Talking resumes, cover letters, the job market, and more!

Oh, the dreaded job search.

Hunting down a new job may be the most hectic and stressful part of career management. Whether you’re looking for a lateral transfer, a big promotion, or a company that’s a better culture fit, the task can feel daunting.

One of the biggest challenges job searchers run into is understanding today’s job market. At times, it can feel a bit like understanding quantum physics or advanced mathematics. There are so many moving pieces.

Consider, for example, a standard career search. Maybe you’re looking to join a company that more aligns with your values. …


Three motivational posts from this week to inject some LinkedIn(inspiration) into your life

We’re bringing Fridays back, folks!

I don’t know about you, but in our house, Fridays simply haven’t felt the same since the pandemic started. Before COVID, Friday was a day of jubilation. My wife and I spent the day wrapping up work and looking forward to a bounty of weekend activities.

We might pack the kids up for an adventurous getaway. Maybe head uptown to do some window shopping at the mall. Or catch a movie at our favorite Alamo Drafthouse down the road. …


One company’s decision to remove politics from the workplace cost them a third of their workforce and sparked a heated debate

There are two topics you should never bring up at work: politics and religion.

I remember receiving some variation of this advice early on in my career. The person giving the advice, a manager and mentor, meant well when he told me to steer clear of topics that could lead to strife with other employees. Talking too much about sensitive issues, he reasoned, could cost me my job.

Better to just avoid it altogether.

So that’s what I did. Like countless workers before me, I tucked my personal beliefs deep down — far behind a polished professional exterior. If a…


Set aside Forbes, TikTok, and cat videos to check out these three fantastic online resources

Graphic showing the logos of the three unexpected websites — Product Hunt, Mindful.org, and Hemingway Editor.
Graphic showing the logos of the three unexpected websites — Product Hunt, Mindful.org, and Hemingway Editor.

Oh, the Internet.

The vast, unruly sea of digital content that brings us all together. If you’re like me, the Internet can be an exhausting source of pain and anxiety. Just look at the comments section of, well, any page on the Internet and a certain level of existential dread will wash over you.

But despite its darker side, I still view the Internet as the most tremendous resource for learning. Within a few clicks, you can enter a world of info just waiting to be absorbed. …


A splash of Friday LinkedIn(inspiration) featuring an underserved community, a brave gymnast, and a motivated father

We’re bringing Fridays back, folks!

I don’t know about you, but in our house, Fridays simply haven’t felt the same since the pandemic started. Before COVID, Friday was a day of jubilation. My wife and I spent the day wrapping up work and looking forward to a bounty of weekend activities.

We might pack the kids up for an adventurous getaway. Maybe head uptown to do some window shopping at the mall. Or catch a movie at our favorite Alamo Drafthouse down the road. …


For starters, money isn’t everything

The Super League logo is owned by the European Super League Company, S.L.

Last week, the soccer world went bonkers.

You’ll be forgiven if, amongst everything that’s going on in 2021 — an ongoing global pandemic, horrifying COVID-19 figures in India, vaccination rollouts, the Derek Chauvin trial, police shootings, and much more — if you didn’t catch the news coming out of the soccer world about the proposed Super League.

But for those of us who follow international club soccer, this was yet another blow in a year full of them. And, if the proposed league had gone through, it would have forever altered the way the beautiful game is played. Fans cried…


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How do you KNOW that?

In our house, it’s regular to hear my wife ask this exact question.

She’ll ask it in the middle of a conversation, when I’ve slipped in a random tidbit I learned that day. Or over (virtual) dinner with friends, when I bring up a topic of conversation. Or when we’re playing bar trivia, and I get a totally random and obscure question right.

Every time it’s the same response. How do you KNOW that?

This topic has become a bit of a running joke between us. A fun little back-and-forth. I once told my wife…


Well said, Juliet. While keeping up with the joneses has always been a challenge, expanded use of social media and the internet has made it much worse. I'll admit, I look at pages all the time and think, "it would be nice to have that." But by focusing on long-term goals and the impact of an expenditure, I'm usually able to pull back from the edge. Usually. :)


Three LinkedIn posts promoting sustainable fashion, the importance of discussing race, and the power of moms

We’re bringing Fridays back, folks!

I don’t know about you, but in our house, Fridays simply haven’t felt the same since the pandemic started. Before COVID, Friday was a day of jubilation. My wife and I spent the day wrapping up work and looking forward to a bounty of weekend activities.

We might pack the kids up for an adventurous getaway. Maybe head uptown to do some window shopping at the mall. Or catch a movie at our favorite Alamo Drafthouse down the road. …


Honest answer: you’re the only one who knows

35 years.

The other day, a woman I know celebrated her 35th work anniversary. That’s right — 35 years with the same company. She was applauded on a national team call, a colorful PowerPoint splashed across the Webex screen. It shouted her number. The team cheered and a couple of teammates who’ve been at the company nearly as long reminisced about early days in their careers.

If this woman stays with the company for another few years, she’ll be recognized by the CEO for her outstanding tenure.

And she’s not the only one. There are a handful of other employees…

Stephen Mostrom

Program Manager | Banking Professional | MBA and JD | Publishing career advice for Millenial and Gen Z professionals

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