Posts Tagged ‘ Career ’

Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

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November 12, 2018
Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

Tweet Leaving a job on less-than favorable terms sometimes results in feeling defeated, depleted and awkward. Worse yet, it’s difficult to discern how to discuss why we left a previous employer once we land an interview. Whether you were let-go, resigned with less than two weeks’ notice, or got burned out and quit, have...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

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October 28, 2018
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

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October 23, 2018
Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

Tweet A longer-than anticipated job search can crush self-confidence and fertilize fears of rejection. When your livelihood is at stake and landing a new job is a priority, here are three fears to overcome—and how to do it. 1. Enlisting the support of others. Research shows that most people are too reluctant to ask for...
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Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

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October 15, 2018
Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

Tweet   According to Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, the expression ‘KEEP ON KEEPING ON,’ dates back to the 1910s. This adage is often used today, but is it really a sustainable strategy? Here are four career lessons you’ll be grateful to learn sooner rather than later. Regret robs your ability to enjoy the gift of...
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Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

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October 2, 2018
Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

Tweet Have you ever left a job interview with a gut feeling that you completely blew it?  Most people have and the natural response is a tall order of feelings of frustration, shame, disappointment and sometimes even—depression.  Walking away to wallow and wish things had gone differently won’t benefit anyone. Instead, follow these four...
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Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

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September 12, 2018
Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

Tweet As we get into the tail end of 2018, it’s common for people to reflect on their professional performance over the last nine months, and to double-down on reaching those goals that have yet to be attained. With such high stakes and pressure, it’s critical to prepare—and avoid the following six mistakes. Appearing...
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Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

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July 16, 2018
Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

Tweet Open office environments, once considered a workplace trend, have become the norm. Today, nearly 70% of U.S. offices occupy an open environment. Supporters believe that this design enables more opportunities for collaboration, improves transparency, minimizes emails and phone calls, while also strengthening co-worker relationships. Additional benefits include cost savings and appearing more attractive to millennials...
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How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

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June 26, 2018
How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

Tweet What a difference a year can make.  A year ago, jobs were plentiful and recruiters swept America’s college campuses armed with entry-level positions for nearly everyone.  Today, the economic landscape is much different. Here are three challenges new graduates can anticipate, and more importantly, how to persevere. 1. Major lifestyle adjustments. The typical ‘go to...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

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May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

Tweet In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your...
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Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

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May 14, 2018
Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

Tweet Considering the costs of traditional onboarding, many organizations are opting first for phone interviews. Here are five questions candidates can count on. How does this position align with your long-term career goals? This question is frequently asked not only so that the candidate can explain how the role fits into career goals, but also...
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