News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Author: Convene Editors       

From smart career advice to job trends making headlines, Convene editors here bring you a roundup of what not to miss in the career arena.

What to Do If Asked About Your Salary History

More states and cities are banning questions about candidates’ salary history. But, as The Washington Post reports, it’s still likely to come up in the interview process. Here’s what to do if it does.

Finding Your Purpose

‘Purpose is the new paycheck,’ says Forbes, whose recent career challenge aims to help workers rediscover their purpose in 15 days, with one challenge each day.

How ‘Inclusive’ Workplaces Aren’t So Welcoming to the Overweight

An ‘empathy challenge’ is needed, Jessica Richman, founder of The Visible Collective, writes in Fast Company, to understand how larger-bodied people are regularly discounted at work.

Staying Curious

As technology alters the workplace, taking control of your professional growth through continued learning is key. And, as Inc. notes, curiosity may have killed the cat, but the lack of it could kill your career.