Why Should YOU Participate in Your 401(K) Plan?

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We all dream of the day when we can retire, live on the beach, and drink Pina Coladas ‘til sundown. Or maybe your idea of the perfect retirement is to simply have enough money to live comfortably and do a little traveling. These are wonderful ideas, yet how will you afford to do so?  … Read more »

Does Social Media Usage Affect Employment Opportunities?

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Whether you like it or not, your use of social media – whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the many other outlets – can have a significant impact on your job and career options. Whether that impact is positive or negative is really up to you!   Here are some key… Read more »

Ace that Interview (#2 of 2)

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   In the first part of this series, we offered the first 10 of 20 tips to help you prepare (this is part 2 of 2;… Read more »

Ace That Interview (#1 of 2)

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   Here are 20 tips to help you prepare (part 1 of 2).   1. Research the industry and company. Show what you know! An interviewer… Read more »

How to Spot a Difficult Boss during the Interview

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One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why she should hire you…. Read more »

7 Characteristics Every Boss Wants in Their Employee

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Getting the best opportunities at work isn’t just about completing your to-do list every week. Managers value your personality and attitude nearly as much, and sometimes that’s what really counts when it comes time to assign someone to lead a choice project or get a coveted promotion.   Here are 7 qualities of a good… Read more »

10 Things NOT to do When Applying for a Job

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  Applying for a job can be stressful. You can find yourself caught between optimism about the jobs you’ve applied for and stress that you may not get a job at all. There are many things you should do when you apply for a job, but there’s an equally long lists of don’ts. That’s because… Read more »

7 Networking Strategies to Help You Connect

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In today’s world of information overload, in a job search **who** you know can be just as important as **what** you know!   Many people believe that networking during a job search means calling everyone and asking them for a job. People associate networking with being pushy and overbearing. Some people tend to hide away… Read more »

Are You Dreading Sunday Nights Because of Your Job?

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It’s late Sunday night, the end of your weekend. And you’re getting a sick, anxious feeling in your stomach again … because in less than 10 hours, you’ve got to wake up, get out of bed, get ready for the day, and head into work. Into the office … a place where you feel increasingly… Read more »

When Quitting is NOT the Best Option

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There’s a time and a place for throwing in the towel, but that time might not be now, and that place might not be your current office. While there are many good reasons for quitting your job, there are also a number of reasons to consider hanging in there. If you can leave your current… Read more »