What Is an Apprenticeship? (And How To Get One!)

By Mike Simpson While many people have heard about apprenticeship programs, there’s also a lot of confusion and misinformation swirling around. Give or take, there are about 585,000 active apprentices in the United States spread across 23,000 registered programs. But if you don’t know anyone who has taken part, you probably have some questions. What…

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Virtual Job Shadowing (Step-By-Guide)

By Mike Simpson Virtual job shadowing is a fairly new creation, at least when it comes to the mainstream. Ultimately, the pandemic has changed a lot about how people work and live, including how we learn about career options and further ourselves professionally. With virtual job shadow opportunities, you can experience a day in the…

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How to Write a Resignation Email (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Deciding to leave a job is usually equal parts exciting and nerve-racking. In most cases, you’re probably moving on to bigger, better things, like a new job. Or maybe you’re simply trying to get away from something that’s making you miserable. Did you know that millions of people leave their jobs each…

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How to Negotiate Salary in 2021

By Mike Simpson Most professionals understanding that knowing how to negotiate salary is crucial. If you can negotiate successfully, you aren’t just boosting your pay today; you’re increasing your overall earnings potential for the rest of your life. Wow, right? Even knowing how powerful talking about pay during the job search process can be, only…

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How to Write a Personal Mission Statement (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Mission statements are everywhere in business. Nearly every company has one, allowing a simple sentence or two to act as a guiding light for all of its decision-making. But did you know that you can harness the power of the mission statement to elevate your career? It’s true. With a personal mission…

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How to Get or Write LinkedIn Recommendations (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson LinkedIn is undoubtedly the quintessential social media platform for professionals. It serves as a resume supplement, a place to showcase your expertise in posts, and a home for a range of networking activities. It’s no secret that professionals usually spend a lot of time primping their profiles, ensuring that it has the…

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How to Resign from a Job (Step-By-Step Process)

By Mike Simpson Figuring how to resign from a job is a must. Today, practically no one spends their entire career with a single employer simply moving up the chain. Instead, most professionals actually end up in 12+ jobs over the course of a lifetime. Resigning is actually very common in the workforce, too. During…

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20 Best Side Hustles for 2021

By Jeff Gillis In times of uncertainty, finding the best side hustles for you is a must. Why? Because side jobs can be the answer to how to make extra money while keeping your main career on target. They can also give you financial security, diversifying your income. So, if you’re worried about how to…

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Laid Off vs. Fired: The Differences Explained

By Mike Simpson Laid off vs. fired; are they really that different? In the end, they both mean ending up unemployed suddenly, so doesn’t that make them more or less the same? Well, yes and no. In the eyes of many candidates, the difference between being laid off or fired may seem minimal. Either way,…

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How to Change Careers in 2021 (Our 10-Step Process)

By Mike Simpson Ah, the career change. At some point, nearly every professional pauses for a second and wonders, “Am I really doing what I want to do for the rest of my life? And, if not, what career is right for me?” Those are some big questions, for sure. Changing careers isn’t usually something…

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