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Let’s face the facts: Job interviews are difficult. Even experienced, confident candidates sometimes make simple mistakes that can cost them an opportunity. And by sometimes, we mean often. Your success during an interview doesn’t always depend on your job skills or your professional background; sometimes it just depends on how well you handle the task… read the rest »

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Do you feel confident and totally in control of your daily tasks? It may have taken you a long time to get here, and you may have made a few mistakes and gone through a steep learning curve to gain your current skills…but you are here now. Moreover, while the job may have seemed difficult… read the rest »

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You may not know exactly what your recruiters are thinking as they interact with you; however, it can help you and support your job search if you understand what motivates them to do the things they do. Most recruiters have one goal: Helping their employers and clients find the perfect candidate for an open position…. read the rest »

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You’ve been working in your current position with your current employer for a while now, a tenure between six months and five years. Your current employer treats you well enough, and your salary and benefits are in line with expectations for your industry and geographic area. But you’re starting to get a little restless. There’s… read the rest »

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When you apply for a new job, you want to demonstrate you can handle the daily requirements of the role, but you also want to prove you’re a relatable and trustworthy person. Most of us already know trust arises from a candidate’s friendliness, kindness, sense of humor and communication skill. But here’s another fact about… read the rest »

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As you search for work, you’re probably submitting your resume to job search services and apps, as well as reaching out directly to members of your network who can connect you with leads and point you in the right direction. These are necessary tools; however, make sure they aren’t the only ones you’re using. Keep… read the rest »

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Is your work-life balance gradually becoming a work-work balance, minus the balance? You may have started your employer-employee relationship expecting to draw clear boundaries, or maybe your employer promised a “culture of balance” or a respectful relationship the day you accepted the offer and signed on. But now that day is in the past, and… read the rest »

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There are some important career and life lessons we can learn in a classroom, and there are some we can learn by identifying role models and watching them as they work. There are also some critical moves we can learn by listening to lectures and podcasts and reading essays written by others about their own… read the rest »

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In order to succeed and climb the ladder in your chosen career field, you’ll need to know how to handle the specific and specialized tasks that your work entails. You’ll need to program in the right languages, exercise the right technical skills, design a program, manage a budget, hire staff, or negotiate vendor contracts. But… read the rest »

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You’ve accomplished a lot during the years of your life so far, and you know that you have more accomplishments ahead and you’ll be adding them to the list as time goes by. You know that you’re no slouch. But…what if you had a method or formula that help you accomplish just a little bit… read the rest »