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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 ...

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Make it a successful new year in your career!

Make it a successful new year in your career!
Make it a successful new year in your career! It’s a new year, and with it comes exciting new opportunities in your career. While you may have many ideas about what you would like to see happen, the surest way to make them a reality is to set ...

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Take the initiative to say ‘thank you’ … you’ll be glad you did!

Take the initiative to say ‘thank you’ … you’ll be glad you did!
Take the initiative to say ‘thank you’ … you’ll be glad you did! The interviewing process can be a bit of an obstacle course designed to prod and reveal your true capabilities. But, it’s not just the interview that ...

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Why job hunt through the holidays?

Why job hunt through the holidays?
Why job hunt through the holidays? Let’s be real, there are plenty of good reasons to flake on your job search during the holidays, but there are even better reasons to take it up a notch! Whether you’re unemployed or just ready for a ...

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First impressions are everything

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 ...

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The makings of a great manager

The makings of a great manager
Being a manager is a position of enormous responsibility and esteemed privilege. As a member of management, you are accountable for achieving business results with the team you’ve been given—but it is how you do it that defines you as a ...

What’s coming between you and the job of your dreams?

What’s coming between you and the job of your dreams?
What’s coming between you and the job of your dreams? You’ve been job searching for a while now and nothing is turning up. Is it just the economy or is there some other reason employers are not interested? While there are many factors ...

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Becoming a worker of your word

Becoming a worker of your word
Nothing will make you more valuable in the workplace than a reputation for being reliable. Most employers agree that unreliability holds workers back and prevents them from being promoted. I don’t know about you, but I want to be the person ...

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 ...

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When you are at work … work!

When you are at work … work!
Nothing will earn you a ticket to the front of the unemployment line faster than an attitude that approaches work as a mindless routine involving warming a chair, updating your Facebook status, scanning Pinterest and sharing your latest family pics ...

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Interviewing with confidence

Interviewing with confidence
Mark Twain once said, “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” Here’s how I would apply this to job seeking: Be ignorant of the paralyzing fear and contrived impossibilities that will prevent you from ...

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Is your job consuming your life?

Is your job consuming your life?
You know the play, “Little Shop of Horrors?” It’s a musical about a floral shop worker named Seymour who comes across an unknown plant species which he names Audrey II (after the woman he loves). He places the peculiar plant in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...