#1 Secret to Successful Career Advancement

What's the secret to career advancement? As a savvy job hunter, it's critically important for you to continually research potential employers for two reasons: 1.) You can tailor your cover letter and interview performance to demonstrate that you care about the company, and have given serious thought to ways in which you can contribute to it. 2. )You can make an educated decision about whether the job you're applying for is an excellent fit for your experience, skills, personality, and long-term aspirations. Before you make a commitment, your eyes should be open wide to both the challenges and opportunities that come with the job. In my article on U.S. News & World Report this week, I give concrete examples of how to go about researching potential employers, and what to look for when determining if a given job or employer is a good fit for your career aspirations. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ► Photo Credit: Shutterstock

In this week's episode of Well This Happened, we discussed Rich's tough situation.

Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!

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