Beyond your degree and educational background, prospective employers look for basic skills known as "core competencies." Acquiring them is key to a successful lifelong career.
From Field to Office: Transferable Skills for Student Athletes in the Workplace
Recent graduates who are about to enter the workforce for the first time will face many challenges. When applying for entry-level positions they may lack certain skills that potential employers are looking for, and when starting work for the first time they may feel nervous or anxious.
Navigating Counteroffers: A Comprehensive Guide to Workplace Negotiations
If you’re currently employed but looking for better pay, more opportunities to advance your career, or perhaps a hybrid working schedule, you might find yourself seeking other avenues of employment. Once a potential employer decides they want to hire you, they’ll make an offer.
How to Transition from a Full-Time Job to a Freelance Career
The allure of freelancing is undeniable. Freelancing offers unparalleled flexibility and the potential for higher earnings.
Advice for International Students Looking for Sponsorship in 2024
With this year’s H-1B visa registration season quickly approaching—the lottery registration window opens on March 6, 2024—we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now to get hired in 2024, what to expect from this year’s H-1B lottery, and what he learned during the 2023 visa season. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
6 Tips for Surviving Your First Day at a New Job
Whether it’s an entry-level job, a job with a new company, or a career change, we all eventually face the challenges associated with taking on a new job. Those first few days can be tough since everything is so new and different from what you’re used to, and it’s important to realize you’re not alone.
The Qualities of a Great Mentor: Part II
A great mentor can make a huge difference in a young professional’s career. Mentors can offer valuable advice, and can help a mentee overcome challenges and remain motivated during difficult times.
The Qualities of a Great Mentor: Part I
At a certain point in your career, you might consider becoming a professional mentor. Being a mentor is an enormous responsibility, and the future of another person’s career may rely upon your guidance and support.
3 Questions to Ask Your Mentor
Once you've secured a mentor in your professional life, it's important that you are fully utilizing this valuable relationship. One way to do this is by asking the right questions.
Maintaining a Strong Mentor-Mentee Relationship
A professional mentor can help you take your career to the next level. Last time we spoke about how to identify and make contact with a potential mentor, so if you’re looking to establish a new mentor-mentee relationship, check out our previous blog.
How to Find a Great Mentor
Every January, we celebrate National Mentoring Month. Professional mentors are there to help guide you through your career, achieve your goals, and realize your full potential.
8 Characteristics of Effective Leaders
During the course of your career you’ll find that job satisfaction is sometimes directly linked to the leadership team. Great leaders inspire and teach their team, and they take responsibility for their own actions.
10 Essential AI Skills for Students Entering the Workforce in 2024
Now that artificial intelligence is reshaping the landscape of nearly every industry, it's imperative for students preparing to enter the workforce to equip themselves with certain AI skills. This isn't just about staying relevant; it's about being a proactive part of the revolution that’s setting new benchmarks in efficiency, innovation, and problem-solving.
AI Can’t Replace These Soft Skills
A lot of the hysteria around AI taking everyone’s jobs seems to have calmed down a bit, but it’s still safe to say that certain roles will change when more companies start to implement AI tools into their business practices. The silver lining here is that AI tools will never be able to demonstrate the soft skills of their human counterparts, so there will always be a need for human workers.
How to Use Career Cushioning Over the Holidays
Over the past few years, movements like The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and The Big Stay have reflected employees' changing needs in the workplace. The latest movement to take workplaces by storm is something called “Career Cushioning.
Surviving Your Employer’s Holiday Party
The holiday season is here, which means your employer is probably about to invite you to its annual holiday party. Company parties can be a lot of fun, and they may even provide you with the opportunity to make some new network connections, but there are some things you should watch out for.
A Guide to the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: How and Where to Work on the Road
One of the things technology has done is give rise to a group of people who call themselves “digital nomads. ” These people want to work from anywhere, use technology for their jobs, and move to destinations of their choice.
The Pros and Cons of Freelancing
For some, the thought of working a typical 9-5 might seem a bit dull. Depending on your line of work, freelancing could be a good alternative; however, it also comes along with its own challenges and pitfalls.
5 Common Resume Mistakes Students Make and How to Avoid Them
If you’re a student and don’t have much experience writing resumes, you’ll likely make a handful of common mistakes. The good news is once you understand what these mistakes are, it’s easy to avoid them.
Practice Area Insights: Mergers & Acquistions
M&A attorneys represent companies that are the acquirers or the targets in acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, minority investments, spinoffs and other similar transactions. Some attorneys in this practice area focus on either acquirers or targets, or on deals involving either public or private companies, while others work broadly across many types of transactions.
How to Survive Working for a Startup
There are many aspects of working at a startup that might seem attractive to job seekers. For example, the possibility exists that you’ll be working at an as-of-yet unknown company that will one day grow to become a widely recognized and publicly traded juggernaut of its industry.
Starting Salaries for the 15 Most In-Demand Degrees
When deciding on a degree program, there are many things to consider. Is the field something you’re passionate about?
How to Handle Difficult Feedback and Criticism at Work
At some point during your job search or career, you’ll encounter difficult feedback or criticism, which can be very tough to handle. The good news is there are ways to transform this type of negative feedback into something extremely positive.
Four Key Considerations on the Path to Law Firm Partnership
When they think about a career as a lawyer, many law students and even first-year associates imagine they’ll join a law firm, work hard, and after some defined period of time, be rewarded for that hard work by making partner. Thirty years ago, that was true across most firms, but the path to partnership has changed significantly in the last few decades.