Happy 2023, everyone!
While 2023 will continue to see new workplace trends, including hybrid schedules, salary transparency, and a move past “hustle” culture, we thought it’d be a great time to look back at our Top 10 performing career articles of 2022, as many of these topics are still relevant this year and will continue to be for many years to come.
Here are our Top 10 articles of 2022:
Even if you’re not a U.S. citizen, did you know that you can still pursue a teaching career in the United States? To get started, foreign-educated teachers must get certified.
This article discusses how you can go about this, including what you need to submit for certification such as a credential evaluation report, an exam demonstrating your reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as a nominal application processing fee.
The workplace is stronger when it incorporates different cultures, skill sets, and backgrounds – and that’s exactly what this article focuses on.
Bilingual workers are at an advantage, offering a unique skill set that is often necessary for a multitude of industries. However, despite this knowledge, many bilingual workers fail to participate in salary negotiations with their employers.
In this article, you’ll hear tips from industry experts on how to effectively engage in salary negotiations, such as reviewing salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the job you’re applying to and demonstrating the benefits your bilingual skills bring to the position.
Having a baby is one of the most impactful things you can do…but yet it can still feel like it puts your career and salary requirements at a disadvantage once you return to work.
Though it may feel intimidating or even undeserved to ask for a raise after being out for several weeks, it’s actually the perfect time to do so. After all, babies and child-rearing are expensive, and there’s nothing wrong with asking for more money that’s comparable to your job performance.
This article offers up actionable tips so you can take the right steps to bring up the subject to your boss and ultimately get the raise you deserve. Some of these tips include recognizing your worth and staying in touch with your team about projects you wish to accomplish when you return while you’re out on leave so you don’t get written off.
With age comes wisdom, so why are so many workers aged 50 years and older still facing discrimination when it comes to landing a job?
While it can feel like there’s nothing you can do to overcome this stigma, the reality is that there is. Between pursuing a career you’re passionate about, utilizing LinkedIn, and taking the time to familiarize yourself with the popular social media apps of the day, you can show your potential employer that you have your finger on the pulse of what’s trending and the years of experience behind you to back it up. This article offers helpful tips for any worker over 50 who’s looking to rejoin the workforce or pursue a new career altogether.
It’s easy for employers to offer accommodation for an employee who’s entering the office on crutches, but the same can’t always be said for invisible illnesses.
This article discusses the best way to disclose an invisible illness to your boss, so they can make reasonable accommodations for you. While you can bring this information up to your employer at any point during the interviewing and hiring process, it’s critical that you also offer up personalized solutions to any possible issues you could be facing at work.
Disclosing your invisible illness can be a tricky matter, especially if you don’t feel entirely comfortable disclosing your personal information. This article discusses what your rights are under the American Disabilities Act, so you can be as prepared to handle this conversation as possible.
Coming out is an extremely personal thing, and doing it before you’re ready can be difficult. However, what is even more difficult is when you decide to disclose your sexuality at work and then, subsequently, face discrimination for it.
The bottom line is that everyone deserves acceptance for who they are, but unfortunately, that’s not always how it goes in the corporate world. So what do you do about coming out at work? This article offers first-hand experience and talks about the benefits of coming out at work, such as bonding with another co-worker that could result in another job opportunity down the line and overall increased productivity from feeling happier and more comfortable in your skin.
However, the article also addresses the potential drawbacks of coming out such as harassment and discrimination. Though the author does offer up some viable tips in regards to how to address these matters with your Human Resources department.
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that women earn 85% of what men make. Another study conducted by the AAUW found that Black women made 62 cents for every dollar a white man made, whereas Hispanic women made 54 cents.
There’s lots of talk about race and pay gaps in the mainstream media and this article addresses them all. The author not only examines these statistics under a microscope but offers powerful insight into why these statistics matter and how addressing them through transparency is key to inciting impactful change moving forward.
You’ve heard all about the gender wage gap in the mainstream media, but is that really just another name for the age wage gap? That’s what this article aims to address.
This article takes an in-depth look at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed that women between the ages of 45-54 begin making less money, while men don’t tend to see a pay decrease until they reach 65 years of age. Furthermore, it examines the reason why women in the workplace still face a stigma and how it negatively affects their ability to hold high-ranking positions.
With so many applicants all vying for the same position, what can you do to stand out? Send your potential employer a value proposition letter!
But…what exactly is that? That’s what this article answers. A value proposition letter is a typed letter sent to the hiring manager that expresses your gratitude for the interview, as well as a re-introduction of yourself, your skills, and what you bring to the job.
Does disclosing your race and gender in a job application put you at a disadvantage? For some, it can certainly feel so. However, concealing vital facts about yourself may only end up sabotaging your ability to land a job. Or worse, you could find yourself employed at a company that has a toxic, racist, or discriminatory environment.
This article takes a stern look at the motivation some job seekers may have when it comes to concealing their race and gender, and whether employers are legally allowed to discriminate against you under the law.
From all of us, here at Diversity Jobs, we’re thankful for your engagement on these articles that have made them such a success. We have a lot of new content in store for 2023 and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Until the next Top 10 roundup, have a happy 2023, and be sure to follow us for all the latest career trends, tips, and tricks to landing a career that recognizes your value and skillset.