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Top 6 Most Lucrative Careers for Women

Top 6 Most Lucrative Careers for Women

Despite some progress, the gender pay gap still exists, particularly in careers for women. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that women earn 81...
The Top 5 Ways to Spot a Toxic Workplace

The Top 5 Ways to Spot a Toxic Workplace

A toxic workplace refers to a dysfunctional and stressful professional environment. It could be that the people in charge are bullies, or the organizational culture...
Labor Shortage: The Top 5 Things to Know

Labor Shortage: The Top 5 Things to Know

A labor shortage means employers are going through a tough time trying to recruit qualified people for job positions. It's either there aren’t enough applicants...
8 Creative Ideas for Your LinkedIn Background Photo

8 Creative Ideas for Your LinkedIn Background Photo

LinkedIn is a large, business-oriented platform with about 500 million members, which means it’s necessary to stand out and a LinkedIn background photo can help....
What To Know About The Knowledge Economy

What To Know About The Knowledge Economy

The knowledge economy leans majorly on the creation, distribution, and utilization of information and ideas instead of just physical or mechanical abilities. A number of...
The Top 7 Free Career Aptitude Tests

The Top 7 Free Career Aptitude Tests

A free career aptitude test is also known as a career assessment tool that asks some specific questions usually about a user's personality traits then...
Best Practices for Setting Up a Mentorship Program

Best Practices for Setting Up a Mentorship Program

Employees are usually asked by managers where they want to be in five years and a Mentorship Program is something that can help them get...
The Top 5 Tips on How to Negotiate Salary

The Top 5 Tips on How to Negotiate Salary

Knowing how to negotiate salary is a good skill to have especially when you receive a job offer and the starting salary you are offered...
Experiential Learning Definition & Examples

Experiential Learning: Definition & Examples

Experiential learning is defined as the process involved in acquiring and applying knowledge specifically in a real-world situation. These kinds of programs emphasize more on...