Stop Doing Your Job

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Your employer requests you do something that wasn’t on your list of duties, and you respond with, “That’s not my job.” If you really want to prove your worth to your company and move up, you need to go beyond the basics. And while you don’t need to go past your job description unfairly or… Read more »

Feeling Lost? Let us Help You Plan Your Path

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So, you’re looking for a job, but you’re not entirely sure which direction you want to go in. You’ve sent out endless resumes, even had interviews, but nothing has come of any of it. What have you done “wrong”? What could you do differently? Should you change your approach? Expand your field? Which tactic will… Read more »

How Can Self-Evaluation Help You?

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You’ve just walked out of an interview and are replaying it in your mind, going over your answers and whether you could have/should have said something different. Did you sit up straight enough? Too much? Make the right amount of eye contact? Anytime you can examine yourself and how you could improve either in an… Read more »

How Should You Handle The “Desired Salary” Question?

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As you’re filling out your latest job application, you come to the question that you wished they’d skipped: “What is your desired salary?” or some variation thereof. After heaving a long sigh, you think about how you should answer this. Do you have to? What if it’s a drop-down box and you can’t skip it?… Read more »

Are You the Ideal Candidate?

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As you look for a new job, take the time to assess yourself as a competitor; you know most positions have applicants in the hundreds. But as you look over your resume in comparison to the job description, you feel a slight twinge of doubt. Won’t many of the others have the same qualifications? What… Read more »

Four Reasons Why You’re Not Hearing Back After Submitting an Application

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You applied for a position and feel pretty good about your potential for candidacy. A week goes by, then ten days…then two weeks. Why haven’t you heard anything? What does that mean? Did it get lost? Is this their way of saying, “Thanks, but no thanks”? As Tom Petty put it, “The waiting is the… Read more »

Secret Fears of Every Candidate

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You feel ready and set to walk into the interview … and then the nerves strike. What if I can’t think of what to say? What if I don’t come off as myself? What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer? What if I accidentally say something that offends the… Read more »

Is It OK to Decline a Job Offer?

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You’ve looked for a job for a while, and your recruiter has been incredibly supportive, helping you find interviews in your industry. Now you have a job offer, and you realize you don’t want it. Do you have the right to feel this way? Shouldn’t you take whatever offer you can find? The job market… Read more »

Busy Workplace? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle.

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You’ve just started a new job at a bustling company, eager to become part of the team. However, similarly to starting that first day at a new school, you feel a little unsure — how should you proceed in terms of where you fit in with your colleagues? Do you speak up right away at… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Strategy Outdated?

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As you search for your next job, you probably use a few tried-and-true methods: scour the online job boards (thank you, Indeed and Monster!), maybe send out tons of unsolicited resumes to places you’d like to work, and apply everywhere — hey, when you play the job lottery, you have to increase your odds, right?… Read more »