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There are plenty of great reasons to hire you. You’re highly qualified, you know what you’re doing and any smart hiring manager will recognize your stand-out traits and immediately see you for the asset you are. You’ve studied hard and worked hard to get where you are, and you deserve the offer you’re looking for…. read the rest »

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Before you face the directors or hiring managers of your target company—those who will have the final say on staffing decisions—you’ll need to make your way past the first round of gatekeepers. In the sales field, these may include HR pros, company contacts and a very highly influential group: recruiters. As an experienced or aspiring… read the rest »

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You already know procrastination can undermine your goals and your personal well-being. This negative habit reduces the overall time and thought you invest in your projects, and it generates a sense of last-minute panic that can lead to mistakes and oversights. But just as important: procrastination is unpleasant. It’s not fun. It saps away the… read the rest »

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You finally landed the job of your dreams! Or at the very least, you’ve landed a job that can move your career forward and help you pay the bills. Your start date is around the corner, and you’re looking for ways to launch your relationships on the right foot and make a great impression starting… 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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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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 You’ve stepped outside of the professional arena for a little while to attend to other aspects of your life, and now it’s time to get back into the game. Maybe you’ve been gone for just a few months, or maybe you’ve been on another path for several years. But the time has come to shift… read the rest »