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You’re working your way up the career ladder and at the moment, you’re climbing at an altitude somewhere above the entry level but below the pinnacle of your ambitions. You’ve come a long way, but you still have a long way to go, and you’re ready to apply the lessons you’ve gained as you reach… read the rest »

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The primary purpose of your job search is pretty clear: You’re working on landing a job. There’s one reason you’re hitting the streets, making calls, submitting resumes and putting your best foot forward during interviews; you’d like to receive an acceptable offer and start working. But there’s another larger goal at hand, and if you’re… read the rest »

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Your workplace can be a zoo some of the time, and you like it this way. You like the noise and energy, and you thrive on the stimulation and inspiration your co-workers provide. You’ve never enjoyed working on projects all by yourself, so this atmosphere suits you and leverages your skills. There’s just one problem…. read the rest »

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As most employers search through a collection of resumes, they look for two distinct sets of qualifications: technical, job-related skills that directly address specific abilities, and personality traits that suggest a mutually pleasant and beneficial relationship. To assess your strengths in the first category—often called “hard skills”—employers may present you with skills tests or ask… read the rest »

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“Success” is a catch-all word that can mean almost anything depending on how it’s used. But if you’re a job seeker—especially a novice with limited experience in your industry—you may be wondering if you have what it takes to “succeed” with your search (land a job), succeed with your new position (impress your boss), and… read the rest »

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As you begin shaping your resume and tailoring your cover letter to meet the needs of a specific open position, you’ll have two goals: fitting in and standing out. They may seem contradictory, but these two moves actually complement each other, and both are necessary if you’re hoping to land a popular job in a… read the rest »

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For most job seekers, updating the “education” section of a resume doesn’t take very long. Every few years, the “experience” and “skills” sections require a full renovation in order to reflect recent positions or the mastery of new software tools that have appeared in the industry. However, the education section just needs a quick review… read the rest »

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If you have a naturally shy personality, that’s okay! Your shyness may bring a few challenges as you climb the career ladder, but it can also bring distinct advantages. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter; you are who you are, and there’s little benefit in trying to hide or change your… read the rest »

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At some point during your next job interview, your employer may ask you to describe a past workplace experience in which you missed a deadline or failed to achieve a goal. When this happens, choose your story carefully and tell it well; select an incident that’s memorable and meaningful, and make sure you highlight your… read the rest »

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As an employee, you’ve probably heard your manager emphasize the importance of “professional goals,” and you probably hear this term repeated over and over again each year during performance review season. Of course your employer benefits when you set “goals” and work hard to achieve them. Your goal orientation means greater productivity and revenue for… read the rest »