Career Advice


Finding the right career path can be a real challenge, no matter what stage in life you are at. Dream jobs can turn into nightmares, our interests and values can change, and unfortunately, lay-offs and job loss can happen.

My career path has led me to an Employment Center where my job is to help other people find success in their own careers. From applying for a new job, to starting your own business, to how to be a valuable employee, you can find career advice and the resources I use here.

The 10 Best Inspirational Business Quotes

The 10 Best Inspirational Business Quotes

What makes you successful in business? Is it climbing the corporate ladder? Or retiring early to spend more time with your kids? Turning your side hustle into a full-time gig? The answer, of course, is up to you. Whatever dreams you set your mind to can be achieved with hard work, perseverance, and yes, a little luck. The path to …

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Where to Find the Best Online Teaching Jobs

Where to Find the Best Online Teaching Jobs

Our world is becoming increasingly virtual. Today, you can access almost any piece of knowledge or service online as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection. Education is no different. Online teaching jobs offer an alternative to face to face teaching. It allows us to connect with an educator from across the globe. With the increase in demand for online …

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How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

Leadership is a famously difficult duty. Whether you want to become the big shot or you’re already the boss, you’ve got work ahead of you. Let’s look at our most famous leaders and their motivating guidance. These inspiring leadership quotes are sure to illuminate your road ahead. Leadership is Learning While leadership styles vary, the core characteristics of effective leadership …

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How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

When you meet someone new for the first time, one of the first questions commonly asked is “what do you do for a living?” It seems like an innocent enough conversation starter. Right up there along with a comment about the weather we’re having today. But when you’re unemployed this type of question can hurt. A lot. Regardless if you …

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Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Finding a job is challenging in itself. Finding a job when you have a criminal record or a felony is even more difficult. But it’s not impossible.  Some companies will unfortunately discriminate against anyone who has been incarcerated or convicted of a crime, even if there are legislatures in place to try to prevent that from happening. They will automatically …

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Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before you switch careers, there are a few essential questions you should ask yourself first. By making sure you ask yourself the right questions, you can ensure you end up in the role that’s perfect for you. One that you enjoy and that suits the lifestyle you want to lead. Work shouldn’t be something we hate. Yet many people tend …

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Have You Been Laid Off From Work? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Have You Been Laid Off From Work? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Back in 2014, I got laid off from work. My contract came to an end before the grant funding for the next school year had come through. I was promised again and again that they would rehire me as soon as the money arrived. I foolishly believed them.  Millions of people are currently in a similar situation.  There have been …

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How to Raise Your Hiring Potential

How to Raise Your Hiring Potential

When you’re in the midst of the job search process, you are probably asking yourself how you can become more hireable. Standing out against the competition is sometimes more important than the skills and experience you have listed on your resume. Stop thinking about how you can show businesses why they should hire you. Instead, focus on showing them why …

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How to Include Your Side Hustle on Your Resume: The Ultimate Guide

How to Include Your Side Hustle on Your Resume: The Ultimate Guide

It seems like everyone has side hustles these days. Whether it’s to make extra money, pursue an interest or passion, or to learn a new skill, it’s work that we choose to do on the “side” of our day jobs. Yet few people think to include their side hustle on their resume. Working on your own doesn’t make it any …

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What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, finding a job can a very time consuming, frustrating and disheartening process. A process I know all too well. First, because it took me over 9 months to find a new job when I decided it was time to leave my …

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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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From Crisis to Quadrupling Profits in Only Four Years

From Crisis to Quadrupling Profits in Only Four Years

By Jeff Wiener @ The Kickass Entrepreneur Who would have thought that one of my favorite employees resigning would be among the most valuable leadership lessons I needed to quadruple profits, and would become the catalyst for me selling my business? Let me explain. I started my small business fresh out of college in 1991 at the age of 23. …

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How to Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test

How to Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test

When it comes to job hunting, I was shocked to learn that most recruiters and hiring managers only give your resume a 6 second glance test. Yes, only 6 seconds.  6 seconds is not a long time by any means. It’s probably taken you about 6 seconds to read this far.  So as you can see, your resume has to …

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How To Spot (And Avoid) Work-From-Home Scams

How To Spot (And Avoid) Work-From-Home Scams

One of the most disheartening things I’ve see working at a career center is the number of people that fall for work from home scams. These types of “jobs” look more and more convincing each day. In this post, Daniella from I Like To Dabble has advice on how to spot and avoid falling for work from home scams. There …

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What To Do When You Hate Your Job - My Life, I Guess

I Hate My Job! The Best Ways to Cope Until You Can Quit

Do you jump out of bed each morning with a smile on your face, excitedly anticipating the work-day ahead of you? Or do you lay there as your alarm goes off, seriously contemplating just rolling over and going back to sleep, thinking “I hate my job, anyway. So what if I get fired?” Hopefully your answer is closer to the …

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