Answering the Interview Question: Can We Contact Your Previous Employer?

If you don’t see this question on a job application and make it to the interview, expect it to come up. Employers want to fact-check resumes and ensure job seekers are truthful with their job experience.

But what do you do if you had a particularly bad manager and you don’t want your potential employer to get in touch with them? Or perhaps nobody you worked with is still at the company, so you wouldn’t get a good reference. We’ve got you covered with these handy tips.

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3 Tips to Avoid Job Search Burnout

This isn’t big news or anything, but the job search isn’t fun. It’s a slog of endless applications, cover letters, and interviews that might end up going nowhere. When you’re feeling down it can be super tempting to log into Netflix and stream something mindless. Which is totally okay! Yup, you heard it here first: the Job Journey job experts are okay with the occasional Netflix binge.

Think of it like this: the more you search for a job, the more tired you get right? You might start out bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but your energy fades over time. So, your 50th job application probably won’t be as stellar as your first. Taking a well-deserved break can lift your spirits and ensure you go back to the job search refreshed.

Here are a few ways to avoid that pesky job search burnout.

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How to Give Your Two-Week Notice

Maybe you got a job offer, have to move cross-country to be with your spouse, or just really want out of your job. Whatever the reason, you want to call it quits. That means it’s time to give a two-week notice.

Employers don’t give two-weeks notice when they fire employees, so having to do the same on your end might not seem fair. However, if you want to leave on good terms, it’s more or less a required action on your part. But how exactly do you give your two-week notice?

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Getting Around Negative Gossip at Work

You’re proud of the work you put in while on the job. But one day you walk by the breakroom and hear a co-worker say you frequently miss deadlines, come into work late, or steal their ideas for presentations.

Office gossip can be incredibly demoralizing, especially if you’re new on the job. Someone is spreading lies about you, but it’s their word against yours; is there really anything you can do about it? (more…)

Job Spotlight: Hair Stylist

Let’s cut to the chase and discuss hair stylists!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

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Question of the Month: How Many Meetings Do You Attend Per Week?

No matter what job you have, meetings are inevitable. Your boss wants to make sure the entire team is on the same page. But that doesn’t mean that all meetings are productive. According to the State of Meetings Report put out by Doodle, poorly organized meetings can cost businesses as much as $399 billion in a given year.

We want to know how you feel about meetings at your job ,and if they could have been more accomplished through an email instead. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Keeping Up with Your 2020 Job Search Resolutions

Are you keeping up with your job search goals?

February is nearly over, which means March will be here before we know it. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years and planning our job search resolutions for 2020.

If you’re up-to-date with your resolutions, you’re ahead of the pack. According to research conducted by Strava, a social network for athletes, Jan. 12 is the day most folks give up on their resolutions. That’s less than two weeks of trying. If this sounds like you, don’t worry; there’s a whole year to achieve your goals!

If you aren’t quite caught up with your job search goals, that’s understandable. New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep up with when you don’t have a plan. Here are our tips for keeping your job search resolutions going this year!

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