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Securing that first job after college can seem like a daunting prospect for many seniors and recent graduates. And, as today’s graduates attempt to enter the workforce, many of them are realizing that it’s not quite the same as when their parents, professors and advisors first applied for jobs 20 or more years ago.  … Read more »

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From showing up late to forgetting a copy of your resume, to accidentally calling your potential boss by the wrong name, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a job interview. While most hiring managers are willing to overlook these and other minor mishaps, there are some things they won’t forgive…. Read more »

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The older one gets, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. That’s a big mistake.     We should… Read more »

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Most parents have a lot of emotions about returning to work after having a baby, and many of them can be conflicting. You may feel unhappy to leave your baby, or you may feel relief to let professionals be in charge of baby care while you return to work. (And then you may feel guilt… Read more »

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In a perfect world, we would all have remarkable bosses who help us succeed, who make us feel valued, and who are just all-around great people. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.   There are many types of bosses you can encounter in the workforce — a micromanager, an individual with anger management problems, one… Read more »

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Your resume is one of the main ways hiring managers assess you as a candidate. Should it matter if you make a mistake on your resume? Absolutely! In fact, the quickest way to get screened out as an applicant is to submit a seriously flawed resume. Typos and grammatical errors are typically the Number One… Read more »

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Have you just graduated and are looking for your first real job? Or maybe you’re looking for a career move and are ready to try something totally different. Whichever way, you’re probably dealing with a major issue for job seekers — trying to land a position without any direct experience. Here are 5 ways to… Read more »

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Who among us, doesn’t struggle in striking that ideal work-life balance? The word “balance” even seems like a stretch, what with smartphones, instant email, and other technology that blur the line between office and regular life. It’s more like work-life triage. And, if we’re not careful, the stress from deadlines, meetings, meet-ups, touch-bases, and meetings… Read more »

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Resume keywords are imperative to helping you get your resume noticed by employers. By including keywords in your resume and cover letter, you’ll increase your chances of landing a job interview. Keywords are words or short phrases that relate to particular requirements for a job. They are the skills, abilities, credentials, and qualities that a… Read more »

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Career planning is not something that you do once and then forget. Succeeding in a constantly changing workplace requires a career management plan. Employers always want to attract, hire, and retain employees who provide the best value. Think about yourself as a business with a product to sell and create a strategy for marketing your… Read more »