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This Tool Will Get You The Inside Track To Your Dream Job

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

If you knew you could have the inside track to your dream job, would you jump at it? A new tool allows you to connect with an advocate at the company you are interested in, giving you a hiring advantage.

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Why Getting Too Comfortable Is Sabotaging Your Success

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:02:00 -0400

Here are the highlights from my recent interview with Andy Molinsky, a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University and the author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence.

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The Class Of 2017 Face A Reality Check When They Graduate College

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Salary expectations among college seniors are way off base with what employers are willing to pay, meaning there are going to be some seriously disappointed graduates this summer.

11 Things To Know Before Becoming An Uber Or Lyft Driver

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Here's some useful and realistic advice for anyone who is thinking about driving for Uber or Lyft either full-time or part-time

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The Difference Between TED Talks And 'TED-Like' Presentations

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Most business professionals should strive for “TED like” presentations.

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6 Tips To Bring Back Open Thinking

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:40:00 -0400

The magnitude of closed thinking by individuals and organizations is on the rise. It's time for open thinking to reappear.

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How The Sprinkles Cupcakes Entrepreneur Is Reinventing Pizza

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400

After creating the cupcakes craze, Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson turns to pizza

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How Do I Tell The Recruiter She's Not Getting My W-2?

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:34:00 -0400

Harper got a call from a recruiter, Carmen, who asked Harper for last year's W-2. Is that an appropriate request?

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Ten Interview Questions That Scream 'You Don't Want This Job'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Here are ten obnoxious job interview questions that signal "You don't want this job!"

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The Fatal Interview Mistake 90% Of Job Seekers Make

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Chris has been making the same interview mistake that 90% of job seekers make -- here's how to avoid it, and turn the interviewer into a high-voltage conversation that no one could forget!

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Every Manager Can Become A Better Leader By Asking This One Question

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:37:00 -0400

Managing is much harder than most people think. HR software company HighGround surveyed 525 managers and 525 employees, and it found an improvement opportunity that 57% of managers miss.

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Do You Deserve That Promotion And Raise You Want?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:50:00 -0400

Many thousands of professionals want a promotion and raise, but can't explain or justify clearly why they deserve it.

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6 Reasons Why You Haven't Been Promoted6 Reasons Why You Haven't Been Promoted1. You overwork2. You're not curious3. You're agreeable4. You're untrained5. You're clingy6. You're alone

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:50:00 -0400

Although the majority of millennials see themselves as leaders, a smaller percentage actually hold leadership roles. Haven't been promoted? It could be due to one of these six reasons.

Working longer hours can actual devalue your work, it shows you can do twice the work for a lower salary. The hardest working employees may not be rewarded with a promotion, but with more work at the same pay.

If you pretend like you know everything, people will think that you don't want to learn. People appreciate when you show interest.

Your boss will admire you if you stand up for yourself and stand behind your opinion. Employees who are agreeable tend to receive fewer promotions.

You aren't proficient in the skills your employer is looking for, like written and oral communication skills. Request training in areas that need attention.

You may think that constantly checking in with your supervisor is conscientious. but it comes across as clingy and hints at underlying insecurity. Make sure you communicate when you need to and know how frequently you should check in.

If you don't have a mentor, you may not be sure of exactly what to do or where to go next when determining your career path. Getting guidance from others can help point you in the right direction.

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Great Companies For Work-Life Balance

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:45:00 -0400

To find some examples of companies that are allowing their people to efficiently and enjoyably juggle their professional lives and everything else, we looked to a list of companies whose employees rate them highly in the category, compiled by

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10 Great Companies For Work-Life Balance10 Great Companies For Work-Life Balance10. Chick-Fil-A9. Century 218. Nike7. Southwest Airlines6. Intuit5. Kaiser Permanente4. HEB3. In-N-Out Burger2. Network Capital Funding Corporation1. H & R Block

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:45:00 -0400

These ten companies scored the highest in ratings by users of, a massive online job search platform. To compile the roster, Indeed calculated the weighted average work/life balance ratings average for the 1,000 companies with most ratings between April2015 and March 2017.

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Ten Things Ethical Recruiters Never, Ever Do

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:22:00 -0400

Carson was discouraged after talking with a recruiter who didn't seem to value Carson's time or talents. Here are 10 things no professional recruiter would ever do. Be sure to keep your standards high in deciding which recruiters to work with on your job search!

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How To Tell Your Co-Worker 'That's Your Job, Not Mine'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:27:00 -0400

Regina is going crazy because her co-worker Samantha doesn't know how to do her job -- so she constantly asks Regina to do her job for her! How can Regina get out of this situation without saying outright "I'm tired of doing your job for you?"

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A New LinkedIn Feature Makes Job Hunting A Whole Lot Easier

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:58:00 -0400

LinkedIn's new feature makes it much easier for stealth job seekers to learn about new job opportunities -- and who can afford not to keep one eye on the job market?

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How You Can Learn To Think Like A Consultant At A Top Firm

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:44:00 -0400

How can I begin to train and exercise my mind to think like a consultant at a top level firm? This question was originally answered on Quora by Bernie Klinder.

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The Four Mistakes Bad Networkers Always Make

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:47:00 -0400

You see the way other people are able to parlay connections into opportunities and you wonder why that isn’t happening for you. If you have a feeling there's something you're missing, here are the four mistakes that could be responsible for sinking your networking ship.

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself To Know If You're Successful

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:48:00 -0400

If you're wondering what it means to be successful in your career, these are the exact questions to ask yourself. Here's how to shed some of your uncertainty.

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10 Actions For Soon-To-Be Graduates Looking To Land A Job

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:33:00 -0400

There is no magic bullet to landing your first full-time job. It will result from a combination of effort and a variety of job search activities. Here are 10 ideas:

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This Startup Is Designed To Bring Out The Hidden Talents Of Its Customers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:27:00 -0400

You gotta love a CEO who says about her customers, "We feel that people are innately talented, creative and have their own unique tastes and opinions."

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Why Entrepreneurs Need An Agile Mindset

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

An agile mindset is crucial no matter what your role.

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Day In The Life: Control Your Schedule. Don't Let It Control You.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Your schedule is your business. Here’s a sneak peak into how one professional controls her schedule.

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A Simple Tool for Sustaining Relationships That Matter Most

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Keeping track of the people you need in your network is easier than you think.

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10 Gimmicky Employee Benefits That Don't Work

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

That ping pong table isn't doing much to engage employees. But here's what will.

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Three Aspects Of Time Efficiency Business Leaders Must Master

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:30:00 -0400

Developing a solid relationship with time is crucial not just to meet goals but to actively grow your business.

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People Can't Be Motivated, But They Can Be Inspired

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Positive energy is infectious. Spread it around and live by example.

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