Podcasts to Boost Your Career

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Have you ever listened to podcasts that interest you? It seems everyone has one and you can find one to match almost any interest, from cooking to parenting to politics. That range expands to careers as well, and some of these inspiring podcasts may help you improve your career in the process. You don’t have… Read more »

Do You Give Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

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During Mike’s last interview, he was asked to tell the interviewer something about his accomplishments, skills or qualifications. He panicked slightly, trying to find the balance between touting what he had done and bragging, and he ended up playing down some of his biggest strengths. When he didn’t get the position, he wondered if he… Read more »

Does Attitude Impact Your Job Search?

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You’ve looked for a job for the last few months with little success. Maybe a few nibbles, but it’s gotten harder and harder to keep a positive outlook as multiple resumes and cover letters yield a variety of “thanks, but no thanks.” As a result, the last time you went out for an evening with… Read more »

The One Thing You Need to Be Successful

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Before Bloomsbury Publishing took a chance on a story about an orphaned boy wizard, J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce, in her own words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.” Eight other publishers had passed on the book. Yet it was repeated failure that prompted Rowling to make it… Read more »

Want a Speedy Hiring Process? Do your part!

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You carefully craft your resume, go through the process of filling in the application, and then…you wait. And wait. And wait. Did the application go through, you wonder? How long does this limbo last? One of the biggest complaints regarding the hiring process? The snail-like pace it seems to take sometimes. Too often companies will… Read more »

How Can I Learn About a Company’s Culture Before the Interview?

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You’ve secured the interview and chosen your outfit. Now you need to take a crucial next step: research the company. As the saying goes, “Forewarned is forearmed,” and if you want to both make a good impression on your interviewer and learn if the company is a good fit for you, you need to do… Read more »

Being a Good Employee Doesn’t Equal Being a Good Leader

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Mike had worked at Company ABC for about five years. He’d always performed the best in his department, meeting his quotas and then moving beyond them. If anyone needed help, he’d find a way to lend a hand. He listened attentively to criticism and tried to find ways to boost his own performance. His bosses… Read more »

The Secret to Managing Stress

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We all feel some measure of stress in our lives: We work too hard, make ourselves busy, worry about bills, never take vacations, etc. Stress has become its own industry, spawning self-help books and videos, supplements, massage chairs/wands/professionals/classes, vacation packages and the like. But there’s a reason: Stress truly does take a mental and physical… Read more »

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 »