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Has texting eroded your professional communication skills?

Has texting eroded your professional communication skills?
Texting has become a bit of a modern-day phenomenon. Who would have thought there would ever come a day when two people in the same room would opt to communicate via texting rather than speaking. Yet, that’s exactly what’s ...
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Don’t treat your boss like your buddy

Don’t treat your boss like your buddy
Developing friendships in the workplace is only natural. You spend five days a week with your coworkers, so you are bound to discover some common interests. Moreover, a great deal of career satisfaction is attributed to healthy work ...
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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Summer break is a great time to get experience

Summer break is a great time to get experience
Summer break … two words that are music to a college student’s ears. While it’s nice to get a break from the books, don’t overlook the opportunity that awaits you with a great summer job! More than mad money in ...
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:00:00 PM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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How to get from point A to point B in your career

How to get from point A to point B in your career
Where do you see yourself professionally in five years? 10 years? What about 20 years from now? You may have given some thought to your five-year career plan since it’s a common question in job interviews and performance reviews, but what ...
Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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Seek out a mentor and glean from their wisdom

Seek out a mentor and glean from their wisdom
If you are looking to climb the ladder of success in your career, a mentor can give you some valuable insight and support along the way. What is a mentor? By definition, a mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. Applied to your profession, it ...
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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A strong work ethic will take you places!

A strong work ethic will take you places!
Employers seek it; performance depends on it; satisfaction is derived from it; and career progression is the fruit of it. What is it? A strong work ethic! Employers seek it It’s that intangible quality that star employees exemplify daily ...
Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 3 comment(s)
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Staying on course after graduation

Staying on course after graduation
After years of grueling study sessions, homework and exams, you finally graduated. While this no doubt is a great feat, don’t get too relaxed. The habits you learned in school are about to become the practical tools that prepare you for a ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 3 comment(s)
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Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts

Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts
You will come in contact with all types of people in the workplace. Some will mesh well with your personality and some won’t—it’s just the nature of human relationships. While it’s not imperative that everyone be your best ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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A healthy disconnect: Unplugging from social media

A healthy disconnect: Unplugging from social media
When was the last time you disconnected from your mobile and internet devices and enjoyed some good old-fashioned, face-to-face social interaction? What about a few hours of uninterrupted silence? Hard to imagine in today’s world inundated by ...
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers

7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers
How are you promoting your personal brand? Social media presents you with many avenues for showcasing your unique value to the online world. Based on the numbers, LinkedIn proves to be one of the best places to make a professional statement that ...
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:00:00 PM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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Don’t be afraid to disagree

Don’t be afraid to disagree
Agreeing for the sake of being agreeable will get you nowhere in your career. If you have a different point of view, respectfully share it. Great ideas and strong strategies are born from such boldness. While it may be easier to agree, the best ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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First impressions are everything

First impressions are everything
When you are starting a new job, it can seem as if everyone is sizing you up in order to put some sort of label on you—and frankly, they are. It’s called ‘first impressions’ and they can make a monumental difference in your ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 2 comment(s)
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Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.

Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.
If you’ve been job hunting for a while with no results to show, it may be time to retreat and refocus a bit. The fact that your job search is not yielding results is a clear indication that something is off or you need a new approach. If you ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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Respect: Give and it will be given to you!

Respect: Give and it will be given to you!
Skills, talent and determination will take you a long way in your career, but they must be accompanied by one very important quality: respect! How you treat others in the workplace will have a direct bearing on how they treat you. If you want to ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 3 comment(s)
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Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?

Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?
Mobile technology has redefined the job search as we know it. Recent studies indicate seven out of 10 people job search using their mobile device. Based on these findings, it’s not surprising that Quick Response (QR) codes are fast becoming a ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:00:00 PM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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Birds of a feather flock together

Birds of a feather flock together
One key to professional development is immersing yourself in the industry you want to succeed in. The best way to do that is to get to know people who are in your field or doing what you want to do, and making a point to spend time with them. ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:00:00 PM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Say yes more than you say no

Say yes more than you say no
If I had to pick one word to define the attitude of successful people, it would be “yes.” It’s a small word that opens the door to big things. If you are willing to embrace a yes mindset in your career, you will discover your ...
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?
One of the biggest obstacles employers are facing today is not a lack of job requisitions, but a lack of sufficiently skilled candidates to meet job requirements. The result: Many jobs go unfilled. As someone who has worked in the recruiting and ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!
Technology has reinvented the way companies interview. It is estimated that more than one billion people connect to the Internet via their mobile device. With easy access to video conferencing apps, an interview can take place just about anywhere ...
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Is your boss pushing you out the door?

Is your boss pushing you out the door?
Your job plays a big part in your personal happiness. That’s why many people spend years of their lives pursuing degrees and mastering skills that will enable them to live out their dreams. But, what happens when your dream job comes with a ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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