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Knowing the right way to prepare for a job fair can help you land the next great job on your career path. Whether you’re seeking your first job or your sixth job, attending a career fair is a smart plan for marketing yourself to potential employers. Forget reviewing hundreds of online ads or spending countless… Read more »

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Being promoted to supervisor for the first time is both thrilling and challenging. It takes intellect and initiative to move up the corporate ladder but transitioning into your new role means mastering a new skill set. No matter what kind of business or field you work in, these 7 tips will help you navigate the… Read more »

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(This is the last of a 3-part series. Find the first 2 parts here (part 1) and here (part 2).) Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Getting a promotion is one of the holy grails of modern careers. It’s the post-college report card. It gives employees… Read more »

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(If you missed part 1, find the article here: Should You Accept that Promotion? Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Being offered a promotion is usually a welcome and exciting reward for a job well done – usually, but not always. Sometimes, it’s not so welcome… Read more »

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From a young age, we’re taught that receiving a promotion is great public recognition of your success to date, and an exciting pathway to bigger and better things. But what if you not 100% sure that you want to take a promotion that is offered to you? Let us illustrate what might happen when you… Read more »

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We are constantly on the move … with too many things to do, people to see and places to go. We all want to be ready for retirement some day, but too often we delay planning… Read more »

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Our personal and professional lives often compete for the same fixed amount of awake time. Friends and family (and sleep too!) often get the short end of the stick when these calendars collide. Most folks long for a better work-life balance. Work-life balance is a common cry for the overworked and overwhelmed employee. Many organizations… Read more »

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At any point in time, we will be either a reference seeker or a reference giver. If you believe in karma – and you truly want to help a former superstar employee get to the next level – then you should be considerate about how to give a proper recommendation. That doesn’t mean that you’ll… Read more »

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When applying for a position, you’ll spend hours agonizing over every last detail of your resume, and even more time writing and rewriting your cover letter. But how much time do you spend fortifying your list of references? Yep, that’s what we thought. While we typically stress over details like our outfit, interview questions, and… Read more »

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Have you ever had the feeling that something just wasn’t right at work? Maybe your company is showing signs of financial trouble, or your boss has given dire warnings or poor reviews about your performance. Either way, things have gone from bad to worse. And you now have a gut feeling that your position might… Read more »