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6 Things You Must Have In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:04:00 -0400

LinkedIn has morphed into your opportunity to introduce yourself to others and attract the attention of those who need to know you. To make sure you come across as the wildly interesting, compelling, and accomplished person you are, focus on these six profile elements.

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9 Resume Tips To Catch Every Mistake

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

You can steer clear of making resume errors by following these nine tips.

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The Real Reason Employers Love 'Passive Candidates'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:03:00 -0400

Why do some employers prefer "passive" candidates over people who are already actively job-hunting?

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20 Job Search Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:22:00 -0400

A job search used to be much simpler than it is now! Here are twenty job-search questions you may have wondered about yourself.

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Ten Easy Ways To Be Better At Your Job

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:30:00 -0400

How can you get better at your job? Here are ten simple ways!

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How To Select An Executive Coach

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:32:00 -0400

Here are twelve questions to ask your executive coach to find the right fit.

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My Market Is Going Cheaper And More Junior -- Should I Take A Pay Cut?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The answer to whether or not to take a pay cut is based on the person involved, not the situation. What works for one job seeker may not be right for you.

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The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:47:00 -0400

What are the steps to follow after a job interview? Here they are!

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Five Interview Questions To Stop Asking -- And Five To Ask Instead

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:53:00 -0400

It's past time we got rid of the five obnoxious and intrusive job interview questions on our list -- and started asking more useful and human questions instead! Here are the five questions to ditch and five replacements

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From Homeless Hair Braider To African Fashion Queen

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:00 -0400

When Mariatu Turay was homeless after fleeing war-torn Sierra Leone with her mother at the age of 16, she fell back on the hair braiding skill she had learned at school where all the girls had to plait their hair. Now she is a leading African designer on the London fashion scene.

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How To 'Sell Yourself' On A Job Interview

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:08:00 -0400

Jonas has been told he needs to "sell himself" at a job interview -- but how should he do that, exactly?

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Great Cities For Women In Tech In 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Thanks to a new report on gender and tech jobs, we have a better idea about which cities provide a great environment for ladies in the technology space.

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12 Great Cities For Women In Tech In 201712 Great Cities For Women In Tech In 201712. St. Paul, Minnesota11. Albuquerque, New Mexico10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania8. Denver, Colorado (tied)8. Detroit, Michigan (tied)7. New York City6. Fremont, California5. New Orleans, Louisiana4. Indianapolis, Indiana3. Baltimore, Maryland2. Kansas City, Missouri1. Washington, D.C.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:35:00 -0400

According to a recent report by - a financial tools and information resource - these cities offer great opportunities for women in the technology industry, based on gender pay gap, the percentage of tech jobs held by women, income after housing, and employment growth.

Gender Pay Gap: 86.2%

Income After Housing Costs: $49,202

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 28%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 18%

Gender Pay Gap: 98.6%

Income After Housing Costs: $52,961

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 28%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: -1%

Gender Pay Gap: 92%

Income After Housing Costs: $47,622

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 32.3%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 14%

Gender Pay Gap: 94.3%

Income After Housing Costs: $56,680

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 24.3%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 17%

Gender Pay Gap: 104.6%

Income After Housing Costs: $36,693

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 42.2%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 19%

Gender Pay Gap: 90.1%

Income After Housing Costs: $55,837

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 26.5%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 15%

Gender Pay Gap: 84.1%

Income After Housing Costs: $68,180

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 26.6%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 28%

Gender Pay Gap: 99.8%

Income After Housing Costs: $40,355

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 34.6%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 32%

Gender Pay Gap: 102.2%

Income After Housing Costs: $51,393

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 28.5%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 11%

Gender Pay Gap: 88.4%

Income After Housing Costs: $55,364

Tech Jobs Filled By Women: 32.5%

4-Year Tech Employment Growth: 22%

Gender Pay Gap: 103.4%

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More Programs For Boomer Job Seekers Should Be Like This

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:12:00 -0400

The Operation A.B.L.E. program in Massachusetts and New Hampshire does things other centers could emulate to help older job seekers.

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Design The Life (And Career) You Love

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:08:00 -0400

An award-winning product designer shows you how to use innovative, design principles to create a bigger, better version of your life and career.

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It's Time To Quit Your Soul-Sucking Job: 3 Excuses You Make To Avoid The Inevitable

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:39:00 -0400

There are a lot of reasons for quitting your job. Here are a few excuses you're making that are keeping you from finally leaving that job you hate.

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Why We All Need To Work Two Jobs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:17:00 -0400

Your first job is to help other people. Your second is your actual job. The better you are at no. 1, the easier no. 2 becomes.

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15 Ways You Can Encourage Clients To Buy Without Turning Them Off

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

It's possible to assert your value without being pushy.

Seven Things You Need To Know To Overcome Networking Nerves

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Networking has its own rules and etiquette, and if you want to walk away with meaningful contacts, you need to brush up on both.

The No. 1 Challenge Every Job Seeker Or Career Changer Faces

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

What do you want your legacy to be?

My Boss Said 'Don't Use Me As A Reference' -- Now What?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:19:00 -0400

Maggie never got along with her boss and now that she is quitting, the boss said "Don't ever use me as a reference!" What should Maggie do?

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How To Answer 'What's Your Greatest Failure So Far?'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:48:00 -0400

Keegan got the unexpected interview question "What's your greatest failure so far?" and wasn't sure how to answer it. How would you respond?

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The Recruiter Said 'At Your Age, You'd Better Take What You Can Get'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:52:00 -0400

Patrick was stunned when a once-positive relationship with a potential client unraveled. How would you have reacted if you were in Patrick's situation?

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3 Hallmarks Of Strength, And Why They're Rare Qualities In Most Leaders

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:30:00 -0400

Many like to think leadership is defined by a style. However, research suggests three hallmarks of leadership strength that you may not have considered before but, with just a little extra focus, could greatly change your ability to influence greatness in your organization.

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Steven Kotler And Jamie Wheal: What You Can Learn From Top Performers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:27:00 -0400

I spoke to Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, coauthors of the national bestseller Stealing Fire, about why they focused on performance enhancement for their book, their four accelerating forces, what they learned from Navy SEALS and Nike about performance, our human limitations and their best advice.

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Two Factors Explain Why So Many Immigrants Work In Tech

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:46:00 -0400

Age and language are key factors in immigrant career paths, according to a new study.

Four Solutions To Taking Control Of Your Family Business

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:56:00 -0400

Unlike other small businesses, family-owned companies carry their own set of unique challenges and obstacles. Here are four solutions to taking control, and driving success in yours.

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How This Millennial CEO Of 3 Companies Handles Work Life Balance

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:24:00 -0400

Millennial CEO of three companies shares his insights and experiences with balancing work, life, and a growing family. He also shares some advice for other millennials trying to have it all.

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