Career Planning & Development

Welcome to Bright Hub’s Career Hub! Explore expert articles, guides and tips on career planning and development from landing your first professional job, to succeeding at work and getting promotions! Today it is rare for a person to work at the same job for his or her until retirement. If you’re like the average US citizen, you may change jobs or careers between 3 to 10 times in your lifetime! Quitting your job or changing careers could be because of financial reasons, boredom, relocation or personal reasons. Luckily, Bright Hub has all the information you need to make your career planning and job transitions smooth. Start by reading profiles of different occupations to find out what job is best suited to your strengths, education level and location. This is the first step in planning your career path.
Bright Hub also offers tips and advice on searching for a job, creating a resume and preparing for interviews. Learn how to negotiate job offers, ask for a promotion or a pay raise, and learn how to get along with co-workers. Also know your employee rights and gain valuable insight into employment law, unemployment benefits, maternity leave, sexual harassment, discrimination and other issues. Read expert articles and guides, network with peers and professions, comment and share your experience. We’re happy to join you in the ever growing process of your career development and planning!

Offbeat Job Titles: Can You Ace This Unusual Career Quiz?

We’ve scoured the Internet to come up with some of the most obscure, unheard of jobs to include in our unusual career quiz. If you’ve always wondered just what, exactly, a comb capper does, you’ll find out if you can make it through all 15 of our tricky and hilarious quiz questions. Good luck!

Resume Sins: What to Avoid on Your Resume

Some people do very good things when they’re putting their resumes together. Other people make mistakes that are just bad, and sometimes we do things that are downright ugly! If you want to dazzle people like the Man With No Name, then get out your word processor and fire off an effective resume.

Guide to Surviving a Bad Job Market

Surviving a bad job market is made more difficult by entitlement program fluctuations and shifts in the unwritten rules that govern today’s job searches and recruitment efforts. Follow a carefully laid out path with plenty of signposts to find — and keep — gainful employment.

Great Twitter Resources for Job Seekers

Ever want to know how other people find jobs that you cannot find? A lot of hiring managers, job recruiters and decision makers are turning to Twitter and other social media sites to find employees. There are many great resources on Twitter that a job seeker can use when looking for employment.