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Returning To The Workplace After Raising A Family

MICHEL MARTIN, host
 
Now, we open up the pages of The Washington Post Magazine, which we do just about every week, to find interesting stories about the way we live now. This weekend, the magazine took on the conflict many mothers have been having for decades: to work outside the home or stay home with the kids. ...




Why taking a vacation is the best thing you can do for your career

Most of us are leaving vacation days on the table and it's negatively affecting our salary and productivity.
 
You’re watching TV and scrolling through Instagram when an advertisement for an idyllic vacation spot appears on the screen. ...




When An Employer Requires Experience And You Have None

It's hard for new grads to find a good job this year, but the very fact that they're new grads makes it even worse. You’ll find yourself asking, "How am I supposed to gain experience if I’m constantly turned down for not having any?" Career experts Lynn Taylor, Katharine Brooks and Nicole Williams have some ideas for how you can avoid or overcome this catch-22, which almost all new college grads face. ...




What Job Hunters Should Really Look for in a Job Offer

I've come across a lot of job listings that play up perks like they are advertising a trip to Disneyland. It makes sense considering that many companies are trying to attract millennial talent, and millennials just happen to be the group that look for and change jobs most often. ...




How to Decide if You Should Stay at Your Job or Take a New One

It's always nice to feel wanted.
But just because a job offer comes along — whether you were looking for one or not — doesn't mean it's the right option for you.
If you already have a job and another company offers you a position, think long and hard before you decide to take the leap. ...




Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

I read resumes of military in transition all the time. Many are not going to do anything for their writers.  Perhaps you wrote your first resume ever as part of your transition program homework – an important first step in understanding resume basics. ...




Writing a Resume: Getting Started

If you’re applying for an internship or job, attending a networking event, or seeking a volunteer opportunity, chances are you’ll need a resume. What is a resume, and how can you go about creating one? This resource will walk you through the basics of creating, formatting, and tailoring your resume to help you make your best impression to employers. ...




The perfect time to show up for a job interview

The big day is here. You've worked so hard to perfect your résumé and prepare for the interview.
 
To show you're responsible and committed to this position, you decide to show up early.
 
But then you wonder, how early is too early?
 
We asked a few career experts and hiring managers the ideal time to show up for a job interview. ...




In the Military? How to Prepare for a Great, Post-Service Civilian Career

“Thanks for your service” is more than just a phrase that Americans say to express patriotic gratitude. The United States has a comprehensive resource structure in place to help veterans adjust to civilian life. Some programs are managed by the government while others are handled by the private sector. ...




18 Tips for Working From Home Effectively

Working from home is great on so many levels. Not having to commute saves money and time and can actually make you happier. A plethora of free tools make it dead simple to check in with office teammates. And if you want to work in sweats or pajamas, you can. ...