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Do you dream of being the world’s most awesome coworker? You might have your sights set on climbing the career ladder, earning promotions and becoming a leader or department director someday, but few people recognize that the path to greater advancement starts right here and now: by being the best peer and the most reliable… read the rest »

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Confidence helps us find success in our endeavors and it helps us enjoy life a little bit more, no matter what we’re doing at any given moment. But while it may help us become better skiers, stand-up comedians or party hosts, there’s one key arena where just a little bit of confidence brings big returns:… read the rest »

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The job search process can be inspiring and even fun…under the right circumstances. If you already have a great job and you’re looking for an even better one that will bring exciting new challenges, that’s great. But for most people, the job search doesn’t happen under “great” circumstances at all. It happens when we’ve lost… read the rest »

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You have an interview coming up, and you really want this job. This isn’t just a trial run or a practice, and this isn’t an opportunity you have mixed feelings about, or one you might consider if nothing better comes along. This is a dream job, and when your moment in spotlight arrives, you intend… read the rest »

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Just a few short years ago, resume keywords meant EVERYTHING. If you didn’t have a host of well-chosen keywords embedded in your resume text, recruiters and hiring managers weren’t likely to conduct keyword searches that would pull your document out of an overfilled database. In those ancient days of 2009, jobs were scarce, resumes flowed… read the rest »

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No matter your industry, and no matter what the requirements of your target job may entail, there are a few well-worn interview questions that are nearly universal. Your employers are almost guaranteed to ask a few of these questions, and they’re likely to invest heavily in your response. These questions may sound generic, but they’re… read the rest »

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On the first day of your new job, you may be excited and a little nervous, and you’ll want to make a positive impression with your new co-workers. After all, these are the people you’ll be working with, talking with, bonding with and sitting next to for years to come. Your success and happiness on… read the rest »

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Gaps in your work history don’t have to become obstacles to your career growth; however, depending on the length of and the reason for a gap, the unexplained chapter in your resume may attract the attention of a curious interviewer. You’ll probably receive some questions about where you were and what you were up to… read the rest »

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You may not be looking for a job in sales, per se, but depending on your perspective, every job search involves a sales component. And those who know how to pitch, how to hustle and how to close the deal are more likely to land better jobs faster than those who don’t. This may sound… read the rest »

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You’re looking for work, and you feel more-or-less confident about your prospects. You’ve been here before. You know what to do, and you know you can count on at least a few former colleagues to provide you with references. There’s only one problem: Your last job search took place a few years ago (or several… read the rest »