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Flexible work: The back door to great opportunities

Flexible work: The back door to great opportunities
So you’re looking for a permanent job. Temping may not be your plan A, but it could be the back-door entrance to the job you are seeking. According to the American Staffing Association, 72 percent of flexible workers are offered permanent ...
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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Social media is reshaping the job search as we know it.

Social media is reshaping the job search as we know it.
Social media is a hot topic in the employment world. It has opened doors for job seekers like never before, and employers are discovering it’s an effective recruiting tool as well. According to a Jobvite survey, 89% of U.S. companies had plans ...
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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Job descriptions can unveil the skills you need to get ahead.

Job descriptions can unveil the skills you need to get ahead.
What is the next position you want to hold in your career? You may not realize it, but studying the job description for that particular position can give you a strong strategy for progressing in your profession! Here’s why. A job ...
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Career Development & Advancement
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New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!

New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!
When you are beginning a new job, it can seem as if a whirlwind of information is coming at you—and to some extent, it is. If you are unable to process it correctly, it can start to snowball and create a fortress of anxiety! But there is one ...
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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 ...
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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Don't rely on luck to excel in your career

Don't rely on luck to excel in your career
If you’re hoping for some St. Patrick’s Day luck to rub off on your career, there is a better way to make sure you’re on the path to progression! According to the newly released Emerging Workforce® Study, you are the captain ...
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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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: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 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: Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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: Monday, March 04, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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Don’t be afraid to let your talents shine.

Don’t be afraid to let your talents shine.
We all have unique talents that make us suitable for specific careers. Once you’ve been in the workforce awhile, it is not uncommon to discover you are good at something that falls outside the lines of what you studied in school. This tends to ...
Posted: Friday, March 01, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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