Want to Climb the Ladder in 2017? Use These Tips!

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Will 2017 be the year you move up the career ladder and land your next great job? How can you ensure that you get on the right rung to success? Never Stop Networking Face-to-face networking remains one of the most successful job search techniques. The best opportunities are part of the “hidden job market” that… Read more »

Feeling Unproductive? Use These Tips to Get Back on Track

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During the holiday season, it’s tempting to put your job search on hold and just make it next year’s resolution. But hiring doesn’t stop during November and December. Think again. If you use the right approach and techniques, this can be a great time to find the position you’ve been looking for. Many businesses typically… Read more »

Should You Ever Be “Hands Off” in Your Job Search?

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Focus is key when searching for a job. You need to stay on track and optimize your time for the best possible results. To stay “hands on,” be sure to target specific positions and industries – and consider working with a professional recruiter who can help you pinpoint and achieve the right career fit. Hit… Read more »

6 Tips Job Seekers Can Use to Improve Their LinkedIn Profile

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Recruiters and employers use LinkedIn constantly as a search tool to assess candidates’ experiences, competencies, creativity and personality. Your LinkedIn profile is the premier online place to showcase your unique talents and personal brand. Use these tips to make your profile the very best it can be: Make a custom URL. Just like any other… Read more »

Navigating Your Exit Interview

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If you resign from your job, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to participate in an exit interview. It can be nerve-wracking – maybe even more stressful than the interview you had before you were offered the job. Saying the wrong thing or acting unprofessionally could risk your losing a reference from your employer,… Read more »

Breathe! How to Remain Productive With Too Much on Your Plate

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When you have too much to do, you can freeze. Spinning your wheels but going nowhere, you may move fast but make little to no progress. You simply don’t know where to start – so you don’t start anywhere. Sound all too familiar? It happens to the best of people. There’s a difference between having… Read more »

Get Rid of Fluff That is Bogging Down Your Resume

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Fluff words are those vague, tired clichés that your include on your resume just to fill it out. They do nothing to help you stand out as the best candidate. Considering that the average reviewer or applicant tracking system (ATS) spends less than 10 seconds on an initial resume review, it’s imperative that you nix… Read more »

The 5 Worst Things to Post on Social Media

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Social media has made it possible to share thoughts, ideas and images with thousands of friends and connections – and beyond that, with virtual strangers everywhere. The harsh truth is that as much fun and as useful it may be, it also has a down side. Even the smallest mistakes in terms of what you… Read more »

Are You Mistaking Being Busy for Being Productive?

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What’s the difference between being busy and being productive? It may seem like a fine line at first, but especially when your goal is to advance your career, it’s important to understand the very real difference between the two. It All Comes Down to Focus The differences between busy people and productive people ultimately lead… Read more »

3 Tips for Asking for a Raise

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Asking for a raise can be an awkward, stressful experience. But if you’re well prepared, it can be simpler than you may expect. Put yourself in your manager’s shoes and design your approach accordingly. In the words of Harvard Business School Professor Kathleen McGinn, “Think about why your boss should even consider granting your request.”… Read more »