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Keep applying for ‘reach jobs,’ say experts, as you might actually land one of them

Every person seeking a job has read a description of an opportunity that sounded like the career of a lifetime. No matter what field the job is in — everything from social media to marketing to law to business to education to advertising to tech and artificial intelligence — the best positions can seem elusive and swoon-worthy.  And while you may think that applying to…

Your job offer has been rescinded. Now what do you do?

Imagine that you nailed the interviews, your references checked out, you negotiated your salary and you were extended a job offer — but then, a few days later, you received the unfortunate news that your job offer has been rescinded.  Many people don’t have to imagine this. It’s happened to them.  While the experience can be frustrating and disappointing, there are smart ways to handle…

Viral work trend favors ‘the big talk’ during job interviews over small talk: ‘Vulnerability is disarming’

During job interviews, there is usually some informal back-and-forth chitchat about the applicant’s interests and potential career track — or the interviewer’s, in some cases.  Yet today “the big talk” — a viral career trend — is taking place instead of the small talk of old as Gen-Zers and millennials focus on showing their vulnerability and trying to create deeper connections, said David Rice, careers…

Worried about losing your job? Financial backup plan is essential, say experts

With daily reports in the media about companies laying off employees and small business owners struggling to make their payrolls, millions of Americans are going to sleep each night worried they may lose their jobs.  Although the reality of these difficult economic conditions exists, excessive worrying about the prospect of being downsized isn’t an effective way to handle the possibility, experts say.  To be better…

Soft skills are in great demand in today’s workforce: Here’s why

Your job performance is a combination of your “hard skills” — your technical knowledge and hands-on work product — and your intangible “soft skills,” which are taking the American workplace by storm.  Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. These skills include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems and how you manage your work, according to The Balance,…

Does ChatGPT give better career advice than your boss? Nearly half of Gen Z says yes

Providing employees with opportunities for growth in the workplace can be critical in building loyalty, which is something many employers could use these days in an age of increased attrition and diminishing engagement. At the same time, America’s youngest generation of workers expect to learn more on the job than their more seasoned counterparts. However, they say they are not getting the support they need,…

Late for meetings or work events? How this bad habit can hurt your career

Showing up late for work, meetings, events and other job-related responsibilities can be a problem for people in today’s work culture, a number of hiring and human resource professionals indicated in interviews with FOX Business.  When employees are late, they’re conveying a lack of concern about their job and a lack of concern as well for other people in their organization, especially their manager or…

Can certain personality traits help you boost your job interviewing skills? Book author reveals all

Anna Papalia, the Philadelphia-based author of the just-published book, “Interviewology” (Harper Business, Jan. 30, 2024), has some key tips for those in search of new jobs — as well as those on the front lines of filling those positions. Speaking to Fox News Digital, the career influencer and former director of talent acquisition said there are four unique interview styles that can help both jobseekers…

These 3 interviewing mistakes could get you knocked off the hiring hot list

For job hunters, getting called for an interview is a great feeling — but getting a call for a second interview is even better.  Although you prepared for your first interview by rehearsing your answers to questions, providing a detailed history of your career accomplishments and positioning your skillset as a top contender, there could be mistakes you’re making that are hurting your hiring chances….

January jobs breakdown: Which industries hired the most workers last month?

U.S. job growth came in stronger than expected in January, boosted by a flurry of hiring across different sectors of the economy. Employers added 353,000 jobs in January, the U.S. Department of Labor said in its monthly payroll report released Friday, nearly double the 180,000 gain forecast by Refinitiv economists. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%, against expectations for a slight increase. “So much…

Why a messy office at work could be hurting your career

Whether it’s a cubicle or an office, your workspace tells others more about you than you think. If your workspace has stacks of unorganized paper, objects flung on the floor, empty water bottles or dirty coffee mugs — or if it’s just a general place of disarray — you’re sending messages to coworkers and colleagues that aren’t positive.  Two experts weighed in as to why…

January jobs report expected to show that hiring slowed last month

All eyes will be on the January jobs report when it is released Friday morning, as investors look for clues about the labor market’s health in the face of higher interest rates and still-high inflation. The Labor Department’s high-stakes January payroll report, due at 8:30 a.m. ET, is projected to show that hiring increased by 180,000 last month and that the unemployment rate inched higher…

Private sector job growth cools sharply in January to 107,000, worse than expected: ADP

Hiring by U.S. companies slowed more than expected than expected in January, a possible sign the labor market is finally slowing in the face of higher interest rates, according to the ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday morning. Companies added 107,000 jobs last month, missing the 145,000 gain that economists surveyed by Refinitiv predicted. The weaker-than-expected report comes in the wake of an aggressive tightening…

Why you should think twice about sharing business gripes with work friends

You may have a close pal at work with whom you chitchat in the morning, grab lunch with now and then, share stories about your relationships and even text during the workday about everything from weekend plans to problems with co-workers.  But for the sake of your career and your reputation, shouldn’t you be cautious about spilling your soul about gripes you might have at…

Jobs for those over age 40: Here’s how to best land a new one

Forty may be the new 50, but how can employees in their 40s best highlight their skill sets to shine in today’s competitive job market and land a new position?  Whether it’s adding tech-savvy skills to a resume, boosting SEO search terms or incorporating more social media in your job search, there’s much to know in the career landscape.  FOX Business reached out to job…

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