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Career Advice Round-up

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For the week of February 17th, 2020, we have posts on…

…Negotiating a raise
…Low unemployment rates
…Why your resume isn’t getting a response
…What not to do during a work conflict
…Ghosting by recruiters


How to Negotiate a Raise in 7 Steps

Image source: Getty Images. There comes a point in just about everybody’s career when they need to negotiate a raise. After all, the best way to improve your financial situation is to make more money, and the two ways to do that are to either get a raise or find a higher-paying job.


Low unemployment doesn’t mean it’s easy to find a job. Here’s why

SALT LAKE CITY – The latest employment figures from the Department of Labor, released last week, suggest encouraging news for U.S. job seekers, with employers adding 263,000 jobs in April and an unemployment rate at the lowest level in 50 years. Despite the promising possibilities, however, many still can’t get hired.


6 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting A Response

It can be hard to ascertain if it’s your resume, the job market, or who knows what else when you’re job searching and your phone just isn’t ringing. I’m sure your mind begins to wander as you anxiously await an employer’s call or e-mail.


5 Things You Should Never Do During a Work Conflict – StyleDispatch

Minor conflicts and frustrations at the office can easily get exacerbated and colleagues don’t always handle things in the best way. But rather than let small irritations take on a life of their own, it’s best not to let office heat get you down or make you lose your cool.


What to do when recruiters and potential employers ghost you

The digital age has introduced new, and often painful, ways of ending relationships. None of them are more hurtful than ” ghosting.” For those of you who are fortunate to not have been ghosted before, being ghosted simply means that someone has stopped responding to all communication.

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