What to Ask HR Before Accepting a Job Offer

Posted

Today, it’s a job-seekers market. Skilled professionals have choices when it comes to accepting a new job. They aren’t stuck with the first role that comes around. Instead, they are in a position to ask questions before they say “yes.” If you are offered a job, it’s wise to reach out to HR and find… Read more »


Is It Better to Be the First to Interview or the Last?

Posted

Getting a call about a job interview is exciting. But, if you are given a choice between multiple interview times, it can also be a bit stressful. Trying to figure out which time or day is best isn’t easy. You might think that going first is the best option as it allows you to serve… Read more »


How to Save an Interview After It’s Gone Downhill

Posted

When you’re interviewing for your ideal job, it’s easy to get a bit rattled. You may be anxious, increasing the odds that you’ll make a mistake. Maybe you misunderstood what the hiring manager asked and gave a wrong answer. Maybe you forgot to tell the hiring manager something important that you bring to the table…. Read more »


Is a No-Car Commute the Way to Go?

Posted

Car culture in the United States is strong. Many people can’t fathom commuting without their car. However, others don’t fall into that category. For some, the idea of a no-car commute is incredibly enticing. At times, those who favor the car-free approach do it for environmental reasons. They want to reduce their carbon emissions, and… Read more »


Leveraging Your Alumni Network to Get Your Next Research Job

Posted

Many professionals have heard that their alumni network can be a powerful weapon in their job search arsenal. However, not everyone understands what they need to do to leverage that connection. Luckily, it isn’t as challenging as it may appear on the surface. If you want to make the most of your alumni network so… Read more »


Bad Work Habits to Ditch in the New Year

Posted

When the new year on the horizon, many people are planning their New Year’s resolutions. This year, consider focusing on bad work habits and making a commitment to ditch them in 2020. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some that should be on everyone’s list.  Skipping Breaks  When you get busy, you might… Read more »


What’s the Difference in Being Laid Off and Fired?

Posted

Let go, terminated, fired, and laid off are all terms that mean a person has lost their job. However, the words and phrases aren’t interchangeable, as they can be referring to dramatically different circumstances.  This is particularly true when it comes to being laid off or being fired. The difference between those two situations is… Read more »


What You Need to Know About the Future of H-1B Visas

Posted

The H-1B visa program creates opportunities for workers and companies. Foreign professionals get a chance to become a part of the American workforce, while businesses can access talent that may otherwise be difficult to locate.  However, the H-1B visa program is also complex and changes often. If you are wondering about the future of the H-1B… Read more »


Top Tech Trends and Hot Jobs to Look for in 2020

Posted

Technology trends are inherently hard to track. What was once emerging can become mainstream in the bat of an eye, and new tech advances are announced on a seemingly daily basis. However, tech careers don’t shift as quickly. Instead, they typically evolve over time.  Professionals can often align their careers with tech trends without having to abandon… Read more »


Don’t Be Afraid to Leave a Job You Hate

Posted

Many professionals assume that, if they ended up in a job they genuinely despised, they’d be able to walk away with ease. However, that often isn’t the case. Even if the idea of staying in that position is terrifying, the thought of leaving can be just as scary. After all, making a change means venturing… Read more »