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The Class of 2020 had been looking forward to graduating; now, they’re merely hoping that they get to. In retrospect, even the uncertainties that awaited them in the “real world” sound preferable to our current situation. Many had been giving interviews ad nauseam, hoping they’d have a job by the time they graduated. However, COVID-19 put a stop to all that. The Class of 2020 is going to graduate (if they...
Deciding whether you should go back to school for an advanced degree is a complicated question that’s also one of the most critical life decisions you need to make. It requires you to reevaluate your lifestyle, ask difficult questions , and make a choice that determines the future of your career. According to research, 18% of all jobs in the US  will require an advanced degree by 2022. So right now might be the best time...
COVID-19 continues to tear the world apart, as the global healthcare system struggles to fight it. Economies are in shambles, thousands of people have died, and thousands more will if the virus isn't effectively contained. The need to flatten the curve is more important than ever. Many organizations are making difficult decisions in these trying times to save themselves from debilitating financial crises. This has led to disastrous...
While it’s important that you at least find your job bearable, most people follow a career path that doesn’t reflect their passion. Instead, they follow a career path that reflects what they’re good at and what gives them the best salary and benefits package. It’s very rare that one’s passions overlap with a successful career. Self-help books and career gurus on television have exhausted the phrase...
At some point in your career, you will  come across a client who’s just too difficult to handle—a client you find unbearable, someone who pushes you to the edge of your patience. Learning how to handle these clients is a necessary skill, and you’ll have to push your own frustration, anger, and disappointment aside to focus on the task at hand. Emotional intelligence  is the ability to recognize both our...
They may have seemed larger than life in the interview, but interviewers are just like us. They are susceptible and vulnerable to the same cognitive biases and psychological preferences, and often rely on intuition. Simple changes in the way you behave, speak, hold your posture, and make eye contact can make you appear much more competent, hirable, and likable to them. That means that there are all kinds of psychological tricks you can...
Most cubicles are spare and minimalistic. There are rows and rows of fluorescent lights, beige carpets, and cream-colored walls. But without a touch of color, offices become monotonous and boring. And a drab office gives rise to drab performance. Abundant natural lighting, comfortable furniture, colorful decoration, and a sense of privacy are all critical factors in increasing productivity. Just a few small adjustments and upgrades can...
You come into work to find an unwashed, empty coffee mug, along with crumpled papers everywhere. Great. It’s Monday morning and you already have a headache. What a wonderful way to start work. You then open your inbox, only to find a dozen emails from your boss, highlighting all the issues you’ve been having with your performance lately. Just brilliant. We’ve all been there before. We’ve all had our...
Let’s be honest: asking “how much did you make at your previous job?” should be banned throughout the US . Employers use the figure you provide to make you an offer at the end of the recruitment process. They mostly low-ball an offer, in case you come across as a candidate who is too afraid to negotiate. Moreover, this is also one of the contributing factors of the gender pay gap in the US. In a world where women are...
Have we reached March already? Boy, 2020 is going by fast! As the days continue to slip out of your hands, it’s about time you begin your research and create integrated marketing strategies for the brand you were planning to launch mid-year.   To help you with your brand’s promotion, we did our research on the hottest marketing trends that are helping businesses enjoy great revenues. After in-depth discussions with...
Company culture plays a vital role  in long-term organizational success. To name just a few benefits, a well-thought-out company culture can help you stand out against competitors and increases employee retention. Company heads need to grapple with their urge to control or direct their companies’ culture—it needs to evolve and develop on its own.   Company heads can, however, promote certain ideas and values....
Not all of us have the credentials and qualifications  to make an eye-catching resume. Not all of our achievements are worthy of being presented—you might have come out a completely different person after that experience, but it doesn’t belong on your CV if there’s something else that overpowers it. When Harvard came up with the presumably perfect resume template , the experts at Jobslog realized where that...