Career Advice

It is challenging to find a job in this day and age. This blog provides practical advice on finding a job, getting the required education/skills, and succeeding in the career you already have.

How Do Bodybuilders Make Money?

It is no surprise that bodybuilding requires a great deal of dedication, time, and money. With so much effort put in at the gym and following a strict yet high-quality diet, how do bodybuilders make money to support their lifestyles?  Bodybuilders make money in a broad array of work like modeling, fitness blogging, personal training, …

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How to Reschedule an Interview Due to Illness [Email Examples]

It’s less than ideal; you landed an interview for what you think is the perfect job. Then, just days- or maybe worse, just hours before your big interview, you find yourself under the weather. You certainly don’t want to, but you think you may need to reschedule your interview.  To reschedule an interview due to …

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Can You Legally Get Fired for Joining a Union?

When you’re an at-will employee, your employer can terminate your work whenever they want, for substantial or non-substantial reasons. But joining a union gives you an advocate to protect your rights in case of unjust or unfair treatment. Does your employer have the legal right to fire you for unionizing? According to the law, you …

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Job Interview Answer: “What Is Your Favorite Food and Why”

We all know how frustrating and nerve-racking job interviews can be. On top of that, there are some seemingly odd questions, like: “What’s your favorite food and why?”. How should we answer this question? The question “What’s your favorite food and why” in a job interview is there to reveal something personal about you and …

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Should I Accept a Counteroffer From My Current Employer?

Looking for new work is stressful enough without the counteroffer curveball that your current employer just threw at you. They’ve offered you a pay wage better than your new employer—should you accept it or continue progressing towards that unique career opportunity?  It is not recommended to accept a counteroffer from your current employer if you …

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Is It Unprofessional to Send Work Emails Late at Night?

It happens to all of us – you get home and remember you had to send an important email. But preparing dinner and catching up with family eats up your time, and soon you realize it’s almost midnight. After composing the email, you pause and wonder, is it wrong to send work emails late at …

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8 Reasons to Avoid Companies That Pose as Family

The warm and fuzzy feelings associated with being part of a family can quickly turn into resentment when the relationship between coworkers becomes too close for comfort—especially when it comes at the expense of professionalism.  A company that poses as a family may use manipulation, guilt, and loose boundaries, which is why they may need …

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How to Respond to a Second Interview Email [With Samples]

First interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking, but perhaps it can even seem more daunting to head back for the second round of interviews. If you were asked back in the first place, you should rest assured that you did a good job on the first interview and can definitely do so again. To maximize your …

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5 Ways Teachers Can Get Fired by Their Own Students

A teacher’s job is a deeply rewarding yet challenging experience, with new and bigger hurdles appearing with changes in culture and society. Once seen as unchallenged pillars of society, more and more teachers are now seeing their authority challenged or–worse–getting fired, by their own students.   Some of the most common reasons why a teacher can …

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When Is It Appropriate to Send a Handwritten Resume?

A resume is a requirement in a job application. They are always submitted in print or a digital copy using word processing software to input all the applicant’s relevant information. But an applicant may think submitting a handwritten resume is uncommon and may wonder if sending one is appropriate.  It is appropriate to send a …

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