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Curated career advice for the week of December 19th, 2022…

11 Reasons To Job Search During the Holidays

Many job seekers take a break from job searching during the holidays. It’s a hectic time of year, and it can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays with keeping a job hunt moving forward. But that may be a mistake. A slower holiday season for some businesses means more time for hiring.

How to Explain a Gap in Your Résumé

Your résumé is often a hiring manager’s first impression of you. They want to see that you’re reliable and have the experience and skills you’ll need to do the job. So if you have a résumé gap, which happens if you went without employment for a period of time, you might be worried that it will work against you during the hiring process.

New Year, New Job? Unpacking The “I Quit!” Fantasy

When I ask my career coaching clients their ideal timeline for leaving their job, regardless of the time of year I ask, “by the new year” is a common answer. The turn of the calendar makes many of us itchy for a fresh start – even if only about a quarter of us actually make New Year’s resolutions.

Five Tips for Your First Job

Now that final exams and spring commencement celebrations have passed, thousands of college students and fresh graduates will head off for their first internships or full-time jobs. If you’re one of them, you’re lucky. Recent statistics indicate that one in two new college graduates are unemployed or underemployed.

Ageism in the Workplace: Statistics to Know

Companies are finally getting serious about diversity and inclusion. These days, businesses are realizing the societal and economic benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and are going out of their way to stamp out unfair and outdated hiring and employment practices. But there’s one issue that’s still very much present in America’s workforce: Ageism.

Chris Kidd

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and FashionRetailCareers.com.