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Last week we shared 4 tips for writing or updating your resume. But what happens when you’re a first-time job seeker or you’re returning to work? Maybe your job path has some curves or gaps? The tips below can help you address these special circumstances. 1-What happens if you are a bit light on experience… Read more »

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Happy Beginning of the Year! Time to jump-start, resuscitate, or just carry on with the changes you’ve decided to make. If one of those changes involves your job, today’s post can help you. Our new year starts with the basics of writing a solid resume. Whether you’re a first-time job seeker, returning to the workforce,… Read more »

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As we work our way through the holidays, it’s the time of year when many companies conduct year-end performance reviews. You sit down with your manager to discuss your performance and plan your goals for next year. While you wait for your manager and gather peer feedback, why not conduct your own personal year-end review?… Read more »

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For many of us, working at a company means working on a team. Unless you work for yourself, and even then, rarely does anything get accomplished by one person. Whether you’re a member of the team or lead one, there are 3 characteristics that successful teams possess. These clear and simple attributes were identified by… Read more »

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With the holiday season in full swing, the pressure is on. Gifts to buy. Parties to attend (or throw). Cookies to bake. While these are all good things, they can make for a stressful season if you let them. Now is the perfect time to re-think how you spend your holiday time so that it… Read more »

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There was an article awhile back about the response that Gap, Inc. President and CEO, Jeff Kirwan, sent to a 5-year old customer. The youngster wrote a letter to Gap asking the retailer for more variety in girls’ clothes, “…not just pink and princesses….”. Mr. Kirwan responded and The Washington Post published a copy of… Read more »

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Thanksgiving is the time of year when our thoughts turn to gratitude. We “give thanks” for all we have. Some families and friends have an annual ritual of sharing with each other what they are most grateful for. You could argue, however, that feeling grateful is important to us throughout the year, not just in… Read more »

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Last week we shared some tips for writing better email, so that it’s easier for your recipients to answer you, and more likely that they will. Here are 4 more tips to try: 1-Make it mobile-friendly. Consider the device your recipient may be using to read your email. Instead of sending a lengthy, multi-paragraph note,… Read more »

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Email is only one of the ways we communicate today, but it’s an important one. It’s the method most often used when we are looking for, or providing, information. And knowing how to write a clear and thoughtful email, and one that will get answered, is essential when networking. The following tips will help you…. Read more »