How To Choose A Career (And Not Screw It Up)

By Jeff Gillis There are a shocking number of possible careers, which makes choosing a career a monumental task. The little boy who dreams of becoming an actor will find countless opportunities in entertainment that he never dreamed of as a child. It isn’t until you are on the set of a major motion picture…

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Character Reference Letter 101 (Sample Template Included)

By Mike Simpson We are all familiar with the traditional reference letter (often referred to as a letter of recommendation). It is an employer’s note of your professional conduct. While not always in letter form, providing professional references is a key component of any job application. A lesser known variety of the reference paradigm is…

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Exit Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Though interviewing is most often seen as the entry point to employment, it is also an exit point. If you have ever resigned from a job, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. The dreaded exit interview. “Wait,” you murmur, confused. “The exit interview is clearly the very best part of…

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Here’s How to Accept a Job Offer (Hint: Acceptance Letter!)

By Jeff Gillis The process of finding a job can be a long, uphill battle with seemingly endless obstacles. You’ve drafted cover letters, only to wonder if they were ever even read. You’ve refocused your resume so many times that you have the perfect document ready to send to any number of future employers. You’ve…

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Top 5 Networking Tips For Job Seekers

By Jeff Gillis Being skilled at your job, having the right qualifications and work experience and having a finely tuned cover letter and resume are all excellent tools to have in your job seeking tool box, but there’s one tool that too often gets overlooked…networking to find a job. How many times have you heard…

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How To Ask For A Raise (And Actually Get One!)

By Mike Simpson “I’m not getting paid enough to do this job!” Sound familiar? Of course it does, we’ve all said it…and yet, how many of us sit at our desks day after day, grumbling about pay, but don’t actually do anything about it? Well, no more! Today we’re going to teach you how to…

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Top 3 Career Test (or Career Quiz) Guide for 2020

By Mike Simpson If you’ve found this article, there’s a pretty good chance that you are either unhappy with your career or that you feel like you don’t know what it is that you’re supposed to be doing. Enter the career test. What is a career test? Generally speaking, a career test is a multiple-choice test…

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How to Write A Letter of Recommendation (Format & Sample Included)

By Mike Simpson The best way to discuss your letter of recommendation is clearly by beginning with a little role playing (wink wink). Imagine you’re at a huge party. The room is filled with people you’ve never met and you’re standing awkwardly off to the side, unsure of what to do. You want to interact but…

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How to Quit Your Job in 2022

By Jeff Gillis There comes a time in every employees life when you have to take a good long look at what you’re doing and decide if it’s something you really really want to keep doing, or if it’s time to throw in the towel and figure out how to quit your job and move…

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How To Write A Killer Elevator Pitch (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson You’re on the elevator, riding up from the lobby to the top floor to drop off your resume with Human Resources in response to a job posting for your dream career. You’re excited, but nervous, because you know your resume is going to be just one of hundreds that the hiring manager…

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