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Things are good at work right now. You enjoy your job and you like your co-workers, but you don’t plan to stay with the company forever. There’s absolutely no rush to take the next step in your career. In fact, you’re not actively looking for a new position. However, you’re interested in making a move… Read more »

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You enjoy working in a manufacturing setting, but you’re ready for something more than your current job. Before you start searching for new opportunities, you’re thinking about getting a forklift certification. Some employers might allow you to operate a forklift without certification, but that’s actually a violation of federal law. The Occupational Safety and Health… Read more »

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You’ve been working as a surgical technician for at least awhile now — and you love it. However, you also really enjoy traveling and have been thinking a lot lately about combining your two passions by becoming a travel surgical technician. Just as it sounds, this would allow you to continue working as a surgical… Read more »

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Being a physical therapist is your dream. You’re passionate about helping sick and injured patients manage pain and boost their mobility — but you’re ready for something more. You want to move forward in your physical therapy career, but you’re not sure what that looks like. Here’s a few ideas to help you start planning… Read more »

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As a speech-language pathologist, you strive to make a difference in your patients’ lives. Helping people of all ages overcome communication and swallowing disorders is your passion, so you’re interested in working with populations that need your services most right now. Rising quickly in demand, employment of SLPs is expected to surge 25% through 2029,… Read more »

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You’re ready to take the next step in your physical therapy career. Whether this means finally landing your first “real job” after spending years in school or simply moving on to a different — perhaps more advanced — role, you’re not quite sure what steps to take. Sure, you know you need to search for… Read more »

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You’re ready to advance your Human Resources career, so you’re planning to pursue the PHR — Professional in Human Resources designation — or SPHR — Senior Professional in Human Resources — designation. On the surface, these two credentials seem pretty similar, so you’re not sure which test to take. The last thing you want is… Read more »

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You must’ve made a great impression during your first interview, because you’ve just been invited back for a second round. Rightfully so, you’re beyond excited about being one step closer to an incredible new job. Of course, you haven’t secured the position yet — and you likely have some tough competition — so it’s time… Read more »

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Becoming a nurse was an easy choice for you, but now it’s time to decide on a specialty, and you’re not sure what you want. The possibilities are nearly endless, from working in a hospital emergency room or labor and delivery unit to serving as a nurse researcher or nurse educator. This is an important… Read more »

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Light industrial jobs require a lot of specific hard skills, but those abilities aren’t the only qualification that matters. In fact, many employers place a greater emphasis on soft skills, because they’re much harder to learn. Many soft skills closely align with personality traits, meaning they’re more of a natural strength than something acquired on… Read more »