How Can I Minimize the Impact of My Extended Unemployment to Get Back to Work?

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Donna from DeVry University asks:

“I have been unemployed for two years. What do I say to prospective employers about my unemployment time?”

Thanks for your question, Donna.  The prevailing thought on this is that it is easier to land …

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Want to Pursue a Learning Opportunity Outside Your Field? Here’s How You Can Get Your Boss on Board

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Sometimes in your career, you’ll find that you’re interested in learning about something that doesn’t align perfectly with your current job. For example, at a previous job, I worked in nonprofit communications, and while I enjoyed what I did, I …

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The Right Way to Follow Up After a Career Fair (Email Template Included!)

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When you show up to a career fair, they just give you a job, right? If only it were that easy. While career fairs serve up great introductions to companies, recruiters, and career paths you may choose to follow, it’s …

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7 Kinds of Questions to Ask at a Career Fair to Make a Great Impression

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Let’s be honest: Walking into a career fair can be incredibly intimidating. Look at all those people who have the power to give you a job one day! Look at all those other people who want some of the very …

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The Answer to: “Is It the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?”

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Deciding when to ask your boss for a raise is stressful. It involves a certain level of risk—what happens if they say no?—not to mention, money is a difficult subject to talk about in any situation, let alone with a …

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