How to End an Email (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Sometimes, it’s not until you have a job search underway that you really stop and think about how you approach an email. After all, you want to come across as capable, professional, and, well, hirable. On occasion, that may leave you asking questions, “Do I really know how to end an email…

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How to Use To Whom It May Concern (Alternatives Included)

By Mike Simpson Every letter needs a solid salutation. Why? Because it helps the reader figure out who you’re talking to. But what if you don’t know the name of the person you’re addressing? That’s where “to whom it may concern” comes in. “To whom it may concern” is a generic salutation that can apply…

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The Complete Guide to Severance (Pay and Package)

By Mike Simpson In some cases, if you’re laid off or let go from a job for a reason other than a performance issue or a policy violation, you might get offered severance. If you do, this can significantly ease the blow. You’ll end up with some extra post-employment support, increasing the odds that you…

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How to Write a Resignation Letter (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson At some point in your career, you’re probably going to resign from a job. After all, practically no one stays in one role for their entire working life; moving on from time to time is normal. In fact, it’s so normal that millions of professionals leave their jobs every month. That’s right,…

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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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