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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 »

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It’s performance review time at your company and you want to reward the high-performing employees on your team that you know deserve to be promoted. However, there’s only one problem: there is nowhere to promote them to and no openings to fill. You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Imagine what it would… Read more »

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Being able to give your employee a promotion is a great feeling for everyone involved. The employee feels rewarded for their hard work, and managers feel that they have succeeded at leading their employee to the next step in their career. However, there are many considerations to offering a promotion, such as whether the employee… Read more »

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You may think nothing really happens during the summer. Chances are, it’s a time of year when your social schedule is packed. But, your professional life? Well, that seems a little slow. But … should it be? Order levels and production schedules are lower because major clients are on vacation or on shutdown. The office… Read more »

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One of largest complaints that employees have is that they simply do not get recognition for their contributions. When a supervisor doesn’t acknowledge the hard work, it makes the employee feel as if all of it is for nothing. This is especially true when a boss takes a team member’s idea and uses it as… Read more »

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Momma always said: — Say please and thank you. — Always be gracious. — Treat everyone with respect. Thank-you letters fall into this broad category of good advice. In fact, thank-you letters continue to be an important part of a successful job-search campaign. And our advice is to send a thank-you note following each interview… Read more »

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Whether this is your first, second, or fifth time performing a video interview, it most likely won’t be your last. More and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process, meaning you can certainly count on a video interview in your near future. So what does this mean for you?… Read more »

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Your boss asks you for a meeting. You’re excited and a bit nervous — you’ve been doing good work, getting nods from important people, and your numbers are higher than ever. “We’ve loved the work you’ve been doing this year,” your boss tells you once you’re sitting down. “And we would love to offer you… Read more »

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Unless you’re in business for yourself, the idea of marketing yourself may not sound like anything that concerns you. But it’s a skill everyone needs to master. When you meet someone through networking, especially if that person could possibly lead you to a job opportunity, you have a very limited amount of time to capture… Read more »

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If you’ve landed a job that you truly love, you’re truly one of the lucky ones. It may offer an enticing combination of pay, challenge, upward mobility and environment. However, even in jobs that are otherwise perfect for us, we sometimes face an unexpected problem — a “toxic” coworker. Some of these types of problematic… Read more »