Career insight

  • The work-life balance formula that actually works
    Too often, faulty math keeps us from realizing the goal of simultaneously fulfilling work- and home-lives. Correcting the equation is easier than you think: It all comes down to quality over quantity.
  • In this roundup from six months of Career Insight newsletters, we’re looking back at an array of stories on working smarter, getting hired, and the ways that purpose-driven pros landed their spot in the sector.
  • Open-ended queries give you the chance to tell your story and demonstrate your bona fides – as well as the chance to ramble, go negative, and otherwise obscure your best qualities.
  • The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a force for nature in California’s capital city, and their Restoration Ecologist digs deep into a range of projects, from planting to trailblazing to public education.
  • Whether you’re facing a roomful of potential job leads, meeting someone who works for your dream employer, or looking for an invite to the next meet-and-greet event, here’s how to make the most of it.
  • Learning to weigh the value of your employee benefits – from retirement plans and health coverage to professional development and scheduling options – means better decisions for your career and life.
  • How the Talent Business Partner at Citizen Schools got to where she is, and what she does to engage her coworkers, amplify their impact, and better focus everyone involved – including herself.
  • The secret to summing up your experience, skills, and achievements? Analyze the job description. Here’s how to use power words, key words, and verifiable results to craft killer bullet points.
  • We know that financial stress can cause you more than worry – it can even cause you to consider giving up a job you love. That’s why we launched a new, free educational initiative especially for you.
  • There’s a lot to consider as you prepare for a job interview. Here, one recruiter shares the expertise he’s amassed through thousands of encounters with candidates and employers.
  • A national nonprofit that serves hundreds of food banks across the country, Feeding America looks for curious, passionate, relationship-minded pros dedicated to fighting hunger.
  • Straight from the nation’s leaders in business, philanthropy, the arts, and politics, a roundup of career and life advice for new grads (and pretty much anyone else).
  • Inspiration doesn’t happen by chance: It’s a quality you can cultivate for yourself and your team. Even better? It’s got real benefits, including a 125 percent boost in productivity.
  • As one of most depended-upon disaster relief organizations in the world, the American Red Cross seeks people ready to go “all in,” and makes sure they’re prepared for anything.
  • A job interview is your moment in the spotlight – but your message can get lost without the right stagecraft. Captivate your audience with openers (and closers) that land.
  • To land the interview, you need a cover letter that commands attention and demonstrates value. In this section-by-section primer, you’ll find out how to nail the lead, showcase your skills, and close with confidence.
  • Your peers have spoken, weighing in on what they want in a workplace, when they know it’s time to seek new opportunities, how they hunt for jobs, and more. Check out some top takeaways, see how your own experience compares, and find a link to our full report.
  • When you’re looking for your first purpose-driven position, it can be a challenge figuring out how to sell yourself. We asked some of our contributors for help.
  • Your first opportunity to make an impression is also your shortest: On average, your resume has less than 10 seconds to pique a hiring manager’s interest. Here’s how to make the most of your moment.
  • How one Music & Events Coordinator connects with thousands of young people – including a 35-city cross-country tour and a “virtual” 5k – to build a mental health movement.