Career

The Costs and Benefits of Learning a New Language

It’s no big surprise that, in general, foreign language skills in the U.S. are a rarity. English is one of the most dominant languages spoken globally, which helps to explain why many of us here can get by with only speaking English – even when we travel out of the country! If we look at […]

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5 Common Career Mistakes (and How to Recover From Them)

Not many people reach professional success without a few blunders along the way. Little mistakes come with being human, and can usually be forgotten unless they come in high volume. Great, big mistakes, on the other hand, come with big consequences and equally big learning opportunities. Below are some common mistakes made on the job […]

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Make Your Move: How and When to Make a Career Change

Good jobs aren’t always good careers. Careers tend to be more fulfilling and rooted in passion. Yet many of us stay in high-paying professions despite overwhelming feelings of emptiness. It takes risk and courage to switch careers later in life. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that’s not only possible but essential. Regrets usually […]

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Raise Your Game: How to Ask for a Raise

If you want a raise, you better ask for it. But there are right ways and not so right ways to actually get what you want. Here are tips for approaching your boss strategically and tactfully. Go out there and get the raise you deserve. Timing Is Everything Pick a time that is relatively stress-free […]

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How to Make Passive Income: Easy Ways to Make Money

When it comes to earning money, there are many options that exist outside the typical 9-to-5 office job. The most popular method of generating revenue in this way is called passive income. What Is Passive Income? Passive income is any income earned without active involvement. In other words, you’re still involved, but not in the […]

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Make the Most of Employee Benefits

A lot can happen in a year. And as your life changes, so should your employee benefits. Life events like starting a family or nearing retirement should spark a thorough review of benefit options to better protect yourself and your dependents. With open enrollment season coming up, the occasion to make adjustments to your benefits […]

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Mature Workers Dominate The Workforce TweetChat Recap

Experience, trusted relationships and mentoring are just a few of the benefits that older employees can bring to the workplace, a fact that employers strongly consider when hiring new talent. During our April 21st TweetChat: Mature Workers Dominate The Workforce, co-hosted with Bankrate.com, participants added to this growing list of positives, discussed challenges that older workers […]

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Tuesday, April 21st – LIVE TweetChat: Mature Workers Dominate the Workforce

Calling all Tweetchat-ers! We’re partnering with Bankrate.com to lead a TweetChat next Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm ET. We recently wrote on Straight Talk about the positive impact that aging workers have on our economy. Now, we’re opening up the floor to hear from you! How do mature workers improve the workplace landscape? How can employers attract and retain […]

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Aging Workforce Good for Employers and the Economy

Older workers have long encountered age discrimination from employers who perceived them to be less creative, resistant to change, unmotivated and costly to keep. However, recent studies and polls debunk these negative stereotypes and suggest that mature workers are an integral part of businesses staying successful in a competitive marketplace. According to a new report […]

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@AllyCareers Live TweetChat: Creating your Professional Brand – Tuesday, December 9th

In today’s competition for top talent, companies are leveraging social media channels to source and recruit, which is why it’s increasingly important to have a professional presence on social media to attract recruiters to your social profile. If you’d like to learn more about the importance of your professional brand and how it can help […]