How to Showcase Your Unpaid Work on Your Resume - US News

You've probably done unpaid work at some point in your life. Maybe you volunteered in high school or college at the school putting on events or did something external like mentor underprivileged youth. You may have held unpaid internships. Now out of school, perhaps you volunteer regularly or a few times a year in your community or at your place of worship. Many of you hold positions on local committees or in organizations.

While this work is not paid, it's no less important than paid work. Forget about distinguishing between the two when it comes to telling your work history. Think of them as one and the same. If you must list salary on an employment application or it's requested for a federal resume, include that information, but for all other purposes, paid and unpaid work is equal. Below are different types of unpaid work and how to include it on your resume.

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5 Simple Email Fixes to Prevent Bombing Job Applications - US News

You've heard it before – all it can take to lose consideration for a job is one small mistake. Usually people think those mistakes come in the form of grammatical errors in resumes or answering a question poorly during an interview. We often forget about the more subtle nuances of the job application process, such as phone etiquette and email correspondence.

We all know that first impressions count – a lot. That's why each and every small step of the application process from start to finish is so important. While email issues may not be enough to derail your application, they certainly can, and in combination with other missteps, your chances significantly decrease.

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Maximize Remote Workers' Location - US News

Studies by Global Workplace Analytics tell us that Fortune 1000 companies worldwide are entirely revamping their space because they realize employees are already mobile. Studies show employees are not at their desk up to 60 percent of the time. While some companies embrace it, others are not accepting remote work at all while others are doing it piecemeal and leaving it up to managers to decide whether to allow employees to work remotely.

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Are You Really Prepared to Interview? - US News

Almost every single person is nervous going into an interview. This is totally normal and expected by your interviewer, so don't sweat it. What you should be worried about is whether or not you're fully prepared. Candidates may be given detailed instructions and information about the interview, read advice on interviewing or have insider knowledge from a contact and still not be truly ready to go. Are you?

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Get Out Of Your Career Rut With Simple Steps to Make Change Happen - ClearanceJobs

If you’ve been in the military or worked for the same employer for a long period of time, it’s difficult to make a change. In general, as we grow older it’s harder to modify our routine. But it’s never too late. Sometimes all that it requires is a change in mindset.

What would you like to change in your career? It could be anything from a small to a big change. Is there a skill you want to learn? Do you want to have a more flexible schedule? Your goal can be anything that you want to change or enhance about your professional life. Here’s how to make it happen: take small steps.

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