What Are Analytical Skills? How to Develop and Demonstrate Them

Analytical skills are in high demand. Here’s how to develop your analytical skills and demonstrate examples on your resume.

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How Employee Benefits Work: PTO, Insurance, and More

Which benefits are legally required? Am I eligible for leave? Here’s what you need to know about employee benefits, paid time off, and fringe benefits or perks.

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How to Ask for a Reference Letter (With Examples)

It’s a good idea to have written reference letters on hand when applying for jobs. Here’s how to ask for a reference letter and sample messages to help you get started.

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How to Give Two Weeks Notice

Giving two weeks notice will help you leave your job on good terms. Here’s how to give two weeks notice and what to do if you are given a counteroffer.

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How to Research and Find the Salary You Deserve

There’s the salary you desire and the salary your employer is willing to pay. And while the two may be quite similar, that’s not always the case. Though some of what determines your pay rate is out of your hands, there are some steps you can take to help you understand your value to an […]

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How to End a Letter (Example Closings and Sign-Offs)

Whether it’s a cover letter, resignation, or reference, the way you end your letter is important. Use these example closing sentences and sign-offs to end your letters.

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How to Write an Impressive Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

A great elevator pitch demonstrates who you are and what you want to achieve. Here’s how to give an elevator pitch that will land you career opportunities.

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What Is Active Listening? Here’s Why It’s Important

Listening well is just as important as being well-spoken, and it’s especially important during your job search. Here’s how to become a more active listener.

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How to Set Career Goals

Here’s how to set goals that will move your career forward. Setting the right goals can help you create a clear path toward your dream career.

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10 Legitimate Reasons to Call Out of Work

Illness and other emergencies are perfectly valid excuses to call out of work. Taking time off to address things can help you return to work as focused as possible.

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How to Become a Successful Freelancer: 8 Tips

A few specific skills and qualities can set you up for success as a freelancer. Learn how to foster qualities like persistence, resilience, flexibility, and more.

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How to Ask for a Raise: Prep, Planning, and Tips

Be sure to highlight your successes, research salary and benefits in your industry, and come prepared. Here’s when to ask for a raise and what to say.

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Five Things to Do Once You’ve Accepted a Job Offer

You’ve accepted a job offer—congratulations! Here’s what you should do next to set yourself up for success in your new role.

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Working for a Fortune 500 Company: Benefits and What to Know

If you want to work for a large, well-known employer, Susan P. Joyce shares some of the advantages and disadvantages of working for a Fortune 500 employer after having worked for one for more than 10 years.

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Career Success Power Tool: Your Career Accomplishments Portfolio

Recruiter and career coach Allyn Gardner shares how to build and maintain your career accomplishments portfolio, the foundation of job search success.

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Successfully Launch Your New Remote Job: The First 90 Days

When you work from home, these 9 tools help you stay well-connected and well-organized.

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How to Keep Your Skills Sharp While Working From Home

When you work from home, you can become isolated and your skills can become out-of-date. Mark Anthony Dyson offers 12 ways to increase your skills from home.

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Career Change: Becoming the Boss

Mark Feffer describes how to understand the impact when a job title change to

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Returning to Work After Caring for a Parent

Often personal crises, like caring for an elderly parent, eliminates having a job. Afterwards, job hunting can be challenging. Here’s how to recover.

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The Most Important Keywords for Your Job Search and Career? Your Name

This set of keywords is critical to the success of your job search and career, essential for personal online reputation management.

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