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  • How to Write a Short Bio

    First impressions can be tricky. When meeting someone in person, it’s likely you have an elevator speech. These short, practiced introductions can help you share more about who you are, what you do for work and other facts about you. While this works well in a live, in-person context, there are many cases where professionals “meet” someone via written form - like social media, a resume, or published work. In these cases, your bio works as your first impression. So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a short bio. 

  • How to Ask for a Raise at Work

    Here we go again; it’s time to talk money. Whether you’re one year in at a new company or approaching year five on the same team, learning how to ask for a raise should be part of your long-term career plan. These conversations are rarely fun (thanks to society, which has conditioned us to believe that money is taboo), but they are necessary if you want to, well, get paid what you’re worth. Trust us, there’s a lot of money on the table for taking. Below, we’ll discuss tips on timing, approach, and follow-up.

  • Paralegal Resume Templates, Examples, and Tips

    A paralegal job is a great stepping stone to a legal career. As an expert in legal research, paralegals must be organized, strong writers, and a team player with others who require the assistance of the paralegal’s work. Sometimes known as legal assistants, paralegals are a critical part of a legal team’s work. Paralegals work across law firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies.

  • How to Maximize Action Verbs in Your Resume

    Writing a resume that stands out takes more than using keywords and savvy formatting. It’s not just about having an impressive list of accomplishments. It’s also about how you position them using action verbs and deliberate word choice. So if you are looking for a way to craft a resume that stands out and gets calls back? Start by sprucing up your resume with captivating action verbs.

  • How to Automate Your Job Search

    The internet is ripe with career professionals urging you to be aggressive in your networking and application strategies to land a job. But at what expense? Your sanity? Peace of mind? Energy? Free time? When the job search gets overwhelming—as it inevitably will—leverage automation to take the most tedious tasks off your plate. Here are seven ways to do it. 

  • How To Request Accommodations at Work (According to Someone Who’s Done It)

    Doing a job for eight hours a day, five days a week is exhausting for anyone. But for those with a disability or chronic pain, it can be especially taxing—something must change. Asking for reasonable accommodations at work can feel tricky, especially if you’re new to the job. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), physical disabilities, health conditions, and symptoms of mental health are all valid workplace accommodations. When you request accommodations, it means that your condition is impacting your ability to perform at work.

  • How to Successfully Make a Career Change in the New Year

    The beginning of a new year is often a time for reflection and introspection. Millions of people use this time to come up with new resolutions to help them live happier and healthier lives. Pursuing our career ambitions is among the top five, right up there with exercising more and eating better.