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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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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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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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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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Take advantage of company training programs

Take advantage of company training programs
Looking for a creative angle on career advancement? Training is a great way to expand your skills and make yourself attractive for promotion. Did you know many companies offer free training, education and professional development to their employees? ...
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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The secret to a successful job transition

The secret to a successful job transition
The job market is starting to show signs of recovery and given the opportunity, many workers are intent to make a change. According to the latest Emerging Workforce® Study, 29 percent of all workers say they are likely to look for a new job in ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Never stop building your resume

Never stop building your resume
A resume is meant to be an up-to-date, professional reflection of you. Is it? If we’re honest, most of us have our resume stored on a computer that is updated once a year, at best. But, if you want a resume that represents you well, you must ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Burning bridges is never beneficial

Burning bridges is never beneficial
Leaving your job is a big decision. Whether it’s due to dissatisfaction or the desire for greater career opportunities, how you leave will have a lasting impact on your future prospects. If you are leaving for negative reasons, don’t ...
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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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 ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Every person you encounter is a valuable contact

Every person you encounter is a valuable contact
Building your professional network is crucial to your career success. It’s estimated that 60 percent of jobs are filled by referrals alone according to ResumeBear. So, if you’re not networking, you’re at a real disadvantage right ...
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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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)
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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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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. According to recent research, unreliability was named the number one career-limiting habit among workers today. I don’t know about you, but I want ...
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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What’s preventing your career growth?

What’s preventing your career growth?
Spring is in full bloom. Everywhere you look, something is sprouting or blossoming. What about your career? Is it producing the kind of healthy growth you desire? If not, find out what’s stunting your career growth and nip it in the bud! ...
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Make your performance review work for you!

Make your performance review work for you!
Ah, the dreaded performance review. Sadly, that’s how many workers view the opportunity to sit down with their supervisor and find out how they scored on their employee report card. I recently came across some findings that substantiate ...
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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