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How to Make a Travel Break Sound Like Work Experience

After losing a job at a struggling company, an executive plans to recharge with a few months of travel and adventure. But how should he portray that on his résumé when he re-enters the job market?
 

I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. ...




In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best
 




Richard Branson is a force of nature.
In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. ...




Work Advice: How to stay out of a company war caused by an in-house love triangle

Reader: I work in a large company, under a manager who has had a long-standing affair with the company owner. The owner’s spouse also works for the company. The owner is divorcing the spouse and has moved in with my manager.
 
Most everyone sympathizes with the spouse, and I would say most of the employees, encouraged by other managers, are actively trying to get my manager to leave by ignoring requests, failing to complete work correctly and telling customers that errors are my manager’s fault. ...




​10 tips for Skype interviews: Practice makes perfect

As hiring managers become more comfortable with new technologies, Skype or videoconference interviewing is becoming more common.
 
Unlike phone interviews, more information can be gleaned from Skype interviews, making them increasingly popular alternatives to initial phone interviews. ...




3 Killer Job Interview Questions Entry-Level Candidates Forget To Ask

Before you say “thanks” and walk out the door, don’t miss a last chance to show your stuff and gather useful intel.
If you’re looking for an entry-level job, it can sometimes feel like you’re speeding through the interview process screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!” while trying to play it cool. ...




Top 10 Law School Resume Fundamentals

A shoddy resume could cost prospective law students their acceptance.

When applying to law school, LSAT scores, letters of recommendation, undergraduate grades and personal statements loom large. It's easy to overlook your resume among all the materials you need to submit. ...




Here's What Not To Wear If You Want To Crush That Job Interview

Dress to impress—that's the key to making a good first impression, especially during a job interview. Your outfit can make or break your chances of landing that job, so we asked experts to weigh in on... more


Job interview jitters are the worst. ...




Death From Overwork Is a Real Thing and It's Affecting Young Adults the Most

It's called "Karoshi."
 
A 31-year-old journalist in Japan is dead in the latest case of "death from overwork."
The New York Times reports on Miwa Sado, a Japanese journalist who worked for the country's state-run broadcasting network, NHK. ...




How to Write a Job Resignation Letter

If you're quitting your job, don't walk out the door without submitting a formal letter of resignation to your supervisor.A resignation letter may seem like a chore, but many employers require it as part of the exit process as proof that you are voluntarily terminating your employment. ...




3 Easy Ways To Relieve Anxiety Before Your Work Day

You feel yourself reaching out, half-asleep, hitting the snooze button with your eyes shut. But just when you think you can sleep for 10 more minutes, the feelings flood your mind—worry, restlessness, tension. You know you have a full day ahead of you, and the thought of dealing with certain colleagues, clients, or customers robs you of any peaceful moments you have left underneath the warm sheets. ...