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When we’re finished with school, whether it was decades ago or just a few months, we tend to think, “Phew! No more being chained to a classroom. No more finals!” But, while your formal education is done, you should never stop learning. Learning on the job, in between jobs, or as a side job is… Read more »

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Over the years, as you’ve gained experience in work and in life, you’ve probably picked up a few lazy habits. These aren’t huge and life-altering behaviors; just little details that could sabotage you as you change positions or go for a promotion. All it takes to change them is a bit of awareness. The 5… Read more »

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The interview is finished and you feel great (and relieved!). You were prepared with solid answers and questions, and you managed to calm your jangled nerves long enough to get through it! Now what?  Carry that good feeling post-interview by remembering these 4 tips. Say thanks. Thank the interviewers, including the recruiter, via email. If… Read more »

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From the smallest firms to the largest corporations, work gets done through communication. Over the phone, via email, through a presentation, or at a meeting, strong communication skills are a must in the workplace. Follow along for our communication do’s and don’ts, offered by Sharon Schweitzer, author and business etiquette expert.  You will learn about… Read more »

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By now you know the basics of writing a solid cover letter; crafting something onto one page, with three or four paragraphs, that can be customized to fit the position you’re after. While paying attention to your format is good, creating quality content is even more important. The best way to do that? Put yourself… Read more »

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned professional or first-time job seeker, we all need a dose of self-confidence to get us through the job-search process. From creating a resume that markets your best skills, to asking a favor of a networking colleague, to nailing the interview, each step in the process calls for a… Read more »

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Although January and February are typically the busiest time for job hunters, why not consider a new position now, when there may be fewer candidates for prime placements? If you’ve been mulling over the idea of switching positions, companies, or even careers, start making some progress ahead of the crowd. Use the ideas below to… Read more »

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It’s September, which usually signals Back-To-School time and new routines. While the kids return to school, some of us might be returning to the workforce or looking for a new position. If it’s time for you to start your job search, follow the tips below to help the process go smoothly. 1-Be prepared. Having an… Read more »

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Looking for ways to find everyday purpose? Trying to stay engaged and present at work (and at home)? You don’t need to “Eat, Pray, Love” yourself around the world, or even manage a downward dog. Some of the most powerful ideas tend to be the simplest. Take, for example, the ancient Japanese philosophy of Ikigai…. Read more »