10 Ways to Calm Your Interview Anxiety

It's normal to feel stressed or anxious before an important job interview. Your anxiety can motivate you but can also distract you, so here are 10 quick tips to tame it.

Is Writing a Hit TV Series In Your Future?

Is writing for television one of your career dreams? If you’re ready to transform your ideas into reality, here’s a book that can help you every step of the way.

Job Seeking? Take Advantage of University Websites

College and university career center websites provide hidden gems for job seekers.

Research Your Career Online Using Government Websites

Google is a terrific search engine, but if that's your only method for finding career information and job opportunities online, you are missing a lot.

How to Target and Find the Best Employers for You

Frustrated with your haphazard job search? The "2-hour Job Search" provides a logical system for job seekers and career changers. Developed by Steve Dalton, MBA, this system will help you organize an efficient and effective employer connection method.

Ten Questions for Meaningful Career Development

Whether seeking a career or an artistic pursuit, we are all hoping to find meaning in what we do. And Dr. Eric Maisel has 10 questions to help you explore.

The Worst Critic in Your Job Search, Part 2

Your inner critic can have a devastating effect on your job search. Finding your true self that is wise and strong is the key to eliminating the critic's power.

The Worst Critic in Your Job Search, Part 1

Who’s your worst critic in the job search? Hint: Check your mirror. Now see if you can find your inner champion.

Is Your Elevator Pitch Doing its Job?

I am in sales. And so are you. So the question is: how well are you doing? Maybe it's time to update your elevator pitch.

5 Urban Legends of the Job Search

Much as I enjoy a good urban legend, I don’t like them in the job search. They misguide people and cause them to waste time and maybe even lose out on job opportunities.

Can You Afford Your Dream Career?

Money is certainly the leveler of many a dream. But it doesn’t have to be, and there are some great resources to help you work through the money issues related to your dream. So dream on. Dream big. And plan.

Want to Be a Writer? How Psychology Today Can Help

Whatever your motivation (and we’ll deal in a minute with the lack of that…), if you want to start or improve your writing you need look no further than Psychology Today’s blog posts.

Finding the Meaning in Your Work

How can you combine five dimensions of meaning—money, status, making a difference, passions, and talents—into a fulfilling career?

How to Succeed at a Career Fair

Job fairs offer an unprecedented opportunity to get your credentials in front of a large number of employers in a short amount of time. Just the practice of going up and talking to a company representative can be a great experience and prepare you for when you do meet the representative from the “dream” company you do want to work for.

Famous Inspirational Quotes That Never Were

Writing a speech or preparing a report? Planning to use an inspiring quote? You might want to do your research first.

Gambling on the "Right" College Major

Let’s start here: there is no one right answer to what one “should” major in.

Starting Your New Job

Starting a new job? Know your limitations. Don't take on a task you’re not really prepared to do. Work hard, develop a good relationship with your supervisor, and start contributing when you can. But wait, there's more.

Why is the Job Search So Scary?

We don’t like fearful things. Our limbic system instinctively tells us to run away, fight, or freeze when we encounter them. So if you’ve been fearing the job search, you need to start using a different part of your brain. Here’s how.

Calming Workplace Anxiety with Self-Compassion

We’ve all had those days at work: you’re running late, you miss a deadline, you’re supposed to be at a meeting and you’re stuck in traffic. Or maybe that’s not you: maybe your work day actually goes fine, but you pressure yourself to be perfect, to be better, or to do more. Somehow you feel that wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, it's not enough.

Taking Charge of Your Career: Summer Reading

Need career inspiration or help with your job search? These three books will help you take charge and navigate your career regardless of your current situation.

Stuck, Bored, and Unfulfilled at Work

Before you waste one more hour at a “Thank God it’s Friday” or “Over-the-Hump Wednesday” celebration at your local bar, try answering these questions about your job to help you change your situation.

Jumpstart Your Business Ideas with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding gives new meaning to the line, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

Developing the Entrepreneur in Every Student

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset can help individuals succeed in the traditional job market as well. Entrepreneurial skills have the potential to enhance any career path—regardless of the field or title.

Marketing and Using Your Foreign Language Skills at Work

Unfortunately, the advantage of a second language isn’t always immediately apparent to employers. This is where you need to remember the old phrase, “Salesmanship begins when the customer says ‘no.’”

Catfish Job Scams

The least damage a catfish job scammer will do is waste your time. The worst is they will empty your bank account. Bottom line, your mother was right. If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Edit Your Cover Letter Like a Pro

You've written the perfect cover letter. Now it's time to edit and rewrite.

Can You Really "Do What You Love" These Days?

Unfortunately the phrase “Do What You Love” has been turned into a bumper sticker, devoid of meaning and potentially dangerous in its simplicity. It reminds me of another bumper sticker, “Leap and the net will appear.” Yes, sometimes it does. And sometimes you just crash.

College Students, Social Media, and the Job Search

According to a recent survey, fewer than one-third of college students are using LinkedIn and other social media resources in their job searches despite evidence that more recruiters than ever are using social media to seek qualified candidates.

Finding Happiness at Work

How can you change your experience at work when you can’t change your job? Change your perspective.

Do the Work: An Important Message for Labor Day

You have a project you long to do. It’s a screenplay, a book, or a song you want to write. It's an idea for a new invention or a new business. It's finding a new job. Doing any of these activities will likely enrich and enhance your life. And that’s probably why you’re not doing them.