set time for yourself every day to job search (but know it’s OK to take some time off too).There’s life beyond Try to find websites tailored to your specific career focus, like Mediabistro for people in media, or job boards within college department websites. ...

Use This Secret Military Trick to Tell if Someone Is Lying

Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (Retired) Karl Erickson has faced all kinds of liars: combative locals who don’t want to tell you where the bad guys are hiding, friendly forces who exaggerate their capabilities to help, guys on your squad who don’t want to admit how badly they messed up, the list goes on and on. ...

6 Tips to Kick Start Your Job Search

You’ve been telling yourself for weeks: I’m going to start looking. It’s time. So what do you do now? You know that you want to start a job search, but there is a lot you don’t know:

What other jobs are there?
What would you actually do in those jobs?
How do you get one?
How long will it take?
What will you get paid?

That’s just for starters. ...

Why the Non-9-to-5 Is the Future of Feminism

Imagine a world where women didn't have to choose between a rewarding career and a fulfilling family life. Werk, a platform connecting ambitious women to flexible career opportunities, is bent on making it happen.
In February, Annie Dean and Anna Auerbach cofounded the company out of their frustration with the lack of flexibility for women in the job market today—there simply aren't enough roles for women who are both career-driven and dedicated caregivers. ...