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19 Jobs Perfect for Extroverts

If you thrive working in teams, get excited when a leadership opportunity comes up, and are the first to say good morning to your co-workers, chances are you’re an extrovert. And, we’ve got good news for you if you are! Companies are hiring people just like you right now. Show More Summary

The Secret to a Really Good Interview Is Simply Knowing When to Shut Your Mouth

One of the first things I learned as a recruiter caught me by surprise: Interviews are just as uncomfortable for a hiring manager as they are for a candidate. The first question of any interview—the tricky “tell me more about how you got to where you are today” question—is an obvious icebreaker. Show More Summary

4 Ways to Prove to Your Boss That You Deserve a Raise—and a Big One at That

A salary boost would be nice, right? There’s definitely a tried-and-true strategy for getting one: Take on more responsibility, work hard, and prove to your boss it would be worth it to give you more money—lest the competitors snatch...Show More Summary

5 Email Templates That'll Save Your Reputation When Your Response Is Long Overdue

Raise your hand if, at this very moment, you have at least one email you should’ve already sent—a day ago, a week ago, even (eek!) a month ago. I know there’s several messages I’m currently late in sending. Yet, they always conveniently...Show More Summary

10 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in August

As we’re coming up on the end of the summer, you may also be thinking about an end to your current job—and the start of an exciting new one! For those of you in this boat, we’ve got big news—the following companies are currently looking for tons of new talent. Show More Summary

A Guide to Juggling Multiple Job Offers and Coming Out on Top

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously (or an offer and an interview process rolling), this topic alone may make you roll your eyes. Because, come on, who doesn’t want to have multiple suitors clamoring...Show More Summary

Here's What the Hiring Manager's Actually Looking For in That (Dreaded) Take-Home Assignment

Just when you think the you’ve nailed your interview, you hear this dreaded line: As the next step in the process, we’d like for you to complete a short take-home assignment. Suddenly, instead of doing a celebratory dance that you’re...Show More Summary

22 Job Openings Perfect for Introverts

Being an introvert definitely has its perks when it comes to the workplace. Are you an excellent listener who is really good at empathizing with people? Do you enjoy hours of focused alone time to get stuff done? Do you tend to be self-motivated?...Show More Summary

23 Motivational Thoughts That'll Make You Hate Monday a Little Bit Less

Raise your hand if you hate Monday. Now, keep it raised if you feel stressed at the start of (almost) every week. We don’t blame you. Weekends are supposed to leave you feeling relaxed, yet within five minutes of arriving on Monday morning,...Show More Summary

4 Better Ways to Organize Your Resume, Depending on Who You Are and Where You're Going

You’ve quantified your bullet points, you’ve curated your skills section, and you’ve proofread it from top to bottom. Sounds like your resume’s all set to go, right? Almost! There’s actually one more step—and that’s putting all the sections in the correct order. Show More Summary

4 Super-Common Interview Questions—and 4 Super-Memorable Ways to Answer Them

Wearing an eye-catching tie or piece of jewelry, bringing in a sketchpad to visually show your ideas, writing memorable thank-you notes—there are tons of techniques for standing out during the interview process. But the simplest andShow More Summary

The Totally Random Contact Who Can Boost Your Career and Make You Better at Your Job

If I asked you what field your ideal mentor is in, you’d probably respond, “mine.” And that makes sense. But you know what also makes sense? Looking outside your field. I see your side eye. I gave my journalist friend one recently when she told me that her most helpful mentor is a doctor. Show More Summary

5 Impressive Things All Smart People Do When They Start a New Job

Everyone knows first impressions are important, but it’s less obvious that the “first impression” for a new job can take 60, 90, or even 180 days to make. Why? In large companies, it can take that long just to meet all of the important business partners and customers with whom you will be working. Show More Summary

6 Apps Perfect for People Who Are Easily Distracted (a.k.a., Anyone in an Open Office)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a regular basis. In a 2013 study, nearly 50% of surveyed workers in open office settings cited the lack of sound privacy as a significant problem from day to day. Show More Summary

25 Steve Jobs Quotes That Will Change the Way You Work—in the Best Way Possible

Fact: Steve Jobs didn’t become successful overnight. It took years of hard work, determination, and perseverance to build Apple into the company that it is today. When you take a step back from your MacBook (and put down your iPhone), and really think about all that he accomplished, it’s beyond remarkable. Show More Summary

3 Things You Can Do This Very Minute to Stop Yourself From Burning Out

You want to know the problem with the majority of stress remedies you hear? They take a while to set in motion and start working. Same goes with job burnout. And when you’re feeling that overwhelmed and that overburdened, the last think you want to do is set a 30-day plan in motion. Show More Summary

The Secret to Landing a Sales Job is Selling Yourself—Here's How

When you’re applying for a sales role, hiring managers aren’t just looking for someone who matches a list of qualifications—they’re looking for someone who can walk in and show why they’re the right one for the job. As the VP of Sales here at The Muse, I know what qualifications and attributes hiring managers are looking for. Show More Summary

5 Small Things That Make Recruiters Leave Your LinkedIn Profile (and Never Come Back)

LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview—you probably already know this. But just like with your resume, what you leave off your profile is just as important as what you keep on it. When it comes to the latter,...Show More Summary

The Non-Awkward Professional's Guide to Interacting With Strangers on Social Media

When you’re trying to network or build your professional reputation on social media, there’s little more exciting than getting those notifications that someone’s liked, commented, or retweeted. Who is it? What did he say? Is she a fan? But...Show More Summary

How to Guarantee Your Resume Shows Up Correctly on Mobile (Because It Probably Doesn't)

Odds are you’re reading this article on your phone right now. And if you aren’t, someone else is. Last year, we reached a tipping point. For the first time, more people accessed the web via their phones than via their computers. And for job seekers, this change is actually pretty important. Show More Summary

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